- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £2
- Maximum Bet: £60
- Maximum Payout:
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Dream Date Slot Review
Microgaming is about to release a brand new slot that they called “A Classic Tale of Love” that will stand the test of time. This love-themed video slot goes under the name Dream Date and will follow two attractive girls from different periods of time – one girl is in a modern world, while the other is from the historic era. You will chose for yourselves in which era you will play the slot. The main task is to pick the perfect date from 4 eligible men and after that you can benefit from the Hot Zones feature and the Free Spins feature. Win instant cash prizes and trigger up to 16 freebies with expanding multiplier wilds in the five-reel slot that offers 243 ways to win.
Both eras offer four different dream dates, so if you chose to go back in time, you will meet a handsome Don Juan-like man, Pirate, Gladiator, or a Woodcutter. In modern era, you can pick the Secret Agent, Firefighter, Motorcycle Rider or the Pool Cleaner, whichever you see fit. Remember that the symbol you choose to be the Dream Date becomes the symbol that pays the most. What is unique for both eras is the Heart Wild symbol, the Logo Scatter that triggers free spins and card suits that serve as low-paying symbols. Depending on the era you chose, one of two attractive girls will also appear on the reels.
The moment you start the 2018 release, you will have to pick one of two eras on the offer. This will determine the whether you will set the reels of the slot in a historical background, or in modern times, but also which of the four dream dates and which of the two girls will appear on the reels. The Microgaming title features a standard 5×3 layout and benefits from 243 ways to win, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Betting starts at £0.15 per spin, while the maximum possible wager is set at £60. The control panel is the same for both eras and offers the same options.
We will first talk about the Hot Zone feature. There are two hot zone spots on the central positions of reels 1 and 5. Land the Girl and her Dream Date in these hotspots and you will get an instant cash prize of up to 40 times the bet and you can also get 8 free spins. There is one more way to trigger the Free Spins feature. Land three or more Logo Scatters and you will also get 8 freebies. If you trigger the feature with three or more Scatters and the Hot Zone feature in the same spin, you will get 16 free spins. During the Free Spins feature the Dream Date will serve as a Wild that substitutes for all other dates on the reels. Any Wild symbol that lands on the central reel in freebies will become an Expanding Wild that will double all winnings when part of a winning combination.
Since the game is yet to be released, we still cannot say how big the maximum payout will be. If our sources are correct, the Heart Wild will be the most generous symbol in the 2018 release, delivering 50 times the bet for five of a kind. The Dream Date symbol will pay up to 25 times the stake for the maximum combination. The Hot Zone feature can reward you with 40 the bet. Freebies will definitely deliver big, with plenty of Wilds and expanding multiplier Wilds available.
Dream Date on Mobile
All interested parties will be able to search for their Dream Date anytime, anywhere, because the Microgaming title will be playable across multiple platforms. If you choose to enjoy the 2018 release on your mobile devices, you will be pleased to know that Dream Date can be played in portrait and landscape mode.
+ Two reels set in two periods of time
+ Rewarding features
+ Innovative gameplay
– Theme of the game will not be suitable for everyone
– Generic card suits symbols
– Free spins cannot be retriggered
Our first impression is that his is a bit of a girly game, so the question remains how many spinners will decide to look for a “perfect date” and choose between two eras and four different good-looking men. Apart from the restrictive theme of the game, the 2018 release is quite a decent slot, when it comes to the special features incorporated, because punters will be able to win plenty. As for the visuals, we have to be completely honest and say that we expected more from Microgaming, because we feel that the graphics could use some polishing.