Released on 9th May 2019 by Pragmatic Play, The Doghouse is a whimsical, cartoon slot featuring a host of loveable mutts in their own jumbo sized wooden doghouse. This is a highly volatile 5x3 slot with 20 paylines, and an RTP of 96.51%. This tame looking slot has a bark considerably worse than its bite with a max win of 6,750x the stake. The Dog House comes with multiplier wilds and a free spins round. During the bonus round the multiplier wilds become sticky and big wins are there for the taking. You can play The Dog House at all Pragmatic Play casinos €0.20 to €100.
Design & Symbols
Design wise, The Dog House looks rather like the kind of thing a five-year old might watch on Nickelodeon Jr. The Dog House, which also acts as the game board, sits front and centre on a lawn in front of a row of neat little suburban houses with picket fences and well-tended gardens. Butterflies flutter whilst creeping flowers gently sway in the breeze. All the while a lilting, melodic little ditty plays in the background.
Low symbols are represented by the standard 10-A royals. The higher value symbols are a dog bone, dog collar and four cartoon dogs. The soppy looking Doberman with a big smile and a huge tongue hanging out of the side of his mouth is the most valuable, with 5 on a payline awarding 37.5x the stake. The wild, which only appears on rows 2-4 is a kennel, and the scatter is a big doggie paw.
Multiplier wilds in the base game and a free spin round with sticky multiplier wilds are where the big money is to be found in this slot.
In both the base game and the free spins bonus round the wild symbols come with a randomly chosen win multiplier of either 2x or 3x. If there is more than one wild on a winning payline then the multiplier values are added together before being applied to the win.
Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5 trigger the free spins bonus round. Prior to the round starting the Doberman cranks the handle to spin 9 barrels to determine the number of free spins. Each barrel will land with 1, 2, or 3 showing meaning that anywhere between 9-27 free spins can be won. The scatter does not appear during the bonus round; therefore free spins cannot be retriggered.
During free spins, not only do the wilds come with 2x or 3x multipliers, but any that land remain sticky for the rest of the free spins.
Our Thoughts on The Dog House
Slots don’t get much simpler than The Dog House. Multiplier wilds and free spins are fairly standard features and there really is not much more to it than that. However, this doesn’t mean that this slot doesn’t amount to much. There’s not much more exciting than sticky multiplier wilds and a fistful of free spins – just look what they did for Dead or Alive.
Don’t be fooled by the kiddie-cartoon design and animation, this slot packs a serious punch. With up to 6,750x the stake up for grabs on every spin, this highly volatile game has the potential to either make or break your bank.