Dragon Chase Slot Review – Quickspin’s First Progressive Jackpot Slot
Quickspin just launched their first jackpot slot, Dragon Chase.
The 5-reel and 20-line dragon slot actually comes in two versions. The jackpot in the standard version promises to reach sums of over €100,000 and trigger monthly, whereas the Dragon Chase Rapid is set to a daily boiling point of €10,000. Both slots have just one progressive local/casino-specific jackpot and both slots are played at a medium volatility. They also come with a Wild feature and a Free Spins bonus which can produce wins of up to 1,170x. However, at a closer look, things start to get a bit too, well… familiar.
Play now – Dragon Chase
Paylines – 20
Features – Wildfire Feature/Free Spins/Jackpot Bonus
RTP – 96.39%
Volatility – Medium
Win both ways – No
Wilds – Yes
Theme – Dragons/Asian
Software – Quickspin
Reels – 5
Jackpot – Local progressive
Max Bet – 100
Min Bet – 0.20
Max coins per line – 1
Multipliers – No
Autoplay – Yes
Both the Wild feature and the Jackpot bonus is largely similar to NetEnt’s Divine Fortune (and the Mercy of the Gods). If you’ve ever played those and you liked them or wished they had a slightly lower variance, then you’re likely to enjoy this one too.
So, here’s a sneak peek at what this slot has going for us.
Wildfire Feature (Randomly Triggered) – Get 1-5 Sticky Wilds with Re-Spins
First things first, bets range from 0.20 – 100 credits per spin.
Keep in mind that the larger your bet, the greater your chances of winning the GRAND jackpot. Mind you, this particular feature is saved separately for each bet option, so it’s best to stick to one bet size when it’s active.
High/royal symbols pay up to 50x the total bet, and you’d need at least 3-of-a-kind for a winning combo. The icons do appear stacked as well.
Now, the main feature in the base game and the bonus is the Wildfire feature.
1-5 Wildfire symbols can appear randomly on any reel. They will then move down one position for every spin until they move off the reels. Essentially, you get 3 spins with each Wild.
Unfortunately, they cannot expand like they do in Divine Fortune/Mercy of the Gods, which makes it that much less volatile. The good news is that up to 10 Wildfires can appear on the reels at any time.
There is still a better bonus.
Free Spins Bonus – With Re-Trigger Chance
To win 10 Free Spins in Quickspin’s Dragon Chase slot, you need x3 Bonus Scatter symbols right in the middle, on reels 2, 3 and 4.
During the bonus, the game will throw in Wilds on every spin and for just x2 Bonus Scatter symbols on reels 2 and 4, you’ll get additional x3 free spins, every time.
Also, any Wildfire symbols remaining on the reels at the end of the Free Spins bonus will carry over to the base game.
But that won’t get you any of the jackpots – here’s what will.
Dragon Pearl Re-spin Feature – Dragon Chase Jackpot Bonus Game
For x3 Jackpot Scatter symbols you’ll enter the jackpot game.
The bonus has x15 independent reels that all spin separately. For each Dragon Pearl symbol that appears you’ll win 0.5-7x your total bet. On top of that, you can of course win one of the following grand prizes:
- 4-7 Dragon Pearl symbols award the MINI Jackpot (8x)
- 8-11 Dragon Pearl symbols award the MINOR Jackpot (28x)
- 12-14 Dragon Pearl symbols award the MAJOR Jackpot (138x)
- 15 Dragon Pearl symbols award the progressive GRAND Jackpot (+55,000x).
Chances are, you’ll at least get the MINI one each time you enter the bonus, especially if you’re playing with higher stakes. In the end, someone also has to trigger the GRAND Jackpot, either daily on the Rapid or monthly in the standard version.
Conclusion – Quickspin Jackpot Slot Out 11 June 2019
The traditional theme in the Dragon Chase slot should appeal to seasoned players and also casual players for its clear message and fun features. That’s the theory.
From experience, the wins are sizable enough and never fall below 50% of the total stake, plus the Wildfire feature is easy to come and helps with the more substantial wins in the base game.
Will it rock the world of Bonanza fans? – No. Does every slot have to be MegaWays? – Certainly not. Besides, this jackpot game has the biggest win potential of all other Quickspin games thanks to its sizeable GRAND Jackpot that’s likely to exceed €100,000 each month, like Divine Fortune, which we know has paid sums of more than €230k at Mr Green.
Will it perform better or will it fail like The Queen of Dragons we can all find out starting from 11 June 2019!
Enjoy and play safe!