This slot game is a dark horse in Novomatic’s mobile slot game collection. It might not seem like much at first, and especially not to slots players who aren’t all that into horses, but this game is very entertaining and full of extra features that make it extremely fruitful! Don’t turn your nose up at this game if you’re not an equestrian lover, because this game is so much more than horses. Hold Your Horses Mobile has five reels and forty paylines. There are so many features on this game, from standard Novomatic ones like autoplay and gamble, to unique features like double symbols, holding reels and lucrative free spins. With an RTP of 95% it’s certainly not a low-paying game but it’s not at the top of the board either. Don’t let this stop you because if, or should I say when, you trigger the free spins, you won’t be horsing around – you’ll be seriously winning for real. Behind the reels, you’ll see a lovely stable where the horses are kept, surrounded by lush green grass underneath a purple dusk sky and, when the free spins are triggered, the sky looks as though dawn is breaking. This game is perfect for any player who isn’t a beginner and for any Novomatic fan who’s already into spinning the reels of their other slot games, such as: Book of Ra Deluxe Mobile, Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe Mobile, Mermaids Pearl Mobile and Red Lady Mobile.
The are many symbols in this game which can seem confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be galloping through this game! The simplest symbols are the low-paying symbols and these are the card values: 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. These card values pay from three or more symbols that match. The horses are the higher-paying symbols and there are five of them: the chestnut with a dark mane and a white blaze; the chestnut with a brown mane and a cream stripe; the black beauty; the white horse with a white mane and the chestnut with a white mane. All of the horsey symbols pay from five matches or more, which may seem like a lot, but these horses can also come in ‘double’ form where you have two identical horses in the same symbol, and these ‘double’ symbols count as two horses. In Hold Your Horses Mobile, as is the case with many other slot games from Novomatic, the paylines pay from left to right. There are 40 of them and you can choose to have any number of them active and then you can adjust your bet by increasing or decreasing the bet per line. The paytable shows payouts according to your current bet so you can have a look at the paytable to view up-to-date amounts.
The ‘Hold Your Horses’ logo symbol is the Wild symbol which means that it can fill in for any other symbol on the reels, apart from the Bonus symbol. As this symbol is also stacked, it can give you so many more chances to win than a Wild symbol in any other slot game! There is a Bonus symbol on these reels which is bright blue so it’s not easy to miss. This symbol can trigger 15 bonus games if you manage to fill all of the reels with this symbol. This might sound difficult but it really isn’t! The bonus symbol is stacked as well and the reels have a special re-spinning feature. If you spin the whole first reel with this symbol, the reel will lock into place and the other reels will re-spin for free. Every other bonus symbol that falls on the reels will also lock into place and the reels will continue to re-spin until you fill all of the reels with the matching symbols or no more Bonus symbols appear. If you don’t fill all of the reels, you’ll head back to the normal game but if you do, then you’ll be given 15 Free Games! During these free bonus games, the re-spinning feature keeps on helping you on your quest to get those big wins! If, during a Free Game, you spin matching symbols on every position of the first reel, the reel will lock into place, as will any other matching symbols or Wild symbols too, and the reels will re-spin until no new matching symbols or Wild symbols show up. The wins you can get from this feature are absolutely huge!