With their latest First Person game series, Evolution are truly pushing the envelope of what’s considered an RNG casino game. Starting with a few months ago and the release of First Person Roulette and Blackjack, this series is a wholesale departure from what we’re used to with Evolution.
This is a series of RNG games made to simulate the experience of live dealer games as closely as possible. Most such games do the same, but First Person games stand out in terms of sheer production quality. Evolution relied on their vast experience of making some of the best live casino games around, after all. So far, the results have been amazing. Evolution First Person games forever blurred the lines between live table games and classic RNGs.
Each entry in the series is based on one of Evolution’s acclaimed games, and this one is no different. As you may have guessed, this one brings 2019’s Dream Catcher casino game out of the studio.
Though we’ve been impressed with Evolution First Person games so far, this one leaves us a bit baffled. The main question being – what exactly is the point of not just playing the live version? As we’ve seen in our First Person Dream Catcher review, the advantages are fairly slim. The original game had fairly low limits, unlimited table spots, and no issues other live table games face. The First Person version is much the same, only it lacks the presenters, charm, and fun factor of the live version. One advantage is that random number generation may be a bit more random than actually spinning the wheel. That’s a fairly thin straw to grasp at, though.
We’ve explored this topic before, but we’ll give you a quick rundown. Dream Catcher is a speciality casino game inspired by various TV gameshows – most notably Wheel of Fortune.
It centres around a wheel with 54 pockets of various numbers, two of which are special multiplier pockets. Once bets are down, the wheel spins to reveal the winning number. If it lands on an x2 or x7 multiplier, it spins again and the next number’s winnings are multiplied.
Now, your winnings depend entirely on the number you pick before the spin. There are 6 options in total. The number essentially represents the betting odds of the corresponding payout. For instance, if you bet on the number 5 and win, you’ll get a 5:1 payout.
This is the complete Evolution First Person Dream Catcher paytable:
Before any round, you can opt to wager on one or more options. All of this combines into a 96.58% RTP rate.
That’s pretty much all you need to know if you’re wondering how to play First Person Dream Catcher. As you may have guessed, the rules completely mirror the ones from the original live dealer casino game. One difference we’ve noticed, however, is that the betting limits are set between $1 and $5,000. The original’s limits depended on the casino in question and could be considerably bigger or smaller.
The First Person Dream Catcher casino game also features three options for game speed – Fast, Normal, and Relaxed. There is also a dedicated “GO LIVE” button which allows you to quickly move over to the live version.
The build quality of Evolution First Person Dream Catcher is beyond doubt. It’s a unique and engaging concept that has captivated thousands of fans in the past. However, the point of turning it into an RNG game continues to elude us. Sure, you can change the game speed and tweak other things, but that’s not what Dream Catcher was about. The entertainment value and game show-like feeling are not easily replicated in an RNG format.
If you really want to try out a non-live version of Evolution Dream Catcher, it’s a great release. Most players, however, will get more enjoyment from the original live table game.