Puppy Love Slots is an adorable game about the best animal in the entire world and why everyone that disagrees with that statement is wrong. It combines classic gameplay with emotive 3d renderings and nice bonus rounds for a pleasantly low key pace of slot play. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that most of the dogs didn’t look unhappy. We mean really, what was the point of that? They look great otherwise, just make them smile. Why are they all frowning? The game’s about love.
Well, maybe there is something to that if they’re suggesting love doesn’t always work out and they’re all heart broken. Now we feel sad...
The premise of Puppy Love Slots is cute puppies. And sadness. We’d say love, but we’re not seeing the love outside of the word in the logo. It’s a great idea and has made many feature films millions. Here, however, they don’t quite succeed in pulling it off, reaching an odd half way point that looks almost like it’s a parody of itself in ways they didn’t intend or catch before release.
Graphics in Puppy Love Slots are great, albeit out of place. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. The 3d renderings are all top notch. And there isn’t a pixel that’s out of place. The colors look great too, and everything is very expressive. Even the grass looks fittingly green.
The downside, however, and it’s a big one that becomes more apparent the longer you play, is that all of the dogs look depressed and unhappy. We’re not sure why, or if this was intentional, but in a game called Puppy Love Slots, you’d think at least a few would look happy. They all look like their own dog died, except for one, who mostly looks high. The error in the expressions is so bad that it becomes funny, and would have worked if sad dogs weren’t sad to look at.
Gameplay in Puppy Love Slots is very standard. At 5 reels and 20 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect.
Betting here ranges from a couple of pennies to $1, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $100, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
The bonus round is called Puppy Store, which we did enjoy. We’ll give the game that one.
+ Good intentions
+ Nice renderings
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
- Why the hell are all the puppies sad in a game about love?
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Puppy Love Slots is a great attempt at what could have been a good game that managed to fail on the most crucial element. It pays and plays well, but features a cast of sad dogs that make us want to curl up into a ball after a while. If you’re heartless or can overlook that fact, you’ll love this game. And if you just love dogs, you probably will too. We likely love dogs too much, as even the sight of them being unhappy is off putting.
Are we wrong? Give it a few spins and let us know what you think!