Picture an idyllic reef in a perfectly blue ocean. Long stretches of white sand on the nearby beach, and schools of multi-colored fishes swim between the anemones in the crystal-clear water. And somewhere in all of this Pacific bliss, there's a sunken chest of gold just waiting to be found. Welcome to the Dolphin Reef Slots. The game's designers were clearly going for the relaxing feel of an island paradise, and they've largely succeeded. Dolphin Reef is a beautiful game to look at, with its myriad sea creatures and underwater fascinations. But it's also quite as serious video slot game, with the top jackpot prize of around $50,000, a great multiplier feature, and a free spins feature that makes it incredibly easy to build up your bankroll.
The Pace of Life on the Reef
Dolphin Reef works pretty much as you would expect a five reel video slot to: it offers smooth, easy game play. There are only two big decisions you need to take before starting.
First, understand that although all winnings are paid out in "coins", the actual financial value of those coins is decided by you. This affects both how much you bet and how much you win. Dolphin Reef allows you to set coin values as high as $10, or as low as a nickel.
Next, set the number of lines you would like to play. The more lines you choose to play, the higher the statistical likelihood of your hitting a winning combination on any given spin.
The Creatures of the Reef
Bearing in mind that this is a gambling game, the symbol set used in Dolphin Reef fills the lower end with traditional playing cards. Combinations of these are worth between 100 and 250 coins, depending on how many you get a row.
Thereafter, we meet the creatures of the deep: The Seahorse, the Starfish, the Turtle, and the Clown Fish. This last symbol is actually the game's top prize, paying out 5000 coins for a full combo.
Other symbols to watch out for include the Treasure Chest, which pays out Scatter wins, and the Dolphin, which is both a Wild symbol and a multiplier.
Bonuses from Beneath the Waves
The Dolphin only appears on reels 2 and 4, but if it ever appears on both simultaneously, this launches the game's free spins feature. You'll be awarded five free spins of the reels, with one big bonus: the Dolphins will expand across the entirety of reels 2 and 4, becoming giant Wild symbols.
With 2 Wilds in every line, it's almost impossible not to win something!