Euro Games Technology has other fruit-machine themed slots, but players will be struck by the artwork on Dice and Roll. Glossy photo-realistic icons bring the old fruit machine standards to life, with the addition of some Wild craps dice, and each win triggers an impressive animation, with sizzling flames. The soundtrack is quite simple; the spinning reels have a clicking noise, with bell stings to alert players when a Scatter shows up. Instead of the electronic warble so familiar on many other slots, a short burst of jazzy modern music accompanies the wins.
Dice and Roll has five reels displaying three rows, with 10 fixed pay lines. A handy EGT innovation is the lack of any faffing about trying to set coin denominations or number of coins per line. Because the player has to bet on all 10 pay lines, they are simply given a choice of five total bets per spin: 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 coins. These setting buttons also double as spin starters, although there is an Auto Play function to make long-term play easier.
Classic Fruit Machine Symbols with Twist
In luxurious colours and high-quality detail, the traditional mechanical fruit machine symbols are totally revamped in Dice and Roll, with the fruit looking good enough to eat. Unlike old-school fruit machines, however, two cherries symbols don’t win a consolation prize; all symbols require three matches or better to win.
The cherries, lemons, olives and oranges all win the same prizes: 5, 20 or 50 coins for three, four or five of a kind. The bunch of grapes and the watermelon also win identical prizes: 15, 30 or 100 coins. The lucky number 7 and the bell each win 20 coins for three of a kind. For four or five matches, the bell wins 45 or 200 coins, and the 7 nets 50 or 350 coins.
Stretching Dice Wild Makes Many Wins
In the only departure from its fruit machine theme, Dice and Roll uses a pair of craps dice as the Wild icon. These are stretching Wilds, however; whenever a Wild appears, it stretches to cover all adjacent windows. Coupled with its ability to substitute for any other symbol except the Scatter, this feature can make the Wilds very profitable.
If the Wilds form an unbroken sequence from Reel 1 on a pay line, they also win a series of pay line prizes. This prize is 50, 150 or 750 coins for three, four or five matches.
Scatters Pay in Any Position
Returning to its fruit machine theme, Dice and Roll offers no bonus features or free spins round. It does, however, include the traditional fruit machine Scatter symbol: the star. In keeping with the rest of the design, this icon is drawn in shiny red and gold 3D to resemble a Christmas tree ornament.
Instead of triggering free spins, the Scatter simply pays a coin prize when it appears three or more time anywhere on the reels. These escalate impressively: from 50 to 200 to 2,000 coins for three, four or five Scatters.