Hole in One Slots

Hole-in-OneHole in One is one of the many games available out there with a theme designed to please golf players. It’s an Amaya creation, with graphics that look better than the competition, though that’s not saying much. The game of golf is clearly not for everyone, but a lot of people do enjoy it and that’s why we recommend you at least give it a chance (playing it for real, not watching it on TV).

This golf themed 5 reel slot offers you a maximum of 9 paylines, filled with both regular and special feature symbols (scatters and wilds). Add to that a bonus game and you get the makings of a decent slot machine, made even better by the prizes that are available ($62,500 offered at the highest bet setting).

Features of Hole in One

Like many other Amaya titles before it, Hole in One doesn’t do a very good job at impressing players with the amount of features that are available. They go through the motions and offer you the ones you expect, but they’re typically much more limited than in other titles.

The wild symbol is the best example of this, a symbol that can only substitute for two other regular symbols, instead of being able to take over for all seven. The Wild shows us the golf ball that’s about to get a strike, while the two that can be replaced by it also have balls on them, which have landed in sand or water. You will discover that a wild can offer its own prizes as well, so it’s not an entirely wasted opportunity. You can get payouts for having anywhere from 1 to 5 symbols from left to right, on the same bet line. The top jackpot is awarded by this symbol.

The two players that are going against our hero (the Bonus symbol) are considered scatter features capable of giving you prizes. They have the word Scatter written in front, so they’re easy to recognize. You need at least three matching scatter symbols on the screen, to get the prize they have to offer. The maximum amount available is 2,700 credits, which is about 300 times the value of the bet.

Bonus Game

The slot’s third scatter is the Bonus symbol, with the game’s hero on it. You will recognize it by the grin on the player’s face and because he wears a Scottish hat. You need between three and five Bonus symbols, scattered but at the same time on reels that are adjacent. How many there are will determine the multiplier applied to the bonus game payouts (1x for 3, 2x for 4 and 3x for 5 bonus symbols).

If the bonus game starts up, you will have to click on a Hole to reveal a multiplier applied to the total bet (different from the bonus game multiplier). Once you get the Collect symbol, the bonus game ends. The multipliers revealed here vary from 1x to 5x.


Betting options and jackpots

It’s a game with a betting range that might start at just $0.01 (which is as accessible as they get), but it can end up at a maximum of $225. The maximum bet would be comprised of 45 coins, 5 for each payline and valued at $5 each one.

You will find the top jackpot to be satisfying enough, though it would’ve been even better if the wager was smaller. The 2,500x line bet multiplier means up to 12,500 coins, or $62,500 cash.

Design and symbols

The design is miles ahead of most golf themed slot machines, which overall tend to be quite dated. The general design and the first impression you get are very good, but it uses too many playing card icons (themed quite well though, with letters placed on hole flags). Out of the 7 regular symbols offered in the game, 5 are playing cards, which seems like the lazy way to go when designing a slot.

Symbols: Golf Ball on tee (wild, 2,500x), Scottish Golf Player (bonus, scatter), Nervous and Patient Golf Players (scatters, 2,700 credits), Golf ball in sand (1,000x), Golf ball in water (750x), Ace Flag (500x), King (250x), Queen (150x), Jack (100x) and Ten (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

This is a game that has a clear audience, the golf players, with a design above average and with high betting limits. I’d recommend it to anyone that loves this sport, but not to those that are indifferent to it, it’s not good enough to get everyone’s business.

This Hole in One slot is offered by all online casinos with Amaya software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.