The best slot game design 2020: voting results

Gambling portal AUSSIELEGITCASINOS is pleased to present to all our readers – a report about the 2020 Login Casino Awards, which took place on December 16, 2020. The Login Casino Awards event has been taking place annually since 2017, highlighting various industry achievements. In 2020, gambling enthusiasts were given 2 months to cast their votes in favour of the most interesting ones.

This time, the award in the Best Slot Machine Design nomination went to a notorious game from Pragmatic Play studio called The Dog House Megaways. This particular slot received the most votes and became the most well-designed game of the past year, 2020. What’s interesting is that the game was only released in July, and it only took six months to win over the players.

On this page, you can find out why the game from Pragmatic Play is the best, according to AUSSIELEGITCASINOS, and get to know The Dog House Megaways slot, its developer, and their comments on it.

Why did The Dog House Megaways slot get first place?

The Dog House Megaways slot machine is dedicated to the dogs’ theme, which allowed the slot designer to turn on the enthusiasm and get fancy with the graphics. The game’s main characters are 4 dogs, each of a different breed, but all of them share bright facial features. When matches appear on the playing field, the slot’s main characters become animated, which makes the gameplay even more lively.

In addition to the characters’ originality, the colour palette in the game’s design perfectly matches the theme, can’t be overlooked: appropriate yet understated colours are used. In the background of the playing field (made in the style of a wooden booth), you can see a countryside landscape with several houses bathed in the sunlight of a clear day. The bright green lawn also goes well with the theme. When the user moves into the bonus round, they can see a quiet night illuminated by a starry sky instead of a clear sunny day. 

It is immediately obvious that Pragmatic Play paid special attention to the gameplay’s design, as the interface is placed in the background. As for the information, the players can only see their account’s status and the current bet amount. Other functions are presented in the form of minimalistic white buttons. The Dog House Megaways takes on a particularly picturesque appearance when the player activates full-screen mode. Adaptation for mobile devices will allow you to enjoy the picture quality even from a small screen.

Other reasons why The Dog House Megaways is a winner include the music and effects. The light, positive melody is tactically integrated into the gameplay, adding the final touch. Effects are also inherent in the symbols on the reel and other things. For example, at the end of the bonus round, bursting clouds will take the player from a quiet night to a clear day. All of these details combined made The Dog House Megaways the best-designed slot of 2020.

Comments from the developer, Pragmatic Play, on their win

Pragmatic Play commented on their win in the Best Slot Machine Design category as follows: “We look forward to continuing our meticulous work on fresh products for mobile devices. A word of thanks to our partners, as well as to the players who voted for us in the Best Gaming Machine category.” 

The win will likely motivate Pragmatic Play even more to create slots of fantastic quality. The company now launches around 5 new games each month.

Brief description of The Dog House Megaways

A unique feature of the game is called the ‘Megaways’, which provides up to 117,649 paylines per spin. The maximum winnings are x12,000 of a single bet. The volatility of the game is at a high level, promising players infrequent but large payouts. Another feature is the ability to purchase a bonus rather than waiting for it to roll out. Also, there are 2 variations of the bonus available at once: 7 or 15 free spins with their unique feature. The value of the bonus is x100 of the bet amount.

The 7 free spins bonus features wild symbols added on the screen, while the 15 spins bonus ensures that multiple wild symbols are randomly drawn from time to time. In both cases, wild symbols will appear on the screen with a multiplier between 2 and 3. To get the bonus without buying it, the player will need to wait for the Scatter, represented in the game as a golden symbol with a red paw print and the word “Bonus”, to appear on the reels. The more Scatters, the more free spins and wild symbols you get. For example, a maximum of 6 Scatter symbols will bring the player a bonus of 30 and 20 spins, instead of the standard 15 and 7 for 3 Scatters. Along with the increased number of spins, the number of wild symbols that can be dropped will also increase: up to 6 or 7 Wild symbols, depending on the bonus.

In addition to the bonuses, of course, there is the regular game, where not only the dogs are the main characters, but also the wild symbol itself, represented in the form of a doghouse. As in the bonus round, this symbol always appears with a multiplier of 2 or 3. There are a total of 12 symbols in the game, including the Wild and 4 dogs. In addition to these, there is a collar, a bone, and card symbols: A, K, Q, J, 10.

A little about Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play is a company founded in 2015 that operates under several reputable licences: UK, Malta, Gibraltar. In addition to its licences, it boasts a large number of awards for various achievements. The provider is a partner of well-known brands such as Poker Stars, William Hill, and others.

Pragmatic Play is not just a studio that creates games. It is a large company offering complete solutions for gaming operators. In addition to slot machines, it is a provider of game categories such as live dealer and bingo. One of its features is stable tournaments for partner casino players. For example, in 2021, the developer plans to draw €2,500,000 in a ‘Drops & Wins’ tournament.

Pragmatic Play website usually has some useful information about upcoming slot machine releases: for example, popular Congo Cash (released on January 21) and Madame Destiny Megaways (on January 28). A feature of Pragmatic Play’s range of slots is the availability of jackpot games. The company’s offices can be found in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, and Malta, as well as Belgrade, Kiev, Bucharest, Cardiff, Hyderabad, London, Noida, and Zhytomyr.

No one is likely to be outraged that The Dog House Megaways slot machine won Best Slot Design 2020. The game fully deserves it.

We at the AUSSIELEGITCASINOS gambling information portal are convinced that slot games are not just about winnings but also about looks and enjoyment. The Dog House Megaways will allow every player who prefers light design, nature, and positivity to relax surrounded by dogs.

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