Mad Hatters Themed Video Slots
Digital slots gaming giant Microgaming has turned to a brightly animated version of Alice in Wonderland as inspiration for the Mad Hatters game. Alice herself isn’t present among the symbols (neither are the Mad March Hare or the dormouse), but the Mad Hatter certainly is; in fact, there are three of them (John, James and Jeff, who are distinguished from each other primarily by the shape and colour of their hats). The game carries its zany theme into the music, sound FX and animations, with vivid cartoonish graphics and a bubbly soundtrack.
Mad Hatters is a five-reel game, with three icons displayed on every reel, and an impressive 30 bet lines. The maximum bet per spin is 300 coins, and players need to match three, four or five identical symbols on a bet line, in unbroken succession from the leftmost reel, to score a win.
Mad Hatter Icons
In keeping with the game’s eye-catching design, there are no poker symbols on the reels. Instead, the icons are all related to the Mad Hatter’s tea party: the three Mad Hatters, along with a cupcake, a tray of ice cream sundaes, a slice of chocolate cake, a teapot, and a cup of tea do the honours. The wild symbol is a Mad Hat, of course; if it comes up on the middle reel, it expands to fill the whole reel. As it substitutes for all symbols except bonuses, this can turn into a very lucrative feature. Mad Hatters’ maximum win (five Mad Hats on one bet line) delivers 20,000 coins
Two Different Bonus Icons
The white rabbit makes a guest appearance in Mad Hatters (popping out of a magician’s hat) as the scatter symbol. Three or more scatters anywhere trigger a bonus free spins game, with as many as 50 free spins and all wins doubled. That’s the largest number of free spins on offer in any online slots game. Three, four or five scatters also win a certain number of coins in their own right each time they come up, and before each bonus round, the player gets to choose one of the Mad Hatters as an extra wild, so the wins can really mount up during this feature. Every time the extra wild appears on one of the free spins during the bonus round, players are rewarded with an extra free spin, therefore the advantages gained in a free spins bonus round tend to pile up on each other, accumulating even better wins.
Cuckoo Clock Bonus
Mad Hatters’ other bonus feature is the Cuckoo Clock bonus; three, four or five cuckoo clocks on adjacent reels will trigger it. The player then gets to pick one of the clocks; to receive whichever bonus win is hidden behind it. The highest win possible in this feature is 11,000 coins, but both the scatter and Cuckoo Clock bonus features can help players make some significant profits on their spins. A top win with top multipliers (five Mad Hats on one bet line with a 5X multiplier active) will deliver a win of a whopping 100,000 coins.