Slot Wars – Happy Hooves VS Octobeer Fortunes
The time has come for two slots by Pragmatic Play to arm up and face each other. Another epic battle is upon us as Happy Hooves challenge Octobeer Fortunes.
Both games seem capable to take the win, but there can be only one true winner in this episode of slot wars.
Let the competition begin!
Round 1: Winning Potential
Galloping on a 5×4 grid with 40 paylines, the majestic mustangs can create a big maximum win of 5,000x the bet. This comes with highly volatile gameplay ranked 5/5 by the provider, while real money play is available from €0.40 bet per spin.
The 5×3 slot with 20 paylines celebrating October Fest also comes with a strong winning potential of 4,500x the stake, but it is lower compared to its rival. Still, it also features high volatility ranked 4.5 out of 5, as well as a lower minimum bet per spin, starting from €0.20.
When it comes to RTP, the difference in the percentage is so low that is almost unworthy of mentioning. Still, if we are nitpicking, Octobeer Fortunes has a small advantage with an RTP of
96.53% compared to Happy Hooves with an RTP of 96.49%.
Round 2: Bonus Features
The horse-themed slot is enriched with the PowerNudge feature, triggered by mystery symbols. While these symbols can land on any reel, they award either one of the four Wild symbols or a Golden card with a special power.
After the Mystery symbols have revealed their symbols, all reels holding them nudge down one position, while all other reels respin. This process repeats until there are no more Mystery symbols in view.
Three or more Scatters landing together on reels activates the PowerNudge Respin feature. The round begins with a spin where at least 8 mystery symbols are added to the grid and split over two reels.
A new symbol called the Nudge Up can be hidden under mystery symbols and when it is revealed it nudges reels up the number of positions equal to the number of Nudge Up symbols on the screen. In addition, the respin feature has a multiplier applied to the win on each respin that is increasing by +1 for each nudge and respin.
The key feature of Octobeer Fortunes slot is the Money Collection. Appearing on all reels with values from 0.5x to 50x the bet, money symbols are collected by Wilds. One Wild collects the value of one Money symbol.
Five or more Money symbols landing simultaneously activates 9 free spins. In a tube next to the reels, values of all triggering Money symbols are collected. The value of all new Money symbols that drop during free spins is also collected in the tube.
Every time the Wild lands, the total value of collected Money symbols in the tube is awarded to the punter. To make things better, the value in the tube doesn’t reset between free spins.
Both slots offer the option to Buy a Bonus. The price of purchasing PowerNudge Respin feature in the first release is 100x the bet, while the festival-themed slot offers multiple options depending on the number of Money symbols you want to start with, ranging in cost from 100x to 200x the stake.
Round 3: Visual and Audio Effects
Both slots have Pragmatic’s recognizable high-quality graphics and visuals. The animation is done to perfection, while the soundtracks are complementing each theme beautifully.
Speaking of theme, Happy Hooves belongs to the genre of games inspired by nature. Since the number of games revolving around this subject is quite large, it can be said that its rival features a more original theme of celebrating one of the most famous festivals in the world.
And The Winner Is….
These slots are very much alike, so determining the winner was a hard task. However, Happy Hooves has got the title of the slot war winner mostly due to its higher winning potential.
Still, that doesn’t take away anything from Octobeer Fortunes – an amazing slot that you have to check out. Once again, Pragmatic Play managed to create two great games suitable for a wide range of players.