The Wild Hatter takes us to Alice in the Wonderland-inspired setting, where things beyond imagination happen. Red Tiger is no strangers in making visually rich slots, but The Wild Hatter might be the most colourful display we’ve seen in a while.
Wonderland theme has been covered a fair share of times before by many providers, portrayed in different twists and versions, so, with each new addition, the expectations rise as well. So far, White Rabbit has set a standard that everyone is trying to match. It is time to see if The Wild Hatter slot’s stunning visuals match the gameplay.
The Wild Hatter Slot Review
The Wild Hatter Design and Payouts
The Wild Hatter is a wordplay from Red Tiger, as the protagonist of the slot is based after Mad Hatter from the Wonderland story. You will see other characters and references from the tale as well. There is no denying that visually The Wild Hatter is a gorgeous display, and it captures the atmosphere of Wonderland most beautifully. The idling background music creates a magical feeling, and it fully immerses players on what’s to come.
Speaking of symbols, all five ‘’face cards’’ are available in sleek garmented finishes, which continues the trend of flashy designs. The Wild Hatter second-tier picture symbols mostly feature references to the story of Alice in the Wonderland. For example, the teapot of the tea party, Cheshire Cat, who still has that distinctive mischievous grin and others. The wild symbol is the Mad Hatter or, as he is known here, The Wild Hatter himself.
It is the part where the reality hits - the part where we talk about The Wild Hatter payouts, which are not all that ‘’wonderlandish’’. The RTP is 95.79%, which is on the low side. The Wild Hatter volatility is rated 5/5, which is not a bad thing, but the shortage of additional bonus features can make the slot a base game grind fest. The hit rate is 4/5, so technically, the player shouldn’t be left with too many dry spells. We did find the max win number very fitting, as the 3,333x gives it a magical feel. Gameplay-wise it’s not a bad max potential at all, but a slot like The Wild Hatter makes you want it to be a bit more magical.
The Wild Hatter has a shy portfolio of bonus features - there are only two of them. More precisely, there is only one proper bonus feature, and the other one just compliments it. So, let’s start with the Wild Respin.
Just like the name of the game, Wild Respin gets activated the moment when the Wild Hatter symbol appears somewhere on the reels. Once the Wild Hatter is here, it locks in one random symbol, for example, if you have 4 Kings, all four Kings will stay locked up during the respin, if that is the symbol that Wild Hatter chooses. During this Respin, only the selected symbols appear on the reel, so in this case, Kings would be the only symbol you could get. Any additional symbols of the same sort get locked up, and another respin commences. It goes on until no additional symbols drop. Every respin increases the total multiplier by one.
In case if another Wild Hatter lands during the respin, all the locked symbols get Upgraded to the next higher paying symbol, and this activates another respin. The limit is 3 Wild Hatters per feature.
The Wild Hatter comes with visuals that only a few slots can match - they are downright beautiful. The main issue is that the gameplay doesn’t extend to that same quality. Lack of bonus features is eminent, as it sometimes creates very tedious gameplay with no real goal in mind. But overall, it is a well-made slot, that definitely captures the theme of the magical Wonderland.
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