The Dog House Megaways Slot

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Pragmatic Play is making good use of their Megaways license, and they’re turning some of their popular slots into much more volatile options. It’s what we’re seeing in The Dog House Megaways, a new slot machine that still borrows some of the graphics of the original, even as it gains extra reels and a lot more ways to win.

The Dog House Megaways gives us 6 reels and as many as 117,649 Megaways, a type of setup that we’re seeing in a lot of slots that rely on this innovative system. From Dog House Wilds and random multipliers, to Free Spins with Sticky Wilds or Raining Wilds, the game has its ways of getting you exciting rewards, and those can reach a top value of 12,305x total stake. Though it’s expected to have high volatility, at the same time it will come with an expected RTP of 96.55%, which means that it gives players more than the average game, through its payouts.

Betting and Prizes

Place your bet while using the standard Pragmatic Play system, which will allow you to spend $0.20 to $100, on each spin.

In a game which can have up to 117,649 Megaways/winning combinations, a top jackpot of up to 12,305x the stake is not unexpected, and quite a few slots will go a lot higher than that. In order for a game to be capable of paying big, it needs to be risky for a lot of other players first, and that’s where its high volatility comes in. What matters, is that in the long run it’s still expected to pay back on average 96.55% of what’s wagered in it, which makes it a good pick.

The Dog House Megaways Slot Features

First, a word about the Megaways slot system, which is used here on a setup with 6 reels. Each of those reels will get a random number of symbols, between 2 and 7. One reel might get 3, the next one 5, and so on. Anywhere from 64 to 117,649 Megaways can be available, depending on how many symbols you get exactly.

You will get a bit of help from the Dog House wilds, symbols that will not be appearing on all reels. What this means is that you can’t create combinations out of wilds alone. On the other hand, there is a chance that some of them will have multipliers to apply, randomly chosen at 2x or 3x. With more than one wild present, their multipliers get added together, to obtain a bigger value and boost for the wins of the current spin.

Scatter symbols, the ones with gold and red paw prints and a Bonus logo, will get you to the more exciting stage, the free spins. Two versions exist, and you pick the one that you prefer.

For the Sticky Wilds version, you just need 3 to 6 scatters on the reels, in order to get 7 to 20 free spins, with 2 to 7 sticky wilds present for each reel. Multipliers can also become available for these wilds, but they are not guaranteed.

There are also the Free Spins with Raining Wilds, in which case the number of symbols gets you 15 to 30 rounds, along with 6 raining wilds that are added to each one. The random wilds that show up this way will also have a chance to get multipliers of up to 3x.

Theme & Design

Not much has changed compared with the original. You’re getting the same dog themed slot machine, with the dog house being the one that houses the reels on the side. Several types of dogs appear as main characters, each one cute in his own way. Dog House Wilds, Paw Print scatters, four types of dogs, a green dog collar, bones, as well as a couple of Royals (10-A), will make up the full list of symbols.

Conclusion

The Dog House Megaways is certainly an improvement over the original game, especially if we look at its top payouts, which are almost double in size right now.

Megaways and the higher volatility that they bring, will also add more excitement to this franchise. Overall, I much prefer the version with up to 117,649 ways to win, to the original one which had only 20 lines.

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