Dungeon Tower: Slot Overview
By partnering with Yggdrasil Gaming, fellow studio Peter & Sons is able to gain access to several features via Yggdrasil's Game Engagement Mechanics (GEM). This includes Gigablox, Splitz, and MultiMAX. In the case of today's online slot Dungeon Tower, it's MultiMAX which is the star of the show, as seen in previous games such as Multifly! or Crystal Falls where each reel gets its own progressive multiplier. The feature has worked well in the past, so let's have a look at how Peter & Sons has utilised it.
Clicking the arrow on the dungeon door home screen leads players into a dimly lit subterranean world of cogs, cobwebs, and critters. The standard of artwork is high, but Dungeon Tower doesn't quite possess Peter & Sons' usual brand of graphic style. In its place are more softly drawn sprites, in a manner similar to, say, Snake Arena from Relax Gaming. Dungeon Tower has a lot of detail to absorb, though and triggering free spins sends players to a lower level of the dungeon where lava, of all things, bubbles and glistens. Dungeon Tower is a pretty game to look at, just not as distinctively Peter & Sons-ish as you might expect or be hoping for.
Resting on a moveable pillar in the middle of the room is the game's grid, made up of 5-reels and 5-rows. There are no lines or ways as such, so to win, players must land at least three matching symbols in vertical or horizontal lines, starting anywhere on the board. Highly volatile, Dungeon Tower comes with a number of alternative RTP models, the highest one having a value of 96.1%. Playable on a tablet, mobile, or desktop device, participants may pick stakes of 20 p/c to $/€50 per spin.
Crossing over to the payable reveals eight regular paying tiles. These are J-A rock imprinted symbols as the low pays, then spiders, rats, skeletons, and goblins as the premium symbols. Landing a 5-of-a-kind line is worth 0.7x the bet for the four royals or 1.1-2.3 times the stake for the high-pay group. Wilds have the same value as the top-paying goblin symbol should they make a winning line of themselves, and they can substitute for any normal pay symbol.
Dungeon Tower: Slot Features
Oops, we have neglected to tell the story of Dungeon Tower, which says something about a forgotten tower in the mount Argol dungeons where creatures guard the hidden treasures of a once great king. To potentially get your hands on some of this treasure, players are equipped with features such as cascades, MultiMAX, and Monster Free Spins.
When winning symbols hit, they are removed from the board. Then, 1 to 3 wild symbols are randomly placed in the empty positions, while the remaining empty positions are filled with symbols falling down from above, which may create a new win. When no new wins appear, the cascade sequence ends.
Each reel was a multiplier associated with it. When a wild symbol is placed on the board in the cascade process, the reel multiplier above it increases by +1 before symbols drop down. Vertical wins are multiplied by the multiplier at the top of the reel. Horizontal wins are multiplied by all multipliers on the respective reels being multiplied together. At the end of a base game spin, the multipliers are reset to 1.
Monster Free Spins
Landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters in the base game awards 7, 9, or 11 Monster Free Spins, respectively. The same rules of the base game apply to free spins, except that reel multipliers do not reset between free spins.
Golden Bet and Buy Free Spins
Where possible, players may have access to the Golden Bet and/or the bonus buy. The Golden Bet increases the stake by 20%, doubling the chance of triggering free spins. Where the buy button is present, players can buy their way to free spins for the cost of 80x the base bet. Once bought, 7-11 spins are randomly triggered.
Dungeon Tower: Slot Verdict
The partnership between Yggdrasil and Peter & Sons has turned out to be a rather fruitful one, and the Armenian studio has so far used Gigablox in the game Monster Blox and now MultiMAX in Dungeon Tower. For the most part, MultiMAX has been solidly utilised in Dungeon Tower, meaning the impressive multiplying ability seen in a game like Multifly! is technically possible here as well. This time around, Peter & Sons has paired it with an unusual pay-anywhere line system, which suits MultiMAX, though vertically winning lines benefit from just one multiplier instead of the aggregating effect that boosts horizontally winning lines.
The win line method is kind of new for this type of game, and so is Dungeon Tower's look. As stated, the view is a fairly pleasant one, and Peter & Sons certainly hasn't scrimped on the design or cut any corners. Dungeon Tower has a playful, critter-in-a-castle feel about it, which is classic Peter & Sons, even if the visual style isn't quite so much. Taking a different approach is unlikely to put off proponents of the style the studio usually uses, though. It's' just, different, let's leave it at that, and has no major bearing on Dungeon Tower's technical capabilities, which, when it's going ballistic, can produce wins as high as 20,000x the bet. It seems the aforementioned great king stashed quite a bit of loot away.
And so, Dungeon Tower might not be a textbook example of what a Peter & Sons game usually looks like, yet it's just as playable as they tend to be. The studio has incorporated the MultiMAX mechanic with a slightly different pay system to revitalise the experience and tacked on a big win number to boot. It might look cute, but the creatures guarding the treasure can still bite.
Dungeon Tower might not be a textbook example of what a Peter & Sons game usually looks like, yet it’s just as playable as they tend to be.