Fri, Sep 13, 11:41pm by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Wed, Oct 9, 6:01am
Many online pokies have crazy themes. Few have a mix as odd as Fire Dragon from Realtime Gaming. On the reels, you’ll find a karate kid (with 1970’s hair), a ski mask, a German Shepard dog and an army jeep. Things get even more confusing with the secret agent symbol. Set in the jungle, there are explosions and King Fu sound effects to keep you entertained while you spin.
Fire Dragon is entertaining despite not straying too far from the RealTime Gaming standard gameplay. There is a random jackpot, big wilds and a free spins bonus feature which can be easily extended. Here are the highlights:
You can’t miss the wild symbols for three reasons.
These wilds substitute for all the regular symbols – though not the ski/ninja mask scatters. They have the single biggest line prize at 3000 coins for 5 of a kind.
Ninja masks appear only on reels 1, 3 and 5. These give the pokie a sinister feel, looking like ski-masks used in popular horror movies. If you get all 3 on a single spin you are awarded 10 free spins. The scene behind the reels changes to a tranquil garden (from a jungle).
The main game-play difference is that the wild symbols are more common on the reels for the free spins. This gives you plenty of opportunities to line up multi-line hits. You can retrigger this bonus with 3 more of the ski/ninja mask symbols.
On the top right of the reels, you’ll see a progressive jackpot prize which slowly ticks up as you play. This is a standard feature of many RTG pokies – a randomly awarded jackpot prize.
There is nothing in the gameplay which can trigger this. Instead, it will be awarded completely at random after any spin. You can win it at a minimum bet, though your chances of it dropping do go up in proportion to your bet size.
The only way that the elements of this pokie fit together is via some over the top Hollywood movie concept. All the characters have a 1970’s feel, with the agent perhaps more 80’s looking!
Behind the reels is a mountain scene, which is detailed. The reels are set in a hut with a straw roof, with the controls built into its wooden base. This is a fast game, with a lot of animations and sparkling effects. Most common is the karate guy, with the explosions for big wins also catching the eye.
When you get the free spins games the scene changes to a deep jungle.
Whatever the outcome of the movie, this is an entertaining and solidly produced online pokie. It does not stray far from the standard RTG game format. Only the extra big wilds make it stand out from many other games in their range. With free spins providing more wins with extra wilds, plus that random jackpot – you’ll maybe see a big win, even if the ‘plot’ remains unclear.