Since the release of Hellboy in 2010, it has enjoyed a fair share of popularity due to its theme and solid slot design which includes Features such as a Bonus Game, Free Spins, Scatters, Wild Substitutions and Gamble Feature. Hellboy offers an RTP of 96,5% and the chance to win up to 100,000 coins in a single round!
Pursue the Relic of Power Hidden Deep in the Underworld
Hellboy is a 3-row, 5-reel, 20-adjustable payline video slot designed by Microgaming. The graphics remain true to graphic novel depictions of this Dark Horse Comics superhero. Revisit members of the Bureau of Paranormal Research as they make an appearance on the reels in the form of symbols. 4 allies of Hell Boy join the fray including: Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Johann Kraus and the man who brought them all together – Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. The music sets a doom and gloom mood that suits the Hellboy saga.
Hellboy displays values for Balance, Bet and Win in either cash or coins along the bottom of the slot screen. Choose a number of paylines (1 – 20) and Coins/Line (1 – 10) to select a Total Coin Bet ranging from 1 – 200. Choose a Coin Value (0.01 – 1.00) to select a Total Cash Bet ranging from 1p – £200 at 32Red casino. Listed in Hellboy’s Paytable are fixed coin values that remain unchanging despite changes made to Total Bet selection. Wins are auto-calculated by the game and displayed in the win box by multiplying the Pay by the Coins/Line.
This online slot has 12 symbols. There are 2 special symbols: a Logo Wild and a Fist Scatter. The Logo Wild symbol can form its own winning combinations as well as substitute for any regular symbol. The Fist Scatter can also form its own winning combinations and is involved in triggering the Underworld Bonus. There are 10 regular symbols with 5 high-paying character symbols and 5 low-paying card symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Hell Boy, Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, Johann Kraus, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10.
This online video slot’s gameplay is left to right with the exception of the Fist Scatter which does not follow along any payline. Get 2+ Scatters or 3+ of any other symbol to form a winning combination. 2 – 5 Fist Scatters across the reels always awards a profit because its Pay is multiplied by the Total Bet. The Wild and regular symbol pays are multiplied by the Coins/Line, so profits along single paylines vary with bet selection. For a bet selection of 20 Lines & 10 Coins/Line, get 4+ Logo Wilds or Hellboy symbols to profit OR get 5+ of the higher-paying regular symbols. Fortunately, multiple wins on differing lines that occur on the same spin can be added up for a larger Total Win, and also keep in mind that single payline profits rise with a lower bet selection.
Both the Logo Wild and Fist Scatter award the highest pays of the slot. The Logo Wild shows a value of (10.000, 1000, 100) and the Scatter shows a value of (500, 25, 4, 2) giving Hellboy’s Main Game the potential to award up to 100,000 coins along a single payline (with all 20 paylines active & 10 Coins/Line).
Hellboy allows players to select standard Autoplay options commonly found in many Microgaming online slots: choose from 5 – 500 auto-spins with advanced settings that allow players set it to stop either when all wins are completed or if a win meets/exceeds a manually entered amount.
Hellboy Bonus Features
Super Mode: This Feature randomly triggers throughout gameplay and awards 10 Free Spins with up to 3 Random Sticky Wilds that remain fixed in place. Free Spins cannot be re-triggered, and the Underworld Bonus cannot be activated during this Bonus round.
Underworld Bonus: The appearance of 3 – 5 Fist Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels triggers this Feature. Accompany Hell Boy on his mission through the underworld to find a ‘Relic of Power.’ Guide him through 4 levels in search of the ‘Chamber of Fire.’ While allies met along the way grant prizes, blocked tunnels will bring this mission to an abrupt end. When the Chamber of Fire is reached, the Relic of Power grants a prize.
Gamble Feature: Some Microgaming online slots give the opportunity to increase winnings with the Gamble Feature. Guess the colour of a facedown card to double winnings OR guess the suit of the card to quadruple winnings. An incorrect guess will result in a loss of all winnings. Guess correctly until the gamble limit is reached.
Summary table Hellboy
|Software developer||Quickfire by Microgaming|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||January 2010|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,5%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Super Mode (Free Spins), Underworld Bonus, Gamble Feature, Wild/Scatters|
|Coins/Bet||1 up to 10|
|Coin Value||0.01 up to 1.00|
|Min. / Max. bet||1p up to £200|
|Max. prize||100,000 coins|
Win Big Without Having to Spend Big
One of Microgaming’s greatest strengths consistently seen across its slots is the chance to win a large coin prize off of a relatively small bet due to Bonus Features like Hellboy’s Underworld Bonus Game. Fans of the Hellboy graphic novels and animated series will enjoy the Bonus Game and appearance of characters from the storyline across the reels. If slots with a graphic novel art style are what you like best, then give NextGen’s DC superhero slots a look.
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