Happy Hooves Slot Demo Gameplay

Happy Hooves Slot Review 2022

Brush up on your riding skills in Pragmatic Play’s latest animal-friendly release, Happy Hooves!

Pragmatic Play is back with another interesting addition to their Powernudge series, where the reels nudge in all the right directions in a bid to deliver epic big wins. You may be familiar with the Powernudge feature already thanks to Rise of Giza and Goblin Heist, but will Happy Hooves have the same effect?

It seems that Pragmatic Play are taking a more laid back approach to Happy Hooves and everything from the design, theme and even soundtrack is calm and quite relaxing, but will gameplay keep us that way?

Let’s play on and find out!

Happy Hooves Base Game

Happy Hooves Base Game and Features

Happy Hooves is a 5 reel slot with 40 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbol types land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.40 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Happy Hooves has a theoretical RTP of 96.49% and a maximum win capacity of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Happy Hooves is the Red Horse, followed by the Green, Purple and Blue Horses. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

There is also 4 Wild symbols present that are coloured to represent all High-paying symbols on the reels. Each of the Wild symbols substitute for their matching coloured symbols when forming a winning combination.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 40
Release Date 08/09/2022
RTP 96.49% (96.29% Bonus Buy)
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.4

Mystery and Gold Star Symbols

During any random spin in the base game, Mystery symbols in the form of a barn door can land on the reels. Once this happens, the Powernudge Feature is activated. With each nudge, the Mystery symbols will reveal either 1 of 4 Wilds or a Gold Star symbol.

If a Gold Star symbol is revealed, all present Mystery symbol positions will respin to reveal a randon Cash Value in the form of a Multiplier or a Scatter symbol. The total value of all Cash Values will be paid and if enough Scatters are revealed, the Powernudge Respin Bonus will begin.

The Powernduge feature will end when all Mystery symbols disappear from the reels.

Happy Hooves Powernudge Feature

Happy Hooves Powernudge Respin Feature

Landing 3 Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5, triggers the Powernudge Respin Bonus round.

At the start of the round, an automatic spin is awarded that results in a minimum of 8 Mystery symbols landing which is split between 2 random reels. During this round, the Mystery symbols will nudge and respin the same way as in the base game.

During the Powernudge Respin feature, Gold Stars can reveal a new kind of symbol which is known as the Nudge Up symbol. If this symbol is revelead, the subsequent nudge of reels with Mystery symbols present will change direction to up instead of down.

If more than one Nudge Up symbol is revealed, the subsequent nudge will move the reels a number of positions up, equal to the number of Nudge Up symbols present.

In addition to this, there is also a Multiplier present that is applied to all winning combinations during Respins. The multiplier starts at x1 and can increase by +1 for every subsequent Nudge and Respin. Scatter symbols are not present which means you are unable to retrigger Powernudge Respin round.

Happy Hooves Powernudge Respins Bonus

Happy Hooves Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Powernudge Respins Bonus for 100x your current bet. The RTP when purchasing this round drops slightly from 96.49% to 96.29%.

Happy Hooves: Our Verdict

For anyone who loves a bit of Push Gaming’s Razor Shark, you will be able to enjoy something similar here through the Powernudge feature, but does Happy Hooves hit the spot like Razor Shark does?

Although the pair share a similar type of mechanic, the Cash Values that are revealed during the Mystery symbols feature aren’t quite as grand as those seen in Razor Shark, nor is the maximum win capacity for that matter.

That being said, Happy Hooves balances the scales with not one but four Wild symbols which definitely helps to achieve a decent hit every now and then.

The Powernduge Respin round is nothing out of the ordinary and works in a similar fashion to that in the base game, only this time when Gold Stars appear you will have the chance to land a Nudge Up symbol which prolongs the Respin round. Unfortunately, there is no real difference in cash values revealed through Gold Stars either, but again Pragmatic Play has balanced this out with an increasing Multiplier to keep us sweet, and it works.

All in all, if you’re looking for a slot with Razor Shark qualities but in a much more relaxed environment then Happy Hooves is just the slot for the job.