You might be familiar with the 1998 film, starring Eddie Murphy, but Dr. Dolittle is a character that has been around for a lot longer than that. He’s the main character in a story which Hugh Lofting released in 1920, and now we appear to have that novel turned into a slot machine as well. It’s a cartoon-style game, and based on its design it doesn’t appear to have any connection with the film.
Designed at the usual excellent quality that I’ve come to expect from each Quickspin release, Tales of Dr Dolittle has a setup of 5x3 reels which displays 25 active lines at all times. The really good rounds will pay up to $25,000, and along the way the game will rely on features such as wild symbols, up to 5x multipliers, re-spins, scatters and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
You can set up the bet by using the total amount which will go into each round, but that’s it. The minimum available is $0.25, while the maximum can reach $100. That should give you a betting range of $0.01 to $4 for each line.
As for the rewards which may come your way, they don’t look that impressive at first, since you get only $200 per combo at best, but the available multipliers will boost that amount up to $1,000. If you take into account all the lines, rewards can reach $25,000 each round. Unfortunately, that’s only 250x the stake.
On the plus side, the game manages to have a good RTP, of 96.7%, and that’s despite the very low payouts that it seems capable of triggering. By the looks of it, it’s going to be a low volatility release.
Tales of Dr Dolittle Slot Features
One of the features which helps make this slot fun, the Re-Spin is activated whenever you have a winning combo formed. The symbols involved are locked, and then the others will re-spin for free. If new symbols appear, which can improve the existing wins, then the re-spins continue after locking them as well. You get paid only when the re-spins stop.
The Multiplier Wild is another one that I loved. It’s not just the fact that it contributes to the formation of new wins, that’s the standard. Here though, Multiplier Wilds will boost the rewards paid out by all wins from that spin. Depending on the number of Multiplier Wilds which are part of wins in a round, the payouts get boosted by 2x to 5x (for 1 to 4+ symbols).
The regular free spins are part of the game as well. You get 10 of them, in exchange for 3+ Bonus Scatters. For each free game, there will be at least one Multiplier Wild present. The same rules apply, so if it helps form a combo, all wins from that spin get multiplied by 2x or more.
Theme & Design
The story of Dr Dolittle is not a new one, close to a century old by now, but it’s still appreciated. It’s that original story that inspired this beautiful cartoon-style slot, and since it’s Quickspin that worked on it, I’m certain that you will enjoy its design. As symbols, you’re getting Dr Dolittle and various animals he treated, including a parrot, a horse and a dog. They included five Royals at the end of the list, but they were well designed.
Tales of Dr Dolittle has the right RTP, low volatility and exciting re-spins, which along with the wild multipliers will add a lot to your experience in this game.