This five-reel slot from MicroGaming centres around Dr Watts Up – a clearly crazy scientist. In his lab you’ll find a collection of weird and wonderful objects. These include a brain floating in a contraption and a large mouse in a test tube. He also has two assistants – one a pin haired female character and the other a monkey, both attired in white lab coats.
This game features the all ways winning system, offering 243 ways to win on every spin. You’ll also find two bonus features in a free spins round, and a picks bonus where you’ll pick from glowing chemical tubes.
Dr Watts Up plays out on the familiar 5×3 reel configuration found in the majority of online slots today. Instead of the usual set amount of win lines, you’ll find the all ways winning system in place here. This means that you’ll win when matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right regardless of the position on these reels. This gives you 243 opportunities to win, these coming at the cost of 30 credits.
The logo symbol acts as the wild in this game and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus and scatter. This wild will give you a nice boost in the base game and only gets better during the free spins feature. Another bonus is the fact that the wild is also the highest paying symbol, worth 2,500 coins for the maximum five.
Dr Watts Up himself is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 750 coins for landing five on consecutive reels. His pink haired assistant is next on the pay table, worth 500 coins. She is joined by a monkey, who looks just as manic as the doctor himself. A robot holding a test tube also pays 250 coins. Other symbols in the gam include a chemical gun, a microscope looking at a green gooey creature, the brain and a test tube of purple liquid.
The first of the features in the game is a pick-me round. This is activated by landing the ‘mouse in a test tube’ symbol in any position on reels 1, 3 and 5. Dr Watts Up, his female assistant and the mouse look on as you’ll now choose 2 of 12 chemical tubes. Each will now reveal a win amount. You then have a choice to make. Do you keep the win, or do you discard it and hope for a bigger one? This can be a tricky decision, and certainly makes for an enjoyable feature. You can change your mind twice – how much do you want to gamble?
The second of the features is the free spins bonus round. This is activated by landing the atom symbol three or more times anywhere on the reels. Land exactly three and you’ll find yourself with 10 free spins, but land 4 or 5 and you’ll have 15 or 20 spins respectively. Each of these spins has an added bonus in that one of the reels will now turn completely wild. This wild reel is chosen at random before each spin.
MicroGaming should be commended for the design of this game. The game features a series of cartoon style characters, each delightful in their own way. The lead character is the stand out, with his crazy looking eyes, ably aided by his assistant and the monkey. Each time you land a win, the symbols come to life with animation too, which only improves the overall experience. Around the outside of the reels you’ll see the lab. It’s clear that Dr Watts Up is up on technology, although he might be a little too Dr Frankenstein for me! A jaunty tune plays throughout the game, which matches the mood of the doctor.
Dr Watts Up is an enjoyable and entertaining slot from the start. The eye-catching visuals really set you off on the right foot and you’ll know you’re in for a fun time. With 243 ways to win at every spin too, you’ll know a win is never far away too. And how about those bonus features. The pick me round is one of the better features you’ll find online, adding a nice level of strategy to the slot. Throw in the free spins with the added wild reel and the game only gets better.