Five-reel video slot Tales of Dr Dolittle from Quickspin presents 25 Paylines over the standard three rows. It is, of course, based (if somewhat loosely) on the children’s book series of the 1920s by Hugh Lofting, starring the medic who chose animals over human patients, and who could chat to them in their own language.
Expect cartoon-style graphics and plenty of visual appeals here, not to mention upbeat background sounds. The good doctor’s house is visible at the top of a hill with the sea in the distance. And alongside the doc’s furry friends are features including Wilds, free spins, multipliers and respins.
How to play
Set your bets as you normally would, using Autoplay if you wish. Quickspin has all attitudes to risk covered, and you can play from 25p to £100 a go.
Symbols on Dr Dolittle’s reels encompass the standard A, K, Q, J and 10 playing-card values plus a pug dog wearing a bow tie, a parrot with a monocle, a spectacles-sporting horse and, of course, the doc himself. Understandably he’s the most lucrative symbol in the game, rewarding five in a row with 2x stake.
Tales of Dr Dolittle Slot special features
Land three of the bonus Scatters to enjoy a string of 10 free spins. The number of bonus icons gathered in any one round can be seen in the bonus meter. During every spin in this feature, there’s a guaranteed multiplier Wild, although this must still be part of a winning combination for it to apply.
Any winning combination in the base game activates this nice little perk. What happens is that all winning icons become locked in place, as the remaining ones respin.
Any further icons adding to a winning Payline are locked, and then the game respins once again. After the winning combos run out, the round finishes and your total winnings are paid out.
This is a potentially lucrative perk of Dr Dolittle. Where a Multiplier Wild becomes part of a winning combo, the multiplier applies to every win in that particular round.
The feature works like this:
- A 5x multiplier for a win with four Wilds
- A 4x multiplier for a win with three Wilds
- A 3x multiplier for a win with two Wilds
- A 2x multiplier for a win with one Wild
Return to Player (RTP)
Expect variance here to be on the low-to-medium side. RTP or Return to Player is a good average at 96.72% overall.
This games takes a unique theme, has a lovely design and some nicely engaging (if not exactly groundbreaking) features. It may not be the highest payer of all, though the best wins come from the respins feature, it should provide a decent hour or two of entertainment.
And, of course, if you loved the Dr Dolittle books as a child, there’s a strong nostalgic pull here – it’s a great homage to everyone’s favourite Victorian gent and animal lover!
Equally, it’s not a particularly tricky one to get your head around. So give it a go – playing for free first off – and do remember to let us know how you got on.