About Hook's Heroes Slot
Having just been released in September, 2015, Hook's Heroes is a new 5-reel, 20-payline video slot from NetEnt, featuring multiple free spins bonus features to choose from, wilds and scatters, as well as randomly triggered single spin features that can come during the base game.
It is not the first time that Net Entertainment has tried their hand on a video slot with pirates, they first appeared in the Ghost Pirates video slot, but this new online slot from NetEnt has a twist, introducing fairies and mermaids into the mix.
The pirate-themed cartoon symbols you will see on the spinning virtual reels are crafted in keeping with the theme of Hook’s Heroes, which doesn’t take itself too seriously. They are all new characters that you will not see appear in any of the other NetEnt video slots. Additionally, the background music will make you feel like you’re somewhere in the Caribbean.
In addition to being offered through its instant play platform, Hook’s Heroes has been launched as a mobile slot too, and is compatible with most modern smartphones/tablets, with the only difference being the in-game navigation.
Hook’s Heroes is all about the Scatter and Wild symbols, so watch out for them. This is easy to do because they are a lot more animated than the regular reel symbols.
The Scatter symbol in Hook’s Heroes is the key to unlocking the 3 different bonus features in the game, and is the cartooney child with the crocodile suit on.
Another good feature is the Wilds in this game. The Wild symbol is none other than Captain Hook himself. Like other NetEnt video slots you’ve probably played, it substitutes for any other symbol except the scatters. There are also star wilds which appear in the Fairy Feature, which even though look different aesthetically, they act in much the same way.
Payout Table and Win Potential
The top payout you can win playing the Hook's Heroes video slot is 194,800 coins. You can see the complete payout table when playing the game. It is important to do this in order to determine how much each of the reel symbols pay.
Even though it's not a progressive online slot, Hook’s Heroes has numerous special and potentially very high paying bonus features in the base game with the Feature Spins mode (free re-spins), and the Free Spins mode which can be triggered with scatters.
This pirate-themed online slot features 3 different free spins bonus rounds. Like all NetEnt video slots, the free spins are activated when 3 or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
You’re really looking to trigger one of these bonus features in Hook’s Heroes, because you will be given free spins that bring more chances to win, without further risking the gambling balance you have to play with. At the beginning of the Free Spins Feature, you need to decide whether you want to play the Pirate Feature, Mermaid Feature or the Fairy Feature.
In the Pirate Feature (15 free spins), wins will occur much more often, because the winning symbol combinations don’t have to appear on an active payline, they can appear anywhere on the reels.
In the Mermaid Feature (10 free spins), you’re hoping to see Wild symbols appear anywhere on the reels because you will profit from a x4 Multiplier. Regular wins during this free spins feature will have a x2 Multiplier linked to them.
In the Fairy Feature (7 free spins), you’ll benefit from 2 to 5 Wild symbols appearing randomly on the reels. Since they substitute for any other symbols except Scatter symbols, the wins in this bonus feature can get rather high.
Getting more than 3 Scatter symbols will trigger additional bonus rounds, getting all 5 scatters will trigger all 3 of the free spins bonus features.
Game Settings and How To Play
Playing Hook’s Heroes video slot all starts by choosing the coin value and the level, and then just clicking on the Spin button to set the virtual reels in motion. This game also has extra features to increase the enjoyment factor, including the Auto Play and Max Bet, features which speak for themselves.