Hellboy is a 5 reel 20 payline video slot by Microgaming based on the famous comic by Mike Mignola. It’s a straightforward game that’s easy to get started with, and once you get into it, the bonus games add an excellent twist. RTP is also decent at 96.49%, so this journey can also reward you with quite a few coins along the way.
If you’re not familiar with the story, Hellboy was summoned to Earth from Hell by Nazis towards the end of World War II, but as a baby, Hellboy was intercepted by Professor Bruttenholm, who raised him as a normal boy. As an adult, the gruff looking Hellboy ends up fighting against dark forces. And as a video slot, this adventure in the underground can also end up shining your bankroll with some extra loot.
Start by setting your coin size which goes from £0.01 to £0.25. This is the coin shaped icon to the left of the screen with plus and minus button underneath. Next to it, you can set the number of Lines you want to bet on (up to 20), and the number of coins you want to put down per line. Generally speaking, it’s best to go in with a higher number of lines, but don’t skimp on the Coins per line either, because in Hellboy, wins are multiplied by the number of coins staked per line. The Bet Max Button will set all 20 paylines on as active, with 10 coins on each line, without changing the coins size.
Once you’re ready, you can hit Spin. Wins can be collected immediately, or can be gambled for a multiplier. More about the Gamble feature in the Special Features section. There is no Auto-play setting, but the frequent wins and the option to gamble each time will make up for the extra work your finger has to do.
The symbols in Hellboy are made of the characters from the comic. Below are the symbols, ranked from highest to lowest:
Scatter: Hellboy’s Right Hand,
Wild: Hellboy logo, also includes 2x multiplier
Hellboy has a jackpot of 10,000 times your stake per line, when you spin 5 of the Hellboy logos on a payline . That can be pretty serious if you’ve gone for a max bet. The next highest value symbol, Hellboy himself, will land you 5,000 times your bet if you get 5 of them. Couple these possibilities with the free spins, bonus and gamble features, this adventure through Hell could become rather profitable.
The Hellboy video slot has a few special features packed up its sleeve:
3 or more Scatters (Hellboy’s Hand) will trigger this awesome feature where your job will be to pick and find the Relic of Power, and to ultimately secure it from the ferocious beasts. The mission is split into 4 levels. At each level you will have to pick open tunnel doors to move through while collecting prizes on the way. If you find a team mate behind the door, you get bonus rewards. You are allowed one door pick per level. When you complete all 4 levels, you will arrive at the Chamber of Fire and can claim your Relic. Be careful though, the blocked tunnels will end the bonus game!
This is randomly triggered, and will get you 10 free spins. During Super mode, there can be up to 3 Wilds that are held in place to form more winning paylines. Free spins cannot be re-triggered during Super Mode
After each win, you have the option to Collect or Gamble your win. When a win comes up, the Collect button will appear in the center of the control menu on the bottom of the screen, and the Gamble button will be next to win. In the Gamble feature, you can choose to guess the correct colour, or the correct suit of the card. Correct colour will double your win, while correct suit will quadruple your earnings. If you guess correctly, you can Collect (the button on the right side of the screen), or keep gambling up to 5 times.
True to the aesthetics of the famous comic, the Hellboy video slot will not disappoint fans. The colours are vibrant, and the illustrations true to the original. Wins are celebrated with animated icons and dramatics clashes. The highlight though is definitely in the Underworld Bonus game – you’ll be moving through different worlds and scoring along the way!
Hellboy is an excellent video slot from Microgaming, based on the cult comic. However, even those unfamiliar with this comic should give this slot a try – with an RTP of 96.49%, wins here are fairly frequent, and the gamble feature can help players grow that quickly and significantly. The bonus game is also entertaining as you open doors to move through different parts of the Underworld. It’s definitely worth give this slot a shot.