Review of What a Hoot Mobile Slot Game by Microgaming

What a Hoot is a little mobile slot from Microgaming, which has only nine paylines. The slot has a simple layout as well as very simple game play with almost no special features. Each of the nine paylines can be played, or switched off depending on the player’s preference. Paylines can be played for a coin each, with only the coin values changing. Each coin can cost you between 0.25 and 5.0. This puts What a Hoot very firmly in the middle of the road when it comes to online slots expenses.

Mobile Style Graphics

What a Hoot is a simply designed slot, meant to run on a mobile device and a mobile network. These networks can sometimes be very slow, which is why the slot has few details, and very easy game play. This is a game that is meant to be played on the run by busy players on the way to work, in the bath or even during a lunch break.

The 2D reels have almost no background except for a dark blue slightly patterned area. There are only four buttons at the bottom of the screen, namely Credits, Bet, Win and Spin. All of the graphics in What a Hoot are simple and cartoon style, with lots of bright colours.

Owlish Symbols

What a Hoot is a game all about owls. Cartoon owls and their various foods that are very far from what real owls actually eat. There are some very oddly themed slots available at, and Microgaming have really come up with a totally unique theme in this one.

The symbols at the bottom of the pay table are the various things that the owls supposedly want to eat. These include acorns, sunflower seeds, chestnuts, and two kinds of fruit. One hundred to one hundred and fifty coins can be won by five of these foods in a row on an active payline. Four different kinds of owls follow them each with their own activity. The white owl with the corn cob and the party hat will get you 250 coins five of him. Five blue owls with party whistles will pay out 300 coins if they are on an active payline.  A yellow owl reading a book will give you up to 500 coins, while the top paying owl is a red one with a drink. He will give you 600 coins if you manage to find five of him in a row on an active payline.

Wild and Scatter

The only special features in What a Hoot are the wild symbol and the scatter symbol. The wild symbol is a tree with lots of eyes in it, looking out at you from the darkness. This symbol can be found on any reel, and will substitute for all other symbols in the game except for the scatter. This means that if you get three red owls and a wild, it will count as four red owls and pay out accordingly.

The scatter symbol in What a Hoot is a jar with the word scatter on it. This symbol is scatter in the purest sense, meaning that all it does is pay out scatter wins. This symbol will pay out no matter where on the reels you find it.