Hobo’s Hoard

Slot Info

Software Rival
Reels5
Paylines15
Min Bet Per Line0.01
Bet Range0.15 - 75
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins, Bonus Feature
RTP95.65%

If you were living rough on the streets as a hobo you would probably see value in the junk other people throw away. We’re not entirely sure that building a slot game around the misfortune of the homeless is the right thing to do, but Rival Gaming certainly has no qualms about it. Hobo’s Hoard gives you a look into the supposed collection of a rough sleeper, and potentially it’s telling you that you can even find treasure amongst a load of trash. Whatever the case may be, this slot still manages to provide an entertaining game to players.

Hobo’s Hoard takes place across five reels and three rows in total. As well as this setup, Rival has added a set of 15 pay lines which you have the opportunity to reduce, if you so wish to. Simply make use of the “Select Lines” button to be able to do this. Additionally, you can alter your overall bet, first of all by choosing a specific coin value between 1p and £1, then pick how many coins you’d like to bring into play between one and five. This allows you to play a bet of up to £75 per spin.

The graphics in Hobo’s Hoard are crisp enough to be considered of a good quality without wowing us. Granted, they’re not at the same standard as some other developers’ games, but it works for this product. Its first symbols are present in the shape of fruits, starting with cherries and a lemon. Then comes the symbol of an apple, another of an orange and a fifth of a pineapple which has been bizarrely coloured in purple. You’ll also see a shopping trolley as another symbol, while a stick with a cloth-wrapped parcel on it is also present. Finally, the hobo inside a cardboard box is another symbol, while the hobo with dollar signs in his eyes marks the overall highest paying symbol. You’re able to multiply your wager by up to 750x with the appearance of this symbol.

Special Features

Trash Can

Now, where does a hobo supposedly go to find all of his treasures and trash? The garbage can, of course. That’s why the trash can operates as a wild symbol in this game. So, if it appears on the reels it will substitute for any other standard symbol to make a win. Scatter symbols are not substituted for, but other than this, the wild can really help with forming winning combinations.

If you manage to spin five of the wild symbol into view on a winning pay line you will receive a bet multiplier of 7,500x as your pay-out.

Street Dwellers

There’s also a bonus round available in the Hobo’s Hoard slot, with the symbol for triggering this being present in the shape of the group of street dwellers.

You’ll need to ensure that three or more of this symbol come into view anywhere in order for the bonus round to begin. First of all, your bet will be multiplied by up to 50x over, and then the bonus feature allows you to build on this win even more.

Soft Drink Can

The soft drink can is the symbol which operates as the second scatter in this slot, and it is also this one that will activate the game’s free spins feature. You need to spin three, four or five of this symbol into view in order to win 10 free spins from Hobo’s Hoard.

Again, you’ll first receive a bet multiplier of up to 50x from the scatter itself before the free spins round starts.

Screenshot

Hobo’s Hoard Screenshot

Paytable

Hobo’s Hoard Paytable

Verdict

The Hobo’s Hoard slot game from Rival is one of those games that you can really get to grips with when spinning its reels. Even though the overall theme of the game is a questionable choice by the developer, it is executed well enough. With the inclusion of free spins and a bonus round alongside the wild symbol, things come together very nicely in this slot. Just cross your fingers that you have more look than the poor old hobo.