Dolphin Reef Slot Review

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C9Bet Admin Friday, December 8, 2017

We are back with yet another review of another enjoyable online slot by Real Time Gaming (RTG), with Dolphin Reef this time being the slot in question. Having been a consistent fixture at the leading online casinos since its launch in 2013, Dolphin Reef has always been an online slot that has been popular among players on 918 Kiss.

With a jackpot of 5,000x your spin bet and a number of bonus features that increase your potential for wins, Dolphin Reef is definitely an online slot that we think that most of you will find very appealing the next time you are at your favourite online casinos.

Check out the rest of our review to find out all you need to know about this addictive online slot from Microgaming.

Game Play

Dolphin Reef is a 5-reel, 20-pay line slot by Microgaming that boasts an RTP of 95.01%, a medium volatility and a bunch of enjoyable game features. Among those features, you will find a lucrative free spin round, wild symbols, expanding wilds and scatter symbols that will always give you an increased potential for payouts.

While the graphics on Dolphin Reef are far from the best you are likely to see, everything has been done to a good standard with plenty of colours, good artwork and animations that seem to run ultra-smoothly.

The backdrop of Dolphin Reef is that of the ocean floor and on the reels, you will see a bunch of colourful symbols that will hopefully lead you to your next big win. Among those symbols are your standard playing card symbols 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace which are where your lower value payouts are going to come from. As for the high value wins, these are going to come from the likes of the orange fish, turtle and starfish.

All wins on Dolphin Reef are multipliers of your spin bet with the lowest award you can get being 2x that bet. Those of you lucky enough to hit the jackpot through landing that orange fish five times across a pay line is going to be looking at a win of 5,000 times your spin bet.

Players can bet anywhere between 0.01 and 100.00 per spin on Dolphin Reef with this amount being easily adjusted through deciding how many of the 20 paylines to bet on and which coin values to use. This betting range is a pretty good one we feel although the top bet of just 100.00 might not be enough for some of you high-rollers out there. It is certainly ideal for those of you with smaller budgets, however.

Free Spins

Activating the games main feature requires you to land the dolphin wild symbols on the 2nd and 4th reels at the same time. Once you do, those wild symbols will expand to take up the entire reels and you will be given five free spins of the remaining three reels.

While five free spins does not sound like much, when you consider that you have expanding wilds filling up two reels, you are pretty much guaranteed a win on each spin. In fact, you are likely to create multiple winning combinations after each spin due to those expanding wilds.


As you already know, the wild symbols on Dolphins Reef are what activates the above free spins round. However, even if you are not able to find both wilds on the 2nd and 4th reels at the same time, these wild symbols can still help you to bring in some wins.

They can replicate any other symbol on the reels whenever there is a winning combination possible – even the scatter symbol. Usually, the wild symbol on most other online slots is not able to substitute for the scatter symbols, so this is a welcome addition.


Scatter symbols on Dolphin Reef are represented by a treasure chest and these can bring some healthy rewards if you manage to land at least three of them on the reels at the same time.

Three will payout 3x your total spin bet while four and five will payout 10x and 100x your spin bet respectively. While these wins might not seem like much compared to other symbols, the difference is that these scatters do not have to be part of a winning combination and can be located anywhere on the reels.

Gamble Feature

Whenever you land a win on Dolphins Reef, you are given the chance to either double or quadruple it. Through using the Gamble Feature after any win on the reels, players are given the choice of risking that win for a chance at turning it into more.

In order to win, a player must correctly guess either the colour of the next playing card to double their winnings or to guess the suit of the next playing card to quadruple their winnings. Get it wrong, however, and you stand to lose everything that you just won. The bravest among you might even go as far as trying to guess the right card five times in a row – which is the maximum amount of guesses that you are allowed.

Why Play Dolphin Reef

Microgaming has done what they usually do and have provided players with an online slot that has a good number of features and is extremely enjoyable to play. They are one of those names in the casino industry that you can always trust and when you play slots like Dolphin Reef, you will see just why.

Admittedly, we would have liked to have seen a bonus round on Dolphin Reef but the innovative free spins round with expanding wilds more than makes up for it. Unlock that round and you have a great chance of pulling in some impressive wins.

We suggest you give Dolphin Reef a test run to see if it ticks all of your boxes but we are certainly confident that most of you will have a whale (excuse the pun) of a time on this entertaining online slot by Microgaming.