Just when you thought that slot game creators had thought of everything and exhausted every possible idea for potential games, along comes a game like What a Hoot to let you and the gaming world know that there's plenty of possible themes that have not yet been explored. Even in spite of its unusual theme - the game centers on the largely unknown world of Owls - this 5 reel, 9 pay line game from Microgaming is definitely work a look.
By some accounts, Owls are quite the creepy creatures. One might also think that his nocturnal creature simply could not provide enough substantive material to make a solid slot game. You wouldn't know it by playing What a Hoot. The owl symbols in this game are both inviting and make for a plenty fulfilling game. Icons include the wizard owl, blue owl, owl with cocktail, smart owl, acorn, chestnut, and fruit. The two bonus features - the scatter and wild bonuses - complement the symbols nicely to create an experience that is very fun on the whole.
You can also win a none too shabby 50 times your initial credit bet by having five scatter symbols (this icon is represented by the jar of wisps) appear anywhere on the reels. The other feature of note in What a Hoot is the wild icon. The forest full of creepy eyes symbol replaces all other icons aside from the aforementioned scatter symbol.
How to play What a Hoot
Start by making your ante bet. The most you can wager is $45 while the least is $.25. Send the reels spinning into the night by giving the 'spin' button a push. If things really go your way, you can win up to 5,000 credits. This can happen if you have 'what a hoot' icons appear on a pay line that has been activated.