There are plenty of themes that slot designers continually keep going back to for their latest games. We’ve seen lots of games with themes such as Egypt, pirates and ancient legends. Animals are another popular theme and here we have another equine game in Novomatic’s ‘Hold Your Horses.’
The first thing that will hit you when playing this slot is its look. This really does have impressive artwork that will add a great deal to your enjoyment of the game.
Hold Your Horses has five reels, three rows of symbols and you can play up to 40 paylines. It’s up to you to decide how many paylines to activate and your stake. This can cost you between £0.01 and £80.
There are five different horses featured in the game. There’s a white stallion, one that is completely black (probably a black beauty), a brown one with a light brown mane, another brown one but with a white mane and a brown one with a dark brown mane. They all look excellent and you can tell a lot of work has been put into this slot. We also get the ten to Ace playing card symbols.
Keep a close eye on the symbols because some have just the one horse and others have two. Those with a pair of horses will count for two single horses on a payline increasing your chances of getting larger wins. You get a winning combination when at least five or more horses appear on an activated payline. The top payout for each of the horse symbols is for ten of a kind. Ten of the white horse has a 200x multiplier.
Also note the fact that some of the horse symbols only appear on certain reels. The single white horse and single brown horse with the light brown mane can only be seen on the first, fourth and fifth reels. The other two single brown horses are on the second, fourth and fifth reels only. The single all black horse only appears on the third, fourth and fifth reels. All the double horse symbols can crop up on any of the reels.
The wild symbol in the game is the Hold Your Horses logo. This can substitute for other symbols in the game to present you with some winning combinations. Five of the wild symbols pays 500x your line bet, the top prize in the game. It’s not possible for the wild to sub for the Bonus Symbol which plays a key role in triggering the bonus game, more about that in a moment.
Make sure you understand all the rules to the game before playing it. This can be done by accessing the paytable. Also have some free games just to see how the various features in the game work.