Dolphin Treasure may not exactly look cutting edge by modern standards but its place in Australia’s gaming history has long been confirmed by its sheer popularity among players. Even to this day, it may stick out like something of a sore thumb on gaming floors given the dated visuals, but casino and club operators are certainly in no hurry to move the cabinet on any time soon! It may not be quite on the levels of Queen of the Nile and Choy Sun Doa in terms of popularity, but certainly lands comfortably in the next tier down and is well worthy of inclusion here at Aristocrat Pokies. With all that in mind, we have once again put together the top games to play for anyone that doesn’t want to head to the casino every time they want to check out their favourite Aristocrat games!
Our Top Dolphin Treasure Online and Mobile Play Options
Two of the most enduring elements of Dolphin Treasure are the inclusion of twenty win lines and the iconic underwater theme – Subtopia features both and so much more, with graphics that are more than a match for the most modern titles.
Rhyming Reels – Jack and Jill
While there are no dolphins in sight, Rhyming Reels – Jack and Jill boasts a combination of themed icons and playing card symbols, with everything playing out across twenty win lines.
Fishy Fortune is one for the traditionalists and if Dolphin Treasure’s atmosphere is what you remember most, then this game is the perfect choice to fill in when playing online.
If you’re after arguably the best looking underwater themed poker machine of recent times, then Microgaming’s Ariana manages to take things to a whole new level while packing in plenty of great features too.
The Dolphin Treasure Theme and Betting Choices
We may have slightly criticised the dated looks of Dolphin Treasure, but we can clarify that somewhat by pointing out that this is definitely part of the charm of the game. Everything that players will remember from years gone by, such as playing card icons propping up the lower end of the pay table and the various fish and terrapins continue to be the main event on this game.
With twenty win lines, this game also ranks as one of the first that many current Aristocrat fans may have played. They have always prided themselves on offering games that are as accessible as possible and this one certainly fits that bill, being cheap to play and easy to keep track of no matter how many flashing lights are vying for your attention on the casino floor! As little as $0.01 per line is enough to get the reels rolling too so Dolphin Treasure never needs to break the bank, although there are plenty of opportunities to increase this number for even bigger bets and the prizes that go along with them.
Theme wise, Fishy Fortune, Ariana and Subtopia all have something to offer for fans, while the betting options are best covered by both Subtopia and Rhyming Reels – Jack and Jill, meaning something for fans of both NetEnt and Microgaming.
Dolphin Treasure Extras
With a relatively simple theme and betting options to match, players are almost certainly expecting extras that don’t go too far out of the ordinary and they would be right – although that’s certainly not to say that the bonus features on Dolphin Treasure aren’t highly enjoyable. Indeed, there is a wild card represented by the sunset and also a scatter, which comes along in the form of the treasure chest. Three or more in view at the same time will launch the game’s free spins bonus round with fifteen spins on offer each and every time it is triggered.
If you’re a free spins fan – and most Aristocrat players most certainly are – then you’ll be pleased to know that each and every one of our featured online and mobile app alternatives make use of this kind of bonus as the main event on their respective games.
Dolphin Treasure Mobile App
There may be a Dolphin Treasure online version for players outside Australia to enjoy, although we are yet to come across a true mobile app version of the game that can be enjoyed on smartphones and tablet devices. However, mobile versions of top games are becoming increasingly sought after and we have taken this into account when choosing our featured alternatives. Specifically, all of the action of Subtopia and Ariana can be enjoyed on the move as well as on a desktop or laptop, meaning that the underwater fun never needs to stop!
Dolphin Treasure in Summary
It is fair to say that Dolphin Treasure is a true classic that represents many of the most popular elements that Aristocrat pokies have to offer. We can’t say that it looks great but it certainly plays as well today as ever and it is no surprise to still see the game being a popular choice on casino floors around the country. While it looks set to remain a land based exclusive on Aussie shores for the foreseeable future, we’re confident that our selection of alternatives across both online and mobile devices will be more than enough to keep fans of the original poker machine entertained!