Launched in June 2015, Microgaming's Hound Hotel is an online video slot meant exclusively for dog lovers. However, it cannot be casually dismissed as another one of those dog-themed slots because the slot deals with something unique - a hotel for pooches.
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Important Symbols and Combinations
The Hound Hotel symbol acts as the wildcard and appears stacked during the base game. This symbol can substitute for all other symbols except scatters and help create winning combinations.
The slot also features a Wild symbol, which acts as the dashing wild. These special dashing wilds can appear randomly anywhere on the reels if players fail to create a winning combination during a paid spin.
The Dog Waiter symbol serves as the scatter, enabling players to win some charming scatter prizes. Players can claim 2.50 coins, 5 coins, 50 coins, and 250 coins for combinations of two, three, four, and five scatters, respectively.
Hound Hotel is a beautifully designed slot, featuring fabulously dressed dogs and high-value cards on its reels, set against the backdrop of an ancient inn. The graphics are rather cartoonish and some of the icons are animated in the most amusing matter.
The Pays button, which is located to the right of the reels, opens the payout structure. The Bet button with it plus or minus signs can be used to adjust bet size. There is also an autoplay feature that allows players to spin the reels automatically. The slot's 25 paylines are fixed; so players can bet anywhere in the range of 0.25 to 37.50.
The slot has a Hound Hotel Bonus, a pick-and-choose type of game that forms part of its free spins bonus round. This feature gets activated as soon as players land a combination of at least three scatters along the reels. The game challenges players to select the doors on various floors of the hound hotel to get a multiplier value, number of free spins, and one of the three wild features that comes into play during the free spins.
Hound Hotel's free spins round, which challenge players to win up to 110,000 coins, cannot be re-activated during a free game. The round comes with three wild features - the super stacked wilds, which can be stacked up to 20 high on the second and fourth reels; the expanding wilds, which can expand all over the reels to maximize payouts; and the wild reels, in which the first and the fifth reels are wilds.
In addition, there are the split wilds, which can split into two and help players land more winning combinations. A split wild can create a combination of six identical symbols, which come with double the payout of the five-of-a-kind combination. During the free spins, the second, third, and fourth reels can turn wild with every spin.
Top and Secondary Prizes
Players can win anywhere in the range of 2.50 coins to 45 coins for combinations of dog symbols and anywhere between 0.50 coins and 12.50 coins for combinations of high-value card symbols.