This slot is set deep in the countryside at a country house with a view from the paved garden over the rich agricultural surroundings. The countryside environment is brought to life with Italian style music and special sound effects when landing a win. The layout is well designed and easy to navigate with the control panel laid below the reels. During the free spin feature the background changes location to the wine cellar where the Italian music and wine heighten the perception that a big win may be imminent.
The game’s symbols are also thematic. There are high value symbols such as a wine cask, a dog, bread and salami, olive oil and wine bottles. Lower value symbols are represented by the colourful royals A, K, Q, J and 10. The wine grower acts as a wild symbol and the country house is a scatter symbol.
There are a handful of features and bonuses that include wild, scatter and bonus symbols, free games and the gamble options.
The main bonus feature is a free spins round. To obtain free games you need to land the country house scatter symbol a minimum of three times on the reels. Three scatter symbols will win you 10 free spins, four scatter symbols gives you 15 free spins and 5 scatter symbols offers 25 free spins. During the free games feature the scatter symbol is not present on the reels so no additional free spins can be triggered.
Instead of a scatter symbol the wine grower wild symbol becomes part of the free games play. The four different sized wine bottles (Grand Cru, Chomper, Valon and Coquelet) become bonus symbols. Each wine bottle has its own bonus win value that is shown above the reels during the free games. When the wild symbol lands, the bonus value of each wine bottle present on the reels will be added to the total win from the free games.
La Dolce Vita also has two gamble features where you can gamble against a win. In the ladder game, players need to climb each rung of the ladder to reach the maximum payout. Alternatively, they may collect the win at any given time. If players lose the gamble, then they drop to the bottom of the ladder and return to the base game.
In the card game, players need to guess the colour of the face down card at the top of the pack. After picking a colour, the top card is revealed and if players have chosen correctly then the payout is doubled. Selecting the wrong colour results in all the gambled money being lost.
It should be noted the gamble feature is not available for larger size wins or when using the auto play mode.
La Dolce Vita slot is a medium volatility slot and it has an RTP of 96.03%, which is about average for online slots. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently.
The slot has a top standard payout of 2000x that is won by landing five wine casks along a payline. The dog can payout up to 1000x, the bread and salami platter and the olive oil up to 500x, the wine bottles up to 200x and the lower value royals up to 100x.
How to Play
La Dolce Vita is an easy to play slot. Before spinning the reels, you select whether you want to play with 5 or 10 paylines active. You can then set your bet per payline and the slot will calculate the total bet per spin. Players can then click on the spin button to start the reels. There is also manually operated auto play functionality if you want to spin more freely. Other available features include the turbo spin function and the max bet button that will set the highest possible bet for your next spin.