Dragon Shard is the result of a collaboration between Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios, who've already produced two other popular online slots together called Agent Jane Blonde Returns and Fortunium.

The Dragon Shard slot game is a medium volatility title with plenty of nifty features and big prizes on offer. The top win is worth eight hundred times your stake, and to make it easier to create winning combinations, there are both wild symbols and Win Boost, the latter of which lets you form wins in both directions for an extra 100% of your chosen stake.

The RTP of Dragon Shard is a terrific 96.77%, and the betting range runs from 5p to £200.

Our Verdict:

Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios have already created two great games together, and the Dragon Shard slot is set to be a very successful third collaboration.

The Win Boost feature in Dragon Shard provides an exciting addition to the playing experience as it makes the Mystery Symbols feature more powerful while also doubling your chances to win by allowing wins to be formed in both directions.

Design:

The Dragon Shard slot is set in a world of mystery and magic, and in the picturesque background, you can make out what appears to be a magical stone circle that emanates a strange blue light. A small stream runs through the forest towards the mountain in the distance, and the sun is just starting to appear over the horizon.

The Dragon Shard logo is just one of the symbols that can be used to create winning combinations, and in this instance, it can pay out up to 20x times your stake. Other prizes can be gained through the blue dragon, the red dragon, the red-haired Fire Queen, the Ice King, the spade, the heart, the diamond, and the club.

Wild Symbol:

Wild symbols can theoretically help you win more often while playing the Dragon Shard slot as they can replace any other symbol except for the scatter to contribute towards a win. The game logo is used as the wild symbol.

Bonus Features:

Mystery Symbols can land on any spin while you're playing the Dragon Shard slot game on your PC or mobile. Once at least one has appeared, each mystery symbol then turns into a randomly-chosen paytable symbol to improve your chances of gaining a win.

There's also an optional feature called Win Boost that costs double your current bet to use. For instance, if you've staked £1 per spin, using Win Boost will cost you £2 per spin. The feature not only ensures that the Mystery Symbols that are randomly chosen are more valuable, but it also lets you create wins in both ways across the reels.

The Eye is the game's scatter symbol, and three, four or five anywhere in view award the Free Spins Bonus, where you get ten free spins and 1, 2 or 3 Mystery Reels respectively on every spin. Mystery Reels only contain mystery symbols, and if the wild or high-value symbols are picked as mystery symbols, there's the potential to win some excellent prizes.