Dino Reels 81 is a megafauna-inspired video slot that games developer Wazdan released on December 2016. This game’s plot and thematic elements straddle two geologic times—the Mesozoic era that is especially notable for diverse dinosaurs and mammoths; and the present-day Meghalayan age that, contextually, is associated with gun-toting, megafauna-hunting and adventurous humans.
Relic Hunters (Wazdan; July 2019) is thematically related. Other Wazdan-owned video slots in the “81” gaming line are Mega Fruits 81 (July 2013), Welcome to Hell 81 (February 2016), Vegas Hot 81 (February 2016), Night Club 81 (February 2016), and Criss Cross 81 (November 2012). Dino Reels 81’s rival games include: Jurassic World (June 2017) from Microgaming, Dinosaur Adventure (March 2016) from Genesis, and Jurassic Giants (June 2017) from Pragmatic Play.
The noun “dino” is a truncation of dinosaur—one of the featured megafaunas—while “81” denotes the game’s maximum number of activable paylines. All symbols require four winning combinations.
Dino Reels 81 Game Characteristics
Dino Reels 81 has a partitioned beige 4X3 grid in a thick bony frame. There are two fossilized dinosaurs’ skulls on both sides of the gray top bar. The grid is fitted with a banner ad that is set on a rock fragment bestriding all reels. There are two sets of fixed paylines, nine symbols, nine total bets, a side game, no free games, and regularly pays from $0.10 to $12000.00.
Dino Reels 81 has one special symbol and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbol: the substitute and paylines-unlocking feature is a teeth-baring gold-framed “wild” brown tyrannosaurus rex escaping magma.
Ordinary symbols: a white-and-blue Apatosaurus in a woodland; an open-mouthed pterodactyl in flight; a brown triceratops in a woodland; a brown-and-gray stegosaurus in a desert; a saber-toothed tiger; a brown mammoth in a grassland; a lasso-wielding cowgirl in a white miniskirt, trapping in an evergreen forest; and a rifle-wielding male game hunter dressed in khaki and hunting in misty woodland.
On loading, Dino Reels 81 begins with the standard seven fixed paylines only. However, the “wild” tyrannosaurus can show up on the grid, thereby unlocking the entire 81 fixed paylines. The Dino Reels 81 cash bets: 0.10 (minimum), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
The $100.00 bet offers these Dino Reels 81 payouts for four winning combinations. “Wild” tyrannosaurus pays $12000.00. Apatosaurus pays $6000.00. Pterodactyl pays $1200.00. Triceratops pays $1000.00. Stegosaurus pays $800.00. Saber-toothed tiger, or mammoth pays $200.00. And the cowgirl, or game hunter pays $100.00.
Dino Reels 81 has two switchable seven-round side games. If the “cards gambling only” icon (under the settings) is ticked, there is a color-guessing side game; a player clicks either the glinting red dinosaur egg or black egg, prompting the playing card to flip to show the color of its face value—right predictions double the payout, while wrong predictions nullify the payout.
If the “cards gambling only” icon is unticked, the players guess which of the two closed doors has a chunk of meat or an armed game hunter. Tyrannosaurus is eagerly waiting in front of the closed doors. If the door opens to reveal a game hunter who shoots dead the dinosaur, the gambled amount is nullified; however, the door can open to reveal a chunk of meat that doubles the gambled amount. Dino Reels 81’s non-progressive jackpot is X691, which is $69100.00.
The good Dino Reels 81 software features include: “Ultra Lite” or “High Quality” modes; switchable low, standard, and high volatility levels; slow, average and fast speeds modes; screen magnifier; platforms supported: desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones; OS supported: Windows, iOS, Android, and html5; and 5-1000 autospins, with “stop autoplay” if the preset single win, cash decrease or cash increase limits exceeds $1.00-$1000.00 (in mobile devices) and $0.01-$1000000.00 in desktops.
The sounds include mooing, grunting, chattering, chirping, tribal drumming. and snorting. The animated 3D graphics include: smoky rifle, tumbling dusty fence gate, glimmer, roaring dinosaur, and netted winning symbols.
Luck in Dino Reels 81
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Dino Reels 81 is 96.44% and the house edge is 3.56%.