Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns is a 5 reel and 20 paylines video slot machine. The theme is, as the name suggests, all about the legendary role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. This clear homage to the game will no doubt please fans of the game very much. The graphics are true to the fantasy themes and really well done. Even experienced slot players appreciate the game for the timeless Tumbling Reels and the opportunity to maintain a sustained running streak of wins in the game.
The reels of this slot machine do not spin in the traditional sense, it is more like the symbols tumble into place. Once a winning payline has appeared out of the apparent chaos, the winning symbols dissolve away and new ones can tumble into their place. This Tumbling Reels feature is exclusive to IGT. The winning and sustained play feature keeps going until there are no wins on the paylines anymore. There certainly is a sense of achieving multiple turns, for the opportunity is there to keep winning relentlessly.
The Symbolic Symbols
Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns includes a Wild symbol, the Dragon, which follows the normal behaviour in that it substitutes for all the other regular symbols in creating winning combinations. There are three symbols which are scatters in this game. These Bonus Scatter symbols, the ogre, troll and skeleton pay up when found anywhere on the reels, rather than on a single active payline.
The Bonus symbol activates the Free Spins Bonus game in the same way offers are given in online betting. Three Bonus symbols, on reels 1, 2 and 3, in Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns rewards the player with six free spins. During the free spins feature, the Tumbling Reels feature is still active and in play. Player can also keep retriggering the Free Spins Bonus game, adding additional free spins with a maximum of 15 at any time. The reels will keep spinning until all of the free spins that were won have been used up, or until 300 free spins have been played. This is all played, remember, with the active Tumbling Reel feature. The reason why genuine slots players keep coming back to Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns should be becoming clearer now.
How to play Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns
Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns slot machine is controlled by a row of six buttons at the bottom of the screen. Players can click to bet 1, 2, 3, 4 coins or Bet Max for a five coin stake. Play will start the reels spinning. In Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns betting all the 20 paylines is fixed and players do not have the option to choose less, or only certain paylines. The minimum spin bet is therefore 20 coins and the maximum 100 coins.
Dungeons and Dragons Crystal Caverns is produced by the highly reputable IGT gaming software company based in Nevada. The Tumbling Reels feature with cascading wins generates a return to player payout of 94.9%, which, given the startling performance of the exclusive cascading feature in all likelihood has a rather high variability.