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The wombat says: NetEnt have come up trumps with this jaunty slot inspired by the fairytale adventures of Peter Pan and his nemesis Captain Hook. But don’t expect Wendy, Tinkerbell and all the ‘happy ever afters’… those evil slot geniuses have made this popular kids’ story into something altogether a bit darker – with slightly sinister animation and some gruesome graphics – including the addition of what looks like a zombie mermaid. Oooh arrr me hearties! Let’s sail the seven seas and see what this pirate-themed slot is made of.
Hook’s Heroes is 5 reel slot with 20 pay-lines. Hook’s ‘heroes’ are actually a team of nefarious kid pirates who all look like they can’t wait to take over the world. These little scamps make up your symbols in the reels along with your standard playing cards, 10, J, Q, K & A. Captain Hook is Wild Symbol and substitutes for other symbols during the gameplay, except for the Scatter.
Your Scatters in this game are the cheeky pirates dressed up in crocodile costumes, and can trigger some fun and potentially rather lucrative features. Land 2x or more of these symbols and you’ll set off the Free Spins round. These Free Spins come with 3 different choices – Fairy, Pirate and Mermaid. Choose your bonus if you collect 3x Scatters, but if you only manage to get 2x, the Crocodile pirates will choose which feature you’ll play with instead.
Free Spin Bonuses
The more Scatters symbols that trigger off the bonus, the more Free Spin Bonuses you’ll get to pick and play with. So, 3 scatters = 1 Free Spin Feature, 4 scatters will dole you out 2 free Spin Features, while 5 scatters will give you 3 Free Spin Features. Nice work NetEnt! Take a look at the different features here:
Fairy Free Spins
You’ll pick up 7 Free Spins here and for each of those Spins, the fairy will add between 2 and 5 Wilds to the reels. The weird-looking fairy will also add your Wilds from left to right, meaning that if she starts on reel 2, reel 1 will stay empty.
Mermaid Free Spins
In this feature, the undead creepy Mermaid will give you 10 Free Spins with a x2 multiplier. Plus, if you land a winning combo with 1x or more wilds in the mix, she’ll multiply your payout x4. Sweeet.
Pirate Free Spins
The Pirate Spins will give you 15 Free Spins, and during these games you can forget all about the paylines. ‘What? But that’s madness!’ I hear you say. Basically Wombat Fans, as long as you have got 3x or more of any of the symbols anywhere across all 5 of the different reels, you’ll get a win. FYI though: The Wild symbols aren’t in play during this Free Spin Feature, which is fair enough really.
Stylised cartoon graphics, and fast and furious spin features give this game plenty of playability. And the payouts aren’t too bad either. You might want to turn the sound off though, that Caribbean ditty got on our nerves after a while.
Wombat score: 5/5
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