The Hoff Slot slot review
Just when you thought slots gaming could not get any more surreal, the one and only David Hasselhoff springs up with his own themed slot from online slot developer Openbet.
Hasselhoff, famous for Baywatch, Knight Rider and getting a lot of Germans hot under the arm pits with his unique style of pop music is now in an official takeover of slotsland with this bizarre slot.
The Hoff Slot is a 5 reel, 20 pay-line blitz of everything Hasselhoff. Seriously, if you’re not a fan of “the Hoff” and you watched his obscene drunken breakdown video on YouTube thinking “oh Lordy” then you might want to avoid this slot because the man’s cheesy grin is everywhere.
In fact, there are a few slots out there based on individual celebrities including IGT’s superb Elvis – A Little More Action, the country and western-themed Dolly from Leander Games and the sexy and vivacious Marilyn Monroe slot from Playtech. However, none of them, despite being based on such charismatic individuals, appear to be quite self-obsessed as this slot. It’s almost sickening.
Anyway, if you can ignore the over-use of “the Hoff” across the reels then there is some depth to this slot. There is a cash bonus feature that is triggered when you hit three or more stacks of cash symbols across the reels.
There is also a free spins bonus round called the Hoff Spins Bonus that is triggered when you hit three or more Hoff Spins symbols across the reels. During the free spins, a Super Wild is present on the reels giving players the chance to win bigger prizes in this bonus feature.
You can also trigger the Hoff Trail Bonus by hitting three or more Hollywood Star symbols across the reels. This will put you on a trail that is similar to a Monopoly or Game of Life board where you can work your away along the trail of squares to a top prize of $300,000. If Hoff smiles when you spin the wheel, you move forward one space. If he frowns when you spin the wheel, then you lose a life. You have three lives to try and make it to the end of the trail.
As I said above, this slot is very narcissistic. “The Hoff” is everywhere and unfortunately I am now going to go to sleep with images of the man grinning that sinister smile at me. This slot wasn’t for me. It’s not a bad effort from a C-list celebrity and could have been more of a flop. If you like “The Hoff” then give it a go. If not, for the sake of your sanity, stay clear of it.