Tales of Dr.Dolittle
Quickspin’s April 2019 slot release, Tales of Dr. Dolittle, is based on the animal whispering physician from Hugo Lofting’s 1920’s classic novels and features a cast of colourful critters alongside the good Dr himself.
This is a medium volatility slot played on a 5x3 reel set with 25 paylines. The game benefits from multiplier wilds, a free spins bonus round, and respins after every win with locked winning symbols.
Tales of Dr. Dolittle has an RTP of 96.72% and is playable from €0.25 to €100 per spin at Quickspin casinos.
Design & Symbols
The backdrop to Tales of Dr. Dolittle is a landscape scene with the Dr’s house on the edge of a cliff overlooking a picturesque coastal scene below. Flying above the house is an early 20th century airship. The detailed, quirky artwork fits perfectly with the quirky theme An upbeat brass and percussion led backing track accompanies play.
Low value symbols are represented by the 10-A royals, with higher value symbols taking the form of; a pug with a bow tie, a horse with spectacles, a parrot, and of course Dr. Dolittle. The Doctor is the highest paying regular symbol, with 5 on a payline worth twice the bet size. The wild is a golden X with two Llamas on a purple background and the scatter is the front-end of the airship.
In both the base game and the bonus round all wins come with sticky wins and respins. Likewise both games benefit from multiplier wilds. Land 3 scatters to activate 10 free spins.
Winning combinations trigger one respin. During the respin all winning combinations will remain sticky while the remainder of the symbols spin. If either the current win is improved or another win lands during the respin then the feature will continue. Respins will continue to be awarded until no new or improved wins land.
A wild forming part of a winning combination adds a 2x multiplier to the win value. Two, three, or four wilds forming part of the same win will result in a 3x, 4x, or 5x win multiplier being applied. Once again this feature occurs in both the base and bonus games. Wilds only appear on reels 2-5.
10 free spins are awarded for landing three scatter symbols anywhere in view. During free spins at least one X wild is guaranteed to hit the reels, although a winning combo is not guaranteed. There is no way to retrigger free spins, although a win streak is still possible via the respin feature.
Our Thoughts on Tales of Dr. Dolittle
Quickspin has delivered a charming low/med variance slot in Tales of Dr. Dolittle. It’s extremely simple to follow, offers some nice features and will suit the recreational player looking for a bit of fun. This game is unlikely to appeal to hardcore slot gamblers due to the relatively low volatility and mediocre potential, but that certainly doesn’t make it a bad slot. Visually, Quickspin has delivered once again, and the whimsical soundtrack is very easy on the ears.
In summary, although tales of Dr. Dolittle is hardly reinventing the wheel, it is a solid addition to the Quickspin portfolio. Innovation may be the way forward, but occasionally it’s nice to stand still and take in your surroundings. It’s no game-changer – but it’s worth a punt!