Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe Slot from Novomatic
Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe slot is an underwater themed slot featuring a number of sea based creatures. The dolphin is of course the central character, being both the highest paying symbol and the wild, so you’ll certainly want to see this symbol appear as often as possible. A seahorse, a lobster, a stingray and a variety of fish also inhabit the reels, while an oyster complete with a shining pearl is the scatter symbol which activates the impressive free spins feature. The deluxe in the title refers to an upgrade in the graphics and smoothness of the game play compared to the original Dolphin’s Pearl Novomatic slot.
How to Win Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe
The dolphin in Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe slot is the highest paying symbol, with an eye catching 9,000 coins heading your way for the maximum 5, while a still impressive 2,500 coins are yours for hitting four in a row – which is still way in excess of any other standard payout. This is also the wild symbol, meaning it will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the pearl scatter, making those wins much easier to come by. What makes this wild better than most is the fact that all wins using it are doubled.
The stingray and the lobster are both worth 750 coins for hitting 5 in a row, while the bright orange sea horse pays 400 coins. The standard symbols are completed by a school of fish and the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Whenever you win you ‘ll be given a gamble opportunity. This is simply the case of predicting the color of a face down playing card. Get it right and you’ve doubled your win amount, but get it wrong and your entire win has sunk to the bottom of the ocean never to be seen again.
Make a Big Splash with the Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe Feature Round
The final symbol is the pearl which acts as the scatter. This symbol pays out when it appears twice or more anywhere on the reels, with a huge 5,000 coins heading your way if you hit the maximum 5. However, land three or more of the pearls and you’ll enter the free spins feature.
You’ll be awarded 15 free games in the feature, however you have a huge added extra in the fact that any wins gained during the feature will be the subject of a 3x multiplier. The combination of 15 free spins and a 3x multiplier makes for one of the better features you’ll find online (it is common to find large numbers of spins, and multipliers – though rarely both together). Another added extra is the fact that this feature can be re-triggered with three more scatters, meaning an additional 15 free spins will be added to your total.
Design and Setup
Dolphin’s Pearl slot machine is set under the sea, the reels having a deep blue background. Air bubbles are everywhere and they provide a handy divider between each of the five reels. The symbols are all well designed and the sea creatures all feature some nice animation when forming part of a win line. At times it does seem that the reels are a little too dominated by the playing card symbols, although these do add a good extra layer of color to the game. The accompanying soundtrack is a somewhat generic one, which is a little disappointing, but it does add some nice atmosphere to the game.
Take away the dolphins, pearls and various sea creatures and you’ve got something of a standard five reel slot. The game has a smaller number of win lines than usual at 10, which will certainly appeal to those who enjoy more spins for their money (you can even go lower, as the option is there to play any number between 1 and 10). You’ll choose your bet per line and simply multiply this by the number of lines to get your total stake for each spin. The auto play option is straightforward, with simply one click to activate it and to stop it again.
This deep sea based slot is an enjoyable one with appealing graphics. While the game play is somewhat standard, it compares well to many of the titles in the Novomatic slots range. With a solid and enjoyable base game, a wild and a free spins feature activated by a scatter this has all the makings of a popular casino slot game. The free spins feature is a good one that promises some huge payouts – thanks to the 3x win multiplier.