There are a few Novomatic slot games out there that include dice in its gameplay. They also like to pay homage to slot games from the past that only had three reels and just a few pay-lines. Despite the smaller number of reels and pay-lines, there are still ample opportunities to get some winning combinations.
The look of the game isn’t the most sophisticated you are going to come across when playing slot games. That’s the lay of the land when producing games that have a nod to the history of slot games. It’s a three-reel game which is the number that dominated the slot world before improvements in technology allowed more to be added. There’s a total of five pay-lines which isn’t that many (though more than there were in the past) but they do offer players the chance to get lots of wins. Those five pay-lines are a fixed amount so that means you just need to work out your stake before each spin of the reels takes place. The minimum cost of playing this game is 0.40 and the maximum a total of 100. Your task is simply to play at a level that you can comfortably gamble at.
The game is encased inside a deep red frame so there’s that casino feel to it. The symbols are made up of cherries, oranges, plums, grapes, watermelon and lemons plus the bells, star, and red sevens. Take a look at what’s to the right of the reels, you’ll notice a golden stopwatch, more about that later in this review as well as the gamble button in the bottom right of the screen.
Of course, there’s also the dice which act as scatter symbols in this game. If you get three of them anywhere on the reels then you see a large red dice. The number that lands on determines the number of free spins you will receive and another dice will decide the multiplier you play with.
In the past one of the best features was the hold button. Would holding one or more of the reels be a good idea with a big win likely to occur as a result the next time the reels were spun? Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t but that’s playing slots for you. This game has a hold feature and after each spin you can hold one of them in place simply by pressing the hold button.
You need three matching symbols to get a win in this game but two is also pretty useful. That’s because two matching symbols triggers the auto-hold feature which will keep those symbols there and hopefully a matching third one will come along for you. Now we come to the stopwatch symbol. If you get three of those on the reels that triggers the Cash Unlimited feature. Whatever amount is shown on that stopwatch is how much you have won and hopefully it will be a large amount.
This slot also has a gamble feature and it lives up to its name. When a winning combination comes along this option comes into play. It’s only an option and you can decide just to get on with the next spin. If you do decide to play this feature, you have to try and correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Get the choice right and your win is doubled and there are four other chances to do that and win more. One wrong choice is all it takes for you to lose all your win so be careful with this feature.
If you want to find out more about how this game works, it’s an easy task. All you have to do is access the paytable and you will find that’s packed with information about the game. That includes details about how much the wining combinations are worth and where the pay-lines are. Have a few free games too in to see how this works in all its glory.
If you find the gameplay in this slot attractive then there are other games that you can try your luck on. If playing dice themed slots appeals to you then try your luck on ‘5 Hot Dice’ from EGT. That also has five pay-lines to try and get wins on and has its emphasis on spinning the reels rather than special features. If you want to play another game that has a lot of fruit on its reels then try out the Novomatic slot ‘Fruit Fortune’ which also offers its players the chance to win an ever-increasing progressive jackpot.
Another interesting release from Novomatic. It’s not the most sophisticated looking game but it is going to keep you interested for a while. The various features can get you some good wins and good luck with that stopwatch symbol. Be careful with the gamble feature though and try to hold onto wins.