Why is it that if ever there is a scientist portrayed in a slot game, they have to be mad? Well, here’s the latest mad scientist in the form of Dr Enlarge-O. No rude jokes please, he just dreams of being able to make little things larger. Hopefully this Novomatic slot will do just that to your account balance as the wins come along.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of 25 pay-lines on its three rows of symbols. Those 25 pay-lines are a fixed amount so no need to do any complicated scientific calculations on how many to activate for each spin of the reels. You do need to work a stake out though and the minimum cost of playing all the pay-lines is just 0.25 and the maximum 1250. That will attract high rollers to this slot game. Just work a budget out that you can safely afford to play at.
The symbols in this game have an attractive look to them adding to the enjoyment of playing this slot. Mad scientists often get helped out by an Igor style assistant but that’s not the case here. There’s a rather attractive red-headed female assistant helping Dr Enlarge-O who is pictured with her clipboard ready to take down any details her boss has. We also get some tweezers, a flask labelled ‘Enlarged Vapor 3’, a Bunsen Burner and a robotic arm that does all the dangerous work the scientist is doing. The playing card suits get in the mood as they are inside beakers.
The wild symbol in this game simply says ‘Wild’ with what looks some sparks coming off it. It will spark your interest in the slot because it can substitute for other symbols to get you some valuable wins. It can’t replace the bonus symbol or any of the monsters.
It’s the monster symbols that you need to keep an eye out for. These only appear on the second, third and fourth reels but you’ll love it when they make an appearance. Any monster is also wild (what a surprise) and when it lands on the reels at the end of a spin, Dr Enlarge-O fires a laser across the reels (well it keeps him busy). This can only hit other monster symbols which then become expanding monsters and turn other symbols wild thus increasing the chance of you getting winning combinations. There’s ten of these monsters and they come in all different shapes and sizes, seems Dr Enlarge-O is doing a good job.
Make sure you do a bit of research before starting to pump some real cash into the Dr Enlarge-O slot game. It’s not the most complicated of slot game but a bit of prior knowledge is always going to prove useful. Access the paytable and that’s full of information such as the size of multiplier each winning combination has. For example, five wilds pay 1500x and five Dr Enlarge-O symbols 1000x. There’s also details about what those monster symbols do and the bonus game. Even better, play some free games to see all those lasers in action. It is an easy game to operate though with all the control buttons, including an autoplay feature situated underneath the reels.
In order to trigger the bonus round, you need to get three of the bonus symbols on the first, third and fifth reels. This award you a total of ten free spins and that’s all you will get as it is not possible to re-trigger them which is a shame. The monsters will be on the second, third and fourth reels
There’s a gamble feature in this slot and although it can be exciting, it’s also a bit dangerous. Get a win in the base game and you are given the chance to try and double it, all very tempting. All that is needed is to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. If you can, then that win you’ve just had is doubled, get it wrong and it’s goodbye to all that win. Just be a bit careful with this and don’t gamble sizeable wins this way.
There are several other games that share a fair few characteristics to Dr Enlarge-O. Try out ‘Cinema’ from CapeCod Gaming, that also has 25 pay-lines and offers expanding wilds that can help get you more wins. Also give a go to another Novomatic slot entitled ‘Shooting Stars.’ Nothing to do with Reeves and Mortimer, it only has the ten pay-lines on offer but it does include a free spins round with the chance to get big wins due to the presence of expanding wild symbols.
Another humorous and entertaining slot from Novomatic. That scientist really looks mad and heaven knows how his glamorous assistant puts up with him. Those monsters can certainly help get you some good wins and expanding wilds are always appreciated. The free spins round can be lucrative but it’s a shame that they can’t be re-triggered. As ever the advice with the gamble feature is to use it sparingly.