When you’ve been producing high quality poker machines for as long as Ainsworth has, you’re always likely to find some absolute classic favourites and that’s definitely the case with 50 Dolphins. Admittedly, it is not the most original game ever – players know the links between Ainsworth and Aristocrat well and in some ways this game is like a cross between the latter company’s top games like 50 Lions and Dolphin Treasure. Nevertheless, both of those games are top notch in their own right so the chance to play a hybrid is one that is not to be missed! It also happens to be one of only a handful of Ainsworth pokies that is available to play online, although just like their Aristocrat counterparts, they are blocked here in Australia. Nevertheless, we’re going to take a look at everything that the game has to offer, which applies no matter where you’re playing.
The Pokie Style
As one of the older Ainsworth pokies, 50 Dolphins disposes of some of the flash and flair of their more recent releases, preferring instead to pack in some solid symbols that suit the theme perfectly. Everything from the backdrop to the icons – aside of course from the playing card symbols – has been designed to make the action as immersive as possible and the fact that the game is so popular leads us to believe that they have definitely succeeded!
The elements of 50 Lions that embody themselves on 50 Dolphins mainly revolve around the betting options. For example, both games offer players the chance to bet over a full fifty win lines, with the main board extended to four rows of symbols as a result. Potential coin denominations can be as large or small as you like pretty much, so it is a game that suits any kind of budget.
Features and Bonuses
You’ll only need one guess to work out which symbol is the wild card. We can’t hear you, but we know you’re correct as it is the dolphin. It will fill in for anything other than the medallion scatter, which will trigger the main bonus round. Three or more in view will launch a round consisting of ten free spins, and you can grab further free games in sets of five for the same combination within the round itself. The dolphin wild also becomes stacked during the round on the second, third and fourth reels, so while there may not be a multiplier in play, there are certainly plenty of chances to win each and every time you play.
As noted, the game actually is available online in some countries, solidifying its position as one of Ainsworth’s best known titles. However, that is of course of little use here in Australia, but it still takes up plenty of space in pokies clubs across the country. That means that you’re perfectly poised to enjoy some solid, feature packed action next time you find a cabinet!