Every week here at Stakers, we pick out one game to do a review so that you can have an idea of whether or not a game is right for you. Because, let's face it – not every game is for everyone. That's why we have hundreds of video slot games on Stakers in the first place!
This week, we brought Dragon Horn onto the site. We noticed that the mechanics looked promising, so we played it for two hours. We bet one credit per spin. And now we can tell you about it.
Like most games, it starts out with a five-by-three grid. The symbols are various shields and medieval characters. You need to land at least three adjacent to secure a win.
Meanwhile, various looking round frames appear on the reels. They explode into dragon fire, and then they all turn into the same icon, which is a good way to score.
However, when they all turn into horns is when it gets interesting. Then you will trigger free spins mode. Once you are in free spins mode, a meter with three horns will appear in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
Each time you get a horn on the reels, it will fill up the meter. Fill it up three times and you'll be brought to a map screen. Then you'll advance up the map – and you will earn additional free spins. The more you move down the map, the higher the chances of earning additional horns.
This worked out very well for us. We ended up with a total of 21 free spins and won 78.60 credits. Not a bad haul at all! And that was good because the wins on the regular board were few and far between. And they didn't pay very well. So those free spins mode really pulled us out of negative territory.
We found this to be a very high variance game. You have to be willing to lose a lot to get the chance to win a lot. Not everyone has the bankroll to do that. Yet we know that there are many people who love high variance games and can afford to play them.
If that's you, then you'll love Dragon Horn. If you are not willing to wait for the big win or have a lower bankroll, you'll probably want to try a low or medium variance game instead.
But for the people who can handle it, Dragon Horn is a ton of fun. Overall we give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. We deduct half a star because the various shield symbols are honestly boring. But very few games can be perfect, and this is pretty close in the high variance slot category.
The bottom line is that this is a fast paced, high variance and expensive game to play. That will be great new for a lot of players.
Yet only the brave should try this game. If you can't handle going down 40 or 50 credits, Dragon Horn will not be for you.
So ask yourself, “Am I the kind of player who likes big risks and big rewards?” If so you will certainly want to give Dragon Horn a try. If on the other hand you are someone who gets scared off by risk and can't afford to lose a lot of money, then Dragon Horn will not be for you.
Which are you? A real gambler or a casual player?