Yggdrasil’s Double Dragons Pokies Game ReleasedTia Winter | 27 September 2016
Yggdrasil has been building a name for itself as a strong online pokies developer for some time, and its growing fan base has eagerly anticipated the September release of Double Dragons. The new game is well crafted and seems a lot more detailed than some of the developer’s other releases, and is available for both desktop and mobile play.
The title of the game suggests that it might be based on the nineties movie of the same name, but it’s actually a completely separate idea and has a fantasy theme. Symbols on the reels are kept quite pared-down, which allows the stunning background and reel casing to be appreciated without becoming too visually stimulating and causing players to lose focus on the game.
To that end, the images on the reels are the heart, diamond, club and spade that represent traditional playing cards, as well as what look like differently coloured dragon’s eyes. The stone reels and background scenes really create the idea of an epic dragon race living high above the earth.
Big Wins with 2 Dragon Heads
The game’s eponymous Double Dragons are a red dragon head representing Fire and a blue head that represents Ice. All of the action centres on these. They function as Wild Symbols with a host of different special features, and replace Scatter Symbols by activating the Free Spins Bonus Round. This happens when players collect 9 heads of a single type, and awards 9 free turns of the reels.
Standard Stacked Wilds, represented by an icon that says Wild, also make frequent appearances on the reels, and boost players’ chances of winning by replacing any regular symbol to complete more paying combinations. The Fire or Red Dragon head Wild will trigger 2 or 3 additional Wilds when it is seen, and when the Ice or Blue Dragon head makes an appearance all winning combinations are awarded a 2x multiplier.
Any winning combination also triggers the Cascading Reels feature, which has been seen in many new pokies releases of late. The winning symbols will disappear, making room for new icons and creating even more chances of great payouts.
Double Dragons Special Feature
When players land 4 consecutive wins, or 2 in the Free Spin Bonus Round, this final exciting feature is triggered and 2 stacks of Wild Symbols are added to the screen.
Depending on their position, this can translate into 28 Wild Symbols stacked on top of each other, generating a huge chain reaction of wins. This makes the Top Jackpot of 800x the total stake seem quite likely, and whether this is awarded or not, real money gameplay with the Double Dragons pokies game should be quite lucrative.
Flawlessly optimised for iOS, Android, Windows and other mobile devices, Double Dragons looks set to keep players captivated even when on the go.