Hobo’s Hoard Slots is an ugly low budget game that manages to be so bad that it almost becomes charmingly good. We enjoyed the time we spent with it to an extent, mostly wishing that it went full on parody rather than being an accidental one. It is by no means a great game, nor is it very high budget, but we have to admit it is cute, and pays out well enough. If you have some spare time to kill and a love of money, you can do worse than to give Hobo’s Hoard Slots a spin or two in your free time in hopes of not ending up a hobo yourself.
The premise of Hobo’s Hoard Slots is being a poor broke bum living in a box by his boot straps and prizing the mundane things people throw away. For whatever reason, most of this ends up being fruit, which is probably the last thing hobos would hoard given how quickly it rots. Still, there is a certain sort of charm to a game intended to win you money being themed to look like you are broke and out on the streets.
Graphics in Hobo’s Hoard Slots are endearingly bad. 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, but nothing is all that well rendered. We are not even entirely sure what some of the fruits are. One thing looks like a pineapple, but it is purple. Maybe it is a rotten pineapple? If so, they should have gone all out and put some mold on that beast, but we doubt it was intentional. The rest of the graphics are a little more on point, and the character work is so bad it makes you kind of smile like a kid’s drawing that ends up on the fridge.
Gameplay in Hobo’s Hoard Slots is . At 5 reels and 15 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 penny 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 a low amount, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
+ Quirky theme
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
+ So bad it is good art
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
- Kinda ugly
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.
Hobo’s Hoard Slots is an odd little can on the side of the slot road. It looks like butt, but in a way that ends up fitting the theme. It plays averagely, but pays out pretty well. You will definitely enjoy playing it, and likely feel confused after the fact over why that occurred. An experience to be sure, we can recommend Hobo’s Hoard Slots to players of all stripes, even those out on the street looking to buy more than just a lemon with their earnings. Why would he hoard lemons anyway? He is doing the whole homeless thing wrong. But then again, maybe that is why he’s out on the streets. He cannot even hobo correctly.