In the Doctor Love online slot by NextGen Gaming, we’re heading back to the groovy 70s for a heart-racing adventure with the smoothest medical professional of them all, Doctor Love, and his trusty sidekick, Nurse Nadia.
The theme is reminiscent of a “Carry On” film crossed with the American 70s comedy series, The Love Boat. Good humour is as important as good health in the good doctor’s hospital, so don’t be surprised when you encounter love heart-shaped painkillers, pastel pink crutches, and the cheesy grin of the dashing doctor.
Popular online slot game developer, NextGen Gaming, first released this game in 2012, although it has since created an equally entertaining sequel called Doctor Love on Vacation, which sees the doctor and Nurse Nadia head off to Hawaii to help look after hapless surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers.
The original game remains as popular as ever, largely due to its comical graphics and generous Free Games Feature which can award as many as twenty free spins and tripled prizes. Wild symbols also make it easier than ever to create winning combinations and snap up the most valuable pay-outs in the entire game.
Plus, with a minimum bet-per-spin of just 20p, everyone can take a trip (pardon the pun) to the hospital for the chance to convalesce with a colossal 5,000x their stake.
The amusing design of the Doctor Love online slot can’t fail to raise a smile on all who play it.
As it’s a seventies-themed slot, the background consists of pink and purple psychedelic swirls, and the game logo appears in a funky font over the top of the reel set.
The reels sit in the centre of the screen with the twenty paylines represented by numbers (from 1 to 20) down the left and right-hand sides. The reel set is made up of five reels and three rows on which you’ll encounter twelve different symbols. There’s a bunch of flowers with a “Get Well” card attached to it, a patient’s medical chart, a pair of pastel pink crutches, a nurse’s watch, a poorly gentleman covered in bandages with a thermometer sticking out of his mouth, an ambulance, a teddy bear, the pretty nurse (Nadia), a vial of medicine, a stethoscope, the Love Meter, and Doctor Love himself.
The majority of the paytable symbols award cash prizes when three or more of them land on adjacent reels from left-to-right, starting with the leftmost reel. The exception to this rule is the scatter symbol (N.B., the Love Meter) which pays regardless of where it appears.
Although the game is really easy to pick up, if you want to find out which symbols pay the most, how the wild and scatter symbols work or how the bonus game is triggered, you can read the rules and browse the paytable by clicking on the cog icon at the top-right of the screen.
The same cog symbol lets you alter some of the settings via a series of tabs. On the far left, there’s a speaker icon which toggles the sound effects on and off. Next to it, there’s a white arrow which allows you to set up the game’s Auto-Play feature. Auto-Play makes it possible for the reels to spin automatically a set number of times, and you can set it to between 1 and 100. Finally, the coin icon brings you to a screen where you can define how many paylines you wish to play the game with (N.B., you can opt for as few as one and as many as twenty), as well as the size of your stake (N.B., £0.01 to £10.00).
It only seems right that the good doctor gets to play the part of the wild symbol in the Doctor Love online slot, and his healing touch can prove particularly valuable as he’s the highest-paying symbol in the whole game.
As the wild symbol, the doctor can help you win bigger prizes more frequently by substituting for all other symbols except the scatter.
Most online slot games come with scatter symbols, and Doctor Love is no different. In this instance, the scatter is represented by a Love Meter, and it gives you scatter wins whenever it appears twice or more on the same spin. The Love Meter can also be used to trigger the bonus game.
There’s just one bonus round in the Doctor Love online slot, but it’s one that’s well worth waiting for.
It’s called the Free Games Feature, and it’s triggered when three, four or five scatter symbols land anywhere on the reel set. Three, four or five scatters give you ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively, and you can retrigger the feature if more sets of scatters come into view. Plus, there’s more good news to come, because every prize that you’re awarded during the feature is tripled in size!
Min Bet: 0.20p
Max Bet: £200
Progressive JP: No