Dr. Toonz Review
Dr. Toonz is the latest addition to the hugely popular Reactoonz slot series. This 6-reel, 262,144 ways to win Space-themed slot is significantly different from previous entries in the series as it's no longer cluster pays, but we think Play'n Go have gotten this game right!
Players can charge up a Quantumeter by way of cascading wins to trigger Quantum wilds, Metamorphosis and Disintegration... In addition to this, landing between 3 and 6 scatter symbols can trigger up to 25 free spins with multipliers in play!
Play'n GO set the tone nicely from the moment the game is launched by dazzling players with an opening screen that sees a pair of eyes look around before Dr Toonz loudly exclaims "Oh ho! I am Dr. Toonz!" before the reels (and Dr. Toonz) are dramatically revealed, it certainly grabbed our attention and got gameplay off to a good start.
Dr. Toonz himself floats on a small floating spaceship to the left of the game reels. This ship holds onto a special ball of energy that grows and grows with each win, exploding and causing something special to occur later on down the line. The game reels are special liquid-filled tubes that play host alien symbols that you'll instantly recognise from Reactoonz and Reactoonz 2.
Low paying symbols are yellow, green, orange and purple one-eyed aliens whilst high paying symbols are two-eyed blue, orange, green and purple aliens. The game's wild symbol is an unstable purple atom whilst the scatter is a colourful strand of DNA.
A low-key sci-fi soundtrack plays gently in the background along with the sound of the flowing liquid-filled tubes... There's also a whole host of voice-acted clips.
Normally, we'd be incredibly complimentary of a game that has voice acting, but we found Dr. Toonz to be a bit too much if we're being completely honest.
We quickly realised that if you load the game and don't make any spins immediately then you're bombarded with the same repetitive audio clip of Dr. Toonz snoring or shouting "come on!" at you... And boy did it get annoying in less than a minute.
The voice clips aren't as regular when the game is actually being played normally, but if we ever took a break from spinning the reels then we found we had to mute the game, and that's not ideal... Props to Play'n GO for making an effort, but they perhaps need to tone it down a little bit in places.
You'll quickly realise that this slot is nothing like the original Reactoonz games, rather than being played on a grid as a cluster pays slot this slot plays like a traditional 6-reel slot. Winning combinations are removed from the reels and new symbols cascade into view, re-filling the empty positions, potentially forming brand new wins.
Like the previous games there's a Quantumeter that can see Quantum wilds, Disintegration and Metamorphosis occur, however it does work slightly differently to the original slots, and all in all, it's actually slightly easier to understand and play in our honest opinion.
A traditional Play'n GO action bar featuring scientific Reactoonz theming sits along the bottom of the game reels. Here players can access an information page, change their stake, set unlimited automated spins and spin the reels manually.
This high volatility slot has a standard RTP of 96.25% (which may vary significantly depending on which site you're playing at). The maximum players can pick up playing Dr. Toonz is a cool 22,000x their stake, which is out of this world! Big wins will mainly come by way of the free spins bonus which features multipliers on certain game reels... The Quantumeter also does a pretty grand job at rewarding players.
One of our biggest gripes with the original Reactoonz slots was that they were just too damn confusing! Don't get us wrong, this game still requires a little light-reading ahead of gameplay, but it's 100% an improvement on the latter two slots.
It's genuinely so much more fun to play, just because it's easier to understand... Simple is good!
The fact that the win potential has shot up from an uninspiring 5,083x to a very healthy 22,000x is a massive upgrade and we're well impressed with that... Good job Play'n GO!