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As a dog owner, I know from personal experience that finding a place for your pooches to stay while you go away on holiday can be difficult, not only do you need to be sure your canine chums are going to have a good time while you are away, but you have to find somewhere that is affordable.
However, if the Hound Hotel was around in the real world, rather than simply as an incarnation from the creative minds at Microgaming, then I'd certainly consider boarding all five of our family pooches at this rather plush and elegant hotel.
The game itself is based on the theme a hotel for our hairy friends and there are a mutt-ley assortment of characters staying at the hotel, ranging from a Siberian Husky doffing his top hat, to a pug chomping down on a cigar and enjoying a glass of port.
Admittedly, it is an unusual theme, but Hound Hotel works superbly well as a slot and to understand why, we need to get a closer look at the mechanics that power it.
First off, this is a 5x3 reel slot that boasts 25 fixed paylines in operation on every spin. You can get the reels spinning from just 0.25, but you can ramp up the action to a maximum bet of 37.50 if you prefer. This puts Hound Hotel in the range of the low stakes to medium stakes slot player.
Autoplay is available if you want to get the slots spinning while you busy yourself with other things and you can play up to 100 spins, cash permitting, this way.
There is the usual mix of high and low symbols on the reels. The low symbols are the ubiquitous playing card lows (Jack through to Ace) while the high symbols in the game are some of the furry residents of Hound Hotel, an assortment of canine critters that numbers a Poodle, Pug, Chihuahua and St Bernard among its clientele.
At this point you would be thinking that so far the slot sounds somewhat formulaic, but where Hound Hotel starts to come into its own is in the game-play itself and there are two rounds to this, the base game and the free spins round (in this game known as the Hound Hotel bonus round).
In the base game, the first feature you will come across is the Wild symbol. This is the Hound Hotel logo and the great news is that it is stacked on the reels in the base game, which gives you a better chance of landing multiple line wins.
In addition to the Stacked Wilds, there is also a Dashing Wild feature which is randomly activated on a spin that has not been a winner for the player. When active, this feature will see three Wild symbols take up position on the reels offering the player a chance of a win, when there wasn't one previously available.
The third part of the base game that makes the game kick up a notch is the scatter symbol and in this game, that is the symbol of the Chihuahua carrying the salver. Two or more of these scatters guarantees you a win, but if you can land three or more across the reels, you enter the Hound Hotel bonus round, where the action really gets going.
At the start of this bonus feature, you have to pick a door on each of the three floors of the hotel. On the Ground Floor, you select from five doors and each has a special Wild bonus feature behind it. These are Expanding Wilds, Frozen Wilds, Super Stacked Wilds, Split Wilds and Super Wild.
Each of these features sees Wilds used in the base game in different ways but each can offer the player a chance of a significant win, although some features, notably Super Wild features and Frozen Wilds, do tend to offer players a greater chance of a bigger win.
On the second level of the hotel you pick from five doors to secure your multiplier and on the third level, you pick from five doors to see how many free spins you receive in your round. On both the second and third floors, you can also be prompted to pick again when you select your door, which gives you a chance to increase either your multiplier or the number of free spins you will receive.
The Free Spins round is the key to unleashing some of the bigger wins in the game, with up to 2933 times your line bet available to be won, which if you are playing towards the higher end when it comes to wagers, is a considerable amount of money.
Hound Hotel is an enjoyable, medium variance game that is an exact replica of the Kitty Cabana slot but one designed primarily for those slots fans who prefer dogs to cats. You can't go wrong playing either game and both offer slot players an enjoyable experience with the chance to win a considerable amount of money.
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