Wildhound Derby Slot Review – Play’n GO

Play’n Go have a big list of game releases from 2019. Only some stand out with success and some did not impress the casino community. But now 2020 is here with the opportunity for big game launches. The provider has games planned out until the end of February, 4 releases in January and 3 releases in February. I recently reviewed ‘Legacy Of Dead‘, which is a disappointing Book Of Dead type of game. Now the second game of January has been revealed. This game is titled ‘Wildhound Derby‘, set to release 9th January across all sites.

Wildhound Derby is set in the heart of dog racing. This is a popular event in the UK, due to the ability to place bets. There are also horse racing slots already available in the casino community. The background is set on the track, with huge crowds of spectators taking pictures and cheering. The backgrouns is not vibrant or fun but represents the theme well.

This game has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows, this includes 30 set pay lines. Wildhound Derby is a high variance game due to the set RTP of 96.93% and max win capped at 15,000x. You can bet from £0.10 – £100.

Wildhound Derby Symbols & Paytable

Wildhound Derby has 11 symbols in total, this includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represenetd by J, Q, K, and A. Therr are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by betting books,tickets,award ribbons and rolls of cash. In additon to these symbols is a trophy wild, 4 wild dog wilds (Reel 5 Only) and golden hare (Only in Dog Race Feature). The highest paying symbol is the trophy wild/ rolls of cash, both pay 100x for 5 across a pay line.

Wildhound Derby Features

Central to this game is the ‘Dog Race Free Spins‘. This is activated when all 4 dog wilds land during one spin. Before this feature starts you will need to pick one of the four dogs. All dogs start on the fifth reel. On each spin, golden hares can appear, if this symbol lands the dog on that row will move one space to the finish. This feature continues until one of the dog finishes the race on reel one.

There is a mini-feature of a ‘Winners Wheel’. This is activated if the winner dog from the free spins feature is not your dog. This wheel has different multipliers up to 15x. The multiplier the wheel lands on will be used to multiply your total winnings from the feature.


Overall, this game is something more unique and might appeal to players. The gameplay is missing something like a base game feature. However, the bonus feature is great fun. Be sure to try the game and check out our exclusive casino offers.