Dino Reels 81 slot review

By Wazdan

Dino Reels 81 Slot

Dino Reels 81 Basic info

Game provider Wazdan

Release Date 12/2016

RTP 96.42%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Low

Min bet $0.01

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 691

Gamble Feature Wilds, Volatility, Max. lines, Mobile version, Quick play

Layout 4x3

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

The only way that dinosaurs and ice-age beasts could roam the world together is in the Dino Reels 81 slot by Wazdan. But don’t mind the laughable premise too much, as the game is about making cash wins. The reason why the number 81 is in the title is because the seven paylines can expand to 81 as per the game’s extra feature.

If a mood for time travel ever crops up, this may be the online slot game that takes you furthest back in time. The game is about a couple of hunters who have erred in venturing in the jurassic era only bringing a rifle, instead of a rocket launcher

Theme and Graphics

Dino Reels 81 sends you on a wild prehistoric animal hunt, which includes the two wayward time travelers that also appear on the paytable.

The symbols depict the extinct animals in a cartoonish way that is neither cute nor awesome. In fact, some of the dinosaurs look timid which adds to the overall impression that, idea-wise, this game is a paleontological mess.

Extra Features

Those players that are not irritated by the stillness of the symbols are going to be irritated by the lack of extra features.

I would have pretended none of the above was of any relevance had there been a bonus feature. Instead, there is just one feature, which, admittedly, comes with a seriously high payout potential.

  • Wild

    The T-Rex is the wild symbol. It substitutes for any of the remaining eight symbols on the paytable and does another thing that can actually make playing this game worthwhile.

    When the wild stops on any position, the seven fixed paylines turn into 81 for that turn. One wild on the reels may not do a whole lot, but land two or three and we are talking wins of the apex-predator kind.

  • Gamble Feature

    This feature seems to come standard with most (if not all) slots by Wazdan. Any winning outcome can be risked for a chance to double it.

    Following a win, choose the 2x button that appears next to the ‘Spin’ button and you’ve stepped into a guessing game.

    Choosing one of the eggs will reveal either a black or a red card suit. If it matches the colour of the egg, you’re good by making double the winnings for each right guess.

Bets and Payouts

Winning outcomes are paid for four matching symbols across the seven paylines, or across 81, when a wild symbol is present on the screen.

There are two low-paying and three medium-paying symbols. The first category consists of the adventurers (1x your bet) and the ice-age beasts (2x).

The second category consists of two herbivore dinosaurs and one avian, whose four symbols on a payline can rake-in 8x, 10x, and 12x your bet.

Last but not least, the animal that appears to be a sauropod youngling can fetch a gamy 60x your bet. The tzar in the dinosaur realm, T-Rex, appears as the wild and pays the most lucrative prize of 120x your bet.


In all fairness, this game is as eventful as dusting off a hill of dirt to uncover a fragment of a dinosaur femur. The lack of extra features and reel modifiers are responsible for the lacklustre look and feel of the gameplay.

On the other hand, those who are willing to stay in the game longer may witness a sighting of three and even four T-Rex symbols, which translates into a cash prize of raging potential.

It is a good thing that Wazdan enables players to change the volatility level. Low, standard or high, causes the maths to shift in another direction, so that you can dose your bets according to your expectations.

And, as per the usual with Wazdan games, the RTP is always above average, this time, at 96.42%

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.