Quickspin’s Dragon Shrine fails to shine
Dragon Shrine is a brand new video slot from Quickspin. Anybody who has played slots from this developer before will know what to expect. Simplistic gameplay, basic payline structures, and run-of-the-mill features.
All of that is certainly included in this slot. There is also an element of surprise in this new slot, and it isn’t a pleasant one.
Dragon Shrine sounds like a groovy little title, and you are probably expecting a wealth of Chinese themed imagery to appear on the reels. Think again.
This slot actually has little to do with Chinese culture at all, and save for two token dragon and temple symbols, you simply wouldn’t know what this slot’s theme is supposed to represent.
Ultimately, there is a lot more disappoint than excitement to be had from this slot machine. You could argue that Quickspin has never really developed a slot which blows you away, but most have some pretty nifty features to enjoy, and a theme which works to boot.
Quickspin has thrown all of that out of the window with this dodgy release, though.
What we love
Dragon Shrine does have one or two fair features, though they are hardly enough to redeem the slot from the scrapheap. During the free spins bonus round, the 40 paylines which appear in the game can pay in both directions. We certainly think that this is a more than decent addition to a game which is woefully short of excitement.
Speaking of those 40 paylines, you will also be able to pocket a pretty nifty deal with paylines in this slot. Players can expect to be able to pay for just half of them. This a rather decent deal, meaning you get 40 lines for half of the price. Nobody will be grumbling at that.
What we do not like
There isn’t much else to write home about with this slot. The title is misleading, and the theme is practically absent. Few players are going to want to wager up to $80 apiece on this slot, especially when you get so little in return.
Quickspin have tried to include a dragon respins feature in the game, but it is overly complex, and doesn’t exactly shower you with wins. It leads players wondering just what the point of it is. You won’t be showered with wins anyway, though.
The slot has a top prize, which is worth 10x your total bet, whilst the second highest prize is only worth 3x your total stake. All in all, that is pretty pathetic given what you are expected to put into the game.
There aren’t going to be too many takers for this slot. Even players who haven’t read our Dragon Shrine slot review are not going to want to play this game.
They are going to feel ripped off, and more than a little bit cheated when this game doesn’t live up to its expectations. Dragon Shrine fails to deliver in just about all departments.