Play ‘N Go’s Wildhound Derby Video Slot Review

Wildhound Derby: Demo

Play ’N Go is inviting players on a trip to the dog track in the Wildhound Derby slot. As volatile as usual for a Play ’N Go game, this 5 reel, 30 payline title comes with an exciting free spins round where the spins keep coming until a greyhound reaches the winning line. If your chosen dog wins, you’ll spin the winner’s wheel which can boost your total free spins win with multipliers of between 2 and 15x. Stakes in this high variance game start at 10p per spin for microstakes players, rising to a maximum of £100 per spin for the high rollers.

Bright lights of the greyhound stadium

The setting for Wildhound Derby is a floodlit dog track. Joining the lower value A to J royals are symbols relating to the greyhound racing theme. In order of value are a form book, tickets and a rosette. The bundle of cash is the most rewarding standard symbol. It pays 4, 12 or 100 x bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The gold trophy is the standard wild. This performs all the usual substitution duties and offers up to 100 x bet per payline. There are also 4 wild dogs.

Dog Race free spins

Land 4 wild dogs on reel 5 and you’ll trigger the game’s Dog Race feature. This is a free spins bonus. Before the round starts, first pick a greyhound. The free spins then begin. You won’t receive a defined number though. If a wild dog appears on the same row as a golden hare, it moves 1 reel to the left. The free spins continue until 1 of the 4 greyhounds reaches reel 1 and wins the race.

Winner’s Wheel

If your dog is victorious, you’ll be in line for a special bonus. This is a spin of the Winner’s Wheel feature. Depending on where the pointer lands, you’ll receive a 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x or 15x multiplier boost to your total win from the free spins.

High variance – 15,000 x bet wins

It’s a bit of a surprise that there are so few greyhound racing-themed slots. Play ’N Go has plugged the gap very nicely by sticking to its regular formula of simple but volatile gameplay. The design is pretty basic but conjures up the atmosphere of a trip to the track.

The free spins round can be a cracker though – especially if your dog wins the race. The potential 15x multiplier can lead to 15,000 x bet payouts. With an RTP of 96.93%, it’s high variance so tread carefully. If you like high risk, high reward slots, then a trip to the Wildhound Derby is recommended.

If you like the betting theme, you have the Sporting Legends series from Playtech where there’s 3 progressive jackpots to be won in each – as well as bonus features. You have slots based on Ronnie O’Sullivan, Frankie Dettori and Ascot.

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