As you might expect, Derby Dollar Slots is a gambling game based on a betting game that somehow managers to be an endearing sum that is worth more than the whole of its parts. Taking its cure from horse racing, jockeys, and associated imagery, it is a game that is novel enough not to overstay its welcome, and manages to be fun for seasoned vets and newcomers a lot. If you are a fun of horse racing, slot machines, or would love to get into either in an effort to win lots of money, give Derby Dollar Slots a try. It is a game you are unlikely to regret having spent time with and come out the other end more than a little richer for it.
Ever heard of jockeys? Horse racing is the theme for Derby Dollar Slots, which works its way through every aspect of it. A lot of people do not know too much about jockeys, so they took care to still make it accessible to a general audience in everything that goes along with that. Everything chosen here is all well known outside of the sport itself, but jockeys and horses and related things still play a prominent role, and some of that features into the gameplay just a bit.
This is not where Derby Dollar Slots shines. The graphics here are a little sub par. The cover art does not look all that bad, but you can tell they were a little pressed for time and money when they used part of that image clipped off to appear as some of the matching symbols. It certainly does not look bad, but you will have likely seen many other games that look far better than this, and nothing about the way it looks tends to stand out. There is not much personality to the characters, and the items associated with them are also fairly mundane, although that is in keeping with the source material.
Derby Dollar Slots is a five reel slot that is pretty standard in most respects. You can match horse medallions, win free games with up to 25 free spins, and there are standard scatters that keep things interesting. Horses jump in as the wild card, and also increase the payout you get from winning.
There are 20 play lines, with betting amounts that range from a single cent to $5. This puts the betting at the lower end for the genre, and has the benefit of at least making it accessible for newcomers. Unfortunately, there is not much about this game that is very interesting, which makes it doubly hard for newcomers to keep their interest held by it.
+ Mechanics are accessible
+ Betting amounts are low enough for newcomers
+ The game itself functions fairly well and is middle of the road enough that winning happens often enough
- The theme itself is very dry if you are not into horse racing
- The graphics are kind of drab
- Nothing about this game really stands out or holds your interest
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
While Derby Dollar Slots is certainly not a bad game, there really is not much about it that is going to hold your attention or keep you interested. Unless you like horse racing, that is, in which case this is the niche game for you. That seems to have been their intentions, as that is a niche game with a wild following. If you count yourself among it, you will love this game like no other. If not, you can give it a try and see if it catches your attention. Who knows? You may end up a fan yourself and become more interested in it. You certainly will not regret having tried it.