DOLPHIN COAST SLOT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
In 2018, Microgaming outsourced a large portion of their new game development. Just for the Win teamed up with MG to bring us Sidewinder and Wildbrew, while Triple Edge joined in on the dark fairy tale that is Dark Red.
MG has gone back into the past and updated this defunct slot game with super-high volatility and a large win potential, rather than giving us some fresh stuff of their own. And it’s the chance of a large reward that has piqued our curiosity as we examine this game.
It’s not very stylish – another Dolphin slot that appears to have been created for Sea World in Margate – and the features are limited – simply a multiplier bonus in the basic game and those free spins. However, the mind-blowing top payoff compensates for this minimum set-up, so read on to learn more.
Setup for the Dolphin Coast Game
A deep blue ocean backdrop to the reel set is framed by yellow and gold paneling and ornamented with marine creature emblems in this 5-reel, 5-row game. There are no paylines in this game; instead, there are 3,125 different ways to win.
You can play this slot for as little as C$0.50 and as much as C$10 a spin. Just keep in mind that it has a very high volatility, which means that huge gains are rare and far between. The return on investment (RTI) is 96.45%.
Symbols for Dolphin Coast Games
In terms of visuals, this is a basic game. The cards, from 10 to Ace, are the lesser value symbols in the game. The marine animals are the premium emblems. A starfish, a sea horse, a striped fish, a jellyfish, an eel, and a turtle are among the creatures. For five consecutive wins, the latter pays out 250 times.
There’s also a wild symbol in the form of the dolphin. In the base game, he appears in stacks on reels 2 and 4 and substitutes for all other symbols save the scatter and the game logo. The wild can occur on any reel in the bonus round, but not in stacks.
Wild Dolphin Bonus in Dolphin Coast Slot
This is the main game feature, which is triggered when the game logo appears in the center reel. When this hits, you get to choose one of three dolphins to reveal a 2x, 3x, or 4x multiplier.
Round of Free Spins
You must first land enough scatters on a base game spin to trigger the all-important free spins round. This is how it works:
- 15 free spins if you get three scatters
- 20 free spins for 4 scatters
- 25 free spins if you get 5 scatters.
NOTE: During the bonus round, you can re-trigger the free spins!
If you’ve made it this far, now is your opportunity to win the top prize of 15,625x your bet. If you land a whole screen of sea turtles, you’ve made it! Remember that wilds can also help you land your paylines.
NOTE: All premiums are stacked during the free spins phase, however wilds are only available as singles.
THE VERDICT OF THE SLOT BUZZ
This is old-school Microgaming at its finest. There’s nothing really inventive or imaginative about this. It’s the most basic of slots, and it wouldn’t seem out of place at a land-based casino from the 1990s. However, if that is your preference, it will suffice. Of course, it’s all about the free spins round and, if you’re lucky, re-triggers. We expect huge wins to be few and far between, but when they do come, they will be spectacular.
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