It’s not going to take you long to figure out how to play Pet Luck, but it’s always handy to know what a game involves before you get involved with it. That’s where our in-depth review comes in handy, so read on to find out what you need to!
Dog Progressive Jackpot
It is estimated that there are around eight and a half million dogs kept as pets in the United Kingdom, so it makes sense for that to be the pet that’s selected to represent the progressive jackpot in the Pet Luck slot. You’ll trigger it by landing five Dog symbols on any of your active lines, which is guaranteed to stop you from feeling woof.
How much of the jackpot you’ll win depends entirely on the size of your stake. For the full amount you’ll need to ensure that you’ve staked the full £5 per line. The winning share then gets gradually less, all the way down to 2% for a 10p stake.
Gameplay & RTP
The Return To Player average of this game is 93%. In terms of slot games, that’s on the ok side but is a little low when compared to the 98% you’ll get in the best paying games. How much that matters will depend largely on why it is that you play slot games in the first place. If you do it for the money rather than anything else then there’s no question that 93% won’t do it for you, but then you might want to consider whether or not playing a game that lacks any special features or decent gameplay is ok as long as it pays out fairly often. Admittedly, Pet Luck boasts neither the gameplay nor the RTP average to win over those who want anything more than a mildly distracting game to keep them amused in between bingo rooms.
When it comes to theming, there’s nothing to complain about it with Pet Luck. The name is a clever pun on pot luck and the way the game looks matches perfectly with what you’d expect. The line numbers appear on paw prints down the side of the reels, whilst the symbols are all made up of some of the country’s most common pets. According to the RSPCA, one in two households in the UK have a pet of some form or another, so which symbol you like the most will probably be dictated by which one you have in your house. There’s a Rabbit, a Hamster, a Parrot, a Fish and, of course, a Cat. Even the Ace symbol has a collar around it, though it’s a bit odd that neither the Queen nor the King follow that same idea.
The reels spin as you’d expect, though there’s a blurriness to them that some people might find off-putting. Whether you think they’re blurry because that indicates that they’re ‘spinning’ or it’s because the graphics aren’t very good will depend entirely on how generous you are with your judgement. There’s no special features in play on this slot and it’s only a 5-reel, 5-line affair so it’s not as if it’s the most thrilling playing experience you’re ever going to encounter. It’s not really intended to be, however, so it’s unfair to judge against some of the bigger and more spectacular slots on the Virtue Fusion network. Ultimately it’s intended to be a fun little game that can amuse for a few minutes and on that front it works exactly as advertised.