Hurdy Gurdy Slot
An older slot from Wager Gaming Systems (WGS), see our review of the Hurdy Gurdy Slot to get an honest look at the game.
Older Established WGS Slot
The Hurdy Gurdy slot is a game that WGS actually released a number of years ago. We have not pinned down the exact release date but it dates to some time in 2009, although some indicate it was June 2009. It was later updated to newer html 5 technology and re-released in November of 2017. This allows you to play the game in the instant play and browser versions of casinos and most mobile devices.
Hurdy Gurdy Slot Theme
The general theme of the slot game centers around Gurdy. This takes place among the fields and of a dairy farm in Holland, or other parts of the Netherlands.
Most of the symbols follow the theme, even though many of the graphics might seem a little dated.
5 Reel Slot
This is a 5 reel slots with 25 fixed paylines. Some of the symbols are animated but it does not offer what most would term as cascading or transitioning type symbols, See below on how the free spins and bonus rounds are triggered.
During game play these are the symbols you can expect to see.
First there is Gurdy, the blonde and main character of the game. Then there is Jahn the young suitor to Gurdy. Additional symbols seen are the farmer, farmer’s wife, a cow, windmill, basket of tulips. The final list of symbols are a cowbell, cheese wheel, waffles and shoes (wooden clogs of course).
From the paytable in the game below are the match wins for matching like symbols. Matches must be like symbols and matched left to right on a payline.
- Hurdy when you match 5 for 7000, 4 for 2000, 3 for 200 or 2 for 10.
- Jahn when you match 5 for 3000, 4 for 750, 3 for 100 or 2 for 5.
- Farmer matches of 5 for 1000, 4 for 300, 4 for 40 or 2 for 3.
- Wife of Farmer if you match 5 it pays 500, 4 for 100 or 3 for 25.
- Cow matches of 5 are 500, 4 are 150, 4 are 20.
- Windmill or Flowers when matched 5 are 250, 4 are 40, 3 are 15.
- Cowbell or cheese Wheel matches of 5 150, 4 for 25, 3 for 10.
- Waffles or Shoes match 5 are 100, 4 are 20, 3 are 3.
Hurdy Symbol Substitutes
Hurdy is very helpful throughout the game. She will substitute for all symbols on a payline except the scatter or milk pails.
Free Spins Round
To trigger the free spins you land Hurdy, Jahn and the Tulips anywhere on reels 2. 3 and 4. 15 Free spins will be awarded in the round. Free spins can be triggered additional times during the free spin rounds. Additionally the Pick and Win feature can also be triggered during the round.
All wins are tripled during the round.
Pick and Win Feature with Scatters
Scatters in the Hurdy Gurdy slot are Milk Pails. Any time you land 3 or more scatters the Pick and Win feature round is triggered.
You will then pick 3 out of 5 choices, of milk pails for the cow to kick over. As he kicks them he will reveal the prizes. The prizes are multiplied by 2, 5, 7, 10, 15 or 20 of the bet that triggered the round.
Bet Limits Adjustable
The bet limits in this slot are adjustable. You do this by changing the coin sizes. Minimum coins start at $0.01 and range up to $10.00 coins. At $10 coins the maximum bet is $250.00 per spin.
At times it is more difficult to pin down accurate Return to Player (RTP) numbers on some of the older slots. We have seen the numbers either not being reported to fairly low compared to many other wgs games. We will peg this one at around 93.46 as that seems to be what many of our sources are reporting for this slot have it at.
Final Wrap Up of Hurdy Gurdy Slot
It is clear to any player you will see this is a slot of the past era when video slots were first being released. The graphics are ok but they could use an update possibly. While we did find the free spins and the bonus rounds did hit enough to keep us a little more involved we felt over all something was missing.
We may play this game once in a while because we like to consistently try different games. You just never know when a slot will be hot for you and hit a nice payout. We would not classify this game in our top list of favorites.