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Dolphins Pearl Slot
Novomatic's Dolphin's Pearl slot is a bit of a cult game here in the UK and I'm a big fan. You'll often
find it on the Gaminator machines or badged as "Novostar", "Novoline" or under the Admiral guise depending on where you play
it in land-based casinos but the online version is developed by Greentube, a Novomatic Group subsiduary.
I didn't used to really like the game...I was much more into the Book Of Ra
with it's expanding scatter symbol but that was probably because I'd only played the 5-payline original of Dolphin's Pearl at a casino
in Budapest and didn't get much joy from it. Now that the "Deluxe" version is online at a selected few casinos, the old Classic 5-line
version is no longer to be found.
The main difference between the original Dolphin's Pearl slot and the Deluxe version is the increase from 5 to 10 paylines
and some fresher imagery. It is basically the same slot but with a more modern feel but those of you who are already familiar with
Novomatic games will know that they have an old-skool feel to them, much like those from
Aristocrat. But to be honest, that is part of their charm in my opinion.
The key to profits on Dolphins Pearl (as with most online slots to be fair) is via the freespin feature. In fact,
Dolphin's Pearl and it's cousins, Lucky Lady's Charm and "Egyptian Experience" (which
are both basically clones of Dolphins Pearl Deluxe) are volatile games - what the industry terms as "high variance" -
meaning that winning anything decent in the base game is extremely hard. Even triggering the free spins can take an age
so you need a decent budget and a lot of patience!
When you get the 3 (or more) Oyster Shell scatter symbols that trigger the feature however (see the video below)
this is where the fun begins (hopefully!). You get 15 free spins at 3x which is pretty much the benchmark for slot machine
features these days but in Dolphin's Pearl you get new reel strips which give you more chance of winning - in particular
it adds more oyster shell symbols to each reel so you can retrigger the free spins.
I've had over 100 free spins on more than one occasion playing the Dolphin's Pearl slot and 60 - 75 several times more. If you can get
a retrigger then chances are you are walking away with 100x your bet or more. Of course there is no guarantee - I've frequently
come away with a lot less and no retriggers but hey, that's high variance slot games for you - you are taking the rough times
in the search of a huge win and the Dolphin's Pearl slot is a typical but fun example of such a game.
Video of Dolphin's Pearl's Bonus Feature
Where to Play Dolphins Pearl Slots
About The Casinos Above
Of all the places listed above, my favourite for Dolphins Pearl and other popular land-based games from Novomatic and IGT is
Grosvenor Casinos which is probably the best bet for UK players.
Players from some countries including Germany however have fewer options but Star Games
takes most players. They are slow to payout and answer emails but ultimately they are safe and do pay.
For Novomatic's full range of online games (which is extensive) then it has to be either the slow-paying but
safe Star Games site or the newer (and faster paying!)
QuasarGaming but both have a few country restrictions in place. Check out the page
on Novomatic games for more information on a wider range of games.
The UK-focused Sky Vegas site is the other website which has the Book Of Ra,
Lucky Lady's Charm and Dolphin's Pearl slots (Deluxe versions) and they are exemplorary but fussy about which countries they accept players
from. I've played there on and off for years and they have been very good.