Lightning Box’s original Dolphin Gold slots was a treat in its own right. Perhaps the most visually-arresting of any game in the coral reef genre, it not only provided the ultimate chance to get away from it all with a dreamy, hypnotic undersea adventure but also sported some absorbing gameplay features that really lifted it above most of its peer group.
However, the best just got better and the new Stellar Jackpots with Dolphin Gold game adds a set of gold dolphin symbols for extra wild capability and the chance to win one of three progressive jackpots.
Visuals and Sounds
The resolution and detailing is impressive, and we particularly like the way the surface of the ocean is shown at the top of the screen and the sun’s rays filter through to light up the scene below.
Periodic random animations like the shrimp that swims around the reels add an extra air of unpredictability that give this game a real lift, and the symbol set itself doesn’t disappoint either, featuring lower value K to 9 poker symbols and an impressive assortment of aquatic life.
The blue dolphin also acts as a scatter and can trigger the free spins feature. When dolphins that swim into view, free spins are awarded as follows:
- 6 blue dolphins award 3 free spins
- 7 blue dolphins award 6 free spins
- 8 blue dolphins award 9 free spins
- 9 blue dolphins award 12 free spins
- 10 blue dolphins award 15 free spins
- 11 blue dolphins award 18 free spins
- 12 blue dolphins award 21 free spins
During this feature, the blue dolphin is joined by a gold one appearing on Reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substituting for everything apart from the blue dolphin.
It doubles payouts when it forms part of a winning combination, and you can trigger more free spins if enough blue dolphins land on the same free spin giving you a maximum of 42 free spins in total.
The Stellar Jackpots feature is triggered at random, and it’s a multi-level ‘pick me’ round where you have to select symbols to win a cash prize, an advance or an X. Accumulate three X symbols to win a jackpot.
The Mini, Minor and Major jackpots offer prizes £32, £160 and £4,000 at the minimum stake level, whilst the maximum stake of £120 will yield jackpots of £800, £4,000 and £100,000.
At first glance this game looks like an upmarket coral reef game with a few visuals extras to keep at the top of the pile – but factor in some large progressive prizes and it takes on a whole new lease of life.