|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 100|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Hook’s Heroes is a pirate-themed online slot game by software developer Netent. Right off the bat let’s start by saying this offering boasts superb graphics. They’re a bit childlike – it’s as though you’re watching a very well designed cartoon in a sense – but never immature. You have a bunch of comical characters on the reels which will be sure to put a smile on your face, and there are some downright hilarious things going on in the animated backdrop, too. For one, note the hand holding up the ship and imitating the rocking movement of it sailing on the ocean. All of this fun and laughter is rounded off by the jolly soundtrack that ticks along nicely in the background.
Away from Never Never Land, we have a layout of 5 reels and 3 rows, which is basically the industry standard, and the grid comes with a total of 20 active paylines. Notice also that all paylines are active and you have no option of using anything less than that number. Naturally, this also affects the betting range, which takes off with a minimum bet of 20p per spin, although players with bigger bankrolls have plenty of room to find their ideal wager amount, as the maximum bet is £200.
Hook’s Heroes comes with a very interesting structure, which also means interesting bonus features, and all of them have something to do with the quirky character in a crocodile costume who happens to be the game’s Scatter.
The Scatter can land anywhere on the reels, but to trigger the free spins bonus feature you will need at least 3 Scatters at the same time. This will activate the free spins, where you get to select which of the three features you would prefer. Each one will award you a different number of free spins and will offer different extras. Like for example, the Fairy Feature, which will reward you with a total of 7 free spins and 2 – 5 overlay Wilds on every spin. The second option is the Mermaid Feature, providing 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier, and wins that include at least one Wild symbol will be subject to a 4x multiplier. Then last but not least is the Pirate Feature, which has 15 free spins in store for you. During this round, wins pay out not based on paylines, but simply based on the number of symbols present on the screen.
Another thing worthy of mentioning is that the number of Scatters that triggered the free spins will determine how many picks you get. 3 Scatters will give you 1 pick, whereas 4 and 5 will give you 2 and 3 picks, respectively. You can also choose the same feature repeatedly if that’s what you’d prefer.
If you didn’t manage to land all 3 Scatter symbols during a spin – never fear. Even 2 Scatters will get you something. By landing 2 Scatters, you will get 1 Free Feature Spin. The Feature Spins are the same as above; only here you don’t get to choose your feature, it is selected randomly by the game instead.
The Wild symbol here doesn’t offer any payouts of its own. However, you can expect to see it on pretty much any position, anywhere on the reels. More importantly, though, the Wild can substitute for all other symbols, except only for the Scatter symbol.
Yes, Hook’s Heroes looks a bit childish at first, but who doesn’t want to get in touch with their inner child every once in a while, right? Anyway, this is a pretty decent low to medium variance offering with an abundance of features to enjoy, and you will get to enjoy them fairly often throughout gameplay.