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Rabbit in the Hat Slot Review

Will you be able to pull a big win out of the hat or is this all just an illusion?
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Random rabbits that hop to it

This Magical Microgaming game comes with a few random surprises up it’s sleeves, making the Rabbit in the Hat slot online a little unusual.

This is your typical 5×3 reeler, with 9 fixed pay lines. It’s always nice to see Microgaming 9 pay line slots,  some of our favourites fall within that range, such as the brilliant and original Thunderstruck game.

The magical theme itself is one that you will be familiar with, the stage is set, the magician sits on the right hand side of the screen, the curtains are drawn and… magic! Or, at least, that’s the hope.

It’s been done before by many other slots providers, with games such as Fortune Teller or True Illusions leading the way.

Everything you’d expect for magic to happen

The twist is that in the Rabbit in the Hat slot machine, it’s the little white cotton ball, and not the magician, who is the star of the show.

You’ll get the popular Ace-9 symbols making an appearance on these five reels, as well as all the tools of the magician’s trade; locked chests, chained water tanks, knife throwing boards, the blonde assistant, the man in the hat himself, and, of course, that crazy rabbit.

But these are not the symbols that are going to get you the big bucks here.

It’s the wilds, and the magic hats bouncing on the top of the reels, that give you the best chance at some decent wins in the base game and the free spins.

Free spins, expanding wilds and instant cash prizes

Once you start playing the Rabbit in the Hat slot game you’ll notice how, every now and then, the magician waves his magic wand to make a magic hat appear at the top of the reels.

These are exciting because they bounce, from right to left along the reels.

And when you get a wild anywhere on the reel that has the hat on it, you will win the corresponding bonus or enter the free spins. If the wild falls where there is no hat, it’s just a standard wild.

The four bonuses are as follows:

  1. Cash: Find a green magic hat with cash written on it and you win an instant cash prize. We’ve gotten 40x our bet in the base game, upwards of 100x in the free spins. But to manage your expectations, mostly you get 2 or 3 times your bet as this is the most common of prizes.
  2. Wild Reel: Find the pink magic hat with “wild reel” written on it, and, surprise, surprise, it put wilds all over that reel. This can lead to some big wins, as often as nothing much at all. It’s much better, again, in the free spins, when you can get two of these on show.
  3. Free Spins: Find a blue free spins magic hat and you are rewarded with 10 free spins. These can be re-triggered and we’ve gotten 22 more spins in the past, making the feature more than decent. We’ll talk about it more below.
  4. The ‘question mark’ : Find the magic hat with the question mark and you can get any one of the 3 bonuses above, completely at random.

Sometimes you can find yourself with 2 or 3 magic hats above the reels, but the wilds are hard to catch, so it can feel like a lot of show, for little rewards.

  • Software: Microgaming
  • Min Bet: 0.09
  • Max Bet: 18.00
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Paylines: 9 Paylines
  • Reels: 5 Reels
  • Return to Player: 96% - 97%
  • Variance: Medium
  • Free Spins: 10 free spins with wild reels, instant cash prizes and more free spins
  • Wilds: Wilds in the base game as well as expanding wilds when rabbit hat and wild symbol pair up
  • Other Bonus Games: Instant cash prizes in base game and free spins
  • Mobile: No
By SlotSumo | Updated: Dec 7th 2015 | Rating 3.1
You'll find base game wins, super big wins, expanding wilds and free spins in this Microgaming slot

The hopping hope in the free spins

This is where the Rabbit in the Hat slot game can truly come alive, as every reel gets a little bouncing hat moving across, ever changing, and with the hope of catching just one of those bonus features.

It reminded us a little of NetEnt’s Egg-O-Matic at that point.

Fast, furious, and you’re always watching the top of the reels rather than the symbols themselves, hoping for just a couple to activate.

The big hope, of course, is that you get at least a couple of those wild reels on the board, allowing you to get a super mega win along the way.

An easy to play, silly slot

At times we found that we were happily spinning away with our balance not really going anywhere. That’s kind of what you get with a medium variance slot, and its 96 – 97% return to player rate.

But on the bright side, we were able to play for a fair long time without it destroying our budget in only a few spins.

That would be because in the base game, the 3 or 4 symbols wins either only just covered your original bet, or at times went up to  2x – 5x our bet.

Thank-fully, the betting range is wide enough that players from all walks of life, will be able to enjoy it. You can start at 0.09 to 18.00 per spin, offering you the chance to change your bet level significantly as you win or lose.

All just a gimmick?

The instant cash prizes occur more often than the other bonus games, and are your chances, along with the free spins at getting bigger wins. In fact, the top prize is a eye-watering 90,000 cash win, or 5,000 times your bet.

So, no. It’s not just a gimmick. The big wins are there on the right hop of a hat.

That said, though it’s fun, and it’s entertaining, it’s almost more than a little frustrating at times. Especially on a free spin round where you watch those magic hats hop across the reels, and yet the wilds seemed to have disappeared into a rabbit hole, never to be seen.

You have to have a little patience with the Rabbit in the Hat slot online, and budget for a good 150 spins to have an outside chance of catching a great free spins round.

For those who are looking to risk a little more and win bigger, we would recommend larger big hitting games like Piggy Riches by NetEnt.

All in all though, the Rabbit in the Hat video slot is a fun fixed 9 payline slot.

And just like any good magic trick, it will keep you wondering when the next big dazzle will appear.

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Rabbit in the Hat Review
  • By Microgaming
  • RTP: 96% - 97%
  • 5 Reels, 9 Paylines
  • Min Bet: 0.09
  • Max Bet: 18.00
  • Fun magical slot theme
  • Different take on giving you extra bonus features and wins
  • Re-triggerable free spin games that can give decent rewards
  • A decent betting range that allows smaller betters a chance to play
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