Dolphin’s Pearl is a five reel and ten payline slot and those familiar with Novomatic games will recognise the setup here. The reels are placed against a pleasant enough background of a sea bed covered with colourful plants; sunlight streams in from the ocean surface above.
|Bet Per Spin:||£0.09 – £90.00|
|Game Type:||Video Slot|
The standard playing card symbols of 9, 10, J, Q, K and A make up the lower values while the higher values are a range of undersea creatures including tropical fish, a seahorse, a flatfish and a lobster. Typically of Novomatic, they are all very nicely rendered and that includes the bonus symbols which are a dolphin wild and a pearl in an oyster scatter.
Fifteen fishy free spins are available for those who can manage to land three or more of the oyster/pearl scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
Once you trigger the bonus, just click the ‘Spin’ button if you would like to be able to gamble any of your wins, otherwise use the ‘Autoplay’ button for uninterrupted play. All wins are doubled and it’s possible to re-trigger the feature by landing more scatters. You can see it unfold in the video below.
If you’d like to gamble your most recent win, just press the ‘Gamble’ button underneath the reels. You’ll now get the chance to predict whether the next card is red or black to double your money. Lose and you’ll lose it all.
Always beware the lure of the gamble feature – it’s tempting to try and double your money every time you win but that will eventually end in tears. When you do choose to have a punt, don’t try for more than one or two wins in a row, the odds are against you.
Novomatic certainly have their loyal followers and the games do like nice but sometimes we’d like a little more creativity, especially in the bonus features. Still, this will pass the time in an fairly entertaining way.