In a fight of good versus evil you must overcome the Dark Lord if you want to emerge victorious. The Dark Lord of this underworld conjured from NetEnt’s darkest nightmares resembles Sauron from the Lord of the Rings films, though of course it isn’t He. Instead NetEnt harnesses our love of all things Game of Thrones to deliver a dark and brooding tale filled with gloomy music, stark lighting and demons of all kinds as high paying symbols.

The Free Spins bonus round sees us take on the Dark Lord in a bid to escape with Sticky Wild wins from the Sticky Wild hotspots in the centre of this Dark Lord’s realm.

Pros & Cons

  • Wild multiplier feature boosts Wild wins up to x5.
  • Free Spins game features Sticky Wilds to deliver higher win potential.
  • Maximum free spins earned is 15.
  • At least two Wilds are required to trigger the Wild multiplier feature.
  • The Free Spins game is the only dedicated bonus feature.
  • 20 paylines rather than Ways to Win.

How to Play

NetEnt slots are always super easy to play, and Dark Lord: Forbidden Riches is no different. Select your bet level by pressing the coin stack symbol to bring up your betting options. Choose your stake from the betting range and press the spin button beneath the reels. Match game symbols left to right across the game’s 20 paylines to score wins, and earn additional win multipliers when you complete wins with glowing blue Orb Wilds. Just as in NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest slot – another smash hit release from the Swedish gaming giant – you can earn win multipliers up to x5, but unlike Gonzo’s Quest these multipliers only apply when two or more Wilds complete winning combos and don’t increase in value during the bonus game.


The Dark King himself takes his place on the throne of top-paying symbols, awarding x25 your stake for landing five on a payline. The WIld symbol awards the same payout, though more than one Wild can complete multiple payline wins and multiply those wins up to x5. Commonly, online slots play requires wins from mid-high range symbols to achieve big wins. Various demons and minions of the Dark Lord take up those roles, paying between x1 – x20 your bet level for five-of-a-kind combos. Less welcome 10s through Aces prop up the paytable by awarding x2.5 – x5 your stake for five symbol winning combos.


An ornate Red Gemstone set inside a brooch of golden skulls takes the ghoulish role as the Scatter on the Dark Lord: Forbidden Riches slot, triggering the Free Spins feature when you land 3, 4 or 5 anywhere across the reels.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation
Wild Multiplier

Landing two or more Wilds awards win multipliers that correspond to the number of Wilds in play. If two Wilds land, a x2 multiplier is awarded. Three Wilds award x3 payout, four Wilds multiply payout x4 and five Wilds award x5.

Free Spins

3, 4 or 5 Scatters trigger 10, 12 or 15 free spins. A Sticky Wild Hotspot is active throughout the feature, formed in the shape of a cross. Whenever a Wild lands in one of these Hotspots it remains there for the duration of the free spins and awards an additional free spin. The Wild Multiplier is active throughout the Free Spins bonus game.

Dark King Forbidden Riches Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 20 5 0.20 400 0.20 100 96.06% 50,000 2020