Slot Tutorials

Huff n’ Puff: Popular Lock it Link Title with Grand Jackpot Potential

Huff n Puff by Scientific Games mini jackpot winner
Written by Joshua

The Lock it Link series of games is a bit unusual in that there’s not one specific mechanic linking them; the number of symbols held, what they’re worth and so forth change based on the game type.

But that doesn’t mean the games aren’t popular, and perhaps the most popular is one of the most recent entrants in the series, Huff n’ Puff, which came out a couple of years ago now.

It has a bit in common with Hold On To Your Hat, which came just before it, in that a hat is the bonus symbol, and collecting more hats during the bonus gets you more prizes. Landing a hat in the same space upgrades the potential prizes (three times in the same spot gets you the top prize potential).

Huff n Puff by Scientific Games retrigger during bonus

Unlike that game, it takes six hats to win, you only get six spins, and a minimum of three hats retrigger, but for just one extra spin. That said, the hats are much more plentiful on this game, making it easier to retrigger.

The spaces upgrade from straw, to stick, to brick houses (following the three little pigs theme). Stick houses can win the Mini or Minor, and brick houses can also win the Major or Grand. To learn how to #landthegrand, check out this previous article on the Lock it Link series, which walks through it in detail.

The game has a higher minimum bet than the other games in the series on the lowest denomination, but the game also has more money potential in the bonuses, so it does seem to balance out, in exchange for the additional swings a higher bet can introduce.

But the ability to have a bonus that can retrigger a few times, upgrade spaces, offer progressives, as well as decent line hits through its all ways pays format (standard for much of the Lock it Link series) makes it quite fun for those willing to take a chance on a harder game.

Watch and Learn

RandomSlots has a bonus and the pay tables:

Here is a video from TheBigPayback featuring up to $50 a spin on the high limit version:

About the author


My name is Joshua, and I’m a slot enthusiast who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, travel, casino promotions and how you can get the most out of your casino visits.


  • Hey Joshua. I recently found your page when I was researching for designing new slot mechanics and found it more interesting. Thanks for all your efforts you put in this. All the best! 😇

Leave a Comment