The idea behind Play’n GO’s latest release Wildhound Derby is definitely a good one. It is inspired by dog races which are loved by many. The 5 reels slot, with 4 rows and 40 ways for the player to win, is one of the better-looking ones out there. Not only that, the features of the game are fun and they help out a lot. The payouts are great and frequent which is something to look forward to, while playing this game.
There was not anything less expected from the providers, since they have been in the game for quite a while, and have learned and grown with every release. A dog race is not a commonly used theme in the industry which is what makes this slot so interesting. Well, that and the amazing features that it offers. The providers have thought about everything and released a great game.
The graphics of this game are amazing. In the background is the dog race track with beaming lights. There is also a huge crowd ready to support and bet. Cameras are flashing in the wait for the dogs to race each other. The soundtrack is cheerful and there is a faint announcer voice in the background.
The symbols are, of course, also related to the theme and contribute to the appearance of the game. They include the regular royals as the low-value symbols, then there are money bundles, tickets, betting slips and ribbons. The game has a trophy and four different dogs that serve as the wild symbol. The design and the symbols work well together and create a beautiful scene.
This is a high volatility game, so be prepared for surprises. The payouts are great and frequent. They go as high as 15,000x the stake. Players can bet a minimum of 0,10 and a maximum of 100 coins per spin. The game also impressed with the RTP which is set at a generous 96,93%.
The game does not lack in the feature department either and what it has to offer makes the game even more fun than it already is. The game has the regular wild symbol that is the trophy. It substitutes for all other symbols of the game. There are also wilds represented by four different dogs that take part in the race. They have the regular function of the wild but also trigger a special feature.
That brings us to the Dog Race feature that is triggered when all 4 dogs land together on the last reel. These wild symbols only can appear on reel 5. The player then gets to choose one of the four dogs to win the race. The free spins start playing out with the fifth reel as the starting position. The dogs are able to move forward when a golden rabbit symbol appears in their row. The free spins go on until a dog goes past the first reel and hopefully it is the dog that the player chose.
That brings us to the next feature which is called Winner’s Wheel. If the player’s dog reached the finish line first, a big wheel spins to award the player with multipliers up to 15x. The multiplier is then applied on the wins from the free spins round. This can hopefully mean a huge amount of money for the player.
The game has obviously impressed in a lot of ways. The providers really have thought of it all and made every part of the game interesting. The graphics are high-end ones taking the player on a really exciting journey. The features are great and creative, but not only that, they result in awesome payouts. Nothing more to ask for, what is left is to take a shot at it.