Hang out with everyone’s favourite animal whisperer and a quirky bunch of animal companions on the slot from Quickspin. Based upon the series of classic Dr Dolittle novels from 1920, this game pays homage to the world-famous animal lover with a heart of gold. A respin feature, progressive multipliers and a free spins round will keep you well entertained while providing the chance for wins of up to 250 times your stake on every single spin.
Tales of Dr Dolittle is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. You can play the game on desktop, mobile and tablet from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. The RTP of this low to medium variance game is set at a generous 96.72%.
Open the game to be taken to Dr. Dollitle’s realm on top a hill. A serene countryside scene with the house on the left and a lake feature in the background of the game window. A variety of domestic animals and Dr. Dolittle in a semi-cartoon style feature prominently on the reels. A catchy soundtrack is only interrupted by the usual reel sound and win count noises.
The card royals from 10 to A ornamented with flowers are at the low end, paying 0.6x to 0.96x your stake for a five of a kind. They are followed by dogs, horses, parrots and Dr Dolittle himself. Pays for a 5OAK increase to 1.2x to 2x your bet, which is rather mediocre, to put it mildly. The wild is a tile with an X and two llama heads, substituting for all regular pay symbols while the bonus symbol is Dr Dolittle’s flying machine.
Any winning combination in the base game and free spins triggers the respin feature. All winning symbols will lock in their place, and the rest of the symbols will respin. Any symbols that add to a winning combination will be locked as well, and the remainder spins again. The feature ends when no more symbols land that connect to the winning combo or when the entire screen is filled with symbols. Wins are evaluated and paid after the feature ended. Having bonus scatter symbols land on the reels will not trigger the respin feature.
And there is a kicker that will elevate the low line pays to something more acceptable. Any wild symbol, that is part of a winning combination, awards a multiplier to all wins in the spin sequence. They will also lock in place for the respin if they are part of the winning combo.
To conclude, a full screen of the top symbol without any wilds pays 50x your bet which will rise to measly 250x your stake with the maximum x5 multiplier. Quickspin might have set a record for the lowest full-screen win as I can’t remember a slot paying less than 50x the sake.
Hit three or more scatters on a spin or collect the same amounts over an entire round with respins to trigger 10 free spins, which cannot be retriggered, elevating the mediocrity level by another notch. You can see the current number of collected scatters in the display in the top right corner of the game window.
During the feature, and now hold your breath, the game will spin one guaranteed multiplier wild onto a random position on the reels in every free spin. It still needs to be part of a winning combo to actually have the multiplier applied to the winnings, yet still, it increases the chance to hit something. And that’s it, finish your free spins and run with the profit as fast as you can.
Don’t really know what to write as a verdict. First, the Tales of Dr Dolittle slot is a clone of The Wild Chase which was released in 2016. Second, it comes with the same low pays as the original. Chasing a 250x bet win is worse than playing Starburst, to be honest. I predict this slot will find fans among casual players but will probably be a no-go for hardcore slotting folks. By the way, Casumo players had the chance to play it for a year as the game was first released exclusively at Casumo in April 2018.