One thing often lacking from slot games is a down-home, backcountry feel, and that is precisely what Hunting Party has to offer its users. Built by the team at Booongo, Hunting Party keeps things simple. There are five reels, 20 possible payouts, and all of four unique gaming symbols to add multipliers and free spins: including Wild, Scatter, Bonus, and Hound, a particularly singular symbol.
The strength of this game is simplicity and reflected in the theme. Blue skies shine above, and green meadows, pine trees, rollings hills, and hunting cabins make up the background. Gaming symbols include a barrel-chested hunter, ducks, a knapsack, binoculars, and the wooden symbols Ace through Jack, while the highest-value symbols are a big bear who triggers the bonus game. There is also the Wild and Scatter symbol including the Hound acting as a multiplier.
Betting Options and More Functions
Most features are where one expects, just below the set of reels. The large, circular, green button marked with an arrowhead acts as a spin button and begins play. To its left are found arrows to raise and lower the bet size (ranging from .20 to 100 in the sample version), a button to maximize the bet size, and a window displaying the number of payouts (20) as well as the current bet size. There’s also an information button which brings up another window explaining each payline and gaming symbol value.
To the right of the spin button is an auto game option, where as little as ten or as many as 1,000 waves of play can be triggered without additional action on the part of the user. There is also a fast-forward option, which speeds up play and shortens the time between spins. Finally, a window displays the winning result from each spin, and the user balance. As with other Booongo-made slots, there is an option to silence the background and sound effects.
A rambunctious trio of hunters acts as the Wild gaming symbol in Hunting Party; this symbol can substitute for any other to form winning paylines (except Scatter and Hound). The same trio, this time looking victorious before a night sky, represent Scatter, which triggers free spin.
The unique elements of this game are the other high-value gaming symbols. A bear with a Cheshire grin acts as a Bonus symbol – when three or more such symbols appear, a bonus game is triggered, where the user guesses which parts of the campsite hold the greatest bonus prizes. The Hound symbol is also a nice surprise: this tile acts as a multiplier of the total bet size, with multipliers ranging from five to 20 times the total bet size.
If you’re looking for a simple, honest-to-goodness slot, Hunting Party provides plenty of payouts and multiplicative ways to win. It’s not the most nuanced or graphically sophisticated game, but it certainly has a down-home charm.
Slot data and features
- 20Pay lines
- $3,750.00Max cash jackpot
- 96.7Payout Percent
- YesWild Symbol
- $0.2 - $100Betting Range
- 0.01 - 5.0Coin bet range
- 1Coins per line
- 750Max coins jackpot
- 20Max coins
- YesScatter Symbol
- YesFree spins available
- YesBonus Game
- NoBuy feature
- Hunting Game theme