Hellboy Online Slot Features in Detail

Posted by Larry Clark

The comic title Hellboy, from Dark Horse Comics, attracts a growing cult following with its cynical humour and compelling tale of a superhero created for evil, who schools himself to do good. Microgaming’s Hellboy slot title retains the eye-catching style and dark humour of the original, as it was brought to life in two major films. The fussy professor, dark, witty Hellboy, his feisty love interest Liz, his arch-enemy Krause and his drily intellectual friend Abe Sapien, all feature in this title.

Superb animations in the intro and throughout the game, along with its broody soundtrack, mirror the sardonic style of the comics effectively. As with most Microgaming titles, a great deal of effort has gone into making the visuals look amazing. Hellboy features five reels and 20 pay lines, and players can stake between 1 and 250 coins per line.

Symbols Mix Poker and the Theme

Hellboy uses five poker values, A, K, Q, J and 10, as low-value symbols, using the same font as that in the comic’s title. Prizes range from 5 coins for three 10s, to 150 coins for five As.

The rest of the icons are familiar from the Hellboy stories: Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Abe Sapien, Johann Krause, Liz Sherman, Hellboy and the Hellboy logo. The lowest prize, for three Professors, is 15 coins. Five Hellboys win 5,000 coins, and five logos take the top prize: 10,000 coins. The Hellboy logo is also the game’s Wild, and it doubles any wins in which it substitutes for other symbols.

Fist of Doom is the Scatter

Hellboy’s iconic stone Fist of Doom serves as the Scatter, striking flames and sparks from the wall whenever it features in a win at Two, three, four or five in any position apply a multiplier of the total spin bet. Players can win X2, X4, X25 or X500 their total stake. Three or more scatters also activate the Underworld Bonus round; an adventure quest that plays out on a second screen.

Players trek through four levels of an underground labyrinth, trying to avoid demons as they seek the Relic of Power in the Chamber of Fire. If they meet other team members, the total bonus increases. Each level offers a choice of tunnels; if players pick a blocked tunnel or encounter a demon, the feature ends and the final bonus is calculated.

Randomly Triggered Supermode Bonus

Hellboy has a second special feature: the Supermode bonus. It gives the player 10 free spins with three wilds randomly awarded, that stick in place for all the free spins. The Supermode bonus can be triggered completely at random, at any time. Free spins combined with extra Wilds often make this section of the game a big winner.

Hellboy has an auto play button to make long-term play stress-free. It also offers a gamble feature after every win, allowing the player to guess card colours or suits to double or even quadruple their wins. This is a useful way to try to boost insignificant low wins, but it does not pay to risk gambling, and perhaps losing, the bigger jackpots.

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