Day At The Races is an online slot game. It features a theme of horse racing at a racetrack, with characters that have been brought to life in a delightful cartoon inspired art style that can only be described as charming.
From a snooty horse with a raised eyebrow to an endearing jockey sporting a handlebar moustache, the game goes the whole nine yards to delight the player at every spin of the reels. Plus, utilising excellent ambient sound design that transports the player the racetrack, A Day at the Races is a slot game that can be commended for making an effort.
In terms of game play a five reel, twenty play line system is used, meaning that the game is as strategic as it is a treat for the senses.
All these pluses combine to makes the Day at the Races a slot game that stands apart, and an experience that is worth a shot even if just to appreciate the obvious effort that went into its creation. The game is available for free and real money play on desktop computer, via a web browser, mobile phone and tablet. Please be sure to have the latest Flash software installed if wanting to play the game via a web browser.
Play Symbols In More Detail
In a Day at the Races the smiling brown horse, his goofy grin declaring the player is in for a treat, is the most valuable symbol in the game, and will payout a considerable five thousand coins if matched the maximum of five times. The less charming but still endearing grey horse is the second most valuable, with the three jockeys next in line.
The least valuable symbols are the standard ten, jack, queen, king and ace of playing cards. It must be said that it is a bit of a shame that the time was not taken to give these playing card symbols more fitting images, ones that perhaps fit more easily into the theme. The dull playing card numbers stand as the only fairly bland part of the game.
Bonuses And Specials
A Day at the Races has three special symbols, all of which are the ticket to raking in some major cash. The first, as one would expect from a game about horseracing, is the golden trophy. It is a wild symbol, and will match with all other symbols to create matching sequences. The second is the bonus symbol, represented by an image of a jockey on a horse in mid gallop. If this symbol matched three times a mini-game will be triggered.
In the mini-game the player must make a bet on one of the, after which they may watch the charmingly animated sequence while crossing their fingers. Selecting the winning horse will, of course, give the largest payout, but smaller payouts are given even for selecting the losing horse.
The last bonus symbol is the scatter symbol, represented by an image of a classy lady spectator with binoculars. If the scatter symbol is matched free spins are granted, with more free spins given the higher the value of the sequence. Keep in mind that the higher the initial bet made, the more the free spins will payout when landing winning sequences.
A number of reputable online casinos such as Gaming Club NZ and other providers should have this entertaining game available as part of their offering, so keep an eye out, and enjoy your Day at the Races.