Doctor Love most definitely comes from the older generation of NextGen slot games, but for once this actually works in the developer’s favour as he has gone on to become one of their most notable characters – even spawning a gaming sequel in Doctor Love on Vacation which you can also read all about here on the site. This game is, of course, the original and is the one that catapulted everyone’s favourite reel-based medical professional to stardom. Once upon a time, this game was at the pinnacle of online and mobile slots action, and our main curiosity in this review is to see whether the action has stood the test of time. Let’s find out, shall we?
What to Expect
For one of the older games at NextGen mobile casinos, Doctor Love still manages to look surprisingly good. With a game as character driven as this one, it can be important to capture the nature of that character with the visuals on the board, and that appears to be something that NextGen pulled off successfully from the get go. In looking unique, it still looks quirky and charming to this day, with Doctor Love being joined by nurses, patients and more. There are just twenty lines over which to match them up, but while that is a relatively small number by today’s standards, it was solid enough when this game was making it big.
As we have come to expect from games released around this time, especially in NextGen’s case, the features and bonuses on offer are actually pretty simple. They’re solid, but by no means spectacular, and they kick off with Doctor Love himself who serves as the wild card throughout. He can fill in for any other symbol on the board except for the love meter and, as might be expected, that comes down to the fact that the meter is the scatter. Land three, four or five on the board on a single spin and you will immediately be able to pick up ten, fifteen or twenty free spins respectively. As is consistent with what NextGen usually has to offer in this regard, all wins are boosted three times over and it is possible to trigger more spins with more scatters.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We have criticised NextGen mobile slots in the past that are virtually identical to this one in gameplay terms for being too basic, and while similar criticisms could justifiably be levelled at Doctor Love, the strength of the character and historic popularity of the game are just as worthy of a mention. That does mean that the main mobile audience for this game will be players that played it online before, but with so many of them out there, it is not necessarily a massive problem. There is probably not enough going on here to draw in new players, but for established NextGen fans, this game is everything that you would hope it would be when played on the recommended NextGen apps above.