Dr Dolittle is a famous children’s tale of a doctor who learns to talk to animals. Much fun and great adventures are had, and a little mayhem ensues as well. The scene is set beautifully overlooking a bay, probably of the village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, where the good doctor is at home. It’s all quite pretty and very nicely drawn.
The balloon ship is on its way to new adventures and we get an upbeat soundtrack that randomly stops every once in a while.
Dr Dolittle himself bears a striking resemblance to Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka. One might assume they share similar character traits. The is also a parrot, looking rather smart, a bespectacled horse and a black pug with a bow tie. The slot has a bit of a whimsical feel to it, even adorning the playing card symbols 10 to A with flowers.
The good doctor pays out 2x our stake for 5 of a kind. The parrot pays out 1.6 our stake and the horse and the pug both pay out 1.2x our stake for such a win.
You can play this game from 0.25 to 100.00
This game comes with well-known mechanics, giving us sticky wins and multiplier wilds. Whenever a winning combination lands on the reels, all symbols making up that win will become sticky and stay on the reels. The remaining symbols keep spinning for free and hopefully more symbols will be added to the winning combination.
Additionally, wild symbols becoming part of a win, will also add a multiplier. We can get up to four multipliers, giving us a maximum 5x multiplier on a win.
Finally, there is also a counter for the bonus symbols on the right-hand side above the reels. Any bonus symbols landing during the re-spins will be added here. Should you collect three bonus symbols here, you will trigger the free spins.
You can activate the free spins by either collecting bonus scatters as described above or by simply spinning three of them on the reels at once. We’ve done both and it makes no difference.
You will receive 10 free spins and, on every spin, a guaranteed wild will appear on the reels. It will wander around the reels and if it becomes part of a winning combination, a guaranteed 2x multiplier is added to the winning combination. Further wilds might be added, and we will continue to get free re-spins on sticky wins.
That usually means, you’ll be playing at least 15 or more spins thanks to the regular re-spins that you get. Wins of up to 250x your stake are possible here.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Tales of Dr Dolittle is 96.7%, which is an excellent value. Since this slot comes with a medium variance, you’ll get wins reasonably often, though with the sticky wins feature, you will rarely get big wins since the symbols aren’t worth much even for 5 of a kind. The multiplier wilds are what can save you here and add to your wins. Still, with maximum payouts of 250x our stake, this slot isn’t a big winner.
At first the theme didn’t capture it either. But on second look and after playing it for a while, we ended up quite liking it. The parrot is our favourite on the reels.
Overall, this slot will probably hold your attention for a little while and the great RTP means you can bag a few decent wins of 40x to 50x your stake during the free spins and then walk away to find something a little more exciting.
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