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The Dog House Megaways Slot review

Pragmatic Play

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Pragmatic Play is back with a bigger and grander remake of its classic online slot The Dog House. The revamp not only adds the highly renowned Megaways mechanic but also a completely new and separate free spins bonus game. Pet and collect these handsome good boys and get the ultimate prize of 12.305x your stake!

Betting Options and Bonus Features

The premise of The Dog House Megaways retains the original charm with the addition of the Megaways mechanic by Big Time Gaming. This mechanic uses 6 modified reels that change the number of symbols on any given spin. Each reel can have up to 7 symbols, which can result in a mind-boggling number of 117.649 ways to win!

The Dog House Megaways features six canine-themed symbols and five classic card suit symbols (A, K, Q, J, and 10). The highest paying symbols are represented by four fluffy heroes; the Rottweiler, Poodle, Pug, and Beagle.

Your objective is to collect as many of these googly-eyed puppies as possible with the combination of multiplier wilds. All multiplier wilds are illustrated by a yellow dog house and possess a random multiplier of 1x, 2x, and 3x. These symbols can substitute for any symbol in the game as well as multiple your win by the assigned value. During both the base game and bonus game, multiplier wilds can only appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The free spins bonus game is triggered by the last symbol; the bonus symbol. Collecting at least 3 bonus symbols will trigger your bonus round and you will be able to choose between two free spins games; Sticky Wilds and Raining Wilds.

The Sticky Wilds bonus game essentially has the same premise as the last game. Once your free spins start, anytime you manage to land a multiplier wild the symbol will become sticky and stay for the entirety of your bonus round. They will moreover change places and sizes randomly based on the Megaways feature.

Depending on how many scatters you land, you’ll be assigned a maximum number of free spins and sticky wilds.​

  • 3 scatters - 7 free spins, 2-7 sticky wilds
  • 4 scatters - 12 free spins, 2-7 sticky wilds
  • 5 scatters - 15 free spins, 2-7 sticky wilds
  • 6 scatters - 20 free spins, 3-7 sticky wilds 

Raining Wilds is the second option and a completely different bonus game. On every free spin, you’ll have a chance of getting up to 6 multiplier wilds. However, these wilds are no longer sticky. Instead, you’ll receive additional free spins according to how many scatters you land​

  • 3 scatters - 15 free spins
  • 4 scatters - 18 free spins
  • 5 scatters - 25 free spins
  • 6 scatters - 30 free spins

.For eager bonus hunters, The Dog House Megaways also has a bonus buy feature. You can purchase it for 100x your current stake, which will guarantee you at least 3 scatter symbols in your next spin.

Roshtein’s Take

The lack of a bonus buy feature was pretty much my only main complaint in the last game. I’m glad Pragmatic Play decided to make a version with buyable free spins. The Dog House Megaways is almost always included in my bonus hunts. 

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