Frank's Farm: Slot Overview
With the world's population predicted by the UN to hit 11.2 billion in the year 2100, human beings may have to assess our ways of producing food to feed all those hungry mouths. Potential problem solvers are conserving water, reducing food waste, and even using robots. To our knowledge, one method which hasn't been suggested is putting food production in the hands of sloths. Huh, you might be asking, how would that work? Well, it probably wouldn't since sloths aren't exactly known for their dynamic, high-output personalities. In fact, they're usually portrayed as taking it easy, living their best lives. However, for Hacksaw Gaming's online slot Frank's Farm, players get to test the theory – how would a farm run by a sloth perform?
Frank, you see, is a sloth, and this is his farm. And what a charming plot of land it is as well. Hacksaw Gaming has proven once again it is as adept at creating friendly, chipper-looking games as they are at dragging players into some of the dankest, most terrifying slot environments on the market. Forget that for now, though and prepare for a feel-good game jam-packed with all sorts of cheerful animals, jaunty tunes, and friendly food-to-table antics, all of which are grown right here on Frank's Farm.
It's not all rib-tickling laughs, however. Frank's Farm is also an all-business gambling machine, running on a medium volatile math model, pushing out a variety of RTPs depending on the setting and whether you're playing the game through its bonus buys. On the highest setting, players can expect a theoretical return value of 96.31% when playing normally and a hit rate of 36.1%. Any device is suitable for use, and bets of 10 p/c to $/€100 per spin may be selected.
Rather unusually for a Hacksaw Gaming slot, Frank's Farm is a scatter-paying game, which awards a win when at least 8 matching symbols are in view anywhere on its 6x6 game grid. The most valuable scatter wins consist of 15+ symbols and pay 15 to 25 times the bet for the 10-A card royals or 37.5 to 75 times the bet for bees, fish, chickens, pigs, or cow symbols. Entry level 8 symbol scatter wins pay 0.1 to 1 times the bet. Winning symbols are removed from the reels when they hit and replaced by new ones from above. Tumble wins continue like this, ending when no new win lands. Last but not least, Frank hasn't grown any wilds for use on the farm; maybe in next year's harvest?
Frank's Farm: Slot Features
Frank's Farm's base game gets a fertilising boost from Market Multiplier symbols, while two bonus games may be triggered. On top, where available, players get three ways of tackling the game from the bonus buy menu.
Market Multipliers, as the name suggests, are multipliers that multiply all wins while they are on the reels. If more than one Market Multiplier is in view, their values get multiplied together before being applied to any win. Possible Market Multiplier values are x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, or x10.
Order Rush Bous Game
Landing 3 FS symbols in the base game triggers 10 free spins in the Order Rush bonus game. Each FS symbol landing in the feature awards an additional free spin. During Order Rush, players are given orders to complete. Orders are displayed next to the reels and consist of 1 to 3 symbol types. Each symbol type on the order consists of 10 to 24 symbols, and each time an order is completed, the difficulty of the next order increases and the minimum value of Market Multipliers increases by +1. Whenever a required symbol type lands on the reels, it is collected in the order – it does not have to be a winning symbol.
Diner Dash Bonus Game
Landing 4 FS symbols in the base game triggers the Diner Dash bonus game with 10 free spins. As before, each FS symbol hitting in the feature awards an additional free spin. In this round, a special Diner symbol is added. When a Diner symbol hits, it remains sticky on the screen for the duration of the feature. The Diner symbol progressively collects the value of any wins that occur, and its total is awarded at the end of each spin.
If buying bonuses is permitted in your region, Frank's Farm players can choose three options, all are medium volatile:
- Bonushunt Featurespins – 2x the bet where each spin is three times more likely to trigger the bonus feature. Maximum RTP is 96.28%.
- Order Rush – costs 100x the bet, max RTP is 96.39%.
- Diner Dash – costs 200x the bet, max RTP is 96.34%.
Frank's Farm: Slot Verdict
Scatter pays is one of Frank's Farm's focal points, and the studio has put it to good use. As has often been the case with other studios in the past, most noticeably Pragmatic Play, Hacksaw Gaming has paired it with a multiplier feature. Also, like Pragmatic Play's scatter pay slots, Gates of Olympus, for example, the multipliers here can get pretty lofty. You kind of have to have more than one Market Multiplier in view multiplying each other to generate lofty levels, though, since on their own, they aren't massive, maxing out at x10. Still, even on its own, a Market Multiplier can be handy when linked with a juicy cluster win.
As for the bonus rounds, the Order Rush proved to be the most enjoyable of the two during testing. It wasn't a massive challenge to fulfil a few orders, thereby increasing the Market Multiplier minimum value in the process. It's worth reiterating that orders are filled when the required symbol simply lands; orders do not collect only winning symbols. The issue with the Diner Dash bonus game was, for us, that the Diner symbol proved to be pretty darn elusive. It didn't first appear until like the fifth or sixth bonus round, though the way each Diner in view re-awards its accrued value on each spin was fun, and you can see what a hoot it would be if Diners were regurgitating sizable prize amounts on each game round.
Frank's Farm isn't one of Hacksaw Gaming's biggest slots, maxing out in the payout department at 5,000x the bet. Combined with the medium volatility and the endearing visuals potentially means a different audience will be attracted to this one than a game like Wanted Dead or a Wild, Hand of Anubis, or Chaos Crew. It won't be for all players, in other words, but in the right hands, Frank's Farm's charm should fulfil the order.
Frank’s Farm is a charming farm slot that showcases Hacksaw Gaming’s ability to mix multipliers with a scatter pays format.