Who doesn’t love a side hustle? And this Hustling slot gives you plenty to hustle about as you choose your side and get huge multipliers in the free spins bonus games.
Hustling is a 5×3 reel 10 payline slot that pays both ways, with stacked wilds, scatters, and free spin with sticky locked wild reels with an increasing multiplier.
It’s fun describing a game in one sentence, isn’t it? But that doesn’t quite give you the full picture of this Hustling slot review. For one, the theme gives you the feeling of sitting by the side of the road on a hot summer day, mid rap battle between your favourite gang.
For two you’ve got 11 symbols in total: the dollar sign pendant, the kicks, the boom box, the spray cans, and the cap as high-paying symbols, and then Ace to 10 completing the rest of the paytable. A fun, if generic, slot theme.
If you are thinking this is going to be another rip-off of the Starburst slot, don’t worry. Red Tiger gaming knows better.
The Hustling slot gives you 10 paylines that pay left to right, but the stacked wild symbols only land on reel 1 and 5. If you manage to get one of the rappers to cover the whole reel, you’ll then get one respin of the reels.
But that’s only to give you the chance to catch another win or the free spins. Because you’ll need both wild symbols covering reels 1 and 5 to trigger 10 free spins.
That’s when the beat drops.
In the Hustling slot bonus games, you’ll get to play 10 free spins, but first, you’ll have to decide if you are a west side or east side rapper. Or, in other words, which of the two stacked wilds you’ll back up.
Because during the free spins, both reels 1 and 5 will remain wild and locked into place. Better yet, each time you get a win using that wild, the multiplier increases by 1x+.
If you get a win using both wilds (or a five of a kind), the multipliers multiply each other, giving you huge wins into the thousands. In essence, this is a high variance game that plays like a low variance video slot.
If you bet on the right rapper and the locked wild has a bigger multiplier than the other, you get a further 10 free spins and a bigger chance of catching bigger multipliers.
It’s a simple concept, not unlike the Dracula Awakening slot, but that’s what makes this so much fun to play.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.31% / 95.69%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 200|
|Max win||3151.6x your bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 2 Sticky Wilds Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Pay Both Ways, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers, Sticky Wilds|
Win Both Ways: You get wins whether the symbols land from left to right or right to left on the reels.
Super Wild Symbols and Respins: There are two 1x3 stacked symbols that can land on either the first or last reel. If a super wild lands to cover the reel, it will lock into place and lock for one spin. Landing both super wilds triggers the free spins.
The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols on the reels.
Free spins: When both super wild land on the reels you'll trigger 10 free spins. But first, you'll have to pick between one of two sides - West (reel 1) or East (reel 5).
Both wild symbols remain locked for the whole Hustling free spin bonus, but on a win, the multiplier on that wild goes up by one. If both wilds are used in a win, the multipliers multiply each other.
At the end of the 10 free spins, if your chosen side (wild) has a higher multiplier than the other, you'll re-trigger a further 10 spins.
We were surprised by how much we liked this Hustling slot despite a fairly low rent game theme and higher volatility that was necessary.
This Red Tiger slot could probably have done with giving you a few easier wins, but overall, the mechanics are incentives and the reels are fun to spin even on a gloomy day.
Just be careful if you are a high-limit slot player, as getting those multipliers to pay out is harder than it seems and 3,000x your bet isn't quite as much as you might be used to.
We can see ourselves coming back for more, especially on a sunny day when you need some good music and a little East/West hustle.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 21, 2021 - Rating