The world of rap music is as equally competitive as the online gambling industry. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Red Tiger found its inspiration for this title in the famous West Coasts versus East Coast rivalry.
The result is a vibrant game titled Hustling, based around a pay both ways system. Two sides are ready for a face-off on the reels that promises a one-of-a-kind experience filled with excitement and suspense.
- High volatility with the maximum prize of 3,151 times the bet
- Ten paylines and pay both ways system
- Super Wilds play several vital roles, together with West Wilds, East Wilds and Free Spins
Although the casino game is essentially centred around Super Wilds, which act as both the Wild and the Scatter, Red Tiger made sure the gameplay never gets boring. In addition to Super Wilds, each side features a Wild of their own, while the Free Spins further adds to the excitement.
With a bit of luck, players can look forward to claiming prizes of up to 3,151 times the stake. Bearing in mind this is a highly volatile release, we hoped that Hustling would be more generous.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
Developers at Red Tiger delivered a visually stunning release, with the reels set against a backdrop of palm trees and a view of LA on the left and graffiti-covered buildings of New York on the right.
The sound team did an equally great job of bringing us an immersive playing experience right from the very moment the reels started spinning.
The main playing area has five reels, three rows, and ten paylines. The number of active lines is effectively doubled as the slot uses the pay both ways system.
Three or more symbols of the same kind, landing left to right or right to left, create winning combinations. These symbols have to be positioned on an active line to award cash prizes.
As we already mentioned, Super Wilds replace other symbols to help form more wins and also trigger the Free Spins round.
Hustling Free Spins
Players receive ten spins, but they’ll have to pick either West Wilds or East Wilds before the round actually starts.
These Wilds stay locked in place throughout the round and start with a multiplier of 1x. Every time a Super Wild finds itself in a winning combination, the multiplier will increase by one.
Once you use up all your spin, it’s time to see who won. If the Super Wild you chose has a higher multiplier, you’ll get ten additional spins.
If both have the same multiplier value, an extra spin will be awarded until one of them gets a higher multiplier. If that’s your chosen Wild, you’ll get ten spins. Choosing a losing multiplier ends the round.
Where To Play Hustling?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The default RTP value for Hustling is 95.69%. That’s a bit below the industry average of 96%.
Betting options are very limited, enabling players to place bets ranging from $0.10 to just $20 on every spin.
The maximum amount of money you can claim on every spin is worth 3,151 times your bet. Since this release is highly volatile, that may not be a suitable reward for high rollers.
Hustling may not be as brutal as you would expect from a slot game inspired by the famous West Coast versus East Coast rivalry.
Unfortunately, it’s not as nearly rewarding as highly volatile releases usually are, and the low RTP can be very discouraging. On the other hand, it boasts crisp visuals and an excellent soundtrack.
The Free Spins round is the only feature on offer, where it gets really exciting due to the battle between the West and the East. We rate it 4 out of 5 stars.