The practice of foxhunting is divisive in the UK, and despite what other reviews of this game might claim, is very much alive. There’s a certain majesty about watching a herd of beautiful horses thundering through the bracken of a crisp winter’s morning, the flashes of red from the jackets and the breath of the beasts on the air. But there is a cruel and unacceptable side to the practice that many of us abhor. The foxes, however, are revolting as the tables turn.
Presented over a 5x3 setup with a modest 9 paylines, Tally Ho set against the backdrop of the British countryside takes the inquisitive visitor into the very heart of the ancient tradition whilst making the fox the pursuant and the hunters prey. So, grab your hipflask, don your hacking jacket and breeches and jump aloft your steed to win.
The look and feel of the slot
A bed of leaves sets the scene for this typically English affair, with high-value symbols consisting of the stereotypical images of the hunt, such as cheesecake, cheese, scones, sandwiches, strawberries and a pot of tea. You’ll also find a coat of arms, a posh car, a country house and the male and the foxes.
The wild in the slot comes in the form of a rearing horse, substituting all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter. The scatter just mentioned is a hunting horn and serves to unlock the main features.
The bonuses of the game
Get three or more of the hunting horn scatters across the reels to trigger the free spins. You’ll get the standard scatter prize as well as the ten free spins. All the wins that result from this round will have a 4x multiplier applied to them. You can retrigger during the round by landing a further three scatters.
Wild Horse Bonus
If you manage to make a winning combination using the rearing horse wild then this win will be doubled, these symbols also offer 6000x your stake prizes during the base game if you get five of a kind across any payline.
Caution is needed for this one, as the gamble features are notoriously dangerous. Play it with care and not too frequently so as not to lose your entire pot. Go for double or quadruple on each win by picking the correct colour or suit on the next card to turn. It’ll let you go five times but don’t get too cocky, as this almost never ends well.
Apart from the quirky theme that some may find amusing, this aged slot Tally Ho is starting to seem a little outdated amongst the more modern competition. A metaphor for the practice on which its theme is based maybe. Who are we to get involved in politics? There is nothing here you can’t get from other slots, that quite frankly do it better.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring