If there’s one thing, thrill-seekers in the iGaming
scene can’t get enough of it’s a bonus feature in whatever the game they might
be playing. Well, we might just have found just the online casino experience
that these players of which we speak are looking for, and it goes by the name
of Dark King: Forbidden Riches. This five reel treat is serving up a healthy
dose of free spins, the likes of which come with some multiplier benefits to
ensure that a trip through the bonus round sends the Dark King back to whence
he came. Let’s take a closer look and see what else this spinner has that can
be freed from the grasp of the shadowy tyrant.
Dark King: Forbidden Riches was developed by NetEnt, which is arguably the most successful casino software studio in the history of the industry. This is the house that landed licensing agreements to create online slot machines such as Vikings and Narcos, which are 2 of the hottest TV series currently running. Dark King: Forbidden Riches, as far as we can tell, is a standalone game and not part of an existing slots series. Though not based on any particular story in popular culture, it might have taken inspiration from the Lord of the Rings character The Witch King. Needless to say, this king is no inspirational leader on the side of good, but definitely a troubled being from the underworld.
While the graphics are up around NetEnt’s usual
standard, the maximum bet has been taken a little too far as we’re concerned.
It stands at £400, which
isn’t the highest we’ve ever seen, but a bit unfair on most of the players that
will be giving these reels a shot. The betting window does start at 20p, so
it’s fair to say that this betting window will have a bet amount for all
players. The most that any given win can achieve as the highest multiplier is
2,000x your bet.
This game wasn’t called Dark
King: Forbidden Riches for nothing. Once you get a look at the symbols, you’ll
fully grasp the title, as the characters are about as dark and creepy as it
gets. We’re not too sure what some of them are, but best believe that you
wouldn’t want to come across any of them in a dark alley. The highest paying of
them is the Dark King, staring the screen face-on. The characters are all the
icons that carry a higher value, while the symbols of a lower value are playing
cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
There’s a wild icon in Dark King: Forbidden Riches, and it’s
represented by the blue orb. This symbol with stand-in for all regular symbol
to create a winning line –
all symbols except the scatter.
Bonuses and Jackpots
This is the section of the review you’ve been
waiting for, and definitely where the slot comes alive. Landing 3 or more
scatters on the same spin, anywhere on the reels, will trigger the free spins
feature. The number of free spins that you can win, depending on the number of
scatters you land, are as follows:
scatters – 10 free spins
scatters – 12 free spins
scatters – 15 free spins
During the free spins, there’s what is called the
Sticky Wild hotspot. If a wild falls in this hotspot during the spins, then it
will spread into all the other spots in this hotspot for the remainder of the feature.
You’ll also notice, either in the base game or free
spins, then if one or more wilds land and make up a win, then a multiplier to
the number of wilds present is added to the win.
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The theme in this slot is pretty creepy, so depending
on how affected you are by things like scary movies, you might want to play
with all lights on, or probably during the day. Putting the theme aside, this
game is relatively basic, with very few complicating features, and only ones
that are easy to understand, and profitable. Yes, the free spins feature is
very common, however, in Dark King: Forbidden Riches it’ll help you
banish the evil that keeps its foot on the treasure you seek.