If you’re partial to displays of masculinity, and like your men strong, chiselled, and hunky, then this is the slot for you. Breaking away (slightly) from the atypical gender role of women as the eye-candy, Microgaming has made this charity calendar-esque game full of secret agents, firemen, and even gladiators!
However, even the smooth, jazzy soundtrack can’t take away from the fact that these are still cartoon men, and therefore not quite as enticing as the real thing! Microgaming has done a good job creating a fun game, albeit one which is fundamentally simpler than we’d come to expect from their more recent releases.
The theme revolves around the male-oriented dating scene, romance, and love. However, the player gets to choose between an “historic” and a “modern” era, which basically makes this a slot with two separate themes: one is based a few centuries ago, while the other is contemporary and modern!
What Can I Expect from This Slot?
As we said, the idea behind the slot is pretty good, but the actual artwork and animation could have been better. For example, using two different layouts is great, but the design of each of them leaves a lot to be desired. They could learn a lesson from Netent here, and introduce some more compelling graphics to truly reel in players.
Microgaming has not yet released the theoretical RTP, while the minimum bet is $0.10, and the maximum is $60. This is a decent split, though some players will be frustrated they can’t go even higher with their bets. Here are the game’s symbols, for each different era:
- Lady in Red
- Pool Cleaner
- Damsel in Distress
- Prince Charming
Hot Zones can appear in the center row of all 5 reels, and they serve as multipliers, awarding up to 2x, 5x, 10x, 20x or even 40x your original bet amount. Extremely simple, but equally rewarding if your luck is in!
Select a Dream Date
When you select an era, you also get to choose one of the four male symbols which will then become the highest-paying symbol in the game! This is more of a novel feature than a special one, but there’s no harm in choosing your Dream Date hero to swoop in and save the day!
Land 3, 4, or 5 scatters and get 8 free spins immediately. If these scatters are located in the hot zone, you get double the prize: 16 free spins.
Dream Date is a good idea, with moderate execution. We just feel that Microgaming could give their developers a bit more creative license, and maybe spend a bit longer producing truly top-quality games. For all that, Dream Date is good fun, and can pay out generously.