Welcome to Doge City with Desperate Dawgs Slot, where deplorable reprobates and dastardly criminals, the Desperate Dawgs, are out to make a quick buck.
The Desperate Dawgs have shunned the 9-5 life in favour of fortunes through ill-gotten gains instead, crime pays as they say.
Desperate Dawgs Slot is a Yggdrasil instalment through their partner Reflex Gaming, who are part of their YGS Masters programme.
Reflex gaming manufacture and design physical machines for a lot of land-based sectors in the UK, but they partnered with Yggdrasil in 2020, and now they’ve signed a deal so that they can utilize Yggdrasil’s Gigablox mechanic for future instalments.
Desperate Dawgs Slot game is the 2nd instalment from Reflex Gaming since their partnership with Yggdrasil, with the first being Moley Moolah.
Desperate Dawgs at first glance may not live up to the graphical fidelity that you’re used to from Yggdrasil, but with a trio of bonus features to look at, it’s certainly worth throwing on a bandana, grabbing a lasso and storming the bank Desperate Dawgs Slot Game.
In this Desperate Dawgs Review, we’ll look at all aspects of Desperate Dawgs Online Slot, such as Theme, RTP, Base Game and Bonus Features.
Desperate Dawgs Slot uses the age old Wild West Theme that we’ve become so used to with Slot Games, so there isn’t anything particularly new here.
When you load up Desperate Dawgs Slot, it strikes you as a game with very dated graphics, with clunky animations and a simplistic design.
This could be down to the fact that Reflex Gaming are in their infancy with online video slots, at least compared to other providers like Yggdrasil.
Could it be that we’re witness to the early stages of their development? or do Reflex Gaming just need to up their game a little bit?
Regardless, the sounds and graphics definitely aren’t that impressive, but maybe the gameplay is exciting enough to alleviate any concerns brought on by the lacklustre theme.
Betting options in Desperate Dawgs Online Slot are okay, covering enough options for players who prefer to bet low, and those who prefer to bet high, but it needs a couple of little improvements.
For example. the incremental increase from £/€2 to £€6 is a little steep, and it feels like there should be a £/€4 option in there somewhere. Apart from this, the options are generally sufficient.
The lowest option that you can choose is £/€0.20, and the highest option is £/€100.
For the symbols, the highest paying symbol in the game is the Desperate Dawgs Logo, followed by the Sheriff badge and Revolver.
Low paying symbols are Diamond, Heart, Spade and Club. There is a Wild symbol, which is the barrel, this will substitute for all symbols except the scatter.
Desperate Dawgs Slot has an RTP of 96%.
This means that theoretically, you can expect 96% of your bets back as winnings in this slot, but RTP is generally calculated over millions of spins, so the age old argument remains on whether or not this means anything in the short term.
Desperate Dawgs Slot has a 5×3 set up, with 20 fixed pay lines.
Connecting any 3 of these from left to right (or 2 if it’s the top symbol) will form a win.
Desperate Dawgs is capable of decent enough wins with this format, with 5 of the top symbol paying out 25x.
Unfortunately, apart from this, you don’t have much to hope for apart from the bonus, as there aren’t any features to speak of.
This can mean that the game can get a little stale while you’re waiting for the Desperate Dawgs Slot bonus.
Landing 3 or more Scatter Symbols will trigger the Desperate Dawgs Bonus.
There are 3 different features that you can land, and the one you get will depend on the 3 scatter symbols that you landed.
Desperate Dawgs Free Spins can be Wagon Trail, Bank Buster, or Crime Spree.
3 or more of the Wagon Trail Scatters will commence the Wagon Trail Bonus.
Probably the least exciting of the bunch, in this bonus you select one of the Wagons on screen, which will reveal a cash value.
The Values of the prizes will differ depending on how many symbols that triggered the feature.
The Bank Buster Bonus will commence when the Bank Buster Bonus Symbols land on reels 1, 3 and 5.
In this bonus, you’ll select numbers from a key pad, which will crack the code and unlock a safe.
The opened Safe will award a cash value.
There is a Bronze, Silver and Gold Safe. Each contain different random prizes.
Each Safe has a unique code, to crack it, you’ll select numbers between 0-9. If the number selected is part of the safes code, the number will appear on the safe door, and it will open slightly.
Continue to select numbers until one of them opens. The prizes are as follows:
The most desirable features in Desperate Dawgs Casino Game is the Crime Spree Bonus.
3 of more of the Crime Spree Scatters anywhere in view starts the Free Spins.
10 Free Spins are awarded, with a multiplier that may increase up to 30x
Each Spin the multiplier will increase, and there is a chance to re-trigger if 3 Crime Spree Symbols land within the bonus, which awards 10 more spins.
Desperate Dawgs Slot is both exciting and boring at times. With a dull Base Game, and two bonus features that are ‘pick me’ bonuses rather than Free Spins.
It’s a shame that a random Base Game Feature wasn’t added into the game, and it would have been better if the Bank Buster and Wagon Trail feature were replaced with some sort of Free Spins, and the player had a choice of which one they wanted when the trigger the Free Spins.
Still though, Desperate Dawgs is capable of some decent prizes, with up to 1000x available in the Wagon Trail, and 500x in the Bank Buster.
The maximum win in the game is 6690x, which is presumably only possible in the Crime Spree Free Spins, and you’ll need a re-trigger to get that multiplier up to a good increment if you’re to achieve it.
Desperate Dawgs Slot is low/medium volatility, and the Free Spins frequency is pretty good, coming in on average once every 114 spins.
Overall, Desperate Dawgs Slot is a pretty average game that may be more than that for those lucky enough to hit big on it.
It definitely isn’t a game changer, or anything particularly innovative, but we can look forward to Reflex Gaming using Yggdrasi’s gigablox feature in future, which may bring something to the table that’s a bit more exciting.
Desperate Dawgs Slot is an upcoming game that will be available to play on most New Casinos from 18.03.2021
Written by Mark Bowley
Casino and Slots enthusiast. Keeping everyone up to date with all the latest slot releases and casino news.
Last modified: March 2, 2021