Dream Date is the Microgaming slot machine that’s slotted for release in April 2018, and it’s designed entirely around women dating, in both modern and historic eras. The ladies also seem to be the target audience for this slot machine, which looks like it could’ve been released for Valentine’s Day just as easily.
In Dream Date, the game will involve 5 reels to spin with 243 ways to win that combinations may form on. Apparently, wins of $108,000 are a possibility in a single round, though the free spins and their multipliers will have something to do with that. Other than that, you also have expanding wilds, scatters and Hot Zones to take advantage of.
Betting and Prizes
For betting purposes, there are 15 lines that you use, which is quite a low number for a slot with 243 ways to win (not that I’m complaining). You start from the bare minimum of $0.15, and if you increase the total all the way to $60, you can get a line bet of up to $4 going.
The ideal time to win a payout in this game is through the free spins and with the multipliers of 2x applied at the right time. You could get 1,800x the stake back, which could mean $108,000 in this particular slot. Obviously, the individual wins will not be that profitable.
The entire concept of Dream Date is to try to simulate a date between a man and a woman. The game does this through its Hot Zone areas, which are placed on the 1st and 5th reels, in the middle position. The Hot Zones need to host the lady and her date in those positions, in order to trigger a payout of up to 40x the stake, along with free spins. If you get another date in the Hot Zone, then only the cash prize is triggered.
Besides the previous method, the same free spins can also be obtained through scatter symbols, the likes of which you need present at least three times. You get 8 free spins this way, while if the Hot Zones are involved as well, you get 16. For this feature, the Dream Date symbols are transformed into wilds and when appearing on reel 3 they will expand and will have a 2x multiplier to apply.
The wild feature in this case is the symbol with the Heart. It pays the most on its own, up to 50x your stake, or $3,000. It also acts as a replacement, which will happen most of the time when you get it.
Theme & Design
In terms of theme, the romance is in the air and the idea is that you simulate a date between a lady and a man. There are two locations for you to choose from, one in a modern city, the other in the Middle Ages. The images on the reels look like they were obtained from some romance novel, with a woman that’s all dressed up for the date and with a beautiful blonde man that looks like he’s taking his shirt off in the middle of a garden. It’s a bit of a girly design, but it can work well enough for women that prefer this kind of look. Lower paying symbols are still going to have card suits, and not particularly interesting ones.
Dream Date can be fun for some players and it seems like the sort of game that you’d expect to find for Valentine’s Day.