Hellboy – video slot review
First released as a comic book character, then a movie series, now a new Microgaming video slot, Hellboy becomes another hit!
You’re sure to enjoy the short opening movie that introduces you to this new 20 line, 5-reel video slot from Microgaming. You can enjoy play on this slot for as little as a penny per line, up to twenty-five cents per line, with a maximum bet of ten coins per line.
There are a total of ten symbols during regular play… five symbols are based on characters from the Hellboy series, while the remaining five are card values from ten to ace. The highest paying symbol of the game during regular play is the Hellboy (character) symbol and this will award you 5,000 coins if five appear on a payline.
The wild symbol of the game is the Hellboy (worded) symbol and will substitute for all other symbols of the game with the exception of the scatter symbol in helping you complete a winning combination.
The scatter, the fist symbol, will award you double your triggering bet if two appear anywhere on the screen. Three, four or five scatters will trigger the Underworld Bonus feature.
During bonus play your mission is to locate and secure the hidden relic of power guarded by ferocious beasts. Finding team members as you go through levels will award you prizes. Blocked tunnels will end your mission and you’ll not advance to the next level. Should you complete all levels you’ll reach the chamber of fire and claim the relic by shooting at a crystal that surrounds it.
Another feature of this slot is the Supermode play. Randomly triggered, the feature will award you ten free spins with three randomly chosen wilds that are held in place throughout free spin play. The Underworld Bonus and Supermode features cannot be triggered/re-triggered during Supermode play.
Beginning with $25, I played this slot at a penny on all twenty lines and ten coins per line for a bet spin of $2.00. Within a total of 46 spins, the wild completed five winning combinations for me and the bonus feature was triggered twice. I got to level three on the first bonus play and won $38. On the second bonus play I revealed “win all” characters on two separate levels and made it to the relic. My win of that play was $156!
Ahead now, I increased my bet to $4.00 per spin. Within a total of 22 spins at this value, the wild completed one winning combination for me with a $10 win on that, and the scatter doubled my bet three times. Neither the bonus or Supermode feature was triggered. I ended play on this slot ahead by $100.
Hellboy is definitely one of the better slots released by Microgaming for a while in my opinion. I like the familiar theme, the bonus feature and; although not triggered during my play; the Supermode feature. A slot I would recommend everyone try at least once and one I’ll definitely play again.