Pug Life slot REVIEW
Pug Life ReviewIt would be really cool if Hacksaw at some point combines their “dark” and “light” side into the same slot, and a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde theme would perhaps be the perfect fit for such a project. Pug Life is pure sunshine however, despite the ‘thug life’ reference, and you’re welcomed into a household with plenty of cute pets and animals.
The cartoonish visual style and cutesy animations keep things lighthearted all the way, but the volatile engine underneath it all is not without bite. Multiplier wilds up to x200 will keep you warm in the base game, and multiplier wilds also play a central part in both the Treat Yo'self and Dawg’s Den bonus rounds. This is not a particularly innovative release perhaps, but a showcase of features that Hacksaw holds dear.
Pug Life Slot - Reels Screen
Pug Life Slot Features
The animal premium symbols pay between 4 and 10 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the treat Wild symbols can appear on all reels to step in for pay symbols and thus help complete winning lines. The wilds pay the same as the top-tier pug symbol if you land pure wild wins.
The Treat Wild Symbols not only substitute for pay symbols, they also come with multiplier values attached. There are 3 different tiers of treat wilds, and the multiplier boosts any line wins the wild is a part of. Biscuits come with x2, x3 or x4 multipliers, Bones can reveal an x5, x10, x15 or x20 multiplier, while Steaks award multipliers of x25, x50, x75, x100, x150 or x200. Multiplier values are added together if more than one is part of the same win.
If you land 3 treat wilds at the same time, you trigger the Treat Yo’self Bonus Round. You start with 5 free spins lives in the tally, and a life is subtracted per spin. The triggering treats are sticky, and treats reveal multiplier wilds as usual. Each new sticky treat adds +1 to the spin life tally, and the feature goes on until you run out of lives.
The Dawg's Den Bonus Round triggers from 3+ Dawg's Den scatters in view, and each scatter reveals the number 3 or 4. The total sum of the numbers revealed becomes the number of free spins you get, and the value of all wins is stored above the grid until the very end of the feature. In addition, the sum of treat multipliers is also stored above the grid until the end.
The Sticky Toaster symbol can land on reels 4 and 5 only, and this symbol serves as a sticky wild that remains in place until the feature ends. In addition, the toaster reveals a cash value (0.2x to 100x) or multiplier amount (x2 to x100) that’s added to the respective totals above the reels. The Dawg's Den scatters award +1 extra spin per symbol, and the total win is boosted by the total win multiplier when the feature ends.
The Bonus Buy menu is available in some jurisdictions, but not in the UK for sure. It comes with the following 4 options this time:
Treat Featurespins (high volatility and 96.25 % RTP) - pay 2x the regular stake to get at least 1 treat multiplier wild per spin.
Bonus Featurespins (high volatility and 96.3 % RTP) - pay 3x the regular stake for a 5x chance of triggering either of the bonus rounds.
Treat Yo’Self (medium volatility and 96.27 % RTP) - pay 100x to get this feature.
The Dawg’s Den (medium volatility and 96.29 % RTP) - pay 200x to get this feature.
The 200 Spins Pug Life Slot Experience
We activated the Treat Featurespins after a little while of base game play, and it landed us a decent multiplier wild win. We then turned on the Bonus Featurespins, but it gave us mostly dead spins. We purchase the Treat Yo’self bonus at 2:42 into the 7-minute highlights video, and the Dawg’s Den round follows right after. Check it all out by hitting the play button below.
The contrast between Hacksaw’s dark and light side is about as stark as the sudden multiplier boosted spikes their games often provide. “Exit night. Enter light”, as Metallica so eloquently puts it (or was it vice versa?). Anyway, Pug Life is about as cute as an online slot can be, complete with fun animal animations going on in the background. Hacksaw invites you into the cozy home of these animals, and you get the developer’s favorite modifiers to boot.
Multiplier wilds can lead to decent, and even solid, base game payouts, not least if they combine, and the same can happen in the sticky wild Treat Yo'self round. The Dawg's Den feature plays out a bit differently, with a big climax (or anticlimax) in the end, but you get the toaster sticky wilds also in this round. Overall, there isn’t anything new to see here from Hacksaw, but this release should appeal to animal and multiplier lovers alike.
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Top Dawgs - is a fun hip hop themed installment from Relax Gaming, and it comes with a pack of dogs that hang out in the “tha hood”. The streak mystery respins round can liven up the base game at any moment, and you get sticky increasing multiplier wilds in the bonus round. The max win is a solid 25,000x your stake.
The Dog House - is Pragmatic Play’s popular animal-themed release, and dog lovers will find plenty of cartoonish cuties in this installment. You’ll benefit from multiplier wilds that multiply together in the base game, and the multiplier wilds are sticky in the bonus round. This can lead to payouts up to 6,750x your stake.
Pug Life Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Pug Life?
The top-tier Pug Life RTP of 96.33 % is a bit above average. However, this release comes with customizable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Pug Life?
This is a high volatility installment from Hacksaw, and you can expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 7,500x your stake in Pug Life, which is a bit below the usual 10,000x you get from this developer.
How does the Treat Multiplier Wilds work in Pug Life?
They come in 3 tiers, with multiplier values up to x200, the multipliers are added together if more than one wild is part of the same win.
Is there a free spins mode in Pug Life?
Yes, you get the Treat Yo'self feature with sticky multiplier wilds that refill the 5-spins tally with +1 life. In addition, there is the Dawg’s Den round, where wins and the multiplier is accumulated until the end. It comes with toaster sticky wilds on reels 4-5, and this symbol contributes either to the win or the multiplier.
Can I play Pug Life Slot for free?
Yes, you can test the free Pug Life demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that are confirmed to carry this title.