Few slots come as simply titled as Ainsworth’s Dolphins. The title of this video slot tells you seemingly everything you need to know about the game, or at least its theme. Dolphins is, of course, an underwater adventure-themed  game, and one which costs a bomb to play. The latter shouldn’t be so surprising – most Ainsworth developed slots have been developed with high-rollers in mind. 

Not only is Dolphins a costly released which isn’t for players who prefer small-scale stakes, but the game is also highly volatile and comes without too many features woven into its design. The Ainsworth slot will cost players at least £1.20 a spin and could set them back up to £48 a game in all. The fact that prizes reach 1,000x a bet is not going to win over too many fans, as those £1.20 minimum stakes only see you play with 30 standard paylines which span the slot’s 5 reels. Thus far, you aren’t getting much value for money here.  

Special Features 

There aren’t too many slot special features to write home about in the Dolphins slot. Plenty of oceanic imagery can deliver modest wins, and these include treasure chests, fish, pearls shells and more. The Spanish galleon is by far the best symbol to keep an eye out for if you want to win playing the slot. 

The galleon may be the best paying symbol in the game, but the dolphin icon is the game’s wild. Dolphin wilds can substitute for any other icons save for scatters. Moreover, they appear stacked on the reels of the game to help players land wins. However, during the base game, they only show up on reels three, four and five. 

Scatter symbols are necessary if you wish to land the slot’s free spin bonus. To do this, players are going to need to land at least three of them anywhere on the screen, although five would be better. As well as triggering free spins, players will snap up scattered cash prizes with these emblems. 

Bonus Features 

A total cash haul of 2x, 10x, or 100x a bet can be won with 3, 4 or 5 scatters in Dolphins. It doesn’t matter how many scatters you acquire to trigger the bonus, though, three or more will always deliver a total of 10 free spins. During those spins, stacked wild symbols can now appear on the second, third and fourth reels. This makes it marginally easier for them to aid players in landing a win. Additional free spins can be won in Dolphins by landing more scatters on the reels while the free spin bonus is in play. 


Once again, Ainsworth has managed to underwhelm players with a slot release. This casino game is positively extortionate in terms of what it costs. It has so-so graphics; it doesn’t come with an array of features which evoke excitement, and there is a distinct lack of those in the first place. Ultimately, there are many better dolphin-themed slots you can play online, and cheaper ones to boot.