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Microgaming are constantly coming up with the goods and the Mad Hatters online video slot is certainly no exception. Based on a fairly minor but no less entertaining character first seen in the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 1865 story by Lewis Carroll and later made even more famous in the recent Alice in Wonderland movies starring none other than Johnny Depp, it makes for an entertaining idea for a video slot. Focusing mainly on the notorious tea party scene in which Alice takes part and sees her exasperated at the madness all around her. The Mad Hatters slot combines this craziness and madcap action with a five reel, 30 payline mechanic that has plenty of bonus features throughout to keep players entertained for hours.
Microgaming, whose games are available at a variety of online casinos catering to players based in India, is a fairly simple affair, which means it’s a relative doddle to learn. Once you’ve loaded the game and got past the introduction sequence, you’ll be shown the main game in full screen mode. All of the vital controls can be seen in the lower section of the screen just below the View Payout buttons – these are useful for accessing the pay tables and other helpful information, along with the Help and Expert buttons. To the left of these, you can change your Coin Value using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons, change the number of active paylines with the Select Lines control, adjust the number of coins you want to play on each spin with the Select Coins button or you can choose to Bet Max each time with the button of the same name. Finally, in the bottom right corner of the interface, you will find the main button to Spin the reels.
As this online video slot is based on the tea party scene from Alice in Wonderland, all of the symbols and characters take up the entire screen with no background image distracting you from the important elements. So, you’ll find illustrations of all the main players, including the Rabbit in a Hat, tea cups, a cuckoo clock, teapots and sugar cubes, various types of delicious cakes and the Mad Hatter himself, of course, as well as his friends. The special symbols that help you create the biggest wins within the game will also animate to show you’ve won, too.
The background music heard during the base game of Mad Hatters is exactly the kind of zany affair that you would expect. It almost sounds like a Tom and Jerry style soundtrack, but also takes some of its cues from the various movies made of Alice in Wonderland over the years. In terms of sound effects, you’ll hear the manic laughing and other noises of the Mad Hatters (there are three of them, you see), as well as other sounds associated with the special symbols throughout the game. This includes the cuckoo clock, with the bird popping out the make another bizarre noise, and the cheeky tones of the Rabbit in the Hat, who may well be drunk!
There are several special symbols that you should look out for while playing Mad Hatters at your favourite online casino. Among these are the Red Top Hat Wild symbols – these will stand in for other symbols (except the Scatter and the Bonus symbols) to help you create even more winning combinations, while landing five of them across the reels will lead to an instant win of 20,000 coins! The Bonus symbol is the Cuckoo Clock – getting three of these on the reels will launch the bonus round where you get to pick your own prizes from a mystery selection. Finally, there is the Rabbit in the Hat Scatter symbol (you get to choose which of the three act as the special character when starting the game). Getting three or more Scatters on the reels during the same round will earn you some Free Spins with extra Wilds available throughout. Not bad!
Mad Hatters is a relatively simple game, but there’s plenty going on behind the scenes to keep you entertained for hours on end. We really loved playing the game during our review phase and we’re sure we’ll be back for more of those crazy characters soon enough. Recommended!