Dark King: Forbidden Riches Slot Review + Casinos in United States

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Released Oct. 15, 2020
Software provider Netent
RTP (return to player) 96.06 %
House edge 3.94 %
Volatility medium-high
Theme Fantasy
Reels 5
Paylines 20
Bonus game No
Free spins Yes
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol Yes
Multiplier Yes
Progressive No
Top win x2,500
Bet Size 0.20-200 EUR

Theme and Basic information

Dark King is a slot game that is created by world-known provider NetEnt in October of 2020. So that it is quite a new slot with cool graphics and innovative mechanics that are supposed to satisfy any advanced player. The slot offers an appropriate RTP level, 5x multiplier, sticky wilds and free spins with the 2,500x maximum winning. As for me, the main advantage of the slot is its horror-related theme and the perfect implementation of all the game’s details.

The slot has a theme that is based on the popular book that is named Dark King as well. It is a fantasy and paranormal novel, so this slot includes lots of mystical objects and creatures from the spirit’s world.

The plot is built on a fantasy story about a king of a virtual world who fights against the scary-looking spirits.

It is a 5-reel and 3-row slot with 20 paylines. The number of paylines is fixed. The winning-line pays from leftmost to right.

As for the betting mechanics, you can set only bet sizing that ranges from 0.20 euros to 400.00 euros. So, this slot is a good variant for both high rollers and those of players who prefer to make low bets.

Slot symbols

There are 11 paying symbols and one Scatter that doesn’t pay, but can bring up to 15 Free Spins.

The symbol with the highest payouts is Wild that pays 25x for catching all 5 identical symbols on one pay-line.

The lowest paying symbol is 10 that is one of the royals and pays 2,5x a bet, so can bring you up to 1000 euros if you bet 400 euros and catch all 5 such symbols.

Speaking about the highest win per line, it equals 25x your bet or 10,000.00 euros if your bet is maximum and you collect all 5 Wilds.

So to say, Wild looks like a magical ball of blue color. The Wild symbol in this slot has an advantage, it also multiplies the wins that you got when 1 or more Wild symbols appear anywhere on the reels.

A scalp and a big precious stone of red color are depicted on the Scatter symbol. Scatter activates free spins.

Slot Bonus Features

With regard to Free spins, they, as I’ve just said, are activated when 3 or more Scatters appear at any position on the reels during the main game.

Free Spins in Dark King: Forbidden Riches have so-called Sticky Wild Hotspots. It is a fixed area of 5 spots in the shape of a cross that is located on reels 2,3 and 4.

There is no bonus game in the slot.

Special Features

The slot has the special feature that is Sticky Wild Hotspots, that I’ve mentioned above. A Wild symbol that lands anywhere in the hotspots area transformed into a Sticky Wild symbol. A Sticky Wild symbol awards 1 extra free spins and remains on the reels until Free spins end.

The multiplier is featured here, in the slot. If 1 or more Wilds appear on the reels in the main game or in Free Spins, all bet line wins are multiplied by a Wild Multiplier equal to the number of Wild symbols on the reels.

The slot doesn’t offer a progressive jackpot.

RTP and volatility

Return to player of Dark King: Forbidden Riches equals 96.06% which is an appropriate level (an average level on the market is 96-97%).

The medium-high volatility, that the slot has, isn’t the best possible option for players who prefer rather smooth gaming.

The hit frequency of this slot is 23.70% which is a bit lower than on average (due to its medium-high volatility).

Graphics and sound

The graphics is obviously an advantage of the slot. It's great-implemented, well-targeted and good-looking in principle. I liked the well-designed characters. So, dark king looks very epic, as well as the other plot’s heros that are creatures of a paranormal world.

The sound has a top-notch quality and, which is important for me, it is not annoying.


There are some pros and cons of this slot.

The Dark King: Forbidden Riches slot has the following pros:

  • nice animation

  • high-quality sound

  • big enough free spins multiplier

  • unique theme

  • HTML5 is supported

The Dark King: Forbidden Riches slot has the following cons:

  • RTP level is rather low (it’s 96,06 which is appropriate, but not enough to compete with more attractive coefficients)

  • medium-high volatility

  • low possible winning (especially if volatility is high)

This slot looks great, it has well-implemented graphics and high-quality sound, but its medium-high level of volatility, quite low RTP and only x2,500 maximum payouts make it less appealing than it could be theoretically.

Nevertheless, if you are looking for a new, modern, extraordinary-themed slot with, I’d say, quite satisfying parameters, it could be your choice. And if you want to get a chance to win a big sum of money and win more often you should try some other slot.