The meaning of the expression “Hold one’s Horses” is to stay calm. However, considering the theme is the video slot, which the following review is devoted to, we decided to stop at its literal meaning. Well, here comes a free online slot machine named Hold your Horses, developed by Novomatic Company. It is going to give you an opportunity not only to enjoy an interesting and motley gameplay, but also to admire wonderful and graceful animals.
Hold your Horses is a five reeled model with three rows of symbols at the screen. Playing this slot machine is possible by forty active lines. The bet per each of the lines varies on the players discretion in range from one to two hundred credits, while the maximal acceptable bet per spin us eight thousands credits.
The range of functions, provided with this video slot, includes the special symbols, extra multipliers, prize spins, the gambling feature and other interesting options. Some of them are quite original, that’s why we recommend you to read more about it. To receive the payoff, it is necessary to collect a chain, consisting from the similar symbols, at the active line. The combination has to be continuous and be started from the first left reel. In case of several combinations at the line, only the major one is considered to be the winning.
To calculate an amount of the payoff, the bet per line is multiplied by the combination index (up to x500). You can try to increase the total winning per spin in the gambling feature, where you would have to guess the color of the hole card. Correct answer increases the bet twice. It is possible to play several times in the same round (in case of lucky attempts).
All the exceptions of these rules are described in the following paragraph of the review. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the theoretical payback index of Hold your Horses slot machine.
Surely, the main part of the symbols imaged at the reels of Hold your Horses slot machine, are horses of different breeds. The values of playing cards from ten to ace are also used here. Most of the elements come in stripes and can cover the whole reel.
There are single and double symbols with horses here. Double symbols give two icons to the combination, that’s why the maximal quantity of elements in the chain can reach ten. Single horses appear not at all reels.
The special symbols of Hold your Horses are Wild (a logo of the game) and Bonus.
Wild can be paid on its own and also replace other symbols, when it is necessary.
Bonus is a bonus symbol here. When it covers the whole first reel, these symbols are locked, while the rest reels are spinning again. In case new Bonus symbols appear, they also hold its places, while repeated spins are continued. In case you manage to fill the whole screen with bonus symbols, the round of prize games would be triggered.
There you would receive fifteen spins. The game goes on by the same bet, which is staked by the casino instead of the player. Hold Your Horses function is in force during these spins. In case all positions of the first reel are covered with image of the single horse, it triggers repeated spins with locking of these symbols. You can find out detailed participating in these spins.
Here we would shortly describe the functions of different elements of the interface of Hold your Horses, which is available only in English language. It would be useful for the beginners:
- Start – start a new spin.
- Lines – a quantity of active lines.
- Bet/Line – select the bet per line.
- Autoplay – switch on an automatic game.
- Paytable – open the index table.
- Gamble – play in the gambling feature.
- Collect – collect the payoff.
- Credit – an amount at the gaming account.
- Last Win – the latest payoff.
- More info – look through other pages of the rules.
If you click at Start button during the spinning of the reels again, the reels would be stopped at once. It makes the gameplay faster.
There are not so many user’s settings in this game. You can select size and parameters of the screen and control the sound. There is also an informational section with detailed description of rules and an automatic bet mode.
It is not necessary to download Hold your Horses slot machine, because you can launch it right at the website of an online casino.
Our reviewers liked Hold your Horses slot machine for variety of symbols (standard, double and the special), as well as for opportunities, which round of prize spins opens. Surely, most of the readers would be also gladdened by chance to play in the gambling feature. The graphics of this slot machine is also quite colorful and the interface is convenient – so, this model has lots of advantages.
We were testing Hold your Horses video slot in StarGames Casino, where it is allowed to play not only for the real money, but also test it in fun mode. However, it is not possible to launch slot machines without registration even in a training mode here. Probably, such an opportunity is provided by other online casinos, powered by the software, developed by Novomatic as well.
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