Tower Quest slot review

By Playn GO

Tower Quest Basic info

Game provider Playn GO

Release Date 3/2015

RTP 96.24%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.20

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 10000

Gamble Feature Bonus game or special game, Sticky wilds, Stacked wilds, Scatter symbols, Freespins

Layout 5x3

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

If your barbarian princesses, skeleton ghouls and elven swordsman can slay the black dragons and win up to 100,000 coins, then put them to work on the energetic Tower Quest slot. I’ve a weak spot for awesome slot design, especially when there is a set of epic characters on the reel set and an interactive bonus feature.

The game at hand comes from the epic fantasy kitchen of Play’ GO which is no stranger to making games in that style. If you haven’t played Troll Hunters 1 and 2, Ring of Odin and The Sword and the Grail then you may have missed out on a handful of awesome games.

Tower Quest reminds of a fantasy card game. It has the type of symbols that can fit any deck that is all about battling extraordinary creatures and casting vicious spells on your opponents. The opponent here is the house, which is holding up 500x your bet as the main prize for completing the quest. Not a bad premise for a game that comes with a bonus feature that actually puts you in control of a set of cards, so doing battle is what you will end up doing if you decide to play this game.

I’ve enjoyed most of the gameplay, but I can’t fully say the same about its payout potential. 500x your bet is alright, but not quite the amount that can add that x-factor to the gameplay which completes a thrilling experience. Nevertheless, I think the game is worth playing and chancing upon a big win is never a poor way to end, or start, a quest.

Tower Quest slot win combination

Theme and Graphics

The premise of the game is clear from the get-go. At your disposal are five high-paying symbols and four royal cards that can join forces in making winning outcomes on a layout of three rows and five reels. That which gives Tower Quest a memorable character is the animation following every winning outcome, which is followed by orbs of lightning passing through each payline.

The wild is the symbol that I’ve anticipated more than any other from the paytable because it is the name-giving symbol, which by the way, can land expanded on the full reel.

The scatter is the other symbol that had me impressed. If I meet a person of that semblance on the street, especially if he is dressed in a purple robe, I would walk five steps back, turn around and probably spit on the ground and knock on wood a number of times. That’s how convincing this symbol is.

Sound-wise, the choice of music and audio effects make Tower Quest a complete product. Those who pay attention to these things will find a detailed narration of the events that take place on the reels and help towards an immersive experience.

Extra Features

This part of the gameplay is pretty unique because you get to roll the dice while playing against the wizard. The rest is all left to the chance, but first things first, the wild symbol.

  • The wild is depicted as a tower. This symbol can show partially on the reel or fully. The best potential outcomes can come when the game dishes out the latter.

    Besides substituting for all symbols, except the scatter, the wild pays 20x, 75x and 250x your payline bet for a winning outcome of three, four and five wilds.

  • That wizard I had mentioned earlier is the face on the scatter symbol, of which you need three anywhere on the reel set to start playing the card game.

    I like it that instead of a free spins bonus Tower Quest comes with a different feature. This makes the game different from the plethora of slots that have a free spins bonus as by a rule.

  • At any rate, you play against the wizard. It is your deck of cards versus his. With the roll of the dice, you get a set of parameters regarding the Attack and Health. If yours beats his, you gain a cash prize for that turn. There are three cards on each side that are pitted against one another.

    The bonus feature is essentially where Tower Quest can trigger the maximum payout of 500x your bet, so getting those three scatters is always an exciting thing to witness on the reels.

  • And the best for the last, the other feature that comes with the red and blue flasks, which are scatter symbols. These are collected and can be deployed or saved, as Tower Quest enables an interactive approach to this part of the gameplay.

    There are three levels for each scatter and each is benchmarked at 10 collected symbols, which are shown on the left and right sides of the reel set.

Tower Quest slot empowered wilds

The red flask can trigger 5 spins with the following modifiers:

  • Empowered Wilds are wild multipliers of 3x for 10 flasks
  • Wild Adventurers are the woman-warrior and the elven swordsman who become extra wilds, in exchange for 20 flasks, and
  • Everburning Wilds are sticky wilds that come at the start of each spin, in exchange for 30 flasks.

The blue flask needs fewer symbols to enable the player to cast the respective modifier:

  • The Tower makes a wild reel of the middle reel and multiplies all wins by two, but only lasts one spin and in exchange for 5 flasks.
  • Battle of the Wilds turns all of the high-paying symbols into Extra Wilds, in exchange for 10 flasks, and
  • Towers of Dark Power creates three full wild reels (one, three and five) for the duration of one spin and in exchange for 15 flasks.

Bets and Payouts

I must admit that I am not impressed with the payouts, unless we are talking five matching symbols on a payline, which is the rarest form of a winning outcome.

It makes sense why the paytable has been structured like that – it’s because of all of the extra features, multiplier wilds, extra wilds, wild reels and free spins, as well as the card-battle bonus feature.

In terms of payouts, and regarding the high-paying symbols, outcomes composed of three of a kind can pay between 6x and 15x, four of a kind pay between 25x and 60x and five of a kind pay between 75x and 175x your payline bet.

Payouts for the royal card symbols are significantly lower, between 2x and 60x your bet across the board.


I got to try my hand at the vial-collecting feature because Tower Quest isn’t stingy with these symbols. It can take about 50 spins for either of the flasks to accumulate to the first benchmark.

The bonus feature can land you cash winnings, but there is a downside to the possible end result of winning 500x your bet, as the wizard starts the battle with more health points than you.

Despite the not-so-savoury symbol values I enjoyed playing Tower Quest every time, because of the extra features. This is one of the few games that enables autonomous selection amidst all of the random number generator outcomes. It is something that I think most players will enjoy.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.