Dragon Horn (Thunderkick): Review
Dragon Horn is the latest in a string of, what you could call conventional slots, to migrate from Thunderkick, a studio that defiantly remains unaffected by the current Megaways trend. And they hold up well, we might add. Dragon Horn is a solid slot that will satisfy your primal instinct; the potential is appealing, the maths are well balanced, and the build-up during the free spins is outstanding.
With a medieval fantasy theme, you’ll embark on an epic journey involving elves, orcs and knights in this 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Thunderkick. Highly volatile, you can take it on from 10 cents to 100€/£ per spin across all compatible desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices. Dragon Horn comes with a mystery symbol that transforms into a random symbol as well as a bonus game with different levels that will take you through 5 kingdoms on your way to the dragon’s lair where great treasures await.
Dragon Horn isn’t a graphical powerhouse but presents itself with enough confidence that its simple appearance never becomes an issue. Set in a medieval town, on the reels you will see lower value red, blue, green, purple and brown shields as well as medium value orcs, dwarves, elves and knights. You’ll also see queens and dragons, the latter being the most lucrative with 5 of a kind giving you 20 times your stake. The wild comes in the shape of a big W symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter, appearing on all reels but the first.
Dragon Horn (Thunderkick): Features
There’s a special symbol included in the game known as the Dragon Fire symbol which plays a significant role as you will see. The functionality is simple and one you’ve likely seen before – all instances of the Dragon Fire symbol that appears in view transforms into a randomly chosen character symbol, including the scatter, thus significantly increasing the winning potential.
The Dragon Fire symbol comes to even better use in the Bonus Game which is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels, giving you 7, 9 or 11 free spins respectively. Once in, each scatter that appears in view will advance the Dragon Horn meter by 1 and award you +1 spin.
If you collect 3 scatters, a map will present itself to visualise your progress to the next level. Moreover, upon advancing one level, one of the shield symbols, starting with the one of lowest value, will turn into a Dragon Fire symbol for the remainder of the feature. Effectively, this means all lower value symbols can become mystery symbols, helping you land wins of up to 8282 times your stake in the bonus.
Dragon Horn (Thunderkick): Verdict
Dragon Horn is a classic Thunderkick slot of exceptional quality that makes for an excellent adventure thanks to the escalating nature of the free spins bonus. Visually, it may not be an awe-inspiring masterpiece but it’s packed with charm and certainly gets the job done. The real beauty, however, is revealed when you start spinning the reels as it all comes together perfectly, from the audiovisual composition to the mathematical design.
The potential is outstanding and despite its extreme volatility, we found it to be quite gentle. With that said, it won’t keep you safe from occasional dry spells as you can go some 400+ spins between bonuses. Overall, we had great fun playing it and if you’re looking to dip your toes in the win-all-ways ocean, Dragon Horn is undoubtedly a good place to do it.