Mad Hatters is a slot inspired by the Lewis Carroll novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. The slot features the ‘Mad Hatter’ himself as one of the three characters wearing ‘crazy hats’. Other symbols familiar to Alice fans include a teapot, cakes, cupcakes and a variety of deserts, all served at the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
This game has two distinct features outside of the colourful base game. The first of these is a pick me round based around a cuckoo clock. The larger of the features is a free spins round, where additional wilds fill the reels.
Mad Hatters slot games play out on five reels and has a total of 30 win-lines. Players can choose to play fewer lines, the options being 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or the maximum 30.
On the reels there are three ‘hatted characters’ which act as the largest paying symbols. An elderly hatter with a long floppy hat wins a pay-out of 2,000 coins when hitting the maximum five in a row. A young ‘mad hatter’ in a green outfit is next on the pay table and offers a maximum win of 1,500 coins. The final ‘hatter’ wears a yellow wide-brimmed hat and has a top prize of 1,000 coins.
At the lower end of the pay table you’ll find a selection of party food and drinks. The teapot and the chocolate cake pay 400 and 200 coins respectively. A selection of cakes, a steaming cup of tea and a cup cake with a strawberry on top complete the standard symbols.
The wild symbol shows the red hat worn by the mad hatter, with the word ‘Mad’ above it. The wild will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter and the bonus symbol. Land the wild on reel three and it will expand to fill the entire reel too, ensuring further wins. The wild symbol is also the highest paying in the game, with a top win amount of an eye-catching 20,000 coins.
The first of the bonus features is the ‘Cuckoo Bonus’. This is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 cuckoo clock symbols anywhere across the five reels. You’ll now have the opportunity to pick up to three of the symbols and each will reveal a prize. Like any good ‘pick me’ round, you’ll also see the amounts that you didn’t pick, so you’ll know exactly how good your picks were. The maximum win amount in this pick me round is an impressive 13,500 coins.
Scatter symbols show a rabbit appearing out of a hat. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll enter the free spins feature. Activate the feature with 3 scatters and you’ll win 10 free spins, while 4 scatters give you 25 free spins. Land the feature with the maximum 5 scatters and you’ll land an incredible 50 free spins. The good news doesn’t stop there. When you start the free spins, you’ll pick one of the three ‘hatter’ symbols and this will now become an additional wild. Like the usual wild, this will also expand on reel three. With these large number of spins and the additional wild, this is a feature you certainly want to land. You’ll also win an immediate scatter prize of up to 300 coins when you enter this feature.
The design of Mad Hatter has a funky purple colouring perfectly fitting with the fun feel of the slot. The symbols are very colourful and well-designed in a cartoon style, giving the slot a very professional feel. This is only added to by the excellent animation of the wild and scatter symbols. An upbeat, fun soundtrack plays throughout where you’ll hear laughter from the Mad Hatter the whole time.
Mad Hatters is an enjoyable game throughout with a lot of variety. The base game is fun from the start, with the appealing graphics and the quirky soundtrack. Those expanding wilds on reel 3 make wins that much easier to come by too. The pick me feature gives you an instant cash boost in the first of the features. While the free spins round is the highlight of the game. Additional wilds and a large number of spins will always make for a good combination and this slot is no exception. Land the maximum 50 free spins and you’ll be in Wonderland.