Dolphin Cash Slots
Many studies have taken place over the years which have concluded that, in terms of intelligence, the dolphin is only second to human beings. This PlayTech slot may go some way to further the proof, as the dolphins here know exactly how to keep the human players happy – by enabling them to have a great number of wins! This slot is certainly an original one, as the game features shifting wilds, while you’ll have the added option of activating the ‘Xtra win’ mode which takes this feature one step further. Throw in a bonus game and a free spins feature too and you’ve got yourself a highly entertaining slot.
The setting for the game is in the blue sea, with the ocean floor forming the backdrop to the control panel, and a number of brightly coloured fish swimming back and forth behind the reels. With ‘Xtra win’ mode on, bubbles rise effervescently to the surface, while tree-lined islands and the bright blue sky are in view at the top of the screen. The symbols on the reels are a sea-based mix, including a seagull, seashells, coral and the moon reflecting on the surface of the sea. These are joined by gold coins and of course the dolphin – this symbol providing excellent animation when embarking on the shifting that is such a feature of the game. The accompanying sound features a nice combination of calypso music, seagull screeches and the effective echo of bubbles.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Dolphin Cash
The base game is a standard five reel one, with 30 win lines in play, although you can easily choose to play any number between 1 and 30. You’ll multiply your chosen ‘Line Bet’ value by the number of lines to give you your total real money bet for each spin.
A cheeky looking seagull is the top paying standard symbol at the reels, with a 5 in a row win landing you 1,000 coins, while the various shells are worth 500 coins and the coral 250. These are joined by the playing card symbols from 10 to Ace. As well as the five of a kind wins, you’ll also land a prize when hitting three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line (the seagull and the shells actually pay for just 2 in a row as well).
If I told you that the dolphin ‘wild’ symbol only appears on reel 5, you might not be particularly excited by this. However, this is a wild with a difference. Each subsequent spin sees the dolphin move one space to the left, meaning you are guaranteed this wild symbol for at least 5 spins. There can be multiple dolphins on the reels at times, promising a good number of wins as they all shift from right to left in unison. Being the wild it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter, although if the dolphin does cover a scatter, this will still count towards activating a feature. The dolphin is also the top paying symbol in the game, worth 4,000 coins for five in a row (achieved if the dolphin appears on reel 5 for 5 consecutive spins, all forming a win line).
The ‘Xtra wins’ mode takes the shifting wild mode even further. You’ll need to activate this mode by clicking on the button at the top of the screen and it will mean that the cost of each spin goes up by 50%, but for the full experience of the game, activating ‘Xtra wins’ is worth it. Every time a dolphin appears on reel 5, it will be joined by another one on the same reel (either directly above or directly below). Both of the symbols will now shift in unison from right to left.
The shifting wild is the highlight of the slot, but you’ll also find a free spins round which is activated by landing three or more ‘dolphin cash’ gold coins. This gives you 12 free spins with a 3x multiplier – making for a generous round. Land the ‘moon’ bonus symbol on reels 1 and 5 and you’ll enter the ‘dolphin cash’ bonus round. Hit ‘Jump’ and the dolphin will fly through the air collecting gold coins (in the same way that Super Mario might!) and if you’re lucky, the seagull will lend a hand. The more coins collected, the more you’ll win.
There are certainly a good number of underwater themed slots and it would be fair to say that many of these are similar and therefore somewhat forgettable. However, this is not a criticism that could be levelled at this PlayTech slot – unless of course you are one of the fish who frequents the reels, where pretty much any game they play will be forgettable after more than a few seconds. Having two features is a nice start, but add in the ‘shifting wilds’ and the ‘Xtra wins’ option and you’ve got a game that certainly keeps you interested throughout. Dolphin Cash is highly recommended.