Creative software suite Hacksaw Gaming have crafted some immensely enjoyable slots over the second half of 2020, marking them out as one of the industry’s more daring providers who like to do things their own way. More recently, we’ve been treated to the weird and wonderful Chaos Crew centred around a pair of oddball creatures, as the developer branch off into new directions and look to further diversify their rapidly expanding catalogue.
Backing up this success, Hacksaw return with an equally intriguing title that invites us all to solve the riddles inside the walls of their spooky Mystery Motel. Come and try the 5-reel, 5-row video slot at Wildz - but make sure you check out on time!
Where the Mystery Motel is located, it’s hard to say exactly. Our guess is some outlying rural US town where tumbleweed is seen rolling down a deserted highway and hitchhikers appear from nowhere.
Whichever town we find ourselves in, the scene is a rather desolate one, with nothing of note to be seen for miles, sorry, kilometres, around. A faulty neon ‘vacancy’ sign, watchful black crows and full moon up ahead all seem to signal impending doom for anyone that books a night’s stay here.
Hacksaw cleverly brighten the outlook with some calming beats to help put players at ease. It is a ploy that worked well in Chaos Crew; the game’s soundtrack seemingly at odds with its overriding theme.
With regards to the paytable, the usual royals running from 9-A make up the low pays, with 4 premium characters sat at the opposite end. Values for landing five of these vary between 2 and 10 times your wager in the base game.
Gameplay and Features
Players can bank a win across any of the 1,024 betting lines by landing identical symbols in three or more adjacent reels, from reel #1.
Wilds have a big part to play here, doing their usual thing by replacing all regular symbols to help you form winning arrangements. Not only this, but they also land clutching multiplier values between 2x and 5x. Wilds contributing to the same win also see their values multiplied together, maxing out at a considerable 625x.
For all the base game potential, Mystery Motel’s richer prizes lie behind its pair of bonus features.
This feature comes into play whenever you catch sight of three disturbing symbols depicting an octopus ravaged automobile landing on the reels.
Doing so prompts a spin of the Bonus Wheel, advancing players to the next level when stopping at an arrow. Land the wheel on a Multiplier to earn an instant cash prize, with ‘free spin’ symbols activating the secondary bonus feature, described below. Make it to the top tier, and you stand to net 1,000x your bet, plus 20 free spins.
Free Spins can be triggered organically by landing a trio of Scatters in the base game, with the added potential of Wild Multipliers thrown in. Prolong the feature by catching a further 3 Scatters, which duly furnishes you with 5 additional spins at a time.
Hacksaw Gaming give players the chance to bypass base game requirements and trigger either of the Bonus features instantly.
Access to the Bonus Wheel comes at a cost of 58x your wager. 12 Free Spins are available by shelling out the higher cost of 105x, or, go for broke and part with 175x your stake in exchange for the max 20 spins on offer.
Mystery Motel on Mobile
As a mobile-first developer, Hacksaw Gaming allow players to check-in at the Mystery Motel across any device - from iOS and Android, through to tablet, Windows and Mac.
Mystery Motel occupies the higher end of the volatility index, meaning wins are not all that frequent, but when they arrive, they tend to pay handsomely. Coupled with its somewhat polarising theme, this is not a game for those seeking some leisurely, carefree spinning.
An agreeable RTP of 96.30%, meanwhile, puts it slightly above average for an online slot and guarantees ample return on your investment.
Better known as a producer of first-rate online scratch card games, Hacksaw Gaming continue to make a name for themselves as a creator of some truly epic video slots.
Mystery Motel can be considered another original title to complement their impressive suite of slot games, blending the originality of Chaos Crew with the intrigue of Haunted Circus.
While the high volatility may act as a deterrent to some, the slot packs some serious big win potential that can mean payouts of 10,000x your bet - making this a ‘must-play’ for fans of the developer’s slot offerings.
Mystery Motel at Wildz Casino
Mystery Motel, plus a selection of entertaining video slots produced by Hacksaw Gaming, are available to play at Wildz Casino. We recommend Chaos Crew and an equally spooky offering, Haunted Circus.
What is the maximum bet in Mystery Motel?
The game takes bets up to a maximum of $100 per spin.
Desktop & Mobile