The Dark King hordes his riches in this dark gothic inspired video slot. This title is a darker addition to NetEnt’s library of titles, but not an unwelcome one. Always one to flex their creative muscle, NetEnt has taken on the challenge of creating a darker themed video slot while still keeping it fun and engaging.
With icons and imagery representing the gothic horror aspect of this title, it’s a must play for fans and enthusiasts of the setting.
The Dark King himself is a tall, foreboding creature kitted out in all black armour and has eyes that glow blue, possibly due to the magic that he wields. In the centre of his breastplate is a gem that glows an ominous shade of red.
Even if you are brave enough to attempt to claim his riches are you strong enough to make it out of his domain alive?
Theme and Symbols
As mentioned above, the theme of this video slot is dark and brooding. There is some pretty impressive artwork on display that further drives the theme of this title, there is an intentional air of hopelessness that the player needs to overcome.
There is a wild symbol that features in this game that possesses the dark ability to transform into a sticky wild during bonus spins.
There is also a wild multiplier that is present in this title.
There are not only Wild Symbols that can appear but Scatter Symbols as well.
Betting Options and Features
Dark King: Forbidden Riches is a 5 reel, 3 row video slot that boasts 20 paylines for you to win on.
There is a hidden power that is concealed just beneath the surface of the grid, on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the shape of a cross. This power is here to aid you in your quest against the Dark King. Should a wild land in this cross, it is transformed into a sticky wild, you are awarded one extra bonus spin, and will remain on the reels until the bonus spins end.
Should 3 or more scatter symbols appear on the grid, bonus spins.
The gothic horror theme of this video slot is refreshing to see. While not overly dark it is a fun setting to play with.
The level of detail in the Dark King himself is incredible and really makes him seem like an opposing force that needs to be defeated.
While the theme is fun, the lack of engaging mini-games might be a turn off for some players as they may get bored of the traditional gameplay after a while.
It’s nice to see NetEnt tackle a darker theme but unfortunately it doesn’t offer up anything particularly interesting when it comes to gameplay. If you’re a fan of the atheistic however, definitely give this one a go.