The Dog House Megaways by Pragmatic - Slot Guide and Review

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Pragmatic Play is back with yet another dog-themed slot release set in a suburban neighbourhood. Dog House Megaways features four of the cutest canines in the town. Led by a black Doberman, this furry bunch will surely put a smile on your face.

The game plays out on a 6-reels setup with customized rows made up of 2-7 symbols on each. You can expect to come across multipliers, wilds and free spins bonus rounds. 

Symbols and Payouts

Dog House Megaways pays from left to right only. A combination of 3-6 matching icons is required for a win. This slot entails six high-paying and five low-paying symbols.

Five letters of the alphabet and the number 10 make up the low-value group, but the best rewards are reserved for the Dachshund, Pug, Shih Tzu, and the Doberman. Aside from the regular symbols, the game features a dog house wild icon, and a paw scatter symbol.

Betting starts at $0.20/spin, and the biggest bet you can wager on Stake is $20. At maximum bets, Dog House Megaways pays out from $1-20 per spin for combinations containing the low-value icons. The winning margin for the upper group starts at $3 and goes all the way up to $150 per combination.

Rules of The Game

Each click on the spin button sets up a new configuration of the reels. The paylines range from 64 to 117,649 megaways depending on the number of symbols per row.

Wins are formed when the same symbol appears on at least 3 consecutive reels starting from reel #1. They don’t have to follow a particular pattern; any position will do.

The original Dog House slot game released back in 2019 was equipped with a 5×3 reels setup. If you would like to take it for a spin, head over to Stake and give it a try. 

This is a  high volatility game  with an RTP of 96.55%. The high variance also means enormous potential wins and, this release is capped at 70.000x the player’s stake.

Through the settings menu, it’s possible to adjust the betting range and trigger quick spin mode that makes the spinning animations faster. Use Space Bar and Enter on your keyboard for a shortcut to start and stop a spin.

An advanced autoplay mode is available in the game. The players will be able to set between 10-100 autospins. There are also options to make the cycle stop if you win or lose a particular amount.

Free Spins and Wilds

The dog house icon is the wild symbol of this game. It can appear in any position except the far left or far right on the reels. It serves as a substitute for all other symbols and can come bearing multipliers.

Each wild symbol can have a 2x or 3x multiplier to boost your payout even further. If several multipliers become part of the same winning combination, they’ll be added together.

A red paw is the scatter in The Dog House Magaways slot. It can reveal itself in any position on the reels, and three of these bonus symbols trigger free spins. Before the bonus rounds start, the player needs to select between two different modes:

  • Sticky Wilds Free Spins

  • Raining Wilds Free Spins

Sticky Wilds Free Spins

The total number of awarded free spins depends on how many scatter symbols triggered the feature:

  • 3 Scatters award 7 free spins

  • 4 Scatters award 12 free spins

  • 5 Scatters award 15 free spins

  • 6 Scatters award 20 free spins

6 scatter symbols will trigger 3-7 sticky wilds on each reel. In all other cases, there will be 2-7 sticky wilds. Whenever a wild symbol pops up during the bonus round, it will be accompanied by a 1x, 2x, or 3x multiplier. The wild remains fixed in its place for the entire duration of the free spins.

Raining Wilds Free Spins

Same with the previous bonus rounds, the total sum of re-spins depends on how many scatters triggered the event:

  • 3 Scatters award 15 free spins

  • 4 Scatters award 18 free spins

  • 5 Scatters award 25 free spins

  • 6 Scatters award 30 free spins

During each spin, up to 6 raining wild symbols of various sizes can appear on the reels equipped with multipliers between 1-3x.

Note: Neither the Sticky Wilds Free Spins nor the Raining Wilds Free Spins can be retriggered during the bonus rounds. 

The Buy Free Spins Feature

If waiting for the free spins rounds isn’t an option for you, Pragmatic Play has included a Buy Free Spins Feature. The cost of this option is 100 times the stake money. When Dog House Megaways is played on Stake, the minimum sum to buy for is $20, and the maximum is $2000. Once purchased, the reels will spin, and a random number of scatter symbols will pop up on the grid.

Final Words

The Megaways sequel to The Dog House was an entertaining game to test. As the game progresses, the grid keeps changing its shape allowing for new winning combinations. The slot features multiplier wilds and two different free spins bonus games, resulting in a maximum win amounting to up to 70.000 times the wagered amount.

To try out some of our other Megaways slots, take a look at the Megaways section in Stake.com .