We are not sure whether we are in the minority or not here, but we have never actually played Dungeons and Dragons. We get that it is some kind of adventure featuring mythical creatures and, to be completely honest, the idea of the game does appeal somewhat – although we have no idea just how popular the board game version is nowadays. What we do know is that Dungeons and Dragons – Crystal Caverns has been entertaining online and mobile slots players for years now and it is unique enough that the game is unlikely to drop in popularity to any significant degree. Indeed, even if like us you have never played the game on which this slot is based, that is certainly no reason to miss out completely as there are plenty of twists and turns to enjoy here on these reels.
What to Expect
Everything starts off nice enough on the game, with the conventional five reels and three rows of any standard slots board being on display. The quality of the graphics might well be open to debate, as they strike us as being a little dated. At the same time, Dungeons and Dragons fans might refer to them just as easily as being authentic, so we think that we will leave that one open! Instead, we will move on to the gameplay, which in this case involves twenty win lines. Somewhat surprisingly, the game also makes use of rolling reels, which we might assume is an effort to replicate the randomness of the dice roll in the real thing. Winning symbols magically disappear from the board – after being paid of course – allowing new ones to fall into view from above. With just twenty lines, the wins do not come as thick and fast as some players might hope, but help is at least at hand from the wild card which can fill in for anything on the board except for the bonus symbol.
That bonus symbol is of course the key to the main feature on Dungeons and Dragons – Crystal Caverns, which comes into play as a free spins round. We have to say that the spins on offer are a little on the disappointing side, as whether you land three, four or five scatters, you will still only win six free games. The rolling reels can make the round feel slightly better than it is in terms of length, and the spins can be retriggered from within the round. However, it takes long enough to crack the free games in the first place and, in our own experience, we have never triggered them again while the spins were already active. Basically, it is possible, but we have no proof!
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We can start by saying that Dungeons and Dragons – Crystal Caverns is indeed a decent game. However, there are certain negative elements to the experience that it might well best be reserved for fans of the franchise who will be happier to look past the smaller free spins rounds and the relatively long time it takes to trigger them. General players will be better off elsewhere, but we can admit that this game is at least decent fan service for those with more than just a passing interest.