The Ladies Love Him!
It’s fairly clear from this game, as well as the ‘Hoffmania’ offering, that Novomatic would like to make it known that David Hasselhoff is adored by the female of the species. Both games include icons of random women either wearing t-shirts emblazoned with his image, or, as the case is in Hoffmeister, giving the thumbs up. In addition, players will see reels filled with flashy watches and rings, a fancy sports car, and a high class luxury yacht, which apparently means that he’s also rich as hell and able to flash such trinkets and possessions right in front of everyone’s noses. That must be also how he wins the ladies over.
The game itself features five reels and three rows worth of a layout, providing a more familiar sight than the other Hoff-based offering from this developer. There are also 10 pay lines included as well, and these can be altered down, should you have a preference for wagering on fewer. The bet you are able to place per line is also changeable, starting from its minimum of $0.04 and providing the option of being able to be increased up to $10. Therefore, all players spinning the reels of this game can place a maximum overall wager of $100 per round, should the pay lines be maxed out as well.
Of course, the best thing about any video slot is the special features that it incorporates. Hoffmeister is no different, and it stands to reason that the image of Hasselhoff himself is the wild icon. As such, he will act as a stand in for any other symbol on the reels, with the exception of scatter icons, in order to create a winning combination.
And speaking of the scatter icons, these are represented by the game’s logo. These pay out wherever they appear on the reels, and should you have the maximum bet placed, you’ll receive a pay out of $5,000 if five show up. Three or more of them will trigger the freespins round, with a total of 11 being provided. In addition, this round integrates an extra special feature into its game play, which dictates that every wild appearing will stay fixed in place for the duration. This provides further opportunities for more wins to be made.
There is also a gamble feature included in the game, which is activated at the end of every win made in the base game. This allows you to either take the winnings just as they are, or gamble them for a chance to double them. Doing so will introduce you to Hoffmeister’s deck of playing cards side game, and you’re simply required to guess the colour of the next card to be turned over. If you do so correctly, you’ll be rewarded with the increase of winnings. Guess incorrectly though, and you’ll lose them all.
It says something about you when a games designer takes it upon themselves to make two different games based around you and your name. As mentioned, this one does provide a better product overall, incorporating not only special features and appealing graphics, but also very appropriate music and all around feel.