What do you get if you cross Easter bakery products with Angry Birds? Well, we're not 100% sure, but we have a feeling that it would look something like Hot Cross Bunnies – a high-energy online slot from Realistic Games that combines the look of a classic three-reel slot with the gameplay of more advanced five-reelers.
Realistic's Real2Reel Feature lets you change the view to suit your personal preference, and to help you hop away with as many cash prizes as possible, the slot comes with a Bunny Money Feature which uses a second set of reels, nudges, holds, and a Super Spin Feature, the last of which lets the rabid rabbits create a win when no winning combos have already presented themselves. You can play Hot Cross Bunnies at Samba Slots with between 25p and £200 per spin. So, regardless of whether you have a small or large budget to play with, you needn't miss out on this highly entertaining game.
More about the Software Provider
Realistic Games was established in 2002, and collectively, its team has decades of experience of working in the gaming industry as players, professional games designers, and operators. The company began creating online slots in 2005 via third-party providers, but branched out on its own in 2008 when it spent the next two years making its impressive games library called ReGaL.
Realistic Games was one of the first software suppliers to produce HTML mobile slots and table games, and won EGR's Game of the Year award for its Super Graphics Upside Down slot in 2013. The brand's other games include Diamonds & Rubies, Sunrise Reels, Pot Luck, and Perfect Pairs Blackjack.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Hot Cross Bunnies uses Realistic's exclusive Real2Reel feature, which is a visual enhancement that lets you zoom in closer to the game screen or zoom out to get a better view of the virtual casino floor that forms the background.
All of the buttons such as Hold, Nudge, Auto, and Start are designed to look like the buttons you'd find on a physical slots cabinet or one-arm bandit. Behind the reels, there's an attractive beachside view of a tropical sea, and next to the palm trees on each side, you'll find hopping mad rabbits making hysterical faces.
Both the sound effects and paytable symbols are reminiscent of classic fruit machines. The symbols include oranges, melons, cherries, grapes, and bells, plus a pink angry bunny. You need three matching symbols to win a cash prize.
Bonuses and Special Features
Hot Cross Bunnies comes with four standard features that take the typical three-reeler playing experience to a different level: Nudge, Auto Nudge, Super Spin, and Hold After Win.
Nudge – The game can award three Nudges at random following any non-winning spin. Simply click the flashing Nudge button and the reels will be nudged forward one symbol at a time;
Auto Nudge – If the Auto Nudge button becomes lit, press it to let the game nudge the reels into the best possible position;
Super Spin – Super Spin can be offered to you randomly following a losing Nudge. All you need to do is click the "Start" button, and the game will spin the reels to give you a guaranteed winning combo;
Hold After Win – You can be awarded a Hold or several Holds (N.B., up to a maximum of nine) after any win. The reels are held for you automatically and the subsequent win amount is added to your original win;
The Money Bunny Bonus can be triggered in twenty-seven different ways using the pink bunny symbol. As the reels continue to spin, every symbol that lands on the active payline will light the respective meter at the top of the screen. Once you've filled a meter with three symbols, you gain the relevant prize.
Hot Cross Bunnies uses three reels, three rows of symbols, and one payline, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.20%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.
It's hard not to fall in love with Hot Cross Bunnies, as the angry cartoon rabbits combined with classic slot symbols give it universal appeal. Add in the fun-packed Money Bunny Bonus, and Super Spin, Auto Nudge, and Hold After a Win features, and you've got a great little slot that gives you plenty of bang for your buck.