Dio Killing the Dragon Overview
Play’n Go loves their rock bands and have released a lot of slot games featuring a famous band. Games like Lordi Reel Monsters, Def Leppard Hysteria and Sabaton.
Now there is another addition to this already impressive range of games, Dio Killing the Dragon.
Dio is a band that has been active for over 30 years and was founded in the early eighties by two ex band members of Black Sabbath. The Killing the Dragon part refers to their 9th studio album that was released in 2002.
The game uses 5 reels that are 3 symbols high and comes with 243 ways. The setup of the reels feels a bit strange, some are higher than others, but that’s just for aesthetic.
You will find 4 different suits and symbols like dragons, monsters and the lead singer. You can also find wild and scatter symbols on all reels.
Dio Killing the Dragons has a big maximum payout of 15.000 times times your bet.
Dio Killing the Dragon Features
Lock up the Wolves
During the base game reel one will have a sort of cage around it. When a wild symbol lands on reel 1 you will trigger this feature.
The wild symbol is locked and all reels respin. The cage will now move to reel 2. And when a wild lands on that reel, it is again locked and the cage moves to reel 3 and the feature continues.
In total it can happen 4 times. Meaning you could get a locking wild on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4. After this the feature ends, even if a wild symbol lands on reel 5 after the fourth spin.
Free Spins Feature
3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will award 6, 8 and 12 free spins respectively.
During free spins the cage surrounding reel one is now surrounding reels 2, 3 and 4. Any wild symbol landing on those reels during free spins will become sticky wild symbols and will stay there until the end of the free spins feature.
Now a special symbol can also appear on reel 5. When this symbol lands you will get 2 extra free spins and will also trigger one of three modifiers.
- Fallen Angel – Will add a wild symbol on the top of reel 1, which will move down one spot after each spin until it falls off
- Symbol Upgrade – The lowest paying monster symbol will be upgraded to the Dio symbol and will stay that way until the end of the free spins. You can upgrade all monster symbols into Dio symbols
- Wild Multiplier – One of the sticky wild symbols will have its multiplier increased by x1. It can have a maximum of x5
I have to be honest, I have never heard of Dio. I don’t know the band and I have never heard any of their songs. But that doesn’t matter if you want to enjoy the game.
Which is a pretty nice game. I like that it used 243 ways and comes with those sticky wild and respins during the base game. But the free spins feature is even more fun. With three different modifiers that all have an advantage and can get some great wins.
15.000 times bet isn’t a small number, so big wins are possible on this slot.
Overall I think it’s a very enjoyable game. Maybe more enjoyable if you know the band or are a fan. But even without this, enjoyable.
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