Dolphins Pearl Deluxe is the sequel to the very famous and popular brick and mortar slot Dolphins Pearl by Novomatic. The game is basically an overhaul of the original, with better graphics but the same basic features. The game has the standard five reels. But instead of only nine fixed paylines, Dolphins Pearl Deluxe offers ten adjustable ones. This means that the wagering amounts are much more flexible, and will appeal to a wider audience than the first game. Coins range from 0.4 up to 4 per line, which creates a maximum bet of 40 coins per spin. Dolphins Pearl Deluxe is a high volatility game, which means that the main feature is hard to trigger, but when it does can result in some big wins.
Dolphins Pearl Deluxe is a pretty game with lots of blue and serene underwater scenes. One of the upgrades from the original game that it received was a pretty background to the reels as opposed to plain blue. The graphics in Dolphins Pearl Deluxe will not stand up against many of the much more intricate online slots that can be found today, but they are still pretty enough not to be discounted. Done in rather typical drawing style, the symbols are not 3D but are detailed enough not to be totally boring. The symbols in Dolphins Pearl Deluxe also animate nicely when forming part of a winning combination.
Marine Theme and Symbols
Novomatic did not make all of the symbols in Dolphins Pearl Deluxe theme based, which is the same as in the original game. The very lowest symbols are taken from a deck of playing cards, but have had more work done to them than in Dolphins Pearl. This being said, they are still pretty standard, with only different colours and some sharp edges to make them stand out. The rest of the symbols are theme based, and are not doe in block style which gives the game a much more open feel than the first one.
Most of the symbols in Dolphins Pearl Deluxe need at least three of them in a row on an active payline to create a win, but a few only need two. These are the dolphin which also the highest paying symbol in the game, the lobster, the stingray and the number 9.
The special features in Dolphins Pearl Deluxe are very similar to the original real money slots australia game, namely a wild symbol and a scatter that awards free spins. The dolphin plays the part of the wild, not only creating the highest line payouts but also replacing any other symbol in the game except for the scatter.
The scatter is the desirable Pearl of the games name. This can be found on any line, and does not have to be in any order. Three or more of them will award you with fifteen free spins in which all wins are tripled. During this free spins round if any wild dolphins show up they will double any prize that they form a part of. Add this to the 3x multiplier and you have the potential for big wins. Again it is wise to remember that Dolphins Pearl Deluxe is a high variance game, which means that this feature does not trigger often.