The Dog House Megaways

slot review (Pragmatic Play)

Graphics 93%
Sounds 92%
Fun 87%
Volatility 92%
Overall 91%

Regular game:

Pragmatic Play decided to revamp their hugely popular The Dog House with Megaways engine. Megaways engine, hugely popular at the moment, means that any of the five reels in use can show from 2 to 7 symbols. With no traditional lines, but rather all possible combinations in play, this means that there can be from 64 to 117,649 ways to make a winning combination. Obviously, symbols are the same as used in the original game, but because of more combinations, they do pay less now. Game graphics and sounds have therefore kept the same level of excellence through cuteness as in the original. 

 

Features:

Pragmatic Play has further added some options, such as choice between two bonus options, plus special emphasis has been put on increasing the game volatility which is what certainly attracts the players. Declared RTP is 96,55% which is quite good. 

The Dog House symbol is Wild and it comes with 2x or 3x multiplier as seen in the original. It can land on reels 2,3,4 and 5. Combining a few of those can result in nice wins even in the regular game just as in this video. 

Bonus:

Landing 3 or more Scatters starts the Bonus round free spins. The number of free spins will depend on how many Scatters have landed, default for 3 is 7 of the Sticky Wilds or 15 of the Raining Wilds type. Yes, you get to choose which bonus you would prefer – Sticky Wilds is similar system to the original game where any Wild that lands in the position stays there until the end of Bonus. Obviously this will accumulate through the bonus and can lead to huge wins toward the end just as int he first video here. Raining Wilds is less volatile, hence more default spins, and it comes with the option of landing Wilds randomly for any spin. Still, this can result in nice combinations as in this video. 

 

Verdict:

Another new feature is that Bonus round can now be bought for 100 times the bet. This is also the trend we see more often in new games. Although bonuses are always more fun to play than the regular game, the question here is if players will become bored faster with repeated bonus? That is will the game keep the attention as long as games that do not offer bonus buy and make the players “sweat” for it.   

The Dog House with a Megaways engine was definitely worth a wait. Certainly, the original game will still have it’s core fans, but the Megaways version kept all the good visuals and then added some trendy options. Great game. Check out the nice win by David Labowsky.