|♦ Software developer: Microgaming||♦ Number of betting lines: 25|
|♦ Types of slot: Video||♦ Jackpot type: non-progressive|
|♦ Bonus game: Yes||♦ Wild Symbol: Yes|
|♦ Scatter: Yes||♦ Free spins: Yes|
|♦ Min/Max bet: 0.01/37.50||♦ Payout percentage: 96.25%|
|♦ Available in mobile version: Android and IOS|
Everything you ever wanted to know about popular online slot machine, Hound Hotel, is on this page!
Introduction to the game
The charming Hound Hotel slot game developed by Microgaming revolves around a fictitious hotel where the guests and the stuff are charming dogs of different kinds. The game introduces you to a host of super-cute doggy characters including the lost St. Bernard in a robe wandering around looking for a cup of tea, the cute lady poodle wearing pink fur, a Huskie who’s a true gentleman and some others. The developers didn’t avoid the standard playing card symbols either and use such letters as J, Q, K and A in the game. Hound Hotel slot has five reels, three rows and a wide range of gaming functions. It incorporates special elements which are the Wild (the logo of Hound Hotel) and Scatter (a waiter with a tray).
The Chihuahua butler is the scatter symbol and highest paying symbol in the slot. When you find three or more of the scatter symbols you trigger the Hound Hotel Bonus free spins which is where you can find the biggest wins of the Hound Hotel slot game.
Hound Hotel Bonus
The main attraction of the game is the Hound Hotel Bonus feature where you will play 1 of 5 wild free spins features. Access to these 5 features is granted when you reveal 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once in, you need to pick a door on each of the 3 floors to reveal the wild feature, multipliers and amount of free spins.
- Ground Floor:Pick 1 of five doors to reveal either super stacked wilds, expanding wilds, wild reels, split wilds or super wild reels.
- 1st Floor:Pick 1 of five doors to receive the multiplier you are going to play with. Win up to 6x multiplier.
- 2nd Floor:Presented with another 5 doors you can win up to 30 free spins here.
Once you have selected your options you can spin to win.
Wild is represented by the hound hotel logo. Wild replaces other elements when needed, except Scatters. It appears in a stack at the reels and can activate the Dashing Wild bonus.
Dashing Wild bonus
The Dashing Wild feature is activated at random when you don’t have a winning combination (or spin). This extra wild feature gives you 3 Dashing Wilds which move across the reels in randomly chosen positions. The round begins when Wild symbols fill the whole reel. In this case three such symbols move and scatter by the screen, increasing chances for payoffs.
The game also features expanding wilds, split wilds and super wild reels described below:
This free spin feature incorporates wilds that expand to take over the whole reel.
These divide into two so that you can participate in 6 of a kind winning combinations. More importantly, 6 of kind wins are worth double that of 5 of a kind wins.
Super wild reels
On the Super Wild Reels, free spins feature up to 3 reels can turn fully wild. On each spin, either reel 2, 3 or 4 will turn wild – if you get a scatter on reel 1 or 5, it will turn that reel wild and if you get a scatter on both reels 1 and 5, both reels turn wild!
Hound Hotel has a payout percentage of 96% – 97%. It is considered a medium volatility game with a total hit frequency of 48% – 49%. Wagers in the game start at a default coin size of 0.01 and the maximum number of permissible coins is 375. The max bet is 37.50 and the minimum bet is 0.25. The Dashing Wild feature is a nice touch offering some modest rewards whilst the wild free spins features is even more rewarding with up to 2,933 times your stake on offer.
A progressive jackpot is not on offer in Hound Hotel slot. The maximum win with this slot is 110,000 coins with an advertised jackpot of $220,000.00 which really isn’t too bad.
Graphics and sound
The graphics are cute and charismatic. The symbols are all animated, and there are some light music and sounds that are typical for a hotel lobby.
Microgaming offers us a pleasing novelty game in Hound Hotel which will definitely hold appeal for dog lovers and lovers of cartoons. It’s also one of the more amusing slots around giving the player some light-hearted fun. With both an engaging theme and a good selection of additional features, such as stacked wilds and bonus rounds, it has a lot to offer the serious player too. The payout percentage is an average 96.25%, and jackpot and potential for other wins is pretty good.