Dr Toonz Slot Review 2021
This time, we’re going back in time to explore how the Reactoonz came to be. Dr Toonz was a highly respected scientist who risked it all to create the life forms that would later become known by many in the world of iGaming. Some think that Reactoonz was the first in the series, but it was in fact Energoonz. This release didn’t enjoy as much success as Reactoonz did, but it laid the foundation for a series that become legendary.
There’s certainly some controversy in there too. There’s a wide proportion of people who think that the original Reactoonz was light years better than Reactoonz 2. Can Dr Toonz provide a worthy experience for those disenchanted by Reactoonz?
Let’s go back to where the creations started, and witness the madness of Dr Toonz for ourselves in this Dr Toonz Slot Review
Dr Toonz Slot Theme
Dr Toonz may present a format far removed from what we’re used to with Reactoonz, but it’s definitely set in the same universe.
In the background you’ll see an underwater laboratory belonging to the mad Dr Toonz, and front and foremost you’ll see the loveable lifeforms that all fans of Reactoonz hold dear. To further fit the narrative of being set in the past, you’ll notice that all of the Reactoonz symbols this time around are baby toonz.
The music is another standout point of the overall design of Dr Toonz. A weird and wacky scientific soundtrack fits well with the slot, and when you get Free Spins you’ll be greeted with with the very same upbeat ryhthm heard first in Reactoonz 2.
Overall. Play’n GO has done a pretty stellar job in keeping the essence of the beloved Reactoonz alive and well in a prequel that differs so much in terms of gameplay.
Dr Toonz: Betting and Symbols
Betting options in Play’n GO slots are always incredibly accommodating to every kind of player. The lowest option here is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€100 per spin. There’s plenty of different increments in between the two, so everyone should feel catered for in Dr Toonz.
When it comes to symbols, Dr Toonz follows a similar story to slots that came before it. The pink creature is once again the highest paying symbol, and it’s followed by the green, orange and blue symbols. The one-eyed creatures once again make up the low paying symbols, and here we’ve got purple, red, green and yellow creatures.
There’s also a Wild symbol, this substitutes for all symbols except for the DNA Scatter Symbol.
Dr Toonz: The Base Game and Features
Reactoonz slots have historically been grid format slots with cluster pays mechanics, but that’s changed in Dr Toonz. This time, we’re dealing with 4,096 ways to win instead.
To form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 of any symbol from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel.
This time, the distinction between the Base Game and Free Spins are quite evident. Pink symbols all the way across the screen can indeed result in some great hits, but you’ll need a lot of them. To help you along your way, Dr Toonz has some handy features which can trigger via subsequent wins.
The Quantumeter starts at 0 to 2 charges on every spin in the Base Game.
Each Cascade makes the Quantumeter increment by 1, and 3 charges will trigger a feature. The Feature you’ll get will depend on the colour of the Quantumeter
- Quantum Wilds (Blue) – Adds 2 to 6 Wilds
- Metamorphosis (Yellow) – Transforms 5 to 8 symbols into another symbol.
- Disintegration (Red) – Removes all one-eyed (low paying) symbols and adds 2 Wilds to the Reels
As you can see, some of the inspiration here was undoubtedly taken from the Incision, Demolition, Alteration and Implosion features seen in previous slots.
These features can really be the difference between mediocre gameplay and wins and exciting gameplay and big wins, and they’ll be fundamental when it comes to Free Spins too.
Dr Toonz Free Spins
To trigger Free Spins in Dr Toonz, you’ll need at least 3 Scatters.
- 3 Scatters – 10 Free Spins
- 4 Scatters – 15 Free Spins
- 5 Scatters – 20 Free Spins
- 6 Scatters – 25 Free Spins
In Free Spins, the Quantumeter will start with at least 1 or 2 charges on every spin, giving you a higher chance at triggering the features, and to make matters even more interesting comes the Multipliers.
1 or more reels on every Free Spin are selected to have a x2 multiplier. This multiplier will double the win amount of symbols on that reel. Up to 6 multipliers may activate, which means that a win all the way across the reels will be multiplied by x64.
All of the features seen within the Base Game plus the added extra of a boosted Quantemeter and multipliers makes Dr Toonz extremely capable. Through testing it ourselves though, it did seem both hard to bonus and very harsh sometimes when it did. A few bonuses went by without seeing any significant wins, but there was a fair few that managed to go for 100x+
Dr Toonz: Our Verdict
I don’t think Dr Toonz was what anybody had in mind when envisioning something to succeed Reactoonz 2. All of the Reactoonz slots thus far have been grid slots, and despite its considerable differences, Reactoonz 2 was more similar to Reactoonz 1 than Dr Toonz is to any of them.
Despite how different it is, you can’t help but appreciate how Play’n GO dared to go in a different direction with this one. The reception for Reactoonz 2 wasn’t exactly overwhelmingly positive, so maybe it was a cut and dry decision from them to take it in what could be a more successful direction.
Overall, The Base Game itself isn’t too bad, but it can be dull at times, and the Free Spins can be very exciting with all of the features working together with a multiplier for potentially massive hits.
Dr Toonz has 22,000x potential, which sounds amazing, but Play’n GO are quite good at telling players what it’s theoretically capable of without actually showing it. On the RTP front, Dr Toonz looks pretty good at 96.25%, but there are many different RTP variants to check to see which one your favourite Casino has!
To summarise, we ourselves were skeptical about Dr Toonz considering how different it is to predecessors, but it quickly grows on you and the potential is very formidable.