Dolphin Coast may be the pride of Microgaming, with its 5-reels 5-rows and 3125-ways to win, but never for me. I quite like the game with its good win possibilities, but playing the game itself is another thing. I could save myself a lot of eye-strain by running it on autoplay whilst not watching the screen intensely all the time, but I'll be losing out on all the fun. Ever wondered how you had a marvelous big win in a game whilst you were away? You come back and see this huge big win on the screen, but you can't even know how that win came about. That makes me very irritable, for not being able to see it happen! Yeah, you can search or request for that win screenshots, but that's like watching the World Cup final game one week later!
Anyway, the logo is the Bonus symbol, appearing only on reel 3, awarding the Wild Dolphin Bonus game, whereby you pick one dolphin to win a multiplier for the current win on screen, from 2x - 4x the total bet. The paytable shows 'win up to 800,000 coins' but I really cannot see this happening. The Grey Dolphin is the Wild symbol, it doesn't pay anything for itself, comes Stacked on reels 2 and 4 in the base game, and can appear on all reels during the Free Spins game, but not Stacked. What the argh is this! Why can't the stacking of the Wild symbols follow through during the free spins? Real odd!
5 Scatter symbols pay 100x the total bet as usual, getting 3 or more scatters triggering 15, 20 or even 25 free spins but without any multiplier, and more free spins can be retriggered. However, the Wild Dolphin Bonus game cannot be triggered during the free spins. The paytable shows 'win up to 7,500,000 coins', but oh boy, this is probably nothing more than just a big hype to me. I just cannot see this happening, especially when it's coming from a Microgaming game! Furthermore, all the symbols in the game have very low win values too, from 250x down to 80x the line bet for 5 of each kind, so I just cannot come up an equation that can pay 7,500,000 coins! Can you?
As I've mentioned earlier on, this is one game I dare not play for long periods of time, so my plays on Dolphin Coast have always been brief and short. True, I may not have given the game a good run to know its winning capabilities, but this doesn't bother me at all. I've had very low wins of under 10x my bet, I've had decent wins of up to 52x, only one good win of 94x, with nothing higher than that, but that's about as far as I would go on Dolphin Coast. It's a fairly good game but just isn't for me.