Hellboy Slot by Microgaming Review
Hellboy — a slot with 20 paylines and 5 reels by Microgaming. Special symbols appear on the game screen: a Wild symbol which doubles your winning for a combination and a Scatter symbol which opens a bonus round. Except this, Supermode, where you can get free spins, is activated randomly. You can play your win for a spin in the risk game.
The maximum payout of the Hellboy slot is 100,000 coins for five Wild symbols.
There are two types of game currency — credits (main) and coins (additional). Before you start playing you have 2,000 credits which are shown in the Demo Credits window. You can adjust a coin value ranging from 0.01 to 0.25 credit in the Coin window.
The bet per line is set in coins. Set from 1 to 10 coins with the help of the '-' and '+' controls in the Coins section (in the Expert version of the slot) or the Coins button (in the regular version). The line bet affects both payouts for winning combinations and the total bet.
Select active paylines in the Lines window by clicking the number of them on each side of the reels. According to the rules of the slot, a prize is given for combinations that appear on active lines. Lines — is another parameter that affects your total bet.
The total bet in credits is displayed in the Bet window. To calculate it, the values in the Coin Size, Coins and Lines sections are multiplied. This is the number of credits to be deducted from your account for a reelspin.
Your win is credited if identical symbols are on the active payline and adjacent reels, starting from the first one. The exception is combinations with a Scatter symbol which earns you a payout starting from two symbols and at the same time is not associated with paylines. The prize for the Scatter symbol is calculated depending on the total bet.
You can find rewards for all symbols in coins in the paytable. You can see your win for the previous spin in the Win window.
The control panel of the Hellboy slot has two modes – simple (Regular) and advanced (Expert). In the Expert mode, each active button has '-' and '+' controls, which facilitate the game settings. Also, the Autoplay button which sets and starts auto spins appears. You can select the number of auto spins and conditions of stopping them.
You can start the reels by clicking the Spin button. During this, your or default setting will be used. Click the Bet Max button to set the maximum line bet and the number of paylines, then a reelspin will start.
Symbols and payouts of the Hellboy slot
There are two special symbols in the Hellboy slot, which earn you not only a payout but also bonuses – the Wild and Scatter symbols. You can find their description and ways how to get them in the View Pays and ? sections.
A Wild symbol is displayed as a slot logo. When it lands on the active payline with identical symbols it replaces the one that is required to complete a combination. During this, the payout for a combination will be doubled. Doubling is not applied to combinations of the Wild symbols exclusively. The Wild symbol cannot replace the Scatter. If you collect from three to five Wild symbols, you will get the following winning:
- 3 Hellboy – 100
- 4 Hellboy– 1,000
- 5 Hellboy – 10,000
A Scatter Symbol is the picture of a fist. If you collect three or more of these symbols, you will have an access to Underworld Bonus. In addition to this, your get a win. Payout multipliers for different combinations of a fist are displayed in the paytable and the amount depends on the total bet.
- 2 Scatters — 2
- 3 Scatters – 4
- 4 Scatters – 25
- 5 Scatters — 500
Regular symbols pay only in coins. They are divided into two groups – card symbols with the low win and the portraits of the characters of Hellboy with large payouts.
Card symbols with the line bet of 1 coin will earn you:
- 10 – 5, 10 or 80 coins
- Jack – 5, 12 or 90
- Queen – 6, 15 or 100
- King – 8, 20 or 125
- Ace – 10, 25 or 150
The portraits of the characters with the line bet of 1 coin will earn you:
- A white-haired man – 15, 40 or 500 coins
- A man in a mask – 20, 60 or 750
- A scary faced man – 30, 100 or 1,000
- A woman – 40, 200 or 2,000
- Hellboy – 50, 500 or 5,000
After you get your winnings on any active payline of the Hellboy slot, you can play the risk game. You have to click the Gamble button which replaces the Lines button in the control panel.
You will see a new window, where you can find a face-down card and buttons on each side of the reels for guessing the colour or suit. You have to guess the correct suit or colour of the card. Set all your winning for the latest spin.
If you guess the correct card colour – red or black – you will double your win. If you guess the correct card suit, your win will be quadrupled. You can risk one sum up to five times if every guess is correct. After the fifth round, your winnings are credited to your account automatically and you return to the main window.
If you guess wrong all your winnings burn and you return to the regular mode.
Bonus game and free spins
Collect three or more Scatters anywhere on the reels of the Hellboy slot and you will receive an access to Underworld Bonus. The new window will display four tunnels with five doors each. At first, you have to select the tunnel, then – the door. Behind each door you will find:
- A random prize
- A random prize and the Win All symbol
- The Blocked symbol
If you find the Win All symbol, you will get your win for the whole round and pass to the next round. The Blocked symbol finishes the bonus round. If you find a simple prize, you can select the door again.
There are four levels in total. If you pass them successfully, you will get to Chamber of Fire, where the crystal is. Having shot at it, you will receive a random reward. Then all your winnings are added up and credited to your account. The size of your payout depends on the total bet. You have no access to the Underworld Bonus in Supermode.
The Supermode bonus mode can be activated automatically after any spin. You will receive ten free spins and up to three Wild symbols in each spin. During this, Wild symbols remain in their positions until the end of the bonus round. The line bet, the coin value and the number of lines remain the same as in the latest spin of the main game. You cannot receive free spins during the Supermode again. All your winnings are credited to your account automatically.