Rabbit in the Hat, a game with a magic show theme, is the sort of slot machine that you’d expect to be finding at a developer like NetEnt, rather than Microgaming, in terms of design quality at least. Though the giant Microgaming is not usually known for offering top of the line graphics in their slots, they did put in some extra effort with Rabbit in the Hat, and I’m impressed with what came out.
Despite the above average graphics, layout wise it’s more on the basic side, as the slot uses only 9 lines over 5×3 reels. A Magic Hats feature will provide you with wild reels, free spins or cash prizes, but there will also be regular wilds with incredible payouts to give away. The game has huge potential, promising rewards as high as $450,000 for one very lucky spin.
There is no need to worry about the lines that you’re about to use, that option is not yours to make. 9 lines will be relying on wagers of 1 to 10 coins for each, to activate them. The coin denomination is your other option, and by taking it from $0.01 to $1 you change in one more way the bet which can vary between $0.09 and $90.
Rabbit in Hat Jackpot
With winning combinations offering rewards as high as $50,000 (5,000x line bet), the game’s potential is very good overall. Have a screen filled with wild symbols for this, and they could pay up to $450,000 (5,000x the total stake).
You can see the potential of the game in its calculated Return to Player. While the RTP is calculated for the entire life of the game, not for any particular player’s sessions, it still gives you an idea of how the slot is like. At 96.63%, Rabbit in the Hat should be a very good choice, most slots offering less than this.
While some games will have just standard features to keep players busy, Rabbit in the Hat makes them exciting enough that I’d categorize them as a plus for the slot.
The basic feature of the game, the one that you rely on to have more combinations formed as you use it as a substitute, the wild is going to pay very well at the same time. For that to happen, you need as many as five Wild Hats forming a combo. The prize could reach 5,000x, so up to $50,000 could be yours if your wager is high enough.
Magic Hats Feature
As the game is played, at random moments, you will find that sometimes you have a Magic Hat appear above reel 5. If during that round you also get a Hat Wild to appear on that same column, then one of four possible outcomes will happen, based on the Magic Hat that was used.
One easy outcome is from the Cash Hat, which pays a random prize. Another is via the Wild Reel Hat, which turns up to three columns into wild reels. The third option gives you free spins. The fourth option is a mystery option, which picks one of the other three at random.
Should the free spins be triggered, they will give you 10 rounds. The feature starts with each reel getting a hat at the top. New Hats appear on reel 5 each round. The free spins may be retriggered via these hats.
A magician will be your constant companion, from next to the reels. He’s animated and adds the magic hats at the top of reel 5, while also making appearances on the reels. The magic show theme is not unique, but the quality of the graphics is high enough to make it stand out in its category. It’s definitely better looking than the average Microgaming release, so it’s a particularly interesting game for fans of this developer.
Symbols will include some Royals which have objects placed next to them, so they at least have one small thing that’s themed. The better symbols show things like magic hats, knife throwing targets, locked boxes, jewelry boxes, rabbits, the lovely assistant or the magician himself.
Rabbit in the Hat is going to be an excellent game to play, in every area, from graphics quality to average RTP and even top paying potential.