We Check out Wonder Hounds the Latest Nextgen Gaming Slot with Sticky Wilds!
Hello Casino has recently added the latest Nextgen Gaming slot Wonder Hounds to their casino which is a 25 payline cartoon themed slot which coincides with Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog and contains features several interesting bonus mechanics including added and sticky wilds in the free spins round.
If you haven’t checked Hello Casino out recently they have also added lots of new slots suppliers to their casino in the last year including Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Leander and Merkur slots along with a handy “Filter By Provider” option to easily locate these awesome ranges of slots.
Whilst the Wonder Hounds slot has gone for the cute cartoon canine hero theme be aware that this slot can also be very volatile thanks to the special “Added Wilds” and “Sticky Wilds” that come into play during the main free spins bonus round.
The base game is a fairly standard affair with one random feature Wonder Hounds Gone Wild which activates randomly during base game play transforming symbols into wilds, but honestly all of the excitement and win potential of the slot is from the free spins round which can award up to 15 free spins and up to 15 added wilds before the bonus round even begins with additional sticky wilds on offer during the free spins too!
|Wonder Hounds Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||95.161%|
Wonder Hounds Gone Wild
During base gameplay, this feature can randomly activate and will transform 1 or more of the Wonder Hounds into a Wild Symbol per reel, this feature can also activate in the free spins.
The Free Spins round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and results in 8-15 free spins being awarded depending on the number of scatters.
Before the bonus round begins a number of Wild symbols are then randomly added to the reels, this can range from 1 Wild right up to 15 Wild symbols, and these remain in place during the entire bonus round.
During the free spins, it’s also possible to land further Wild symbols that will become held on the reels, along with the Wonder Hounds Gone Wild also activating.
Given the Sticky Wild mechanics on offer, this bonus round cannot be re-triggered.
Wonder Hounds Slot
Wonder Hounds is an unusual fairly high variance slot from Nextgen, in our playtests we found the base game fairly disappointing with not much action going on, and at first, the free spins bonus round results were fairly bad in the 10x-20x stake with very few wilds being held on the reels.
What we found though is if you do manage to get a lot of the added wilds before the free spins start the bonus rounds can really get very exciting with some decent win potential with our best win being 275x stake.
Given the possibility that up to 15 wilds can be added to the reels this presents some serious win potential especially if you manage to trigger this kind of bonus with more starting free spins.
Check it out for yourself, but be aware that the free spins rounds are very volatile and highly dependant on a good number of held wilds being added to the reels for the big wins to occur!
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