Microgaming’s Hellboy is a 5 reel, 20-payline online video slot that features the iconic 90’s comic book character in all his glory. The Hellboy online slots game is a result of collaboration between Microgaming and Dark Horse Comics, the creator of this legendary superhero.
The game opens with an explosive introductory scene that gives players the chance to meet the other characters and explains the various features of the game. Hellboy, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Abe Sapien, Johann Krause and Liz Sherman are all present on the reels, as are high value card symbols that run from Ten to Ace. The Hellboy logo is the games wild, whilst his oversized fist is the Scatter.
Graphics and Game Features
The graphics of Hellboy evoke the same atmosphere as the comics and have been brilliantly rendered to ensure that players enjoy the same style experience when spinning the reels.
The Scatter and Wild symbols are animated and the games logo will disintegrate and reform to create the 2x multiplier and Hellboys massive fist will strike the wall in a shower of flames and sparks. All character symbols have been animated somewhat too, and the playing cards will flash when appearing in a winning combination.
The soundtrack of Hellboy also adds to the ambience and keeps players riveted as the action unfolds on screen.
Hellboy Betting Options and Jackpot Payouts
Hellboy is a non-progressive jackpot slot with a fixed maximum payout of 10,000 coins. This fixed jackpot pays out to any player who lies up 5 of the Hellboy logos on an enabled payline.
Coin denominations start at 0.01 and increase up to 0.25 with a maximum wager of 10 coins per payline. The maximum line bet amount is 2.50 and the total bet 50.00, with the top jackpot only paying out if the maxbet has been placed. Hellboy is also available in AutoPlay and Expert mode, making it an excellent option for players with experience.
Wilds and Scatters
In Hellboy, the wild symbol stands in for all others to create a winning combination with doubled payouts. The only symbol that the wild cannot replace is the Scatter.
When 2 or more of the Scatter symbol appear on the reels a player will receive a bonus payout and f 2 or more symbols appear the Underworld Bonus Round will be activated. In this bonus round a player must embark on a quest to find the hidden relic of power, which is guarded by very ferocious beasts. To find the relic a player must navigate their way through 4 levels of tunnels and if they meet up with one of the other characters they’ll be awarded with bonus points.
If a tunnel turns out to be blocked, the casino player will return to the main game, however if all 4 levels of tunnels are navigated successfully, they will reach the Chamber of Fire where they’ll find the relic of power, which triggers additional rewards.
The Hellboy Supermode bonus is triggered at random and sees players awarded with 10 free spins. During these 10 free spins 3 additional wilds will appear on the reels, increasing a players potential of large payout.
Hellboy is yet another Microgaming slot that features the Gamble Game. After every successful spin players are given the option to bet their winnings on a simple all or nothing card game. Correctly predicting the colour of the card will see a payout doubled and guessing the suite will quadruple winnings. If a player chooses incorrectly they’ll lose their staked amount and be returned to the main game.