Down the Pub is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot which is powered by Playson. Playable from 30p to £75 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, you are taken to a typical British boozer – there are 2 bonus features where you hope to get lucky in Playson’s pub.
Graphically, you are taken to a classic pub as the reels are in front of the bar – you will see a ginger geezer to the left hand side of the reels who sips his pint as you spin the reels. Symbols on the reels include barrels (of beers), bar snacks, beer mats with letters on them (B, O, N, U and S) and glasses of beer and whisky. The barrel of beer is the highest value symbol rewarding you with 1,000 times your line stake for 5 on a payline. The shamrock beermat is the wild symbol which substitutes all symbols except the scatter and pint.
There’s a Bonus Game feature which is triggered when the beer mat letters line up to spell BONUS (on reels 1 through to 5). You then spin a classic slot which has plums, lemons, 7s and oranges on the reels. Each spin moves you across the board clockwise for a random number of steps.
3 random empty fields are filled with 1 factor field and 2 bomb fields. You can benefit from nudges to give you a winning combination, a shifta which gives you a win, a multiplier up to 5x or a jackpot. Bombs take away 1 life – you have 3 in total. You basically spin the reels until you run out of lives.
I do prefer the Free Spins feature which is played when 3 scatters appear anywhere on the reels – the pint symbol is al-important as the first 1 to appear will subject your winnings to a 2x multiplier. If you get a 2nd pint, it goes up to 3x with 3 pints giving you a massive 10x multiplier! Once you get the 3rd pint, you will receive 1 more free spin before the feature ends – in total, you can get up to 70 free spins.
Down the Pub is an odd slot game which has a strange country style soundtrack – the features are decent with the Free Spins feature being the most lucrative. What you want is the best combination when you get the 3rd pint as it will be subject to a 10x multiplier. Saying that, I found this game to be a medium variance one. I do prefer other Playson titles though with Eastern Delights and Wild Hunter much more appealing.