Mad Hatters Online Slots
The Mad Hatters Online slots game was based on the character, the Hatter, in the popular novel, Alice in Wonderland, written by C S Lewis. The story follows Alice and her adventures once she falls down a rabbit hole, ending up in a fantasy world with imaginary characters, one of which is the Hatter.
Although Lewis never specifically coined the term the Mad Hatter, it is pointed out by the Cheshire cat that both the Hatter and his counterpart, the March Hare are indeed mad. This premise is further drawn upon in the title of the chapter in which the Hatter first appears: ‘The Mad Tea Party.’ Today the term, Mad Hatter, is a universal name given to this character.
In the Online slots game, Microgaming creates their own version of the Mad Hatter’s tea party featuring beautifully depicted graphics and animations, both pertaining to this theme.
How to Play the Mad Hatters Online Slots
The Mad Hatters is a coin-based slot game that has 5 reels and 30 paylines. The betting range is large, with a maximum bet of 10 coins per line, so both low-limit and high-limit players can enjoy this game. There is also an autoplay option. There are various symbols which all relate to the fantasy world depicted in Alice in Wonderland.
Character based symbols include Alice herself, the white Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. Other secondary symbols relating to the theme are the Drink Me Potion, the Eat Me Cake, the Tea Set. There are also 4 playing card symbols to add to these as well as the Wild and Scatter symbols. This game also has several bonus features.
The Wild Symbol in Mad Hatters
The first bonus feature in this game is the Wild Symbol. The Wild symbol is the Mad Hat and can appear on any of the 5 reels. It acts as a substitute for the other symbols in order to help form winning combinations.
The only exceptions to this is that the Wild will not substitute the Bunny in a Hat symbol (which is the scatter symbol) nor will it activate the Free Spins Bonus Round game. However, if the Wild lands anywhere on the third reel and there is a winning combination on one of the active paylines, it will expand to complete these winning combinations.
Two Scatter Symbols
The Cuckoo Clock is 1 of 2 scatter symbols in Mad Hatters. If 3 or more of these symbols are found anywhere on the reels the Cuckoo Bonus Feature game is triggered. The player will choose a cuckoo clock by clicking on it and the prize amount will then be revealed. The number of Cuckoo Clocks that appear on the reels will determine how many of the Clocks the player can choose to reveal prizes. In this bonus round you can win up to 11,100 coins.
The Free Spins bonus round is triggered by 3 or more of the second scatter symbol, the Bunny in the Hat. You can win up to 50 free spins and all winning combinations that occur during this round will automatically be doubled. As an added extra in the Free Spins bonus round you can choose 1 of 3 Mad Hatter Symbols to act as an additional Wild. If this chosen Wild lands on reel 3 during a free spin then the symbol will expand to all positions on reel 3 and substitute for other symbols to complete winning combinations.