In online slot design, experimentation is the name of the game. If a software vendor can experiment with new gameplay, theme, or presentation, it’s a surefire way of getting a loyal set of players. Well, almost. So I’m pretty impressed with Play’n GO in the way it designs and markets its slot machines. Just take a look at Dr. Toonz slot, a 4×6 grid, and high volatility production that introduces players to an eccentric doctor working in a laboratory. Visuals-wise, this game is like a merger of Reactions and Emergoonz, but it brings something extra to the reels.
Although this game comes with a playful and almost cartoonish feel, it still brings some serious features and payouts on the screen. With a standard 96.25% RTP, Dr. Toonz boasts Multipliers of up to 64x during the Free Spins, and winning combinations are removed through a cascade mechanic. There’s a Quantumeter too, which is charged for every win, and once fully charged, it activates one of three features. With Play’n GO experimenting on a few exciting features, this game quickly gets the attention of players looking for something new and entertaining.
This game follows the design tradition of Reactoonz, another Play’n GO production. Here, you will meet the creator of the colorful and fascinating alien creatures that can bring you rewards. But more than its unique and entertaining theme, this game also packs a few more interesting features with some cons too. As part of our complete coverage of the game, we start by highlighting the game’s pros and cons.
You’re forgiven if this game reminds you of Reactoonz. The game’s design is actually inspired by the early releases of Play’n GO that include Emergoonz. Similar to Reactoonz 2, you will meet colorful and fun-loving aliens that can guide you to winnings. The aliens’ design as paying symbols is a bit odd and strange but it works in the overall delivery of a fun slot machine. You have the One-Eyed and Two-Eyed Alien Critters, which makes every random spin entertaining.
Aside from these fun critters, you need to watch out for the Atom-like symbol, which serves as the game’s Wild. This can replace other symbols on the screen except for the Scatter and it also pays up to 2x your bet for six-of-a-kind.
The fun and unique vibe of this game spill into its gameplay. Since it’s a 6-reel game, the maximum number of symbols in a winning combo is six matching symbols. This game comes with 4,096 ways which can grow to 262,144 ways to win. In Dr. Toonz, you can start collecting payouts by matching at least three symbols starting from the left. As mentioned, the paying symbols in this slot are categorized into two- the One-Eyed Aliens as the low-paying symbols and the Two-Eyed Symbols which serve as the high pays. The payouts in this slot are a big low, ranging from 0.5x up to 1x your stake. Also, as you make a winning combination, winning symbols are removed from the screen using the cascade mechanic.
To enjoy the fun experimentation of the reels, you need first to set up your bet per spin. In the Dr. Toonz slot, stakes start at 0.20 credits which you can increase to 100.00. You can easily pick your preferred bet using the Menu below that lists bets in different colors.
Another interesting symbol that’s worth checking out is the Double Helix Scatter. With at least three Double Helix Scatters landing on the screen, you can unlock the game’s Free Spins. Collecting three, four, five, or six Scatters will reveal 10, 15, 20, and 25 Dr. Toonz free games. Yes, the free games reward from this bonus are huge, but you are not given a chance to retrigger the feature. The only way to enhance the bonus round is through the Quantumeter. This is a cool addition to the game, and I think it separates Dr. Toonz from Reactoonz.
As part of the rules, the Quantumeter charges by 1 for every winning cascade with three charges required to fill it. Once it’s fully charged, it activates one of the following features during the bonus:
As a Play’n GO production, I have high expectations from Dr. Toonz slot. In terms of its visual production, I am quite impressed with the theme and choice of symbols. Sure, it takes inspiration from the previous Reactoonz slot, but the game remains fresh as always, and it’s always fun to play random spins thanks to the cute critters.
What makes this slot machine stand out is its use of unique features, particularly the Quantumeter. The Free Spins and Multipliers of up to 64x are standard offerings in many slot machines, but the Quantumeter really set this game apart. And with a 22,000x your bet top payout, who can say no to the beautiful works of Dr. Toonz on the reels, right?