There are few visually interesting slots in the world and none that somehow focus on puppet theater, actually, I can´t think of any. And so Kajot's Puppet Show is a very nice example of the fact that if you want it, you can find an original theme, and if you want it even more, you can find a very decent online slot.
The Game’s visuals
The Puppet Show slot's visual appeal is captivating. Not that it's a gem but the central theme isn't mundane and the clever graphic designers have taken care to ensure that boredom doesn't threaten. The graphics of the symbols are really specific, original, and we liked them. The rest is not so glorious but you won't even notice the boring background thanks to the aforementioned creativity of the symbols. We are pleased that the slot is not dumb. Not only are there the necessary game sounds, but there is also music playing. It's no rock and roll, basically just a few-second-long loop but even that is enough to take the feeling of the visuals up a notch. Kajot gets the thumbs up for first impressions.
Basic game properties
The Puppet Show isn't shy about pumping up the winning lines either. Otherwise, the standard 5-reel, three-line slot machine offers up to 243 criss-cross winning lines. But of course only in the case of 5 winning symbols. If there are four symbols it's “only” 81 winning lines (criss-cross) and with 3 symbols you win on 27 winning lines, also criss-cross.
The task that awaits you is, therefore, clear. Create a chain of symbols on the reels. Preferably 5 of course but even three will do for smaller wins. However, the start of a winning combination must always be on the first left reel.
Puppet Show is one of the online slots that use the so-called symbol tumbling, also known as the Avalanche system, or cascade/avalanche effect. They are different names for the same function. The idea is that after each win, the winning symbols disappear and the ones above them take their place. Respectively, new symbols will be added to the top row. So you actually have a free minirespin. And that's until you win. On the first attempt that does not result in another new winning combination, you spin the reels again. We like this feature, and slots, where it is implemented, are explicitly searched for.
It's different with the controls. It's not overly complicated but somehow it still doesn't get into our blood. We don't understand why we have to choose our bet via two values (bet and coin value) in Kajot slot machines. It would probably only take one click... The max button will eliminate these problems, but playing for the highest possible bet is probably not the usual way to spend a gambler's evening.
Probably the easiest way is to set everything up just once and then run Autoplay. This allows you to choose the number of automatic spins you want the slot to spin for you, and you can just enjoy the game.
Bonus features of the slot machine
The Puppet Show slot machine surprises pleasantly in the bonuses, too. For example, just by the sheer number of them. Even if we exclude the aforementioned Tetris (falling over symbols), because we consider it part of the gameplay, there are not a few bonuses.
A Wild symbol is not missing. This again acts as a joker and substitutes for symbols that would otherwise be missing to make a winning combination. The best part is that if the win for the combination would be less than for a combination consisting of only Wild symbols, the game will pay the amount that is associated with the win for 3, 4, or 5 Wild symbols.
The second bonus is the Mystery bonus. To get it, you need to spin a triple, quad, or quintet of Mystery symbols anywhere on the reels. The Mystery Bonus is then triggered and you are awarded a random high win.
And the last bonus is the traditional Scatter or Bonus symbol. Simply spin it 3, 4, or 5 times anywhere on the reels and the slot will award 10, 20, or 40 freespins. Even during freespins game, you can get additional freespins.
Puppet Show slot machine review
Kajot Games have taken a step in the right direction with the Puppet Show online slot. It's a nice, modern, and bonus-filled slot machine, where you won't feel bored even for a moment. You can play it at an online casino and we think you'll forget everything once you spin its reels.