If you want to hit the fairways and greens, the Hole in One slot might just be your ideal slot at your chosen online casino. On the reels, you’ll find a host of golf related symbols including bunkers, drivers and various greens. However, this is no real professional set up with PGA tour pros such as Tiger Woods hitting the fairways, this is strictly amateur with a bunch of very average golfers at this club. The game is made interesting by an unusual wild symbol, a random scatter pay out and the ‘Hole in One’ feature where multipliers can be plentiful.
Like many other free slots today, Hole in One is played out on a 5×3 reel configuration. Unusually, the game has a simple 9 win-lines, much fewer than found at the majority of other similar games. Despite just having 9 win-lines, players can opt to play each spin for 9, 18, 27, 36 or 45 credits.
This slot pays from left to right and the golf ball in the bunker is the highest paying standard symbol in the game, worth 5,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. This is unusual in the fact that even if you land just a single symbol on reel one, you’ll still land a prize, as well as larger prizes for 2, 3, 4 and of course 5 in a row. The golf ball in the water is next on the pay table, worth 3,750 coins as a top prize and also pays out for one or more symbols.
The standard symbols are completed by golf holes showing the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A on the flags and you’ll need to hit at least three in a row to land a win.
The wild symbol is represented by a driver hitting a golf ball. Usually a wild symbol will substitute for any other symbol in a game, but here the wild will only complete combinations with the ball in the bunker or the water. With these symbols being the highest paying in the game, when the wild does its work you are guaranteed a nice win.
The first feature in the game is based around the scatter symbols showing the amateur golfers in full competitive mode. You’ll need to hit three matching scatter symbols on consecutive reels to land the prize – the award being a random pay out of between 1 and 2,700 credits. While it is simple, there is a nice level of excitement there with the mystery pay out.
The main feature of the game is based around the bonus symbol which shows a golfer with one of the cheesiest grins you’ll find online. Hit three or more of these symbols and you’ll enter the ‘Hole in One’ feature. You’ll now enter a second screen where the layout of twelve golf holes will be displayed. You’ll now pick the holes one by one and each will reveal a multiplier of either 1x, 2x or 5x. The feature will eventually end when you click on the ‘Out of Bounds – Collect’ symbol. If you pick the ‘Out of Bounds – Collect’ symbol first up, all of the multipliers in the feature will come your way.
If you managed to open the ‘Hole in One’ feature with 4 or 5 scatters instead of the minimum 3, your total win amount will be multiplied by 2x or 3x respectively.
This Amaya designed slot is very easy on the eye, all designed in a cartoon style which gives the game a comedy feel. The cheesy golfer stands proudly in the title of the slot, complete with gleaming teeth, while the reels are housed within a wooden scoreboard. One thing you will notice is the sheer speed at which the reels spin – this looks very impressive.
Hole in One is an enjoyable slot, but whether the appeal of the game will stretch much beyond the golfing community is open to question. Yes, the game has some variety, with both the scatter symbol with the random pay out and the pick me round, but neither of these features could be considered ground breaking. While fun, there are better golf games out there where you even get to play some of the game, so this slot doesn’t quite match up. Nevertheless, golfers will find some appeal in the game.