The game is actually quite entertaining with the animated symbols. The symbols fill the reels completely with the only form of background appearing above the reels which shows a few sights of the golf course. It’s quite clear that the Rival wants all your focus on the reels and winning combinations. All betting options are placed below with conveniently large buttons and a golf ball as the spin button for quick spinning action.
Bonus features include wilds as the flag pole. You will find these on reels 2, 3 and 4 where they appear and will become stacked when it is possible. The flag will cover the entire reel and provide additional winnings for all game symbols other than the scatters. It is possible to get all 3 centre reels wild at the same time, which will obviously ensure some great payouts,to say the least. Unfortunately, multipliers are not added to the wilds, but with all the possible wins the wilds offer, the multipliers won’t be missed all that much.
The coach appears as the scatter symbol and shall activate the bonus game. At least, 3 are needed to trigger the feature, which is quite easy as they can show up on all reels. In the feature, all 9 holes are played to help you accumulate wins. Activating the feature with 4 or 5 scatters is rare, but not impossible. If you manage this, the rewards for the feature are higher. Our personal feeling is the bonus game is fun and actually quite rewarding even when activated with only 3 scatters. Getting more does change the payouts by a lot, but don’t expect to be disappointed when only 3 appear.
Hole in Won: The Back Nine has definitely impressed. Opening the game for the first time might not get you excited, but once the reels have been spun a few times and the feature become part of the game, you will soon see the magic the course, characters and accessories have to offer.
Our rating: 92/100