Dolphin’s Pearls Deluxe Slot
Novomatic has launched an upgrade on their original Dolphin’s Pearls slot. The Deluxe version sports an extra pay line. The graphics and 3D animations have also improved tremendously. With a maximum win of 45,000 combined with added features like free spins and a 50/50 double or nothing Gamble feature, this slot is sure to entertain.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
This Novomatic slot game calls for you to dive beneath the sea once again for a spinning adventure in the deep blue. The brightly adorned reel symbols are placed on a deep blue sea background. This gives a sense that the fishy cast is rolling up in their natural habitat for your entertainment. The fresh 3D graphics and cool calming waters embrace the best of summer and provide a game that will help you celebrate the warmer months.
The music and sound effects fall a little short of the theme. Where summer vibes could have been adopted to bring the underwater tale alive, we are instead left with ‘beeping’ generic tunes and reel clicks that give more of a casino floor feel, rather than a holiday escape.
The lower-paying reel symbols seem to bolster the casino tunes, as they too are rendered with generic visuals which are adopted too often for our liking by the big names in the business. Here we find traditional card decks (10, J, Q, K, and A) in the screen.
The high-paying symbols are thematic to the core and provide you with adequate scuba-diving experience. These are represented by a stingray, a lobster, a small school of fish, and an angelfish. There are two special icons involved, as well:
- The Wild symbol is the Dolphin, which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. Five of these symbols on the line pay out a jackpot of 9,000 times your line stake.
- The scatter symbol is a clam with a pearl in it. It is instrumental in triggering the bonus feature as well as providing a whopping 5,000 times with your line stake when landed in fives.
Dolphin's Pearls Deluxe is played over a 5x3 reel grid and offers ten pay-lines on which to make the magic. The reels can be rolled after placing your bet of between 0.10 and 50 coins. But be careful on how much you stake, as the volatility is on the higher side (medium/high rating). The 96.18% return to the player rating is evidence. However, that big wins may be possible in this game, as long as you plot and plan your bankroll management carefully.
After adjusting your wager, you can get the reels moving in one of two ways. Either select to Spin the reels manually each time or activate the Autospin function. Make sure you keep a close watch on your bets though, as the Autospin carries on rolling until you stop it.
Special features are always a welcome bonus to any game. Dolphin's Pearls Deluxe does not lack here either, with two extras for your enjoyment:
After any win, you can select to try and double the reward, by submitting the amount as a wager in the Gamble Feature. All you need to do to gain success is to decide whether you think the next card in a pile is red or black. If you choose incorrectly, you will lose the money, but if you are correct, you can either collect double your money back or opt to gamble the increased amount for bigger wins. Please note that if your second choice is wrong, you will lose everything gained plus the original amount.
Free Spin Bonus Feature
It is in this feature round that you stand to boost your bankroll the most. To trigger the fishy feature, simply land three pearl scatters anywhere on the reels. This will allocate you a reward of 15 free spins. These spins can also be re-triggered in the feature by landing the triggering scatters again.
All wins made in this feature will be doubled at the end of the round to increase your credit total.
Play ‘On The Go’
As with most of Novomatic’s online games, Dolphin's Pearls Deluxe has been optimised for instant browser play from your Android or iOS mobile device. The gameplay remains smooth, and the only thing you will need to get used to is the control interface. This is changed purely to accommodate touch screenplay. Each main function is within easy reach for your thumbs. Otherwise, the gameplay remains the same, without loss of visual quality.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Dolphin's Pearls Deluxe is suited more to veteran players than beginners, as the higher volatility will need to be managed well. Otherwise, you could lose everything in no time at all. The great thing about slots with volatility like this though, is that when they do pay, they do so handsomely.
For more games in Novomatic’s Deluxe range, see the Egyptian favourite called Book of Ra Deluxe, or the enchanting Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe slot. Each game is well-loved in the German market and is gaining good traction in other jurisdictions too.