Mighty Hat: Mystic Tales Review
No one knew what to expect with Mighty Hat: Mine O' Mine, but it soon became apparent that the gameplay was absolutely phenomenal and almost unheard of in modern online slots. Playtech naturally thought the same leading to a sequel called Mighty Hat: Mystic Tales.
Just like the previous game, this one plays on 5-reels with 243 ways to win but instead takes players to an enchanted forest rather than a dungy mine. All the favourite features return with free spins, special spins, respins, jackpots and even treasure pots! If you loved the original, then you're in store for a mighty wonderful time.
Since the previous game, Mighty Hat: Mine O' Mine, the graphics have not improved at all. Again, it feels like the design of the hat is different to the design of the slot. Both designs are bad but not consistent in the slightest.
When the slot opens up, there's an incredibly dated background of a dark forest that looks miserable which we didn't think was the intention. Following this, the bright Mighty Hat is back to the left of the reels acting like a mascot but one that is terrifying.
Changing the art style even further, the symbols on the reels are colourful and look pretty decent. They still look outdated and old-fashioned - but better compared to the rest of the slot.
Finally, there is silence throughout spins which is absolutely horrendous to play too. During bonus modes, there is music playing throughout but it's quite generic and strange mixed with the silence during the base game.
We've said it before and we'll say it again - do not judge a book by its cover (or a hat in this case). The gameplay is absolutely fantastic with so much going on and definitely lives up to the previous slot.
The user interface of the slot is entirely easy to understand with the menus all surrounding the reels. The paytable can be found at the top left but there is also a question mark at the bottom right with further instructions.
The win potential is not going to blow you away and we are disappointed to announce that it's actually lower than the previous game. Firstly, the RTP has dropped down to 95.66% which is under the average standard and way lower than the original.
Following this, this high volatility slot has dropped the maximum win from 2,000x to 1,000x the stake. This is just depressing to see and cheapens the joyful experience of the original.
Again - the design is just as terrible in this slot as in the first one but the gameplay redeems it entirely. It's nice to see a slot focused on the gameplay and actually giving players something to get excited about.
Mighty Hat: Mystic Tales is not going to change the world, but the gameplay and features certainly redeem it. Unfortunately, the win potential just lets down the slot and drops it from a great slot to just a good one.
Whilst there are handfuls of features throughout this game, none of the mechanics are easy to understand and that is what makes this slot stand out as one worth playing.