Pragmatic Play – Happy Hooves – Free Slot Game

Many people are into horses, and Happy Hooves is just for you if you are one of them. The visual presentation is realistic and cartoonish, and this is the third PowerNudge installment from . The mechanics are usually adjusted a bit between releases, and that’s also the case this time.

Grouping symbols and Wilds in 4 different colors is unusual, and the base game revolves around Mystery symbols triggering PowerNudge spins. Mystery symbols reveal Wilds, Scatters or Multipliers, and the PowerNudge Respins bonus round starts with at least 8 Mystery symbols. Nudge Up symbols can extend the feature, resulting in payouts up to 5,000 times your bet.

Bonus Features at Happy Hooves Slot

The payout symbols are divided into 4 different colored groups, and each group contains a low and high value symbol. The 4 high value horse symbols pay between 1.875 and 3.75 times your bet for 5 matches, and you also have 4 different colored wild symbols. These are blue, purple, green and red wilds, and they substitute for payout symbols of the same color to help you complete wins.

You can land mystery symbols on any reel, and these trigger the PowerNudge feature when they appear. Mystery symbols reveal either a golden symbol or one of the colored wilds in the base game, and golden symbols spin to reveal either a scatter or a multiplier. All reels with mystery symbols move down one step per respin, and the process repeats until all mystery symbols are gone.

You trigger the PowerNudge Respin bonus round when you land 3+ scatters anywhere in view and you get at least 8 mystery symbols on 2 reels at the start of the bonus round. The mystery symbols will then do their thing and poke like in the base game. The bonus round ends when no more mystery symbols are visible.

However, mystery symbols can reveal nudge-up symbols only during the bonus round, which pushes the mystery symbols up. You get the same number of pushes up when Nudge Up symbols are visible. A win multiplier also increases by +1 per push/spin, and players outside the UK can buy the bonus round for 100 times the bet.

The 200 Spins Happy Hooves Slot Experience

We had a pretty good time testing Happy Hooves from Pragmatic Play, and as usual we’ve put together a short and edited highlight video for you. You can watch the best moments of our 200 spins testing session below, and all you have to do is click the play button to get started.

Review Conclusion

We’re not really sure about the concept of the whole colored group of symbols, and it can be annoying when you land wilds that don’t match the colors. It’s at least unique and some players may like it, but it doesn’t seem to be a concept that will become mainstream anytime soon. The visual presentation is a bit boring and generic, but horse fans get to see plenty of specimens.

The PowerNudge Mystery Symbol feature is adapted from Push Gaming’s popular Razor Shark, but Happy Hooves lacks teeth and punch in comparison. Still, the features and bonus round contain some unpredictable entertainment value, but it’s hard to compete with the original when the maximum win is “only” 5,000 times your bet.


Four color wild and symbol system
Mystery Symbol PowerNudge Respins
FS with 8 initial mystery symbols
Nudge Up symbols extend the FS round
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet possible


You have to pay attention to adjustable RTP ranges
Core feature was taken from Razor Shark

Happy Hooves Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Happy Hooves?

The highest Happy Hooves RTP of 96.49% is slightly above average. However, this release includes adjustable RTP ranges.

How volatile is Happy Hooves?

This is a very volatile release from Pragmatic Play and scores 5 out of 5 on their own volatility scale.

What is the highest possible profit?

You can win up to 5,000 times your stake in Happy Hooves, which is a pretty common potential from this developer.

How does the PowerNudge mystery symbol feature work?

Mystery symbols trigger respins, and all mystery symbols in view move down one step per respin. They reveal Wilds in different colors or multiplier or scatter symbols in the base game.

Is there a free spins mode in Happy Hooves?

You start in the bonus round with more than 8 mystery symbols on 2 reels and the feature continues as long as mystery symbols are present. A special nudge up symbol can be revealed, which will push the mystery symbols up.

Can I play Happy Hooves slot for free?

Yes, you can check out the free Happy Hooves demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first).

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