The Dog House Megaways Slot Review
It is one of the biggest trends: making Megaways versions of existing slots. WMS already did it with Raging Rhino Megaways and Montezuma Megaways, Red Tiger came with Piggy Riches Megaways and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. Pragmatic Play also joins the trend: they have released The Dog House Megaways. The Dog House was, for them, what they call beautiful in the film business, a “sleeper” hit. It was a high variance slot that wasn’t even expected so much, but it immediately stood out because of the funny dog theme and the bizarre high potential.
When the online slots streamers started pumping en masse at The Dog House, a new hit was born.
How to play at The Dog House Megaways Slot?
The Dog House Megaways has 6 reels, which can contain between two and seven symbols. The number of Megaways varies per spin and consists of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 117,649 ways to win. You can place bets from 0.20 per spin, increasing to a hefty 100 per spin. It will not surprise you that the variance is high. It may surprise you that the variance is not much higher than with the original. You can win big money on both versions. The maximum win at The Dog House Megaways is 12,305 x the total bet. The theoretical payout percentage is excellent: 96.55%. In terms of design and atmosphere, it is a happy bunch: the enthusiastic barking of the happy dogs is infectious.
Symbols and Payouts
The main symbol of The Dog House Megaways is the wild symbol: the doghouse. It replaces all symbols except the scatters and also contains a multiplier of x2 or x3. The four dogs are the premium symbols and deliver between 1.5 x and 7.5 x the total bet on a 6-of-a-kind. If you spin a dog leash or bone six times, you will also get 1.5 x the total bet. The low symbols consist of the traditional card symbols. Spin six of the same 10, J, Q, K or A for a prize of 0.50 x the bet.
Free spins bonus
If you are able to hit three scatters, then the party really starts. You now win the free spins bonus, where you can choose from two options. The more scatters you spin to activate the bonus, the more free spins you get. You can also buy the bonus feature. This will cost you 100 x the total bet. For both options applies: the free spins can NOT be retriggered.
Sticky Wilds Free Spins
During the Sticky Wild Free Spins, all wilds are sticky for the rest of the free spins. The wilds also contain a multiplier of x1, x2 or x3. Depending on the number of scatters you spin, you will win a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 20 free spins. In addition, you can collect a maximum of 2 to a maximum of 3 sticky wilds per reel, again depending on the number of scatters. The Sticky Wilds Free Spins has the highest risk profile. If you manage to collect a lot of sticky wilds, it can go very fast. If hardly any sticky wilds fall on the reels, you will get tough.
Raining Wilds Free Spins
The second, and in our opinion slightly less fun, option is the Raining Wilds Free Spins. Now you get up to 6 extra wilds on every spin per reel, again with multipliers. The number of free spins depends on the number of scatters you spin: minimum 15 and maximum 30.
What do we think about The Dog House Megaways?
The Dog House Megaways does exactly what it says. It is a Megaways version of The Dog House. There are no additional features or frills (other than a Buy a Bonus feature) and the gameplay is largely the same. You only have many more ways to win and the bonus rounds are different. Is that really bad? Certainly not. The Raining Wilds Free Spins is an excellent addition and gives players the choice to decide how they want to enter the bonus round.
Furthermore, it is again an old-fashioned cheerful lot and you can now also win big money.