Head on down to the farm and try and sniff out a jackpot in Cash Hound. Created by Ainsworth, it’s a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that comes with 2 free spin rounds with multipliers as well as offering a chance to win 1 of 5 jackpot prizes. Stakes range from between 60p and £24 per spin.
A farm, fields and open country form the backdrop to the reels here. Joining the usual lower value A to 9 symbols are cats, pigs and rabbits. The best standard symbol is the chicken who awards double your total bet in the base game if you land 5 on a payline.
Look out for the golden hound which can land on reel 3 only – it’s wild and doubles the payout whenever it forms part of a winning combination. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the gold bone scatter and you’ll win an award equal to 3, 10 or 50 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger 1 of the 2 bonus features:
Super feature – here you can look forward to 10 free spins. A new wild bone symbol is added to the reels which acts as a wild. Look out too for the Hound Head on reel 1 which triggers bonus reels with 2x or 3x multipliers. Symbols on 3, 4 or even 5 reels are turned into the Hound Head and transform into the same matching symbol. Any wins are multiplied by the figure showing on the multiplier reel. Landing 2 scatters adds another 5 free spins to your total.
Crazy feature – land this one and you’ll get 6 free spins. Starting from the 6th free spin, an extra reel is brought into play with the symbols 2x, 3x, 2x re-spins and 3x re-spin. All wins are boosted by the multiplier on the bonus reel with 1 extra free spin awarded if you get a re-spin multiplier. The Hound Head can fill entire reels in this round which then transform into the same matching symbol.
You’ll also have a shot at landing 1 of 5 jackpot prizes. Like many Ainsworth slots, the bonus features are slightly baffling. The paytable differs in each free spins round from the base game so even though you think you’ve landed a big winning combination, the payout won’t be what you’re expecting. The multipliers can make up for that but it still feels a bit disappointing.
We didn’t really enjoy this trip to the farm. The cartoon visuals are decent enough but the generic soundtrack adds little to the atmosphere. The features take a bit of understanding so we recommend plenty of demo play spins before you risk your hard earned. If you’re hoping to sniff out a big win we think there are much better alternatives on offer than Cash Hound – such as Tornado Farm Escape from NetEnt.