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We Set Off to the Dog Races in the Wildhound Derby Slot From Play’n Go!

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Unibet Casino has just added the Wildhound Derby slot from Play’n GO to their casino which is a greyhound racing themed machine.

Using a 5×4 reel layout this slot comes with 30 fixed paylines, heavily stacked symbol reels and the occasional wild symbol to help form winning combinations, there are no base game extra features to this slot so whilst the base game does chug along quite nicely you should be looking to trigger the bonus round for the real excitement. There is of course the chance of some heavily stacked symbols wins but these will be rare!

Instead of the usual scatter trigger instead you are looking to fully land all 4 of the dog symbols (Braveheart, Daring Dex, Beadle’s Teabag and Oh My Dog)  on the 5th reel to cover it completely which then leads to a simple picking option of which dog you want to bet on to win the race.

During the free spins bonus round all 4 hounds are converted into wild symbols, these symbols start on the 5th reel, with a golden hare spinning symbol indicating whether they move across the reels during the free spins, it is actually beneficial to progress through the race slowly as this gives you further free spins in which to rack up your wins, but most important is winning the race as this will then transport you to a simple bonus wheel where you overall free spins win can be multipliers up to 15x!

Whilst this slot is fairly simplistic in terms of bonus features it does do a very good job of recreating the racing thrill and that sense of your dog being the winner of the race, rewarding you with multipliers if you are lucky.

Whilst there is a previous form indicator whilst making your dog selection it should be completely random in terms of actually picking the next winner, so go with your gut!

You can check out all of the gameplay features and win potential in the video below.

Wildhound Derby Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features

Wildhound Derby Slot - Intro Screen
Wildhound Derby Slot -Base Game
Wildhound Derby Slot -Bonus Triggered
Wildhound Derby Slot -Free Spins
Wildhound Derby Slot -Race Won Multiplier Wheel
Wildhound Derby Slot - Bonus End
Wildhound Derby Slot - Technical Summary
Paylines30 fixed
Variance/VolatilityMedium
Free SpinsYes
MultipliersYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundNo
Special Features

Free Spins
Moving Wilds
Multiplier Bonus Wheel
RTP (Return To Player)96.93%

Bonus Features

Free Spins

Wildhound Derby Slot - Race Info

The main free spins bonus round is triggered when all 4 of the Wildhounds, Braveheart, Daring Dex, Beadle’s Teabag and Oh My Dog land in view on the 5th reel.

Once the Dog Race has been triggered you then have to choose which dog you want to back to win the race, all the dogs start on the 5th reel with the race completing when the first dog reaches the left-hand side.

The dogs which act as wilds will only move across the reels when a Golden Hare lands in view for that row, the free spins will continue until one dog crosses over the finish line and wins the race, the bonus ends here unless your dog was the winner of the race.

If your dog comes first then you’ll be moved onto the Winner’s Wheel where you have the chance to multiply your current free spins winnings total by a multiplier that has values ranging from x2, x3, x4, x5, x10 up to a massive x15!

Wildhound Derby Slot

Overall Opinions

The Wildhound Derby slot from Play’n GO is a decent fun slot to play, definitely nothing groundbreaking in terms of new features to this machine, but the racing bonus round has been done quite well and definitely creates excitement as the rewards for picking the winning dog can transform your bonus round winnings.

In our playtests, we had bonus round results in the range of 10x up to 100x, but we did only manage to win the race once which resulted in the lowest 2x multiplier being awarded, but the anticipation of possibly winning the race is great!

Overall its a fairly solid slot, worth a few bonus rounds at least to check out the race/ free spins features, but possibly lacking enough new features to make it a long term favourite.

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