It seems to be a yearly NetEnt event, the launch of a Halloween-themed slot weeks before Halloween. In 2019, NetEnt launched The Wolf’s Bane™ slot to increase the player’s Halloween mood. In 2020 players got the same opportunity with the Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot.
Straight after opening the Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot after its launch, I felt like I entered a familiar world. Despite a little pandemic, my world doesn’t look dark at all, no worries.
It’s the music that triggered the familiarity. It’ll take a while before I figured out what film this is. I’m not a fan of dark-themed slots, but I have to admit that the music draws me into playing the Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot.
I usually just have a look, figure out what the features are all about and that’s it. That’s all I need to write an extended slot review. However, this time I stayed around a bit longer. It must be the music as it’s certainly not the darkness that attracts me into playing a NetEnt video slot.
Dark but euphoric!
The Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot is different from the NetEnt slots with a similar theme. It’s the music that changes the way you experience this video slot! Add to that an innovative gameplay and I’m sure the majority enjoy this Halloween-themed slot. There’s no doubt that similar NetEnt slots such as The Wolf’s Bane™, Spellcast™, Halloween Jack™, Blood Suckers™, and even Vikings™, got some serious competition!
For some reason, the main game reveals that there’s something about to happen. The signs are everywhere. In the four extra symbols at the bottom, the Dark King next to the reels, a rather useless tombstone and a mysterious skull on the right. Opening this game, you expect this game to come alive at one point. Do you want the true darkness to be revealed?
What happens when darkness presents itself?
Things indeed come to life! Not only the Dark King becomes active! It’s obvious he’s not the only dark presence in the Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot. It’s three Scatters that awakens it all, so do you want the true darkness to be revealed? Yes, you do!
Especially because it’s not only darkness that confronts you. There’s more to it!
The Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot features a Wild Multiplier, Wild symbols that transform into Sticky Wild symbols during Free Spins, and Extra Free Spins.
It’s the mix of slot features during the Free Spins feature that will keep you longing for more darkness. Euphoric music and a terrific mix of features causes me to play this NetEnt slot longer than usual.
The Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot will bring a Mid/High Volatility game with an RTP of 96.06%. These type of games are often preferred by experienced players. However, with bets starting from 0.20, this NetEnt slot is for all type of players. The higher volatility is simply warning for fewer wins. On the other hand, when you win, you often win big. Like during the Free Spins feature, for example! The maximum bet of 400.00 might be interesting for the high rollers among us.
Dark King Forbidden Riches™ slot features
It all starts with a standard 5×3 layout in the company of the Dark King next to the reels. The inactive four symbols at the bottom reveal there’s more to come later on. It won’t be long before they become active as a winning combination activates the Wild Multiplier Meter. Because that’s what it is!
When one or more Wild symbols appear anywhere on the reels during a spin in the main game or in Free Spins, all wins are multiplied by a Wild Multiplier equal to the number of Wild symbols on the reels. The total Wild Multiplier is equal to the number of simultaneously appearing Wilds on the reels. This involves a minimum of x1 and up to a maximum of x5.
Three or more Scatter symbols that appear anywhere on the reels in the main game opens the Free Spins feature. The darkness reveals itself, but fear not as this event will be in your advantage. The Free Spins feature comes with Sticky Wild hotspots, as well as Sticky Wild symbols. The feature also promises a fixed area of 5 spots in the shape of a cross on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Dark King Forbidden Riches™ Free Spins
A dark presence awakens which you experience during 10 Free Spins. But light is to be found in the middle of the game, in the form of a cross. It’s this fixed area of 5 spots on reels 2, 3 and 4 show lightness in the darkness. However, just don’t wonder where the light comes from. After all, it’s a Halloween-themed slot.
The cross contains immense power as it turns any Wild symbol that lands in this area into a Sticky Wild symbol. More light is brought into your slot session as Sticky Wild symbols award 1 extra Free Spin. But even better, it remains on the reels, in the cross, until the end of the Free Spins feature.
The total Wild Multiplier value during Free Spins is equal to the number of simultaneously appearing Wild and Sticky Wild symbols on the reels, from a minimum of x1 up to a maximum of x5.