It took Quickspin only about eight years to go full circle. What started with more casual, low-volatility games changed over time to cover the entire variance spectrum and culminates in June 2019 with the release of their first ever progressive jackpot slot. Dragon Chase is an Asian-themed game with a Wildfire random feature, a free spins round and the main act, Dragon Pearl Respins, where the localized jackpot can be won. A second version of the slot under the name Dragon Chase Rapid is more volatile but has the same layout and pay mechanics.
Dragon Chase is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can chase the dragons and the jackpot on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.39%.
As expected from an Asian-themed slot, the design comes with bold and rich colours dominated by red and gold. A mighty dragon is watching over the reels, ready to pounce at any moment. The reels are populated by traditional lucky items from Chinese culture and mythology. An Asian soundtrack rounds off a rather generic design. Maybe we just expected something more spectacular for their first jackpot slot, although the visuals are executed to the smallest detail as usual with Quickspin slots.
The intricate design also reflects on the pay symbols. Artistic card royals from 10 through to A feature at the low end, while the high end is all about golden lucky charms. You’ll find in ascending order Chinese lucky coins, ingots, frogs and dragons, all in gold. Look out for the dragons as they are the best payers on the game with 50x your bet when you land five on a line.
The Wildfire symbol is a flaming pearl that acts as the wild and substitutes for all regular symbols. It will award the same win for a 5OAK as the golden dragon. A Chinese gong marked with “Bonus” is the scatter symbol while a jackpot-marked dragon pearl is the bonus symbol that triggers the respins.
The most common feature you will come across on the game is the random Wildfire feature. The dragon can awake on any spin to spew flames across the game window that will leave Wildfire symbols in its wake. The symbols will stay on the reels and move down by one position on the following spins until they fall off at the bottom. The maximum amount of Wildfire symbols that can be in view within one feature peaks at 10, providing ample extra chances to hit big multi-line wins. Please note, that any Wildfire symbols are specific to the active bet size.
The action continues with the free spins round. Hit bonus scatters anywhere on the three centre reels in one spin to trigger 10 free spins. Scatters landing on reels two and four during the feature will add +2 free spins at each occasion, no limits. The random Wildfire feature will trigger more frequently for the duration of the free spins.
Clearly, the main act on the game are the Dragon Pearl Respins as they present the only opportunity to win one of the three fixed or the progressive jackpots. To trigger the bonus game, you will need to hit minimum three jackpot dragon pearls anywhere on the reels in one spin. The triggering pearls are locked in place and the reels emptied of all other pay symbols.
You will get three respins with the aim to land more dragon pearls. Each will be also locked in place, awarding a coin win of up to 7x your bet and resetting the respin counter to three. This continues until you run out of respins or fill the entire screen with pearls. The respective jackpots are won according to the number of dragon pearls. The coin wins from the locked pearls as well as any potential wins from the triggering spin are added to the amount.
Well, well, well, it has finally arrived. It was only a question of time when Quickspin would take the plunge to design a progressive jackpot slot. Being pooled from all brands in a casino group or specific to a single casino the amount of the Grand Jackpot can go into life-changing sums. The rest of the Dragon Chase slot is entertaining too with medium volatility and adequate win potential of up to 1,170 in one round. Overall, a job well done by Quickspin but nothing spectacularly new that we have not seen before.