The Dog House Megaways™ slot review

By Pragmatic Play

The Dog House Megaways™ Basic info

Game provider Pragmatic Play

Release Date 8/2020

RTP 96.55%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Low

Min bet $0.20

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 12305

Gamble Feature Volatility, Max. bet, RTP

Layout 6x7

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

Flair of the Dog

A hound’s homestead is our setting for this canine caper from Pragmatic Play. Dog House Megaways has everything passionate pooches could hope for: a multitude of mutts, juicy bones and 117,649 ways to win.

Taking its visual cue from a late 80s Saturday morning kids cartoon, Dog House Megaways is all bold colouring, playful typography and pups of varying personalities, with some being more approachable than others.

From the doe-eyed doggie to the poodle with anger management issues, it’s adorable to see the Pragmatic Play team personify these pups. Slots can be quite a sterile affair and a character-driven approach should be a given when creating video slot titles.

Musically, the theme tune wouldn’t seem out of place featuring in a stateside 90s sitcom. Improbably upbeat and nauseatingly feel-good, it might not be everyone’s first choice, but after all, that’s what the ‘mute’ button is there for.

A feel-good look for a fun-filled slot, Dog House Megaways is, much like a doggy snack, a joyful treat for players. Fun and silliness abound, here’s one slot that should most definitely be not left in the dog house.


As a Megaways slot with 6 reels, each reel can contain between 2 and 7 symbols.

For 6 on any of Dog House Megaways’ 117,1649 paylines, payouts are as follows:

  • Rottweiler – 15x
  • Miniature Yorkie – 6x
  • Pug – 4x
  • Sausage Dog – 3x
  • Collar – 3x
  • Bone – 3x
  • A, K, Q – 2x
  • J, 10 – 1x

Furry Features

As a Megaways slot, Dog House Megaways features a random reel modifier mechanic. Gone are the days when reels were adorned with a set number of symbols appearing on the grid – with a Megaways mechanic this is completely variable – you really don’t know how many symbols can land – adding to the unpredictability of the game while bringing you a genre-busting gameplay mechanic.

Multiplier Wilds

All winning symbols are complemented by the substituting Wild symbols. Appearing on reels 2 through to 5, these also function as Wild Multipliers. Land more than one Wild and you’ll be positively howling for joy as these combine for even bigger wins.

Free spins

Land 3 or more paw print scatters and you enter the Free Spins round. Here, players are given the choice of Sticky Wild Free Spins or Raining Wild Free Spins.

Sticky Wild Free Spins

With Sticky Wild Free Spins, 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters will crack open 7, 12, 15, 25 or 30 Free Spins with a maximum of 7 Sticky Wilds.

Raining Wild Free Spins

3, 4, 5, or 6 scatters bring the players 15,18, 25 or 30 Free Spins with up to 6 Raining Wilds – all of which when landing on the grid also act as multipliers.

The Puppy’s Payouts

High volatility Dog House Megaways comes with a 96.55% RTP with a maximum win exposure of 12,305x. Minimum and maximum bets are set at $0.2 and $100 respectively.

A Player’s Best Friend

Jolly graphics, an eternally happy soundtrack and cutesy puppies abound. What’s not to love? Well, while adorable pooches and a colour palette lifted from a kids animation aimed at under 8-year olds may not be the perfect setting for a slot gaming session, other players, especially those of the ‘canines are kewl’ persuasion are going to be chasing their tails in delight for Dog House Megaways.

The two different available Free Spins options are a touch of brilliance. More often than not, Free Spins, an almost obligatory game feature are thrown in as an afterthought, shoehorned in from another slot, which smacks of pure slot producing laziness.

A joyful outing that performs way above average, Dog House Megaways is a slot that, if you’re a fan of amusing mutts, is a slot that will have you barking for joy.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

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