Jewel of the Dragon Online Slot
Jewel of the Dragon is a five reel online slot game with an unusual screen set up. It was created by Bally Technologies and features a standard five reel and four row setup on the bottom half of the screen while the top half features the dragon’s lair where the hot zone feature begins.
The theme of the online slot game is, as the name suggests, about a cute looking dragon and jewels he protects in his lair. The setting is medieval with themed symbols being crowns; money shields; golden bells and more.
Betting Limits and Top Pay Out
There are forty pay lines spread across the Jewel of the Dragon reels. These are fixed pay lines which means all of them are active at all times. The betting limits per pay line ranges from 0.01 to 10.00 making a value of 400 the maximum bet allowed for each spin.
The Jewel of the Dragon jackpot prize is 1 000 coins which is won when the maximum bet is in play and five of the wild symbols land on a pay line. All winning combinations start from the far left reel and run towards the right and only the highest valued combination per pay line will pay out. There must be three or matching symbols in order to be considered a winning combination apart from the scatters which can appear anywhere.
The Hot Zone Online Slot Feature
Hot zones are the Tetris shaped objects that fall from the top half of the Jewel of the Dragon online slot screen. They fall randomly and may or may not land in a position on the reels. The sizes and shapes of the hot zones vary.
If a hot zone falls into a position on the reels it may turn up to twenty symbols into wild symbols. If the symbols happen to be bonus symbols or the diamond overlays then the wild symbols work in conjunction with the respective symbols feature.
Two features that trigger hot zone wilds include three diamond symbols landing on the three middle reels. A choice of one of the hot zone shapes is then given to turn symbols into wilds. A dragon nudge feature may also offer hot zone wilds as a hot zone landing short of the reels will be nudged down to land on the reels.
Additional Bonus Features on Offer
The Jewel of the Dragon wild symbol replaces all symbols apart from the bonus symbol to assist in forming winning combinations. The wild symbol is also the highest paying symbol and will pay out when three or more land in a row on a pay line.
The green dragon represents the bonus scatter symbol. These symbols trigger the free spins bonus round when appearing three or more times but the free spins round may also be triggered with three or more of the wild symbols.
Three, four or five of either symbol will award eight free spins with an award of 1x, 2x or 5x the bet. The free spins round may not be re-triggered but any hot zones landing on a free spin will stay in position until the end of the round.