Let’s face it, when you come across a slot called Stumpy McDoodles you just have to stop a second to play. The game hails from the development team over at Foxium, who have partnered with Microgaming. We have to admit they have pulled a few tricks out of the bag in this one. It is filled with features and hopefully the luck of the Irish, so all that’s left for you to do is spin those reels and find the gold at the end of the rainbow!
Stumpy McDoodles is a 5-reel, 20 fixed pay line slot offering players an RTP of 96.26%. The reels spin transparently above a lush Irish meadow scene, with rolling hills and fluffy clouds floating in the blue sky. On the reels themselves are a mix of symbols including leprechauns, 4 leaf clovers and of course the usual card symbols. Higher paying symbols include Stumpy McDoodles, his wife Mrs McDoodles, a four-leaf clover and a tankard of Irish ale. Lower paying symbols are the A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols found on playing cards, but all edged in gold and given some design tweaks such as diamonds and crowns. As you spin there is a jaunty Irish tune playing, with added sounds such as a chiming and tinkling when a win is formed.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Stumpy McDoodles begins at 20p per spin and can be increased up to £40 per spin. Adjust your bet by using the plus and minus symbols on each side of the bet amount found to the right of the spin button.
Wild Symbol – A golden edged purple square with a gold W inside the centre is your wild symbol in Stumpy McDoodles. It can land anywhere on the reels and will substitute for all other symbols in the game except for the scatter.
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter symbol is a pot of gold and it can only land on reels 1, 3 and 5. Landing three or more of the pot of gold scatter on those reels will trigger the bonus spins feature for you.
Foxify Feature – Some games have an extra called superbet, but in Stumpy McDoodles it is called the Foxify Feature. It’s a very simple addition to the game, simply activate the feature and for 50% extra on your current bet amount you get perks to help you win bigger. Once activated you will have extra wild and win multipliers added to the reels during the game.
Random Wild Feature – At any point during the main game the random wild feature can trigger. A giant pot of gold will appear either side of the reels and wild symbols will erupt from it into random positions on the reels. Anywhere from 1 to 8 wild symbols can be added to the reels and you will also be awarded a win multiplier between x1 to x5.
Rainbow Respin Feature – If you land only x2 pot of gold scatter symbols on the reels you will trigger the rainbow respin. The reels that hold the scatter symbols will lock into position and the remaining reels will respin once. This will give you a chance to get that 3rd scatter to trigger the bonus spins feature.
Bonus Spins Feature – There are two ways to trigger the bonus spins feature, either by landing x3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels or via the rainbow respin feature. Either way once you have triggered the round you will be allocated with x5 bonus spins to play through. Upon beginning the round, you will see that a wild symbol is already in place on the reels. This is a roaming wild symbol and it will remain on the reels for the duration of the round; but it will move to a new position on every spin. Also, at the beginning of each spin a pot of gold will appear and from it there will be wild symbols and gold coins thrown out. This will add new roaming wilds to the reels and also increase your multiplier. The win multiplier begins at x1 upon entering the round and for every coin that is released by the pot of gold, it will increase the multiplier by x1. If you manage to land more than one coin per pot of gold, there are other extras that are added as shown here:
- X1 gold coin from the pot awards an extra wild symbol,
- X2 gold coins from the pot awards a wild symbol and x3 extra spins,
- X3 gold coins from the pot awards an extra wild symbol,
- X4 gold coins from the pot awards x3 extra spins and turns all the wild symbols into 2×2 symbols.
Stumpy McDoodles is an absolute gem of a game, that has all the best attributes of Microgaming and Foxium combined. It is a very playable slot that combines lots of features and potential wins, thanks to the respin feature and the random wild occurring in the base game. The bonus spins are where the bigger money is and although only x5 initial spins are awarded, there is scope to add to those as the game plays out. Main game wins happen often enough, but then add to that the fact that it’s not hard to trigger the bonuses. Meaning Stumpy McDoodles and his lovely wife may have to go searching for more pots of gold soon.