Rabbit in the Hat is a slot all about the art of magic. The game takes place at a magic show, with a magician stood to the right of the reels throughout the game. On the reels you’ll find magical symbols such as a magic hat, the magician and his glamorous assistant and a Houdini-style chest.
This game revolves around the hats which the magicians makes appear above the reels. Each will come with a different feature to be activated – land a wild symbol on the reel below it and you’ll activate the feature. The hat will move along the reels from left to right, giving you 5 opportunities to trigger that feature.
This MicroGaming designed slot plays out on five reels with a total of 9 win-lines. The wild symbol shows the magician’s hat with the word ‘wild’ appearing out of it. The wild will substitute for any other symbol in the game. The magician’s hat is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 5,000 coins for five in row – far exceeding any other win.
The magician, complete with a thin handle-bar moustache, has a top win amount of 1,000 coins. His blonde, wide-eyed assistant has a maximum prize of 900 coins. The wild, the magician and the assistant all pay out for matching two or more in a row, all other symbols requiring at least three.
The incredibly happy looking rabbit (maybe it’s pleased not to be stuck in a hat any more) pays 800 coins. Two chests (one with chains around it) and a target complete with a knife complete the themed standard symbols. The playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A are at the lower end of the pay scale, with top prizes of between 100 and 200 coins.
The feature in this magic themed slot is activated in a highly original way. The magician to the right of the reels will occasionally throw a hat up to the top of the fifth reel. Each hat will have a different feature attached to it – wild reel, cash, free spins or a random feature from the three. The hat will start above reel five for the first spin, but then jump along the reels to the left for each subsequent spin.
To activate any of the features you’ll need to land a wild symbol on the reel beneath it. Each hat will therefore have five opportunities to activate the feature as it moves along. On occasions you might find two or three hats making their journey at the same time. The four features are as follows:
Rabbit in the Hat is a slot with an impressive design. The backdrop to the game shows the stage of a theatre, with resplendent red curtains. The reels themselves act as the stage, with the magician standing to the right. All of the symbols (and indeed the full-size magician) are designed in the same way as they would appear in an animated movie (think Pixar!). This gives the slot a slick and professional touch. The sound effects are good, but a little too generic, with no real focus on the magical theme.
Fans of free online slots with originality will certainly enjoy Rabbit in the Hat. With the hats moving across the top of the reels throughout, you’re always involved in the feature even during the base game. You’ll be willing those wilds to appear and each of the features can be nicely profitable. The free spins are perhaps the most exciting reward, as it gives many more opportunities to land the feature again. With top class visuals in play throughout the game too, this is a winner.