Just in case you couldn't get enough of the original Dice & Roll slot machine by Euro Games Technology, then you can enjoy the same gameplay and same classic theme on an even bigger scale. That is because this upgraded version of the 5-reel fruit machine themed slot has double the number of paylines to 40, meaning that there are many more ways to line up some fruity wins. The same stretching wild symbol is involved and the usual EGT side games are all accounted for.
The only thing that's missing is the big buck paying scatter symbol from the original game – leaving the grand jackpot at a slightly underwhelming 15,000 credits.
If you are familiar with the original game, then you can expect to find all of the same fruity and vintage slot machine symbols popping up on the reels of More Dice & Roll. There are luscious looking cherries, citrusy lemons and oranges, plums ready for the picking, a succulent slice of watermelon and some irresistibly tempting grapes. Spinners will also come across a red lucky number 7, a golden bell and some rolling dice – just to add that extra layer of traditional gambling authenticity to the proceedings.
As far as classic slot machines go, this game is perfectly well designed and delivered to show its icons in great detail and vigour. Basically, this is a very good compromise between the charming simplicity of a traditional arcade slot machine and a visually stunning video slot.
The main difference between this slot machine and its predecessor is the fact that it has more paylines and more reel positions. The game screen shows a 5x4 set of reels, meaning that 20 symbols will be shown on any one spin and there are 40 fixed paylines available to turn these symbols into winning prizes.
Because those paylines are permanently placed, all of the total bet options at the bottom of the screen must therefore be divided by 40 in order to work out the “bet per line”. It is useful to do this because then we can easily deduce the common line bet multipliers that are awarded for particular winning combos. So, if you choose to play with a maximum total bet of 800, the amount of credits that will be multiplied is actually only 20.
Line bet multipliers start from as little as 5x for finding three cherries, lemons, plums or oranges in a row from left to right. However, lining up five of these fruits will payout a 50x multiplier. Watermelons and grapes are significantly more valuable, offering a payout value of 150x when five align on a payline. Next up and the bell icons will give no more than 300x the line bet value and five 7s will pay 400x. The most rewarding of all game symbols are the red dice icons because five of these on a line will roll out the games standard play jackpot multiplier of 750x.
Admittedly, that doesn't sound like a big top payout – and it isn't compared to a lot of other slot machines. However, do bear in mind that there are 40 paylines to provide winning sequences, so you will find that this game offers little prizes on a relatively frequent basis.
Not only will the dice icons award this slot machine's most lucrative payout, but they also have a special characteristic which will help to send your wins rolling in the right direction. Whenever this icon appears on the reels, it will expand to cover all adjacent reel positions in each possible direction while also substituting for all other game icons.
So, if this wild symbol appeared on the third reel, it will end up covering the second and fourth reels too, and therefore it could easily link up matching icons on the first and fifth reel to pay out a five-in-a-row multiplier. Or, if a wild symbol appeared on the second and fourth reels, then you could easily be looking at a whole load of dice icons, which would pay out a very tasty set of jackpots.
With this wild symbol and a whole load of paylines in play, spinners might just find that this game offers a lot of promising potential for wins. Plus, even if the spins aren't bringing in the big bucks, there is always a double-or-nothing gamble game to help you get things moving, not to mention the randomly awarded Jackpot Cards feature. As such, More Dice & Roll is a very enjoyable game to play and will appeal to both retro slot enthusiasts and video slot spinners alike.