Winning Lines: 30
Coin Values AUD$/$/£/€: 0.01-0.10
Max Coins Per Line: 10
Max Per Spin AUD$/$/£/€: 30
Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter Symbol: Yes
Bonus Features: Yes
Mad Hatters invites players down into the rabbit hole and to an exclusive tea party that is reserved for only the mad. Anyone who is familiar even in passing with the famous story of Alice in Wonderland will certainly appreciate the setting and personality present in this video pokie.
Mad Hatters is a 5-reel, 30-payline video pokie created by Microgaming and available at many Microgaming casinos on the internet, including 7 Sultans Casino, Cabaret Club Casino, Blackjack Ballroom, Vegas Villa Casino, and many others.
Mad Hatters Basic Information
Mad Hatters immediately demands your attention with its vibrant, colorful characters and lively music. Should you find it a little too energetic for your liking, you can customize the game by disabling the sound effects, background music, or both, of course. The overall design of the border is very simple to attract attention to the game itself and the symbols as they spin.
Unlike many other themed poker machines, there are no stock 10, J, Q, K, and A symbols. Instead, every symbol is unique to Mad Hatters, and includes the Mad Hatter himself, his two friends, a teapot, a piece of delicious cake, a teacup with steaming hot tea, a cupcake, and so on. Symbols animate when wins are made, and the buttons along the bottom that control the game are clean and large enough to easily click on without having to hunt for anything.
Mad Hatters Coin Values and Jackpots
The coin values are fairly conservative, much unlike the Mad Hatter himself. They start at 1 cent and include values of 2 cents, 5 cents, and a top value of 10 cents per coin. However, with 30 paylines to bet upon, you can still amass a decent-sized bet with each spin, especially considering that you can bet 10 coins per line. The max bet, therefore, is $30, while more frugal players can play every payline at just 30 cents per spin.
The top regular prize in the game is 20,000 coins, which is based off of a bet of one coin per payline. If you bet the maximum of 10 coins per payline, you would actually win 200,000 coins with the jackpot, which could be worth up to $20,000 at the highest coin value. Other factors can lead to big wins, too, including the scatter symbol and bonus games.
Mad Hatters Jackpot Rules
To capitalize on the 20,000 coin jackpot, you need to get five symbols of the Mad Hatter’s iconic top hat, which has the word “MAD” written above it on the symbol for easy identification. Five of them on any active payline will do the trick. The second highest prize of 2,000 coins is available if you get five symbols showing the Mad Hatter himself, smiling and about to eat a cupcake.
Mad Hatters Special Symbols
The symbol of the top hat with “MAD” written above it is not just the game’s most valuable symbol, but also its wild symbol, and substitutes for any other symbol except the two scatter symbols.
Meanwhile, the cuckoo clock is a scatter symbol that can activate the aptly-named “cuckoo bonus” if you collect three or more of them spread across adjacent reels.
The other scatter symbol is the rabbit in the hat, which activates free spins when you get three or more of them scattered across the reels. Three rabbits gives you 10 free spins, four gives you 25 free spins, and five of them gives you 50 free spins, along with a prize of 300 coins (multiplied by your total bet).
Mad Hatters Bonus Game
The cuckoo bonus, again, is activated by getting three or more cuckoo clocks. The bonus takes you into a pick ’em style game where you choose a cuckoo clock to reveal its hidden prize, which can be up to 11,100 coins.
The free spins game is about what you’d expect and locks you into the bet amount and lines that you played during the spin where you earned the free spins themselves. Although free spins cannot be re-triggered, the wins that you get (besides any cuckoo bonus wins during free spins) are doubled in this mode, which is very nice.
Mad Hatters Final Thoughts
Mad Hatters is really quite a pokie machine game. Bursting with personality, it has a generous free spin bonus that can help you rack up coins quickly, as well as a respectable regular jackpot and a nice range of betting amounts to choose from. It’s worth your time, no matter your level of affection for the Mad Hatter himself (or tea parties, for that matter).