Dragon’s Fire InfiniReels: Slot Overview
After the InfiniReels/Infinity Reels dust-up between NetEnt and ReelPlay ended amicably, it felt like NetEnt lost interest in the project and shelved it all together. However, sibling studio Red Tiger has decided to resurrect it for a second showing. This time around, InfiniReels has been used to redo Red Tiger's 2018 smash hit Dragon's Fire. They're getting good mileage out of this game - there is even a Megaways version (of course there is) for players who can't get enough. Like the Megaways one, Dragon's Fire InfiniReels is built around a third-party game engine, combined with several interesting features such as multipliers, free spins, and all capped by sizeable potential.
A common graphical thread runs through all Dragon's Fire games, but this one has a noticeably more refined look. A serpent slithers under piles of gold surrounding the default 3x3 grid in a chamber full of treasure. As well as the background twinkling and slithering, symbols are animated when part of wins, contributing to high-quality visual presentation that pulls you into its fantasy world.
Stake range isn't wide, which is often a good sign in a Red Tiger game for fans of high volatility, where max bet is £/€10 per spin, dropping to 10 p/c at the lower end. Hit frequency is relatively high according to official stats being rated 4 out of 5 by Red Tiger, yet swathes of dead spins aren't uncommon before eventually sparking off a lengthy win sequence. As for RTP it comes with a default setting of 95.74%, but could be lower depending on casino and which is something to be aware of.
Pay symbols are mostly hand me downs from the original Dragon's Fire slot but have been tweaked to freshen them up. From low to high are purple, green, red and gold eggs, worth 0.1x to 0.4x for three of a kind. Next is the higher paying lot consisting of purple, green, red, and gold dragons, plus a fiery eyeball. These symbols are worth 0.5 to 1 times the bet for three of a kind. Wins longer than 3-symbol combos have their value added again each time win ways occur on new reels. Since reels can be added 'infinitely' and multipliers are on hand, impressive totals can accrue.
Dragon’s Fire InfiniReels: Slot Features
Dragon's Fire InfiniReels makes a simple yet highly effective alteration to the basic rules for free Dragon Spins, making them great fun. On top of a free spins round, players benefit from Fire Eggs, Fire Wilds, basically, there's a lot of fire.
Wins occur left to right from the first reel, regardless of row height as long as least 3 matching symbols land. Each win locks the current reels, then adds 1 additional reel to the right-hand side on the next spin. If the new reel increases the win, that reel is also locked into place – and so on. If the new reel doesn't improve the win, all added reels are removed, resetting the 3x3 starting layout. Changing bet level also starts the game on a 3x3 grid, locking any progress at the previous stake level which may be returned to when switching the bet back. This is the fundamental functionality of the InfiniReels mechanic.
Strangely, Fire Eggs don't actually depict flames, but appear as a huge diamond wrapped in gold. If a Fire Egg lands during gameplay, a random multiplier is applied to the current win. Only 1 egg can land per spin, and any new eggs add their values to the current multiplier if there is already one active. Win multipliers drop to their starting value when reels are reset.
Known as the Fire Wilds feature, at random, up to 2 reels may light on fire mid-spin. When this happens, wilds appear to substitute for any of the pay symbols. After a win, Fire Wilds only trigger on new reels.
10 free Dragon Spins are awarded when 3 Dragon Spins symbols land on reels 1, 2, and 3. Once triggered, 1 pay symbol is then randomly selected. During Dragon Spins, only the chosen symbol, Fire Eggs, Fire Wilds, and +2 Spin symbols land – no other pays. The +2 Spins symbol adds 2 additional free spins to the round.
Dragon’s Fire InfiniReels: Slot Verdict
All up, this is a solid step in the evolution of Red Tiger's Dragon's Fire saga. The InfiniReels mechanic meshes with the fantasy theme well, and each minor feature complements the gaming as a whole. The way new reels are made available for following spins is different and well worth checking out if this style blows your hair back. Its main event, free spins, are a blast too, where having just one active pay symbol is as fun in practice as it sounds on paper. When it comes to gameplay there's nothing notable preventing fans from enjoying a spin or two on Dragon's Fire InfiniReels.
To get a bit more critical, one area Red Tiger has over-promised and under-delivered on is potential. Max win isn't an issue whatsoever once you've read the fine print. However, if you're unconvinced about the 'Infinite Potential' boast, you're right, reality isn't quite so abstract, or extraordinary. It's not bad at all though since Dragon's Fire InfiniReels can crank out wins as high as 10,454 times the bet. For those keeping score, this figure is slightly more than Dragon's Fire Megaways, making InfiniReels the most potentially profitable one in the series to date. Dragon's Fire was known for producing a string of solid hits, so if players take to the InfiniReels version it could well be joining its older sibling on big win lists.
InfiniReels/Infinite Reels slots have been pretty hit or miss so far, yet this is one of the better ones. Theme can play a major role in the success of these types of games, and Red Tiger's choice of a fantasy one is a great fit. Given the success of Dragon's Fire, its strong brand recognition certainly won't hurt its chances either.
Dragon’s Fire InfiniReels makes good use of the mechanic, fusing familiarity with the right elements to make it one of the better examples of this game type.