Pragmatic Play continues its strategy for the aggressive release of their slots. Week after week, a new slot comes out from them to please the slots enthusiast audiences. Overall, their slots have been of excellent quality, and quite a lot of them do show at the top of the most popular slots lists on online casinos. Will the same account to their upcoming release The Dog House? Well, we’re about to find that out in this The Dog House slot review.
The Dog House Slot Review: An overview
At first glance, the game looks pretty generic, as usual for Pragmatic Play slots. Within the massive dog house, we see a bunch of dogs and their various accessories in the place of symbols. Though I have to admit, the soundtrack is quite goofy, especially in the bonus game. The design for the game, in general, is quite laidback, comedic and cartoonish. But these design component do not make any distractions from the core of the game.
Now, there’s a total of 11 symbols – four high value, two medium value, and five low value. On top of that, there’s also the multiplier wild symbol, which we will get to a bit and the scatter symbol. The premiums are related to dogs, there’s bones, a quartet of dogs and a Doberman, which is the best paying symbol and will award 37.5 times your stake if you hit it on a payline. Other than that, The Dog House slot has the Pragmatic standard five-by-three grid layout with 20 fixed paylines. Additionally, this game is of high volatility but not the highest of volatility out there. With an RTP of 96,51% and the maximum win, potential is set to 6750X, The Dog House slot positions somewhere in the mid-to-high volatility range in actuality. Also, the bet size ranges from €0.20 to €100.
The Dog House Slot Review: Features
A core component within The Dog House slot is the Multiplier Wilds feature. The multipliers are set at either 2X or 3X. Moreover, they may only land on reel 2, 3 and 4. The wilds show up at random, both in the base game and the free spins bonus game. The multiplier applies to all wins that the wilds are connected to.
Additionally, if there is more than one multiplier wild in a winning combination, the multipliers are summed up. While if they were multiplied, they would be far more impressive, as is the case for Jammin’ Jars. But the summing of multipliers is absolutely reasonable for a slot like this.
Now, the bonus may seem a slight bit more exciting than the base game. The free spins can be triggered by collecting the jewel symbol on reel 1, 3 and 5. After that, the player is shown nine separate barrels containing options of either one, two or three free spins. Then, a dog spins the barrels away, each stopping one by one to finally determine the total amount of free spins accumulated. These can range from 9 and up to 27 free spins. Also, this is entirely random and is by no means a spin gamble feature. Perhaps Pragmatic Play was trying to do their twist of the popular free spins gamble features.
The bonus itself incorporates an additional twist to the multiplier wilds. During the free spins, the multiplier wilds are sticky. That means that any wilds that do appear during the free spins remain sticky for the remainder of the bonus. If they pile up one after the other, as seen in the picture above, they can result in some pretty crazy wins. Overall, this is a pretty decent bonus.
The Dog House Slot Review: Conclusion
To wrap it up, The Dog House has potential to it. We see a fair amount of playability in the game. Indeed, Pragmatic Play games tend to be quite repetitive in their design. Same is the case for The Dog House slot. So, not sure how long can Pragmatic Play ride this train before having actually to dig into the trend pool.
Nonetheless, when it comes to this specific slot – it’s alright. The game overall is straightforward, similar to Extra Juicy. Not a lot of innovation going on here but the volatility seems entirely fair, and so does the maximum win potential. The Dog House slot is rather far away from its’ release – 5th of May 2019. But definitely check out other Pragmatic Play slots until then, such as Wild Gladiator or Extra Juicy.
Of course, you can check out our video review right here as well: