Playing Jewel of the Dragon
The Jewel of the Dragon video slots game by Bally Technologies is an online recreation of the land-based slot by the same name. The game offers players five reels and forty pay lines to play on, and it features wilds, free spins, and numerous bonus rounds to enhance the game play experience.
Theme and Symbols
Jewel of the Dragon features a medieval dragon theme. Symbols include bells, crowns, and shields, together with standard poker-value playing cards such as the nine, ten, jack, queen, king, and aces. The background of the game features a dragon in a dungeon-like room with jewels scattered all around. The wild symbol is the highest paying symbol of the game and landing five of these on any active pay line will reward players with a total payout of one thousand coins.
The Hot Zones
The Jewel of the Dragon game offers players the Hot Zone feature. In this feature, the Hot Zones will fall from above during each spin and have the potential of turning up to twenty symbols into wild symbols. This is not guaranteed as sometimes the Hot Zones will miss the reels or only convert some of the symbols, but other times all of them would land on the reels to convert all of the possible twenty symbols into wilds. The Hot Zones can even convert bonus symbols into wilds, and these will then become wild bonus symbols.
The Dragon Nudge Bonus
When certain Hot Zones fall outside the reels, the Dragon Nudge bonus feature of Jewel of the Dragon will be triggered. Here, the dragon will appear and nudge a Hot Zone to the reels.
The Drop Zone Bonus
If players land three scattered diamond overlay symbols in the Jewel of the Dragon video slots game, which can only appear in the middle reel, this will trigger the Drop Zone bonus feature. This feature acts as an enhanced version of the Hot Zones feature. The diamond overlays are taken together with the underlying symbol, without affecting the value of the underlying symbol. Before players receive their Drop Zone bonus, they will have to choose one of three diamonds. This will reveal the Drop Zone bonus to be awarded. The Drop Zone bonus will then be randomly dropped on to the reels, and all symbols within its borders will be turned into wilds.
The Free Spins Rounds
If players land three or more bonus symbols or bonus wilds in the Jewel of the Dragon video slots game, this will trigger the free spins round. Players will always receive eight free spins, but the number of bonus symbols landed to trigger the free spins round will determine the multiplier, if any, that will be applied. If players land three bonus symbols, they will just be rewarded the eight free spins. If players land four bonus symbols, they will receive the eight free spins with a two time multiplier on the total bet. Finally, if players land five bonus symbols, they will receive the eight free spins with a five time multiplier on the total bet.