Head into the forest on a hunt for treasure in Hoot Loot, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from High5 Games. This nature themed offering comes with a pair of bonus features that offer big multipliers of up to 25 times your total bet as well as jackpots of 10,000 coins. Play from between 20p and £20 per spin.
The reels in Hoot Loot are packed full of cartoon style animal imagery – look out for leaves, berries, mushrooms, paw prints and bird nests symbols. Joining them are hedgehogs, elks, bears and eagles which all offer payouts of 500 coins if you manage to find a 5 symbol combination. The Hoot Loot logo is the wild and substitutes for all other symbols. If you’re lucky enough to find 5 on a payline, a bumper bonus payout of 20,000 times your line bet awaits!
Hoot Loot comes with 2 main bonus features. First up is the Hoo’s Safe Bonus Initiation feature which is triggered when you hit 3 bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. It’s basically a pick me round – choose 1 of the safes and you’ll win a prize of anywhere between 5 and 25 your total bet on the triggering spin.
You’ll notice that on each spin, some of the symbols will feature an owl’s face in the bottom right hand corner – this is the key to triggering the Hoot Line feature which is in essence an extra payline with a multiplier attached. If you manage to find 5 symbols on a single spin that all feature the owl’s face, you’ll fill up the meter below the screen and be eligible for a bonus of 22 times your line bet (assuming you’re playing all 20 paylines. If you’re paying less than that the Hoot Line will be the total value of your bet).
The sound and visuals on show in Hoot Loot are well done – the action is punctuated by a series of animations and the soundtrack has a certain rustic charm. The gameplay doesn’t quite hit those heights though. The features are fine but the lack of free spins is a little disappointing.
That said, if you manage to get the Hoot Line filled the payouts can impress with amounts of loot to really get you hooting. It’s a low to medium variance game in my opinion, and despite being different from other High5 Games slots, it’s not one I will play. I recommend you try IGT’s Pixies of the Forest or WMS’ Crystal Forest which are better games and have a similar theme.