The appeal of the Dungeons and Dragons brand is truly widespread, with titles being enjoyed by players locally in Australia and virtually every other country around the world. The theme itself therefore needs little introduction and players can be assured of one of the best uses of the property ever, thanks to IGT’s commitment to creating the best licenced pokies around. Fortress of Fortunes is the first IGT pokie to use the licence and was since followed up by Crystal Caverns. However, they were by no means treated as revisiting the same game twice, and players will find something completely different on this original pokie.
Dungeons and Dragons – Fortress of Fortunes features perhaps the best implementation of a popular licence ever seen in the pokie industry, with clear influences on everything from the graphics and sounds to the bonus round itself. The latter in particular is notable for recreating the adventures of the original characters and will no doubt prove popular with fans of the series. First impressions are naturally excellent, with the play area itself set against a backdrop of a mysterious castle that no doubt saw its fair share of explorers over the years, and numerous relevant characters and symbols adorning the five reels.
IGT often choose to offer something a little extra special to players wagering the highest line bet, which in this case is $5. Players who stake such an amount on their active win lines have a shot at a 50,000 coin standalone jackpot for spinning in five Crystal Ball symbols. Those using lower stakes can still grab a highly satisfying 10,000 coin jackpot for the same combination.
The bonus round is where the Dungeons and Dragons theme really comes to life and sees the player entering the Fortress of Fortunes themselves. There are three different bonus rounds in total, which are awarded randomly and offer different opportunities to discover vast riches within the castle. The most basic of these games is a simple free spins round, with the number of available spins dictated by the number of scatter symbols that activated the feature. Other games are more immersive, but potentially more risky.
Elsewhere on the reels, players will find the aforementioned Crystal Ball symbol which acts as a wild card and the Die scatter symbol that unlocks the previously noted bonus games. All in all, Fortress of Fortunes is something of an elder statesman but still has much to offer Australian pokie fans of all experience levels.