Every doctor needs a break once in a while right? Well that’s just what this doctor has ordered for himself. NextGen Gaming has followed Doctor Love on Vacation to ensure he behaves himself. So, let’s head off to the tropical island where we too can wander along the beach and look for treasures hidden beneath the sand.
Doctor Love on Vacation is a 5-reel, 20 pay line slot offering an RTP of 95.43%. This is lower than we would normally see in a game of this kind, but there is an interesting bonus spins feature that more than makes up for the low RTP. The game itself is set on the beach of Doctor Love’ holiday destination, though we would have chosen somewhere further away from a volcano if it was us!
Your reels are encased in a bamboo structure and all the symbols are holiday themed. Higher value symbols include a bikini clad woman, a sunburnt man, a turtle and a plane. With lower value symbols including a flower necklace, a beach ball, a suitcase, a deckchair, a stethoscope and of course a martini glass. As the game progresses there is a music track that plays along that is almost Jamaican in feel, with a twist of 70’s tv show drama.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be adjusted up to £10 per line in play. With 20 lines to activate it means your spins can cost from 1p per spin, up to a massive £200 per spin! Use the blue and red arrow buttons above the lines in play and the cost per line in play to amend your bet amount.
Wild Symbol – Doctor Love is your wild symbol in all his blonde haired cheesy grinned glory. He will substitute for all other symbols in the game except of course, the scatter symbol. If he forms part of a winning combination, the prize for that line win will be awarded a x2 multiplier. Not only that but he is the highest paying symbol in Doctor Love on Vacation. Land x5 of the wild symbols on an active pay line to be awarded a x5000 your bet amount as a win.
Scatter Symbol – A yellow surfboard is your scatter symbol and landing three or more of these anywhere in view will trigger the bonus feature. Scatter wins are awarded here too, with wins given on top of any line wins landed if you have 2 or more scatters on the reels.
- 2 scatters will award x2 your bet amount as a win,
- 3 scatters will award x5 your bet amount as a win,
- 4 scatters will award x15 your bet amount as a win,
- 5 scatters will award x100 your bet amount as a win.
Bonus Spins Feature – Surfs up for anyone landing three or more of the surfboard scatter symbol. The number of bonus spins you are awarded is dependent on the number of scatter symbols you had when the feature triggered:
- 3 surfboard scatter symbols awards 12 bonus spins,
- 4 surfboard scatter symbols awards 16 bonus spins,
- 5 surfboard scatter symbols awards 20 bonus spins.
All wins during the bonus spins round have a x3 multiplier automatically awarded to them. But, land a win with a wild included and that win will then be given a x6 multiplier instead! You can also retrigger the bonus spins by landing more scatter symbols during the round. Any subsequent spins you collect will be added to the running total and continued until all have played out.
Gamble Feature – After any winning spin you have the chance to gamble it in the hopes you may double or quadruple your win. Click the gamble button and you will be taken to a new screen giving you a card turned face down. You have the option of choosing the correct colour to double your win, or the correct suit to quadruple your win. Choose correctly and you can gamble again up to 5 times but choose incorrectly and you will lose everything you have won and will be returned to the game.
Doctor Love on Vacation is a nice enough game to play, but it could have done with having more theme related features. That’s just our opinion though, because on the whole the game plays well enough once you turn off the distracting soundtrack. Wins occur fairly often in the base game, which is good as it keeps your balance ticking over while you wait for the feature to trigger. Once the bonus spins trigger this is where you will make the bigger wins, thanks to the additions of the x3 and x6 multipliers.