|Manufacturer:||Microgaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.10 – £10.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||No|
|RTP:||Unknown||Game Type:||Video Slot|
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Well-read online slots fans will know that Phileas Fogg was the hero of Jules Verne’s novel Around The World In Eighty Days, but they may be unaware of the existence of Phileas Hog, Microgaming’s very own global traveller and the star of this fruit machine-style slot with plenty of bonus features.
The full title of this game is Phileas Hog, International Globe Trotter and it features three reels and five paylines of continent-spanning fun. The reels are set against a Victorian-inspired background of global landmarks and while the low value symbols are the traditional lemons, oranges and lemons, higher values include a timepiece, a suitcase, a view of the earth, a hot air balloon and Phileas himself.
Around The World Game
The only to trigger this bonus feature is to win or lose a gamble when you make a winning combination in the base game. So let’s say you match up three oranges on a payline, you must choose the option to gamble rather than collect. Whether you win or lose the gamble to double up, you will then get the choice to enter the feature. If you make a line of cherries and then lose the gamble, you are already at the lowest level so will not get the chance to play the game.
It’s a Wheel Of Fortune-style game in which you press spin and move around the wheel to collect features, extra nudges, additions to the cashpot or the mystery square. When you’re happy with the prize money offered or fancy trying one of the features, just click collect. If you land on the mystery square there’s chance you will lose and go back to the main game.
Nudges & Holds
Use the nudges occasionally given to you to jog the reels down and try to create winning lines. You may also be offered a chance to gamble, repeat or bank the nudges until the next spin.
Holds allow the player to freeze one, two or three reels and leave the remaining ones to spin in the hope of landing a win.
Phileas Hog Online Slot Playing Tips
The notice board above the reels will offer occasional hints such as which reels to hold and the like, so keep an eye out for those.
The mystery square on the bonus game will end your game more often than not so don’t just keep spinning regardless; when you have a decent win available, take it.
We’re big fans of these fruit machine-style slots and this is as good as any we’ve played; the feature is easy to access, the graphics and sound effects are funky and there’s something for everyone here.