Lucky Horse Slots Game
Lucky Horse transports you to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, where the eventual winner of the prestigious race will see the famed blanket of roses draped around its neck, while the race goers sip Mint Julep.
On the reels you’ll find the winning horse, the gold trophy, the winning jockey and a couple of glamorous race goers (think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie).
The game has an incredible 466 pay lines and an unusual reel configuration, while the feature of the slot sees horizontally expanding wilds, which is certainly something you don’t see every day.
Lucky Horse Slot Gameplay
This High 5 designed slot has six reels, each showing four symbols, making for a much larger slot than usual. Fortunately, you are compensated by the fact that there are 466 pay lines, giving you ample opportunity to win despite the oversized reels. These 466 pay lines only come at the cost of 90 credits, although you can choose to play even fewer (300 lines for 60 credits, 200 lines for 40 credits, 100 lines for 20 credits and 5 lines for a single credit). The stake per credit ranges from just 1c all the way through to $10. As well as hitting spin, you can also make use of the auto play option which you can set to play for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins without interruption.
The dirt racetrack features in the backdrop to the reels, a huge crowd in the stands, while the familiar white buildings of Churchill Downs peek above the top of the reels. The majority of symbols on the reels are playing cards letters and numbers and these can dominate at times, swamping the theme relevant symbols, although they do bring a nice splash of color to the game. The race goers, the jockey and the horse are all well designed and add some character to the slot, which is added to by the accompanying soundtrack, where you’ll find a number of relevant sounds, including the familiar horse racing bugle.
Unlike the Kentucky Derby, you can actually win here without being a 3 year old thoroughbred – this achieved by landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on one of the 466 pay lines. The winning horse pays 400 coins for the maximum six in a row, while the male (Brad) and female (Angelina) race goers pay 300 and 250 coins respectively. The jockey pays 200 coins.
On reel one you’ll find a Jackpot symbol and if this is joined by a series of wilds on reels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 you’ll gain the top payout at the slot of 1,000 coins. This would make for a good time to use the handy ‘replay’ feature found at att of the High 5 games range, where you can watch a big winning spin again and again. The wild, which shows the title of the slot, will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter.
Lucky Horse Slot Feature
The final symbol on the reels is the golden trophy and this appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. Land three and you’ll activate the free spins round where you’ll find yourself given between 5 and 7 spins (if only playing 5 lines you’ll have between 2 and 7 free spins).
These free spins are more profitable than in the base game as the scatter symbol now turns into a wild one, this wild different from the Lucky Horse wild, this showing the word ‘wild’. With two separate wilds on the reels you are almost guaranteed a large number of wins, but it gets even better with the expanding wild. When the ‘wild’ symbol appears on the reels, it will expand horizontally to the left all the way up to reel two, which is especially handy when it lands on reel five, as you’ll be guaranteed a five in a row win at least. Despite the relatively low number of spins, this can make for a particularly profitable feature.
Lucky Horse Slot Conclusion
There is nothing more exciting than a day at the races, especially if you have the additional thrill of a winner or two, and this slot by High 5 Games manages to replicate the experience. The oversized reels and the incredible number of pay lines offer a different slot experience to a usual one anyway, but it’s the free spins bonus feature that really makes the game. With both the standard wilds and the expanding wilds, wins will come thick and fast and make for a feature that you’ll want to play again and again.