If volatile slots and cartoon dogs are what you’re after, then our The Dog House review is all you need. Wild multipliers and bonus rounds lead to big wins.

Our rating: 8/10
The Dog House slot machine
Game summary
  • Win 6,750x your stake on any spin
  • 5x3 with 20 paylines
  • Wild Multipliers and Sticky Wilds
  • High volatility
The Dog House slot machine features

Game Features

The Dog House interface

Animals have been a popular theme for slot developers down the years and Pragmatic Play has now enriched that collection with its 5-reel, 20-payline animated doggy adventure: The Dog House.

Before diving into the main features of this game, we should point out this slot is highly volatile.

The cute-looking dog characters aren’t afraid of chewing up your bankroll, but when they do occasionally show some affection, the payouts will put a huge smile on your face.

The Dog House has been designed with a mobile-first approach so the interface is clear and simple. You can start playing real money games from only £/€0.20 a spin, or go as high as £/€100 if you prefer.

Game's scores summary

Visual & Sound Effects 7/10
Jackpot 8/10
User Interface 9/10
Bonus Rounds 8/10
RTP 8/10
Volatility High
Mobile gameplay 9/10

How to play The Dog House

The beauty of Pragmatic Play’s mobile-first slots is that you can pick the game up and start spinning the reels within seconds. All you need to do beforehand is change the cost-per-spin if you want. To do this, just tap the (-) or (+) buttons located either side of the spin icon.

The Dog House uses a vibrant animated background with the reels containing a mixture of different cartoon dogs, a dog’s collar, a bone and the commonly-used high-value playing card symbols. There’s also a dog’s kennel which acts as the Wild and an over-sized paw print scatter symbol that triggers the bonus round.

Wild Multipliers Lead To Big Wins

Wild symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. They all have either a 2x or 3x win multiplier on them which applies to the winning line the Wild is a part of.

If you get more than one Wild one a payline, the value of the symbols is added, meaning it is possible to get a 9x multiplier on any single line. Those fortunate enough to completely fill reels 2, 3 and 4 with Wilds while also having high-valued dog symbols on reels 1 and 5, will get a huge 6,750x their bet payout.

Free Spins Round With Sticky Wilds

The paw print scatter symbol only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. Land three of these on any spin and you’ve unlocked the Dog House free spins bonus round. You’ll be taken to a shed in which a dog spins a set of barrel wheels to determine how many free spins you will get. The minimum is 9 with the most being a juicy 27 spins.

During this feature the Wild multipliers become ‘Sticky’ so once they land on the reels, they remained locked in position for the remaining spins.

Just as with the base game, if you get more than one multiplier on a payline, the values are added together so you can get several 9x multipliers in a single round. The only downside is that there are no scatters in the free spins round, meaning that the feature cannot be re-triggered.

Dog House Video Presentation

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Conclusion

Pragmatic Play has developed a reputation for producing attractive, easy to play slots that can pay out big bucks to the lucky winners. The Dog House ticks all of these boxes. It won’t suit everyone, however.

The slot is highly volatile and your bankroll can soon disappear (here a guide on how to manager your bankroll) but its RTP of 96.51% shows that if you can play through the barren spells, the rewards are there for you.

Last update: 30-09-2019