Set in a lush green landscape, backed by crumbling fortifications and several majestic trees, Dragon Shard is taking players on an adventure through the rolling hills, supposedly riddled by dragons. Several types of these make their appearance across the reels, together with our two main protagonists. I couldn’t work out if our heroes work in tandem with the dragons, or seek to destroy them. It wasn’t clear but I’m not sure it matters.
The female warrior (Fire Queen) is red-headed, clad in uncomfortably tight armor and a dead-on stare. The male (Ice King) looks part White Walker, with silver locks and a look of great determination. Across the reels are two types of dragons, naturally of both the fire and ice varieties.
Other interesting symbols are the girl and boy natives of this faraway land, a dragon eye and an emblem spelling out ‘dragon shard’. The rest of the symbols are dolled-up low-value card suits. I guess they ran out of dragon-themed concepts.
The soundtrack is very well-appointed. Orchestral music together with ethereal singing accompanies each spin of the reels. I found this background noise incredibly enjoyable, and it possibly kept me playing longer than I intended.