Dads Day in is a slot all about those occasions when a dad is left home alone to look after the baby and the house, while his wife is out. This particular dad doesn’t seem to be handling the situation well as he has a screaming baby, has made a mess of the domestic chores and the dog is running around the garden with the clothes from the washing machine. You can see by the look of panic on his face that this ‘day in’ has not been a fulfilling experience for this dad, as he has pure panic in his eyes.
This does make for an entertaining slot however, and the fun is only added to by the bonus feature, which sees a baby based board game possibly leading to free spins.
This Amaya designed slot follows the pattern of many current slots by having the 5×3 reel configuration. This slot pays from left to right and has a total of 30 win lines, although players do have the option of playing any number between 1 and 30 (the 30 is set as the default amount). Having set the coin value, this will be multiplied by the number of lines to give the total stake for each spin.
By choosing auto-play, you can sit back and relax as you watch all the chaos that ensues on the reels. You can spin the reels with the two buttons – ‘spin’ will set the reels in motion at the current number of lines, while ‘Bet Max’ will automatically spin with all 30 lines in play.
The highest paying symbol in the entire game is the concerned mum, who looks a little anxious as she is speaking down the phone. Hit this symbol five times in a row and you’ll see an impressive 6,000 coins come your way, three times as many coins that are on offer for the dog with the washing in its mouth. At the lower end of the payout scale you’ll find a washing machine, a vacuum cleaner, a boiling over pot, a telephone, a worried looking teddy, a rubber duck, a babies’ bottle and a pacifier.
The dad himself acts as the wild symbol and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. This symbol only makes an appearance on reels 2, 3 and 4 and as such, doesn’t offer a pay out by itself, but it will obviously enable the opportunity for many additional wins.
The only symbol not mentioned so far is the scatter which is represented by the screaming baby. Hit two scatters anywhere across the five reels and you’ll double your total stake for the spin, while 3, 4 or 5 scatters increases the pay out to 5x, 20x and 100x respectively. If you do manage to hit three or more scatters, you’ll also gain entry to the bonus feature.
This bonus feature sees you taken to a second screen where you’ll see a baby moving around a board game. You’ll get to roll the dice a total of 3 times and each time you’ll win either a credit amount or free spins. Should you find yourself entering the free spins feature any wins that are achieved will be the subject of a very welcome 3x multiplier. The feature cannot be retriggered during the free spins.
This slot has a distinctive 1950’s style design, the backdrop showing a vintage décor including three flying birds on the wall, a tall potted plant and a slightly psychedelic looking lamp. The reels are housed within a TV, this vintage too, with the TV aerial standing on top. All of the symbols are nicely designed and bring a nice splash of color which works as a nice contrast to the white backed reels. Both the dad and the baby come to life through animation when involved in a win.
Dads Day In might not be an enjoyable time for the dad himself, though it does represent a fun game for the player. The base game is a good one, backed up by pleasing visuals and some super-size pay outs. It is the bonus feature that really makes the game. While many slots simply have a free spins bonus round, this game goes one further with a board game to encounter first. This original feature alone makes this slot worth a spin.