Dream Catcher Live is an exciting addition to Evolution Gaming’s stable with a live money wheel game where you have all the pleasure of playing an online game, similar to roulette, in real time with a live host or hostess direct from the Dream Catcher studio. Dream Catcher is a game with a point to prove- anyone could play it and enjoy the light-hearted and colourful journey on the way to the dosh! We have some clean and simple games to play here (Gamevy roulette springs to mind), but if you want a game where you can put your brain into idle, then Dream Catcher is your wheel!
Dream Catcher Live is a super simple game to play and it is designed to replicate the vibes of a land-based casino experience with your host or hostess overseeing game play for you and fellow online competitors.
For someone whose experience lies in loving slot games (which is one of the reason’s I enjoy Dolphin’s Roulette) this was a straightforward game to get involved in and I had a blast with a funny and lively hostess chatting away and interacting with player’s comments and adding an extra element of tempo and sometimes comedy to the game play.
This is a nifty number, where you have your screen split into two halves. The upper part is the glorious technicolour world of the Dream Catcher Live Studio developed along similar lines to Lightning Roulette which is another top Evolution Game. We are talking big, bright and unashamedly flash!
Here a massive brightly coloured roulette-style wheel takes centre stage. The wheel is divided into different coloured slices according to each of the wheel’s numbers, this has been designed to make it easy to see and read. The studio is darkened with atmospheric beads of lights which replicate the casino experience.
Here in Dream Catcher Live there is a palpable atmosphere of excitement with the chatter of the hostess providing a running commentary of play, the volume of the hostess can be turned up or down as you wish. This is where your live host or hostess moves around the wheel and spins it once the bets have been laid.
The lower half of the screen is where you place your gambling chips, on a well laid out virtual table. On the left hand side there’s a link to live chat so that you can communicate with the hostess during play (and lots of players do continually, these comments come up live on the left hand side of the upper screen). The centre is the table top of play and on the right are the numbers of the wheel which light up as the numbers come up in the game.
So how does this work? I played on a personal computer but this game is adaptable and can be played on different devices, if you fancy a flutter on the move!
The whole idea of this type of live experience is to provide the player with an immersive game which can recreate the fun of land-based casinos without the hassle of leaving your home and Dream Catcher Live does this well. It feels fun and you are totally involved in the game and the in-studio atmosphere is ramped up by the camera angles and close ups of the unfolding drama. The idea is that you guess what number the wheel will land on and place your bet before the wheel is spun.
Simply decide how much you want to gamble then take your virtual gambling chips and place them on the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 40 of the game’s numbered wheel. The odds for each bet are the same as the number you bet on; for example if you bet that 20 will be the number the wheel lands on then you will get the odds of 20-1. The player gets an on-screen prompt to say that betting is open and is closing to allow you to place your stakes before the hostess makes a spin on the huge in-studio wheel.
What you’re really looking out for are those all-important multipliers on the wheel. There are two to keep your eyes open for; one provides a juicy x2 multiplier, the other has a massive x7 multiplier up for grabs so you’ll have your fingers and toes crossed to land these big boys and cash-in big time.
If the multiplier comes up – and it sometimes does – then your bet stands and no new additional bets are allowed while the wheel is spun again. Depending on what number the wheel stops on, that is the winning wager, as you’d expect, only this time the multiplier from the previous spin is applied and what’s more if the hostess lands another multiplier then this process can be repeated, meaning more multipliers and more dosh!
I really had a laugh on Dream Catcher Live, the hostess was funny and lively and the game is so easy to play and get involved in and it thought it was a good game for someone who usually likes a flutter on the slots. I’ll be back in this colourful and lively fun house again soon.