Free Dungeons & Dragons Slots Machine
There are now three Dungeons and Dragons themed slots in the IGT portfolio; this review covers the original game. There are some classic D&D factors included, such as the 20 sided dice, a choice of character to be the hero, and even a bonus feature with a section where you get to explore a dungeon and fight some monsters. It is not all about the gimmicks though; there is the more serious matter of being able to win up to 12,500 coins on a single spin.
The background of this slot is a dramatic mountain scene with a castle on the top. I was a little disappointed to see the plain white background of the symbols – though the small animations (for example the eye moving in the green wild symbol) do make up for this. There are some classic D&D symbols on the reels, including the 20 sided dice, a dragon and a castle. Most of the symbols are playing cards, though at least these have a unique look to them. The best animations come during the bonus section, where you will go via a crowded medieval market to a dungeon and move around finding extra spins and multiplier (while fighting monsters). Compared to the main game, this is brilliantly produced and worth a look even if you do not remember the original game.
For other Dungeons & Dragons slot machines, see this review here.
Playing Dungeons and Dragons
Before you even get to the game proper, you get the opportunity to choose a hero to represent you from 3 choices. I chose ‘Varick’, who I think is the magician! Whichever you choose then takes the hero symbol spot for the duration of your session.
Next you pick the number of lines to play and your bet sizes. There are 20 lines, and I recommend using them all to take maximum advantage of the wild symbols. You can play this game from 20c a spin and up.
Prizes are dominated by the eye in the green crystal ball. This pays the biggest prize of 12,500 coins –though only if you bet the maximum 5 coins per spin ($1 minimum). For fewer coins 5 wilds pays 2500 instead. This symbols substitutes for everything except the dice scatter symbol. The D&D logo comes next, with 1000 coins for 5 (and prizes from 3+), followed by your hero character, the dragon and then the castle. Playing card symbols make up the smaller wins.
The dice symbol gets to entry into the ‘Fortress of Free Spins’ and also pays out a scatter prize which is based on your total bet.
Bonus Game for Dungeons and Dragons
Many slot bonus games are just generic pick-em or free spins games. This one is different; it feels like a big effort was make to keep it in the spirit of the original game. There are two parts, with the first a multi-level dungeon which is made up of 9 squares. You move your character around by clicking arrows and find multipliers or free spins. You will move down to new levels sometimes and then come across monsters, which you will have to ‘fight’ by rolling a 20 sided dice and getting above a certain score.
When you finally lose a battle, you will go to the free spins game with a number of spins, a multiplier (for example 3x on all wins) and you will quickly run through your spins. This can be a very profitable game, depending on how you did in the dungeon part.
Summary for Dungeons and Dragons
This is more than just a simple ‘brand it and stick a couple of dragons on the reels’ job from IGT, with a lot of care and attention to details having gone into making the slot. The ability to choose your character at the start is a nice touch, and the 20 sided-dice playing a role in the bonus has to be commended. This is not only about the nostalgia and entertainment – there are some big wins possible and solid slot gaming involved. One to check out, especially if you remember the original game.