Wonder Hounds is a slot machine that is powered by NextGen Gaming technology and which is offered with a dog inspired theme, one that is apparently borrowed from the Year of the Dog, from the Chinese calendar. With characters like Winchester, Ace or Jinse on the reels, it’s a fun looking game overall, and it has other things to offer as well, as features mostly.
In Wonder Hounds, the 5 reels available are used to host 25 fixed paylines. The symbols found inside can deliver up to $25,000 as payouts, while for features the game gives you wild symbols, scatters and free spins which have sticky wilds.
Betting and Prizes
There is one thing that doesn’t change, no matter what you do with the bet value. The number of lines is going to be fixed at 25, and so you just get the option to pick a bet for them. You can wager as little as $0.01 on each line, or you can increase that amount to $10 if you want to. The betting range that will result varies from $0.25 to $250.
As for the prizes, those seem to be at their highest when it’s the scatter symbol that delivers them. Five Paw scatters deliver as much as 100x your stake back to you, which means that you could win $25,000 with their help. The RTP which was announced is apparently going to go up to 95.40%, no higher, at least in the long run.
Wonder Hounds Slot Features
One of the symbols which you will often rely on to get ahead in this game will be the Wild, which is showing a logo in gold, with purple for the background. Wild symbols are useful whenever you have them appear next to regular symbols of the same type, on a line. They can act as the other symbols and assist them in forming a new combination. This assist that they offer is only useful for regular symbols, so the scatters can’t take advantage of the wild’s ability. One more thing to note about the wild is the fact that it can pay you directly, and it offers up to 400x, or up to $4,000 when five such symbols are taking over a line.
Wonderhound Gone Wild is a random feature, which may trigger at the completion of any spin. If triggered, it will transform one or more Wonderhound symbols into wilds. You can only get one such transformed wild for each reel. It’s a feature that can activate both for the paid and the free spins.
The scatters, which have the Paw Print logo, will be even more generous with the prizes they offer, multiplying the stake for that round by up to 100x. That’s not all that they’re doing though, with a free spins feature being also triggered by their presence.
Depending on the number of scatters visible, with 3, 4 or 5 needed, the game will trigger 8, 12 or 15 free games. Between 1 and 15 random wilds are placed on the reels as the feature starts, with any new wilds appearing being locked in place as well.
Theme & Design
Wonder Hounds is a game that has a dog theme, one with a couple of characters which are used for the higher paying symbols. Paw prints, logos, bowls with dog food, dog tags and a couple of Royal cards are the rest of the available symbols. The quality of the design is excellent, both on and off the reels.
Wonder Hounds is giving us a theme that seems unique, a good design and the right mix of features, some of them with a very good potential for profit.