The Dog House Megaways slot is an August 2020 release from Pragmatic Play. The original Dog House slot has proven to be one of the most popular online slots available, receiving a lot of praise and attention from players. The Dog House Megaways offers a new take on things, but will it be such a big hit like its predecessor, does it display the same charm and appeal, along with the payout potential which enticed so many players? Read below for the full Dog House Megaways review and stats to see exactly what we made of this slot game.
The Dog House Megaways slot is a delight to play. All the charm of the original remains intact and is, perhaps, even enhanced upon with the introduction of the new free spins round which has huge potential and can produce some massive wins. However, the lack of cascading wins can make the base game a little boring at times as there really isn’t enough added to it. If you’re a fan of the original Dog House slot then then Megaways version will certainly appeal though, and with the success of the original the game looks set to be a seriously big hit!
- Huge Payout Potential
- Cute and Appealing Theme
- Excellent Free Spins Bonus
- Non UK Players Can Buy The Bonus
- Base Game Can Be Slightly Dull
- No Cascading Wins
The Dog House Megaways Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
The Dog House Megaways offers players 117,649 ways to win at it’s maximum payline capacity. It’s a highly volatile slot which is capable of 12,000x plus wins. With bets ranging from 0.2 coins up to 100 coins it’s suitable for both high rollers and players on a more restricted budget. It has a fairly respectable RTP of 96.55% which is up from the original, very slightly, which gave 96.51%. As with all Megaways slots it has 6 reels and between 2 and 7 paylines on each reel. There are no Cascading wins however, and this is perhaps something we feel they should have included to keep the base game as interesting as possible.
Base Game Bonus Modifiers
Keeping the base game interesting is a vital part of making any slot game enjoyable and the Dog House Megaways does that by introducing one simple modifier which is detailed below
Wild Multipliers: These land in at any time as The Kennel symbol and can place on reels 2,3 and 4 and also have a multiplier between 2x and 3x on them. The best case scenario would be to land all 3 in one spin as they all multiply together and create big wins.
Free Spins Bonus
Land 3 or more Scatter symbols to trigger the free spins round. Here you get to choose between the Sticky Wilds Feature or the Raining Wilds Feature, which will be detailed below. The number of free spins you get is also determined by the amount of Scatter symbols you land, the more the better. The free spins bonus can not be retriggered.
Raining Wild Free Spins
This will give you up to 6 Wilds added to each reel, they will all hold a multiplier value of either 1x, 2x or 3x.
- 3 Scatters =15 free spins
- 4 Scatters = 18 free spins
- 5 Scatters = 25 free spins
- 6 Scatters = 30 free spins
Sticky Wilds Free Spins
This option has the higher potential to payout, but that is provided the Wilds land well for you! How it works is that Dog Kennel Wilds can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. They can also have a multiplier value of up to 3x. However, once they land they will stay in place until the end of the free spins. The payout potential here is massive.
- 3 Scatters = 7 free spins + 2 – 7 Wilds per Reel
- 4 Scatters = 12 free spins + 2 – 7 Wilds per Reel
- 5 Scatters = 15 free spins + 2 – 7 Wilds per Reel
- 6 Scatters = 20 free spins + 3 – 7 Wilds per Reel
Graphics and Sound
All the original symbols are included in The Dog House Megaways, with a variety of dogs and, dog houses and bones. The doberman acts as the top paying symbol giving 7.5x for 6 in a row. Next up is the Poodle which gives 3x for 6, then the Pug for 2x for 6, a Dog Collar, a Bone and the final premium symbol is the Beagle who’ll give you 1.5x for 6.
The lower paying symbols are playing cards from Ace, King, Jack, Queen to 10 giving between 1x and 0.5x for 6.
The Wild Symbol is a Dog House and substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter. The Scatter symbol itself is a paw print saying “Bonus” beneath it.
The symbols are all very cute looking and give a certain charm to the game. If you’re a dog lover you’ll most likely really enjoy the look of The Dog House Megaways slot, in fact even if you’re not, you would have to have a heart of stone not to find it just a little bit cute!
Buy The Bonus
Non UK players also have the opportunity to simply buy the bonus outright on The Dog House Megaways. This will cost 100x your stake and you will get between 3 and 6 Scatters landing. It’s a risky way to play but if you don’t want to wait it out for the bonus to spin in then it’s always an option.
Duncan enjoys travelling and has written for various online gambling sites, covering news, reviews and everything in between. He can be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.