Dolphin Reef Video Slot
Dolphin Reef is a Video Slot from the NextGen Gaming studio, with 5 reels and up to 20 paylines. The base game’s Top Jackpot is 5000x the total stake, and the betting range of 0.01 to 20 per spin should accommodate most budgets. However, if you want to practice before placing a real bet, or you just want to relax with no financial stresses, it is also possible to play free with no deposit.
When you are ready to play for real cash and want to make the most of your time and your winning possibilities, the AutoPlay feature may be activated. This will keep the reels turning on their own while you carry on with other things. It’s the best way to take full advantage of Dolphin Reef’s 95.23% theoretical RTP on the days when you are very busy.
Dolphin Reef Theme and Design
The underwater theme in this game is light-hearted and endearing, and the tone is set from the very beginning with the introductory video. A well-rendered dolphin and sea frolic underwater and fill the monitor, with the dolphin butting the screen as he tries to say hello. The idea of an aquatic theme park is taken even further with a relaxing soundtrack and realistic sea creature sounds.
The reels themselves are also underwater, and are framed by different plant life. They sit on the ocean floor, while light breaks through the surface of the water above and bubbles float in between. The lower-value symbols are made up of the usual playing cards, while the higher-value regular symbols include a tropical fish, a sea turtle, a starfish and a seahorse. As the reels are turning, you’ll hear authentic Slot machine sounds that should immerse you in the action even more.
Dolphin Reef Special Features
The Wild Symbol in this game is the cheerful dolphin himself, which is only fitting since this happy fellow is definitely the main special feature of the game. He can represent any regular reel symbol to complete paying line-ups, and activates the Free Spins Bonus Round when he lands on Reel 2 and Reel 4 at the same time. This triggers a round of 5 free spins, and during these rounds the Wilds expand and cover Reels 2 and 4 completely. As a result, the payouts in the Free Spins Round tend to be impressive even though the amount of free turns is not very high.
The only icon that the Wild can’t substitute for is the Scatter Symbol. This takes the form of a treasure chest, and does not have to be on an activated payline or in a consecutive line-up. As long as 3 or more are seen scattered anywhere on the reels at the same time, they will pay out.
The final flourish of action in the Dolphin Reef game is the Gamble Feature. You’re given the chance to activate this feature after every winning round, and need to predict the colour or suit of a playing card to double or quadruple your takings respectively. If you keep winning, you can do this up to 5 times in a row, but as soon as you’re wrong you’ll forfeit everything. This really adds another level of excitement, and for many players it’s the perfect way to finish a round.