Often slot games, and especially newer versions, tend to lose their way during what seems like never-ending battles to one-up one another with the flashiest themes or gameplay features. However, Jewel of the Dragon reminds us that sometimes it takes a new and not necessarily very inventive feature to breathe life (and fire) into something that may have become a hackneyed experience for many. Along the way, it also offers up free spins, a nudge, 5 reels, and 40 paylines.
Like we mentioned already, the big hit in this game is definitely that Hot Zone feature. How does this ultra-fun feature work? Well, start things off by spinning the reels. As they are spinning, you will surely notice that huge, tetris-shaped blocks will fall from the sky. Should these blocks land in the area of the symbols, the icons covered by the blocks will turn to wilds, greatly raising your chances of taking home some loot. As a side bit of fun, it is also cool to hope that the blocks will land in the field as they drop from the sky. Relatedly, any blocks icons that fall within the range of a hot zone block will also turn into icons that raise the possibility of entering the pick-em bonus or the free spins feature. Note that the former of these also triggers more hot zoning, while the latter can award up to 8 free spins that benefit from up to a 5x bonus.
The above description may have led you to believe that have to have some kind of active role with the hot zone blocks, but that is not the case here. Instead, all you need to do is just set your bet the way you normally would and then spin the reels. In fact, there is even less work here than there is normally only because the paylines are fixed at the maximum possible 40.