Microgaming are known for coming up with some unique and quirky themes for their slot games at times, and What A Hoot is one such game, with an owl party as the theme. We can be quite sure that this is not something that you would have seen in an online slot game before, and the theme adds to the excellent graphics and gameplay to make it a brilliant addition to Microgaming’s catalogue.
The graphics are high-quality and animated, with a colourful style that adds to the party theme. The background music in What A Hoot is quite entertaining as well, while the highlights, at least visually, are the various partying owls that show up on the reels. In What A Hoot slot there is a white owl eating corn, a blue owl blowing a whistle, a yellow owl reading a book, and a red owl with a cocktail glass. There are various food items, such as corn, sunflower seeds, chestnuts and mixed fruits which are also on the reels, presumably being foods that owls enjoy, while the jackpot icon is a flying owl with huge eyes. In What A Hoot video slot the
wild symbol is a bush with a number of owl eyes peeping out from it, while a jar of fireflies is the game’s Scatter symbol.
What A Hoot is a 5 reel slot game with 9 paylines. The blue owl is the highest-paying symbol, awarding up to 5,000 coins if you land five of them on an active payline. The various food symbols can pay anywhere between 10x and 150x.
The Wild will substitute for all other symbols except the Scatter, but it only shows up on the three middle reels. However, the Wild cannot form its own winning combinations.
The Scatter is an interesting one, since it pays in any position, and is not fixed to a specific payline or spots on the reels. Landing three, four or five of them will pay out 2x, 10x and 50x of your total bet, as opposed to the line bet that is multiplied for all the regular symbols, which makes it quite an attractive symbol to land in combinations.
Somewhat surprisingly, What A Hoot slot game does not have any bonus features or free spin rounds.
What A Hoot players can only bet one coin per payline, but the size of the coins can range from 0.25 credits to 5 credits, so the maximum bet per spin is 45 credits. This is a medium variance game with an RTP of 96.94%.
This is a Las Vegas Casino game with a very unique theme, but the features are quite basic, especially in the absence of any bonus rounds. The Wild and Scatter symbols become extremely important as a result, and they will be crucial for players to get high-value wins. Overall, this is a fun game, but we suspect that the lack of bonus features could make it less attractive for experienced slot game fans.