Slot Name: Hillbillies
USA Players: Accepted
Hillbillies is an RTG game which is indeed themed around a family of rednecks, which apparently includes the father, the girl and the boy. The theme isn’t unheard of, I’ve seen a title or two with a similar inspiration, and it’s well enough done, sporting images with moonshine, run down houses, pigs having baths and hunting dogs. There are 5 reels inside, 20 bet lines and top payouts of $25,000.
The hillbilly term is used by Americans to describe certain people from their country, so naturally the game is accessible in the United States.
Betting & Jackpots
The betting isn’t overly complicated. You get 20 paylines, which are normally all activated, but whose numbers you can reduce if you want to. You also have control over the coin value, one being used for each bet line. The value of a coin ranges from $0.01 to $5, so you can expect wagers of up to $100 each round.
Top jackpots can reach sizes of up to 5,000 coins, or $25,000, but only with help from the three wilds that the game uses and from their multipliers. Otherwise, it doesn’t go past 250 coins.
The three members of the hillbilly family appear as wild symbols, each one with its own reel. You have Dad on the 1st reel, with a 2x multiplier. The Girl is on the 3rd reel, sporting a 2x multiplier as well. The Boy is on the 5th reel and has a 5x multiplier. Get multiple wilds on the same line, contributing to the same combo, and their multipliers all contribute, going up to 20x this way.
The same symbols also pay as scatters when they’re all present, giving you 10x the bet value for the three symbols. Get two or three scattered Hillbillies to appear, and the reward will be a round with 8 free spins and with 2x multipliers.
It’s not a terribly original design, and it has its fair share of playing cards as symbols, but it does get some themed ones as well, and they tend to look appropriate for the topic they approach. You see an image with the farm and green fields right behind the game area.
It’s not a game for everyone, but I appreciated its theme choice and the way its features work. Payout wise, it can do well, but you need three wild symbols to apply multipliers in order to get a decent amount.