Well, what better way is there to introduce Novomatic’s Hoffmania mobile slot than to say it’s the Hoff?! The guy that some of us remember as being the main man in Baywatch and the driver of Kit in Knightrider has somehow parlayed all of that in to a status as something of a cultural icon. Think of some of the names that have inspired their own slots in recent times. We have Michael Jackson, Frankie Dettori and John Wayne that spring to mind immediately, and probably a few others. The Hoff may not be quite on that level over here in the UK to be honest, but this slot comes from a developer that is particularly popular in Austria and Germany, where this guy even managed to carve out a singing career! Let’s just say that the theme on Hoffmania is not going to have us coming back for more, but with Novomatic behind the game it might just be good enough to stand out in its own right.
What to Expect
The Novomatic design team must have been pretty excited about bringing David Hasselhoff to the reels as they have broken with tradition completely by going for a full 243 ways to win here on this slot. That betting setup may be commonplace with other developers, but it took a while to catch on at land based casinos and when you are used to twenty lines being a stretch with a developer, 243 of them really does manage to stand out!
The bulk of the board is taken up by playing card icons, as is so often the case on Novomatic mobile slots, but there are a couple of themed symbols that are seemingly represented by fans of the man himself! The Hoffmania also plays a part in proceedings by acting as a wild card throughout, although players will only encounter this symbol on reels two, three and four.
There is one feature on this game, and the developer has by no means pushed the boat out too far for this one as they have gone for the fairly standard free spins. Three scatters in view will trigger the round and you can never be sure of how many spins you will receive as they are awarded randomly. You will get at least five, but you could just as easily get well into double figures, and no matter how many you start with, you will begin the round with a guaranteed doubling multiplier. If and when you land just one scatter on the screen while free spins are in progress, you will receive additional free games and the multiplier will also increase by one as well.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We cannot be too critical of Hoffmania as it has been around for a while in various forms, and you cannot really accuse a game of feeling dated when it has so many years of service under its belt. With that said, this game is basically a creative addition to the Novomatic range that fans of their style will love, but other players will probably be hankering for something slightly more spectacular unless they are fans of the man himself.