Dam Rich doesn’t use any poker symbols, because the theme gives so many possibilities for beaver-related humour. But these are beavers who have taken a leaf or two out of humans’ book, in addition to their natural construction skills.
In increasing order of value, the icons include a beaver-made hammer and bent nails, a similarly home-made saw, somebody’s pine-cone lunch, a hard hat, beaver dental floss, a dam blueprint, a Beavers at Work sign, a beaver using a jackhammer, a relaxed floating beaver, and the Dam Rich logo. Five Dam Rich logos on a payline are worth 1,000X the line bet.
Casino games developer Amaya Gaming has opted for a relentlessly cheerful feel in the digital real money slots game Dam Rich, with bright cartoon graphics and a range of animated features playing off the beaver theme. The upbeat music enhances the cartoon effect, with humorous sound effects punctuating wins and special features.
The inclusion of various buck-toothed, goggle-eyed eager beavers among the icons and special feature triggers gives lots of opportunity for these attention-getting antics to be inserted into the slots action.
Building Dams and Bonuses
Dam Rich’s five reels, each displaying three rows, are set against the backdrop of a beaver dam, on which beavers can appear at random during play. The reels hang in a simple wooden frame, and players can adjust the amount they bet on the 30 fixed paylines.
The Free Spins Bonus feature, triggered by the construction-tape Bonus sign on Reels 1, 3 and 5, presents the player with a spinning wheel that they must stop when they want to. This decides the total number of free spins in the bonus round.
Several Bonus Features Boost Wins
The Dam Rich Wild is a log with Wild chiselled into it, and as usual it can replace standard symbols to create more payline wins. There are also Hidden Stacked Wilds available on Reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
These are triggered at random, when two beavers wander in and meet at the middle of the dam; at that point , a massive tree-trunk Wild drops in to fill the whole reel below them. The diving beaver Scatter symbol anywhere on Reel 3 triggers a 2X multiplier on the total bet.
If the Bonus icon comes up on Reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger a Free Spins round, a second Scatter becomes available: a beaver in a tool belt that can appear on Reels 1 and 5. Each time he shows up, he adds a little more strength to the dam. The total strength of the dam at the end of the bonus round determines the prize multiplier.
Stacked Wilds Add More to Bonuses
In a free spins round, the Hidden Wilds can still be triggered. If they are, they then topple sideways to create stacked Wilds on more reels.
Hidden Wilds and the two Scatters, one of which can trigger more free spins, are the game features that deliver the biggest potential prizes.