Pug Life slot can be described with 2 words: cuteness overload. Hacksaw Gaming was playing it safe by making a game full of cute animals as those types of slot themes always attract many players but it’s the well-composed features and gameplay that will keep them coming back.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Surprisingly, Pug Life slot is not just about pugs: there are all kinds of animals on the reels like cats, birds, and chihuahuas. However, the mouse is the symbol with the highest payout of 4x for a full line. Regarding the layout, you’ll be playing on 5 reels, 4 rows, and 16 paylines. The default RTP is set at 96.33%, and with only medium volatility, players can still get a pretty substantial max win of 7,500x the stakes.
Every pet owner knows they like nothing more than treats so that’s why the treat symbol plays a big part in the base game. It acts as a Wild and reveals a random multiplier when they form a winning combination. There are 3 different types of Treat Wilds:
- Biscuit will reveal a 2x, 3x, or 4x multiplier
- Bone will reveal a 5x, 10x, 15x, or 20x multiplier
- Steak will reveal a 25x - 200x multiplier
Once you land 3 treats of any kind in 1 spin, the Treat Yo’self feature is triggered. It starts with 5 free spins and all landed treats become sticky while still revealing a different multiplier on every spin. No amount of treats is ever enough though, as each new treat will give you an extra free spin!
The main bonus of Pug Life called The Dawg’s Den, triggered by 3 or more scatter symbols. Each one of the Scatters reveals a number 3 or 4 and by adding them all together, the number of free spins a player gets is determined. In this round, every win and multiplier collected are not counted immediately. Instead, they keep being added together to a ‘value x multiplier’ on top of the reels, which will be paid out at the very end. Also, players have a chance at landing a sticky Toaster symbol that will reveal either a cash value or a multiplier every spin.
Feeling a bit impatient? Don’t worry, Pug Life has up to 4 options to make the gameplay more spicy:
- Treat FeatureSpin (cost 2x the bet): guarantee at least 1 treat for every spin.
- Bonus FeatureSpin (cost 3x the bet): 5x more chance to get any bonuses.
- Treat Yo’self bonus buy (cost 100x the bet)
- The Dawg’s Den bonus buy (cost 200x the bet)
Pug Life can definitely compete with some of the most iconic slots out there. The cartoon animal aesthetics simply can never go wrong, while the gameplay feels super dynamic, having different treats and 2 bonuses with completely separate mechanics.
The concept of adding all the wins and multiplier values together to be paid at the end in The Dawg’s Den bonus is a refreshing one. It also keeps the tension high as you’re not too sure how much you’re winning (unless you can do math pretty quickly) till the very end.