Mystery Motel by Hacksaw Gaming is a slot for those who like the spooky vibe but can’t handle the horror. It takes place in a small motel in the middle of nowhere with many highly interesting characters. The overall feeling is that something’s not right but don’t worry because whatever mysteries this slot holds, they won’t be that scary at all.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
In Mystery Motel, you play on a 4x5 setup containing 1,024 paylines in total. The volatility level here is fairly high at ⅘ for those seeking some thrilling gaming sessions. The max win of 10,000x the stake is especially exciting. Besides, the slot has a 96.3% RTP and a 30.75% hit frequency.
Symbols are divided into 2 tiers, the letters/numbers for the low-tier ones and the special human characters aka motel guests for the premium symbols. The base game mechanic is fairly simple with only one feature being the Wild Mystery Multipliers. Every time a Wild forms a winning combination it carries a 2x, 3x, or 5x multiplier. If you get more than one multiplier in a win, their values will be multiplied together.
Collect 3 or more bonus symbols in the shape of an automobile-octopus hybrid to get into the free spins feature. First, players will be taken to a three-layer wheel containing several kinds of prizes:
- Multipliers: Pay out a fixed cash prize.
- Free spins: Reward a certain number of free spins.
- Arrows: Advance players to the layer above which has better prizes.
You can also land 3+ free spin symbols in the base game to enter the bonus round. There will be significantly more Wild Multipliers in play and players can add 5 more free spins by landing 3+ free spins symbols again. This can only happen 10 times, though.
Moreover, to provide the most freedom of choice for players, Mystery Motel offers 3 different bonus buy options: the bonus game (97.62% RTP, costing 58x), 12 free spins (96.13% RTP, costing 105x), and 20 free spins (96.19% RTP, costing 175x).
Mystery Motel slot has an interesting theme but the execution of the slot seems a bit lazy. First of all, all 4 premium symbols somehow look so similar that it’s confusing to the eye. Talking about the gameplay, there’s very little of it: the three-layer wheel looks cool at first but it either rewards a cash prize (which is boring) or a bonus round that has no extra feature (which is also boring).