Play’n GO invites players to a rock of ages with its latest slot release, Dio – Killing the Dragon, which follows classic rock band Dio as it takes on the mythical beast.
Dio – Killing the Dragon is a 5×3 reel slot with 243 ways to win and a maximum payout of up to x15,000 the player’s stake.
Low value symbols come in the form of the different suits in a deck of cards, with clubs, spades, hearts and diamonds. If the right amount of matching combinations land on a single spin then these symbols can offer between x0.1 and x0.4 the player’s bet.
Next up, three monsters depict the medium value symbols. A purple demon, grey hooded villain and green dragon can offer between x0.3 and x0.7.
Duo’s frontman, Ronnie James Dio, is used to represent the highest-paying symbol, offering between x0.5 and x1 the player’s preferred stake.
Wild canine symbols are also available, substituting for all symbols other than the scatter. These wilds can also offer a payout between x0.7 and x2, depending on the amount of wilds that land on a winning combination.
Finally, a red dragon character is used for the scatter, triggering the free spins feature when three or more land on the reels at once.
The first reel is surrounded by a metal cage, causing any wilds that land within its boundaries to stay sticky on the reels as one respin is awarded to the player.
This will also cause another cage to appear elsewhere on the reels. If the free respin causes another wild to land in that cage, then an additional respin will be awarded. This can be re-triggered up to four times.
When activating the free spins, landing three, four or five scatters will award six, eight or 12 free turns respectively.
During these free spins, any wilds landing on the second, third or fourth reel will remain sticky on the board for the entirety of the free turns.
Only with this bonus game can a special crystal ball land on the fifth reel, revealing one of three bonus features while awarding an extra two free spins.
One feature is falling wilds, which places a wild on the top row of the first reel which stays sticky, falling down one row with each spin until it drops off the board.
Another feature is upgrading symbols, where random low and medium paying symbols are upgraded to the highest-paying Dio symbol.
Furthermore, the crystal ball can award a multiplier wild feature, providing a random wild on any of the middle reels to have a multiplier between x1 and x5.
WHAT THEY SAY
Charlotte Miliziano, Head of Games at Play’n GO, explained: “Our music series has quickly become one of our favourites and we absolutely loved putting together this tale of Dio. We’re always thinking about the players and the most fun part was seeing just how many features we could pack into the game for them.
“Our design team really outdid themselves with the visual details, putting players inside this authentic fantasy land alongside Dio and we’re thrilled they will be able to enjoy the legacy of Dio’s music on the jukebox.”
To try the Dio – Killing the Dragon demo, click here.