Napoleon vs Rabbits Review
True story – Napoleon Bonaparte decided to celebrate the signing of a treaty between the French and Imperial Russian Empires with a rabbit hunt. So he asked his Chief of Staff to organise it, without explaining the need to source wild rabbits.
And so Napoleon found himself trying to face down an army to tame rabbits, all apparently convinced that he was about to start dishing out carrots. The mighty Emperor was forced to take flight in his carriage to escape them!
It’s an unlikely premise for a game, but the developers at Relax Gaming are always up for a challenge - and so they’ve come up with Napoleon vs Rabbits. But is the world a better place for it? It seems hard to believe that it wouldn’t be, but we thought we’d better check it out anyway!
The setting for Napoleon vs Rabbits is a field somewhere in France, with elements of warfare indicated by a cannon to the side of the reels. Coloured carrots make up most of the game symbols, but it’s Napoleon and the white rabbits that you’ll find yourself watching – and not just because they generate the main bonus features!
The way the rabbits make for Napoleon and then – the ultimate insult – steal his hat, is great fun to watch. The game has been given a 1990s Gameboy aesthetic, along with a cheap synthesised soundtrack of French-themed songs, giving a retro vibe that really shouldn’t work – and yet it does, perfectly!
Winning symbols disappear from the reels to be replaced by new ones. There’s a standard Wild to help create clusters, as well as one Napoleon somewhere on every grid. When Napoleon helps to form winning combos, he causes a rabbit to pop up on the edge of the game. Once all wins have been evaluated, the rabbit hops towards Napoleon, leaving more white rabbits at every step.
Rabbits landing on a Mystery Rabbit Box unlock it, launching extra rabbits onto adjacent reels. Once the rabbits reach Napoleon, they steal his hat and turn it into the same paytable symbol. Mystery boxes can also be unlocked when next to a Napoleon Wild winning combo.
You’ll need to unlock three Mystery Rabbit Boxes with one paid spin to trigger 7 free spins with a 1x multiplier. For every additional unlocked Mystery Rabbit Box that triggers the feature you’ll receive 3 extra free spins, and the multiplier moves up +1. Once the bonus round is in play, unlocking Mystery Rabbit Boxes will add 3 more free spins and +1 to the multiplier.
Colourful carrots are at the bottom of the paytable, and you’ll need to spin up clusters of 8 or more to start seeing any profit from a spin. Better returns come from the swords and medals, with Napoleon’s hat topping the payouts with a max win worth 1,000x the stake for matching up 40 or more.
But it’s the free spins bonus where the biggest wins are usually to be found, thanks to that increasing multiplier. This is a high volatility game though, so if the Mystery Symbols don’t keep landing, you could walk away with not much to show for the bonus, particularly if the multiplier never climbs above 1x.
Some jurisdictions outside the UK permit players to Buy the Bonus at 50x your current wager. We recommend you explore this feature in demo mode, to check for yourself what the winning potential is like.
We really wanted to like this game based on its mad title, and we’re happy to report that we weren’t in the least bit disappointed! You can always rely on Relax Gaming to come up with something new and fun, and the mechanics and features throughout Napoleon vs Rabbits kept us engaged from start to finish!
That’s not to say that this game is anything other than volatile though, so take care when playing with real money. Be sure to choose a slot site offering you safe and regulated gameplay – and the right bonus at the right time never goes amiss either!