Doctor Love is an interesting and quirky slot from NextGen, a small developer which has been a part of the wider NYX gaming group since 2011. The slot was popular enough to spawn a follow-up, Doctor Love on Vacation, a few years later.
At first glance, the cheesy cartoon slot looks like an acquired taste, as players spin reels of teddy bears, medical charts and flowers against a corny slapstick musical theme and a rich purple background that looks like it came straight from the 60s. Doctor Love is a comic homage to cheesy 60s sitcoms and comedies like Carry on Matron, but how does it play as a slot?
Doctor Love is a 20 pay line slot played on a grid of 3×5 reels. Players line up matching symbols across pay lines from left to right to win. The most valuable symbol in the game is Doctor Love himself, the game’s Wild, who pays out between 2x and 5000x the bet for between two and five symbols on a line. Next up is the red-headed nurse, who pays out up to 1500x the bet for up to five symbols on a pay line, while lower valued symbols such as crutches and medical charts payout between 10x and 150x the bet for between three and five symbols on one win line.
There’s just the one feature to play for in Doctor Love: a fun Free Spins round which is triggered when players land three or more Love Meter Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Three Scatters unlock ten free games, four Scatters unlock 15 free games, and five Scatters unlock a whopping 20 free games. The best thing about this slot’s Free Spins round is that all wins which land during Free Spins are tripled. This can lead to some very nice wins and makes this bonus round worth playing for.
Like to play on the go? Don’t worry; Doctor Love plays smoothly on mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops. iOS and Android both run the slot perfectly, with animations looking great and load times perfectly good.
With an average return to player of 95.04%, Doctor Love could offer better winning opportunities to players. For every $100 players spend on the game, they might win back on average around $95.04, although of course, many players will win more or less than this. It’s a little lower than the 96% that many slots manage to offer, though players who really enjoy Doctor Love shouldn’t be too put off by this suboptimal RTP. It’s a low variance slot so wins come infrequently enough that casual players can enjoy a few spins without committing for a lengthy session.
Doctor Love is a comical slot which might hold limited appeal for some players. If you’re after a funny, silly slot with an interesting theme, it’s worth a spin, although with a basic Free Spins round and no other features there are many more exciting slots out there than Doctor Love these days.