ALL ABOUT HEROES HUNT MEGAWAYS SLOT
Fantasma gaming have delivered their third Megaways™ slot in partnership with Relax Gaming on their Silver Bullet platform. Relax have themselves been adept at taking the Megaways™ concept forward in recent games like TNT Tumble, and after two relatively formulaic efforts in Flower Fortune Megaways™ and Medallion Megaways™, Fantasma have moved on significantly here. Heroes Hunt boasts superb graphics and a fantasy theme with wizards and warriors, plus a new twist on the expanding reels idea, and some inspired enhancements in expanding wilds and re-spins. In an era where high risk slots are coming at us thick and fast, many of highly questionable quality, Fantasma look to be hitting their stride and ready to take the fight to their rivals with awesome creativity and potential. Let’s check out the details.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
Heroes Hunt takes place in the setting of an underground lair, perhaps that of the kind of dragon who protects his pile of gold treasures in Tolkien’s Hobbit. Indeed, this game has a strong fantasy feel to it, mixing warrior characters with wizards and archers. The reels here are in a grid format, 6×6. Unlike traditional Megaways™ games that expand to 7 rows high, each reel in Heroes Hunt contains a mix of symbols and inactive stone tiles. A fully expanded reel is simply a reel with all the stones removed. With all 6 reels showing no stones there are 46,656 paylines in play.
Low value symbols are represented by gemstone icons in green, two blues and purple. Meanwhile the premium symbols are the characters – the warrior, the wizard and the archer, as well as a coin and a crown. There is also a red dragon which pays out the most at 20x for six on a payline. Watch out as well for the Wild Chest symbol on reel 6 which can unlock extra reel enhancements and help trigger the free spins round.
NOTE: Each hero comes with their own super-powers. You can choose which will be your primary hero at the start of the game. They trigger expanding wilds, exploding symbols and re-spins.
HEROES HUNT RTP, VARIANCE AND PAYOUTS
For those who like their slot play high risk and high potential, Fantasma have delivered. Heroes Hunt is a high variance slot with a top payout of 26,000x. It plays on an engine with an RTP of between 96.26% and 96.53% depending on how many of the heroes’ superpowers are in play. Bearing in mind the high volatility of this game we recommend you choose your stake with care. You can spin from 20p a play.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
Heroes Hunt uses the tried and tested Cascading Wins feature that all Megaways™ fans will be familiar with. After a win, winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. If a new win is created, the process repeats. And so on, until no more winning combinations appear.
Heroes Hunt brings some much-needed originality and fun to the Megaways™ series. The stand-out feature here is the powers attributed to each hero and the ability given to the player to choose which hero they want to be active from the start of the game. It is possible to unlock all three heroes during your spins and in doing so play with three enhancements all at once, and push up the RTP to 96.53%.
This is what you get with each Hero:
The Wizard – Explosion Feature
Explosion symbols are active on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. When they land they cause an explosion that blasts a space 2×2 or 3×3, in doing so potentially removing stone tiles from the reels and introducing more paylines.
The Warrior – Expanding Wilds and Multipliers Feature
On reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 an expanding wild can land on any spin. They each come with random multipliers of 1x to 6x, and they cover any stone tiles that are in place on the reels. If more than one expanding wild lands at the same time, multipliers are combined by multiplying together (e.g. 2x and 3x = 6x).
The Archer – Re-Spin Feature
Arrow symbols can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 when the Archer is active. These will trigger re-spins Here the Arrows are removed, along with between 6 and 12 other random symbols, triggering a new avalanche.
Mimic Free Spins
The Treasure Chest symbol landing on reel 6 can unlock a special Mimic Free Spins feature with 10 spins where all the heroes’ powers are unlocked.
Dragon Free Spins
The Wild Chest symbol will give EXP (experience) points when it lands. Collecting these will unlock the hero powers (3 EXP points per hero).
Now, it gets better …
So with three heroes in play, more symbols are added to the reels in the form of Golden Keys. If you can land three keys simultaneously on one spin, or in a series of avalanches triggered from one initial spin, then you’ll be into the Dragon Free Spins bonus round. Here you get 10 spins with added Dragon Symbols. When the Dragons are destroyed by explosions or in a cascade, more spins are added to the total.
Fantasma Games have produced a superb Megaways™ game that blows all those Bonanza clones out of the water. They have thrown out the rule book and replaced the same-same tough as old boots free spins round with some clever gamification that will have you testing your patience as you try to complete the mission to reach the Dragon Spins, unlocking expanding wild multipliers along the way. This is a great looking slot with some excellent gameplay, not to mention huge potential. Have fun, tread carefully and keep your wits about you!