Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns
Dungeons and Dragons Slot Machine
For people of a certain age, Dungeons and Dragons will bring back fond memories. In the days before computer games were widespread; this dice-driven role playing game was very popular. This review covers the original IGT slot version, which is subtitled Crystal Caverns. There are now two more, the Treasures of Icewind Dale and the Fortress of Fortunes. When I first saw this slot there seemed to be a glaring omission – the monsters. It turned out that these were included; it is just that you need to wait until the free spins round kicks in to find them.
Dungeons and Dragons uses the freefalling symbols concept which is finding its way into many IGT slot machines. When you get a winning combination, the symbols explode. This allows more symbols to fall into place (or move downwards) to fill the gaps – in turn creating some more winning combinations. You can get a cascade of 2 to 4 wins going quite regularly with this feature – and longer runs are possible.
Visually, this slot is on the plain side. There are bright crystal symbols and 3 characters from the game (a fighter, elf and guy with a bow). While it looks smart, this is not the most graphically appealing slot from IGT. The animations of the monsters in the free spins round does redress this a little. The sounds are good in this game. Dramatic music, and again the monsters top the list with a great evil laugh or roar.
While the free spins round is different enough from the main game to keep it interesting, and the freefall keeps you interested in the main game, I would not call this slot overly feature rich.