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Unfortunately, Hellboy has been discontinued. Have you tried the Band Outta Hell slot from Genii?
We wombats love a comic book and this slot release from Microgaming hits the spot with great visual features. Ah Hellboy, that’s me on a Monday morning.
The slot is based on the half-demon protagonist around which several movies and comics have been based. The reels of play are presented beneath a night time cityscape, when Hellboy goes on the prowl and out to fight crime.
Is the game play heavenly in this Hellboy slot release? Let’s find out.
Look and Feel
The design of the Hellboy slot is in keeping with the comic book style: everything from the symbols on the reels to the backdrop looks like it has been lifted straight from the comic.
The 5-reel, 3-row play table is designed in dark red, much like the main characters with pay-lines positioned either side in the same colours. Along with the landscape city view above the grid is the slot title: all very similar the comics and all very familiar if you are an afficionado.
The play buttons below the grid are set in front of a dark background that looks like the imagery above the grid. Here you can choose the number of pay-lines you would like to use along with your bet per pay-line. old school!
You will also find the spin button and additional game information.
Microgaming have successfully created a slot that reflects the Hellboy story – well played! The page looks great including symbols featuring characters from the comics.
Hellboy Game Play
There are 20 pay-lines across the play grid on which winning combinations of symbols can land, and each pay-line can be seen to the side of the grid, this being a tradiional kind of slot. These pay-lines will generate payouts for groups of symbols from left to right with different symbols creating different payouts.
Making up the lower payers are the 10 – A of cards, simple block capitals of various colours. The bigger payouts are unleashed with combinations of character symbols including Professor Bruttenholm, Abe Spien, Liz Sherman and the highest paying Hellboy symbol. There is also a game title Wild symbol and a Scatter symbol which is the club-like right hand of Hellboy. Hellboy Power!
Along with the Wild symbols that substitute for other game symbols and complete winning pay-lines, there is also a Free Spins feature and multi level bonus game. The Free Spins feature is activated at random rewarding 10 Free Spins with 3 Wild symbols attached to the reels.
The Underworld bonus game is activated when 3 or more of the Scatter symbols lands from a single spin. It’s time for you to travel to the underworld and explore 4 levels of bonus features with prizes hidden behind doors. Players get to choose a single door per level and behind these doors could be prizes or blocked paths.
OK, so this game is pretty Old School like Tomb Raider, but fans of the original comic books will enjoy this game based on the legendary hero.
Microgaming has added some good features that can lead to some solid payouts for lucky players on the Hellboy slot. The visual aspect of play looks great with much of the design copying that of the original comics: an authentic feel to play.