There have been several dog-themed movies over the years, including Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians and the Fox and the Hound. Is it any wonder then that dog-themed slots, while not amongst the most common, may find a special place in the hearts of some players? NextGen Gaming explores this thought in the 5-reel, 3-row and 25 fixed paylines slot called Wonder Hounds.
The slot has a cartoonish-style, which is supported by a wonderfully illustrated autumn background with yellow-leaved trees and shaggy green grass. The five top-paying symbols include three anthropomorphised canines, international characters, a dog bowl and bone rounding them out. The lower-paying symbols consist of the paw-print signed five poker symbols. The slot creates a cheery and upbeat mood which is further reinforced by a continuous tune. Amongst the other audio effects that add to the cheer and amusement you may even hear barking.
Paw scatter with free games feature
The slot will leave its mark in several different ways. We already mentioned the graphics and audio, but then there is the more literal, paw-print scatter symbol. It can appear in quantities of 3, 4 or 5 and in the process crediting you with 4, 15 or 100 coins regardless of position. The slot throws you another bone because three, four or five unlock 8, 12 or 15 free games respectively. While in the free spins mode, the slot may award you with anywhere from 1 to 15 wilds, the exact number of which is determined at the start. Any wilds appearing remain sticky for the remaining free games. The feature cannot be retriggered while it is running.
Wonderhounds Gone Wild
Another bone tossed by the slot is called Wonderhounds Gone Wild, which could transform one of the Wonderhounds Ace, Jinse or Winchester into a wild per reel.
Chinese Year of the Dog
Wonder Hounds slot can be played with bets that you can vary from €0.25 to as much as €250 with several amounts in between. The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.466% for this slot. It has a medium to higher volatility so wins may be a little harder to come by but when you do win, you may be compensated with higher winnings as compared to a low volatility slot. In addition to being available on desktop, the slot is also available on mobile and tablet. It is available on the NYX gaming platform. This is a canine-themed slot, suitably timed for the Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog. If you're itching to get started, we have some recommended casinos to get you going.