Peter Hunter Slot Review 2023
Time to dust off your rifle and get practicing your aim as we’re headed back into the forest with the creative minds at Peter & Sons, where hunting prey, as you may or may not have guessed, is the order of the day in Peter Hunter!
Peter Hunter boasts a look all of its own, produced in the studio’s own inimitable style. The Armenian-based outfit has quickly carved a niche crafting instantly recognizable, uniquely charming games that often lean on English folklore as a source of inspiration.
Think Robin – Sherwood Marauders and Robin Nottingham Raiders as two cases in point. Quite what fuels the studio’s fascination with Robin Hood – the legendary outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor – plus his Merry Men – is something of a mystery, but nonetheless, Peter & Son’s collection of medieval games represents a worthy inclusion in any casino lobby.
The subject of this online slot is not a master archer called Robin, but in fact, Peter – another quintessentially English name. It begs the question – Is the title named after a bloke called Peter who may be close to the company? Is it a comical play on the studio’s name? Does Peter, whoever he may be, love to hunt – or is his name/surname/nickname simply Hunter? Is the lead role actually called Peter Hunter – and does he love to hunt?! So many questions…
Peter Hunter Base Game and Features
Deep within the bowels of a verdant forest, we find Peter Hunter’s game matrix comprised of 5 reels and 3 rows housing 20 paylines.
Occupying the mid-range on the volatility index, wins are formed by landing at least 3 identical symbols adjacently from the leftmost reel. Low pays come in the form of 10-A playing card values, with a quartet of animals used to represent the premiums: a duck, fox, moose, and a bear paying up to 30x for matching combos of 5. You know, the type that many a hunter has staked out down the years.
In addition, Wilds are around, worth the same as the bear when making of themselves.
Keep an eye out for scatter symbols dropping in the base game, which transform premiums into Cash symbols that proceed to navigate toward the position of the triggering scatter.
In their wake, Cash symbols leave a trail of multipliers – one for every step they take. Once the Cash symbol arrives at its destination, our keen huntsman cocks his trigger and aims a shot, collecting the total values in the process.
Peter Hunter Free Spins
You’ll notice a metre situated atop reels which acts as the scatter collector. Filling the meter with 7 scatters brings Free Spins into play over an expanded 5×5 playing field.
Starting with 5 Free Spins, each spin sees a combination of one scatter plus one random high pay guaranteed to land. What happens is the chosen premium symbol moves toward the corresponding scatter, leaving behind a trail of multipliers similar to the base game.
Mr. Hunter steps up his game during Free Spins as the high pays begin to roam the reels. Whenever the mustached marksman hits a moving high pay, his value is doubled, while the premium gets its value multiplied by the hunter’s. Should the hunter miss the target, it moves to another random position on the grid.
Regardless of whether a target is blasted into smithereens or not, it will (somehow) always manage to arrive at its scatter-occupied destination in one piece. Seems it’s not only cats that have nine lives…
What’s more, each surplus scatter that lands translates into one additional spin to prolong the gun-toting antics.
Finally, any trigger-happy spinners may be happy to learn that, jurisdiction-permitting, it’s possible to dive straight into the bonus round by parting with the equivalent of 80 times your stake. This sees you furnished with 3, and not the organically-triggered 5 Free Spins.
Peter Hunter Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Peter & Sons has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet.
Peter Hunter: Our Verdict
Added up, Peter Hunter is another excellent addition to Peter & Son’s fast-growing catalog of charming creations that showcase its unrivaled artistic bent to full effect.
Personable and full of character, the game cleverly synchronizes its central hunting trope with the on-reel features – a little bit, in a way, like fishing-themed games. Some themes just feel a tailor-made fit for online slots. Thankfully, Peter Hunter is infinitely more original than any belonging to the finned, aquatic category.
At 10,000x the bet, the max payout is not to be sniffed at, either, and it delivers sonically, too, dishing up doses of aural delight in abundance.
Irrespective of where you stand on the divisive hunting debate, Peter Hunter is peppered with moments of humour helping to lighten the mood – especially when our man’s shots are wayward. Also, remember that no animals were hurt in the making of the game, which is just as well, really.
And so the Peter & Sons star continues to rise with this release, and we eagerly wait to discover where the nascent studio takes us on its next adventure. Sherwood Forest, perhaps?