It’s obvious that fantasy adventure games like Dungeons and Dragons and the mythical realms invented by Tolkien are the inspiration for the Play’n Go video slot game Tower Quest. In front of a forbidding grey wizard’s tower guarded by dragons, the five reels provide a bright contrast with a range of symbols in bold hues.
Tower Quest features 20 paylines, and players can vary the coin denomination from 1 to 100 credits, and also bet365 NZ up to 5 coins per line. Apart from the rich colours, the artwork features detailed designs crafted in the style of graphic novels.
Bonus Game Sticks to Theme
The Bonus Feature in Tower Quest, which is an extra feature in addition to a free spins round, is fairly unusual and plays on its own separate screen. It is triggered by the Evil Wizard Scatter icon; if three or more of these icons crop up in any position, the Bonus Feature pits the Wizard against the buxom red-haired adventuress in a game of dice and cards.
The player rolls the dice to start the round at the online casino site, and the two hands dealt are compared with the strength of the attacker versus the health points of the defender. The player can win up to 500X the total spin bet by beating the Wizard in this Tower Quest Bonus Feature.
Nine Ordinary Symbols in Play
Tower Quest slot uses only nine ordinary symbols in play, including the poker card values J, Q, K and A. These are rendered as cracked stone letters brightened up with primary colours, and all require at least three matches on the same payline, in uninterrupted succession from Reel 1, to win prizes. Three Js win 2 credits, the lowest prize available, while five As win 50 credits.
There are five theme-related ordinary icons in Tower Quest too: an orc, a skeleton king, a fiery dragon, the red-haired heroine and a golden-haired hero. They also require three matches or better to win. For five of a kind, these symbols win 75, 100, 125, 150 or 175 credits, respectively.
The Tower Quest Wild is the Wizard’s tower, bathed in purple wyrdlight. Apart from its ability to replace any symbol except the Wizard and the Scatter in a winning payline, the Wild wins its own prizes for three or more matches: 20, 75 or 250 credits.
Potion Scatter Scores Variable Bonus Rounds
The second Scatter symbol in Tower Quest is a bottle of red or blue potion, and it also works differently to most slots. Alongside the reels are two coloured meters, each featuring a range of runic symbols that total up the two types of Potion Scatters as they appear on successive spins.
Once the player has collected 10 Potion Scatters of one colour, they trigger 5 Free Spins with an Empowered Wild, meaning that any wins involving the Wild are multiplied by X3. After collecting 20 Potion Scatters, the player gets 5 free spins with both the male and female adventurer icons acting as Extra Wilds. 30 Potion Scatters trigger 5 free spins with Everburning Wilds; a new sticky Wild will appear at the start of each free spin, and remain in place for the rest of the round.