Although sports fans are generally good people out to support their favorite athlete or team, a passionate few takes it too far. In comes Hooligan Hustle, a slot dedicated to the overwhelming testosterone, chaos, and toxic masculinity typical of a hooligan. Containing an arsenal of features and the enticing jackpot of 10,000x the bet, Hooligan Hustle is a scrimmage worth bleeding over.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Played on a 5x3 grid, Hooligan Hustle consists of 243 win ways. The game is in front of a face-off between the local’s hotheads, where belligerent drunks come to fight, street-gang style, for their favorite jocks. Disregarding peace and prosperity, players can spot objects naturally found on the streets, like bricks, crowbars, and modified nailed baseball bats. But they are not as essential as the drunken brawlers that use them, notably the brass knuckle-wielding skinhead, who pays 2x the bet for five of a kind.
Relevant to the theme, Hooligan Hustle features the highest volatility possible, rated a 10 out of 10 by its developer. The high volatility means playing the game will be a rocky road, and swings in the win-loss ratio are of anticipation. The RTP of the game is a standard 96.27%. Regardless, the math model is to balance out the massive jackpot, which is 10,000x the bet.
To simulate the chaos, Hooligan Hustle brings in a bunch of features. The first one is the Mystery Boxes. With this mechanic, Wooden Crates drop randomly in the game and transform into any symbol except Scatters.
On any spin, symbols may choose to split; this applies to all characters in view except Scatters. Doing so can increase the win ways up to 248,832.
On top of the grid is a separate tracker called the Rumble Row. During the game, random effects might trigger. Their rewards are:
- Wild Reel: A fully stacked reel of Wilds will land.
- Double Trouble: Two synchronized reels land with the same symbols on both.
- 2x Multiplier: Applies 2x multiplier to all wins.
Landing 3 Scatters will net players access to the bonus round. After which, the game presents players with 3 flavors of free spins. They are:
- Lairy!: 10 Free Spins and 2+ guaranteed active Rumble Row modifiers.
- Riot!: 5 Free Spins and 3+ guaranteed active Rumble Row modifiers.
- Anarchy!: 1 Free Spin and 4+ guaranteed active Rumble Row modifiers.
Hooligan Hustle feels like a copy of one of Nolimit City’s games, particularly Road Rage, with the art style and multiple features. I love the flexibility in the free spins department, although I’d appreciate any bonus buy option. Nonetheless, the choices in the bonus round are decent and hit hard with all variations. Overall, a good game that I’d happily recommend.