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Hold Your Horses Slot Review & Bonus

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Overall impression

Graphics - 56%
Gameplay - 76%
Bonuses - 68%
Value - 74%

The graphics are not too fantastic and the horses hair looks a little creepy but it plays like a true Novomatic game so it will be popular nevertheless

Game Information
Name:Hold Your Horses
Game Type:Video slot
Progressive: No
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
10 of a kind winning combo's during the base gameNo multiplier wins during free spins
15 Free spins awarded that can be re-triggeredLackluster graphics
Extra bonus mode (Hold Your Horses)
Up to 150 free spins can be won

Where to play?

A developer that’s beginning to impress me to no end is Novomatic. Its games has got a bit of a land-based ring to them which makes them even more fun to play.

The vendor’s next installment is titled Hold Your Horses. I must admit it’s quite a novel name for a slots and under normal circumstances it means ‘Wait a bit’. Luckily this is not the case since it’s a horse-themed video slot that has plenty to offer. With 40 paylines, 5 reels, wild substitutions and a free spins mode that can be re-triggered offering up to 150 free spins, there’s nothing ‘Horsey’ about this slots!

The game comes with 2 bonus modes, RTP (return to player percentage) of 95.6% and pays a top jackpot cash prize of 500 coins. To be honest with so many in-play bonus features I’m a bit flustered and exited to boot. Another innovative streak that graces the free spins round is the ‘Hold Your’ Horses’ feature-when a stacked horse symbol pitches on the first reel one re-spin is warded. The beauty of the feature is as long as matching symbols keep on popping up you’ll keep on getting re-spins!

In typical Novomatic fashion the graphics are pretty flat but double symbols allows you to form 10 winning combinations during the base game. Symbol on the reels are cards (10 to Ace), 5 different horses and a horseshoe.



Game Play

The game is suitable for play on both desktops and mobile devices (Androids, iPhones, iPads and tablets) for free or for real money. You can spin the reels from 40 pence up to £60 per spin. Up to 40 coins can be played per line.

It’s quite a busy slots so hold on to your hat, see details below. The audio as to be expected from Novomatic is nothing to write home about-I won’t blame you for hitting the mute button after 50 spins.


Bonus Modes


The wild symbol is the ‘Hold Your Horses’ horseshoe, it’s also the highest paying icon on the reels. Five of them at the maximum wager pays out a cash prize of 500x your stake. The wild substitutes as doubles for all the other symbols which is responsible for some hefty wins during the main game.

Free Spins

The free spins feature carries the day and triggered when your screen fills up with ‘Bonus’ symbols. A re-spin will be awarded when the bonus symbol appears stacked on reel 1. As long as the Bonus symbol keeps on pitching you’ll keep on winning re-spins.

However, if the screen becomes flushed with bonus icons, the free spins mode will be triggered awarding you 15 free spins. Novomatic added another interesting treat to the free spins. On your very last spin it can be re-triggered, do this a couple of times and you can win a massive 150 free spins!

Hold Your Horses Feature

If you succeed in filling the first reel with the horse symbol the ‘Hold Your Horses’ bonus mode is triggered. The following symbols on reel 1 becomes locked: all logo icons and matching single or double horse symbols. The re-spins keeps on popping up as long as matching symbols appear on reel 1.



Graphics wise Novomatic’s Hold Your Horses is a lame filly but when it comes to its free spins feature and additional bonus mode (Hold Your Horses feature) it turns into the proverbial stallion. It’s a medium variance game where the big wins occur during the free spins, but big base game wins are possible if you hit 10 of a kind winning combinations. Another slots with a similar theme is IGT’s Fire Horse (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/fire-horse-igt-slot-review-bonus/).

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