Novomatic Hoffmania Slot Review and Free Play

Hoffmania: Demo

With a new big screen version of Baywatch set to hit cinemas later this year, it gives us a great opportunity to revisit a video slot starring 1 of the biggest stars from the original TV show. We are of course talking about Hoffmania, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game from Novomatic that celebrates the life and times of David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff. Look out for free spins with expanding multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 5x. Play from between 20p and £50 per spin.

A video slot called Hoffmania was always going to be a little tongue in cheek and the design comes with a healthy serving of cheese. The lower value A to 10 playing cards are joined by a signed photo as well as a pair of models. The Hoff himself is the best of the standard symbols, awarding payouts of up to 40 times your total stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels.

There’s also a wild (the Hoffmania logo). This can land on all 5 reels and substitutes for everything with the exception of the scatter. That scatter is the Oscar-style statue which features the head of Hoff. Find 3 or more of these statue scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Hoffmania feature.

Here you can look forward to 5 free spins. You can add to your tally during the feature every time a statue scatter lands – this will add another 1 or 2 free spins to your total. The scatter can also boost a multiplier by 1, up to a maximum of 5x.

Like many celebrity-themed video slots, Hoffmania isn’t among the most volatile games you’ll see. In fact, the variance is in the medium range. Don’t expect much in the way of thrills in the base game. The best action comes during the Hoffmania feature. Boost your total of free spins and get the multiplier moving and some decent action is possible.

Novomatic video slots are rarely things of beauty and that’s the case with Hoffmania – at least we can recognise that the star here actually is the Hoff. You’ll hear some very cheesy dialogue too which quickly had us reaching for the mute button.

Behind the corny design, Hoffmania is a typical Novomatic video slot. It’s not particularly sophisticated but it offers some simple, celebrity fun. I also recommend you try Playtech’s Marilyn Monroe which is based on an iconic legend.

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