Microgaming is sure to sweep you off your feet with the brand-new slot called Dream Date. Unusual in so many ways, the slot machine will provide players with a choice to select the era in which they will play the game – Modern or Historic, as well as choose their ideal date from the respective era. The love-themed game boasts several lucrative features, including the Hot Zones feature, awarding cash prizes of up to 40x your bet and the Free Spins feature, enhanced with expanding Wilds and a 2x multiplier. The top-prize on offer is a whopping 108,000 coins, so who could say that love is a losing game?
Dream Date slot machine features 5 reels and offers 243 ways to win. Before you start playing, make sure to adjust your stake and refer to the paytable. Press the Bet button to select a coin denomination ranging from $0.01 to $0.20. The Max Bet option will automatically set the highest stake allowed, whereas Autoplay will spin the reels for a chosen number of times without interruption. Finally, the Spin button will set the reels in motion.
Interestingly, the backdrop to the reels will be determined by the era you chose at the start of the game, so, if you opt for the historical era, you will be taken to the 19th century England, reminiscent of Jane Austin's books. In this era, you will come across archers, pirates, gladiators, and swordsmen. On the other hand, the modern era features a city landscape with James Bond-like characters, attractive girls, spies and firemen, too.
Wilds are represented by the Dream Date logo and they substitute for all other symbols to complete a winning, apart from Scatters and Hot Zone Bonus symbols. Traditional playing card icons make up the low-paying symbols on the reel set and they will appear regardless of the era you chose.
The main selling point of the Microgaming title is the Hot Zones feature, namely, the middle positions of the first and fifth reel are marked as Hot Zones. So, if you are lucky enough to land a lady symbol and any date in the Hot Zones, you will grab an instant cash prize of up to 40x your wager. However, if you land the lady symbol and your dream date in the Hot Zones, you will win a cash reward and also trigger the Free Spins feature.
The Free Spins feature can also be activated by hitting at least three Scatters anywhere in view, which will award 8 free spins. Moreover, should you land three Scatters, along with Hot Zones and Dream Date symbols, you will be awarded 16 free games. During this round, the game's logo will become Wild, and, if Wild pops up on the middle reel, it will expand turning the entire reel Wild. Each win the Wild reel contributing to will be subject to a 2x multiplier.
Dream Date is a medium volatility video slot with an average return to player of 96.45%. The somewhat cheesy theme will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea, however, underneath the sugary façade, there are some rather rewarding extras, so don't let the exterior deceive you. Overall, the romance-themed release is all about the Hot Zones and the Free Spins feature, where you can rack up some sizeable wins, including the mouth-watering top-payout of 108,000 coins!