Thu, Aug 29, 6:45pm by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:08am
Horse Racing fans will be familiar with the Derby, a classic horse race ran in the UK every year, with a history stretching back all the way to the 18th century. This race has inspired many others over the years, most notably the Kentucky Derby in the US. This RealTime Gaming designed pokie focuses on the big race, with a packed crowd watching the action on the turf. On the reels, the focus is on the horses themselves, with both the wild and the scatter featuring a thoroughbred. A female race fan, a jockey, a trophy and a pair of binoculars also appear on the reels.
Derby Dollars is a fun gambling machine, where the bonus feature action can be triggered regularly. Check out the ‘favourites’ of the features:
The scatter symbol features a gold coin showing an image of a thoroughbred, possibly one of the late, great winners of the famous race. Land 2 or more scatter symbols on consecutive reels from left to right and you’ll be awarded the following prizes:
Every time you land a win during this free spins bonus feature, the win amount is immediately trebled, ensuring that these spins will be the most valuable in the game. Throughout the feature you’ll find more wild symbols and scatters in play, ensuring bigger wins and more opportunities of retriggering the feature.
If you like a nice sized progressive jackpot, Derby Dollars might be the game for you. The progressive jackpot on offer at this RealTime Gaming pokie can reach around the A$100,000 mark, making for a potentially life changing win.
To win the jackpot, you simply have to play, and the award can be yours after any spin. Your chances of landing this nice sized prize increase the higher the stakes you play.
The wild symbol features a close up of a horse at high speed, its mane blowing in the wind. This wild will substitute for all other symbols in the game apart from the scatter and has a top prize of 3,333 coins for the maximum five in a row, while prizes go all the way down to a 2-coin award if you simply hit a wild on reel one.
You’ll win 2,000 coins when landing the female racing fan five times in a row, while the jockey pays 1,000 coins. The jockey symbol pays 1,000 coins and the trophy and the binoculars each pay 500 coins. The symbols are completed by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A which have top prizes of between 250 and 100 coins.
The backdrop to Derby Dollars shows the famous Epsom racetrack, the packed grandstands and the green of the turf, surrounded by trees in the distance. The reels are white featuring a cream pattern, while the range of symbols add colour to the game.
The design does have a basic feel overall, although the wild symbol comes to life with animation when you win, featuring a horse and jockey in a sprint for the line. Any wins are greeted with the sounds of trumpets – the perfect soundtrack to a win.
RealTime Gaming have designed a pokie in Derby Dollars that will appeal to all horse racing fans. The game isn’t a complicated one and the graphics are relatively basic, with the main focus on enabling players to win big. The progressive jackpot prize is the real highlight, while the free spins feature is certainly worth playing. Enter the free spins and retriggers come along regularly, while the 3x multiplier is there to give every win an enhanced odds multiplier.