Hellboy is considered to be one of the most successful superhero movies outside the Marvel franchise, and deservedly so. It offered a unique superhero - a benevolent hell-spawn who fights the forces of destruction and chaos - and an engaging story-line and atmosphere that successfully combines dire stakes with humorous elements. Now, you can revisit the Hellboy theme and earn some money in the process with Hellboy featured as an online casino game. If you haven't seen the two Hellboy movies, be sure to do so, because you will enjoy the theme that much more.
Of course, as the Hellboy movies are based on the Dark Horse Comics graphics novel, so too does the art style in its new casino form heavily invoke the feel of the original comics. Hellboy, the online casino game, is therefore a highly stylized slot game offering five reels and twenty payline slots. The background is centred on a city skyline, where Hellboy does his superhero work. The symbols in the game include all the most iconic Hellboy characters: Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Trevor Bruttenholm...while representing low value symbols are 10, J, Q, K and A.
When you land three or more iconic red fist symbols, you will enter a bonus mini-game. Through a series of four levels of tunnels, you must guide Hellboy to safety, choosing which direction to take, and ultimately ending up to Relic of Power, which means big-time money for you. Of course, everything is randomized each time this mini-game launches, so there is no way of knowing which way to go.
Keep in mind that triggering this mini-game is achieved by landing three or more of the red fist symbols ANYWHERE on the reels, so you will definitely have ample opportunities to get to the Relic of Power.
Besides navigating through the tunnels you will battle monsters, and if you encounter a blocked tunnel, the Relic of Power reward will be closed off, returning you back to the base game. Overall, and an excellent additional feature that makes good use of the Hellboy's thematic material.
Like any good gambling game, Hellboy will entice you to double your most recent win. After every win, this options is available by simply clicking the 'Gamble' button. Then you will try to predict the colour of the playing card in order to double your winnings. And if you predict a suit you will quadruple your win! The maximum number of wins in a row is 5.
Super Mode is quite generous but rare. During the base game, you may be randomly awarded a bonus which gives you ten free spins. When this happens, three positions on the reels will turn sticky Wilds, meaning they remain in that position during the Super Mode.
You should consider yourself very lucky when this Super Mode occurs, as the Super Mode feature cannot be retriggered during one game. Still, for what it offers it is expected to be so limited.
The logo 'HellBoy' is the Wild symbol, potentially offering a payment of 10,000x the line bet for 5 of them. Also, the Wild symbol will double all the wins. This includes substitution for other symbols expect for the Scatter symbol.
Representing the Scatter symbol is the Hellboy's iconic Wrist itself. Unlike most Microgaming games, it pays an exceedingly generous 500 times the total bet for five of the Wrists. Like we mentioned previously, 3 or more of the Wrists/Scatters initiate the bonus Underworld mini-game. The HellBoy himself pays 5000 times the line bet for 5 of him, the Lady 2000x, and the rest of the characters range from 1000x to 80x the line bet.
You have to immerse yourself in any game in order to get good at it, but when you play Hellboy you will soon realize that it offers more winning opportunities than most games from the Microgaming's stable of games. In addition, just like is the case with the Hellboy comics and movies, the theme is quite enjoyable due to its uniqueness of art and the range of characters.
The Super Mode and the Underworld are generously designed to offer additional winning opportunities, and the gambling feature is there for the hardcore adrenaline junkies. However, due to astronomical odds you are faced against, it would be wise to just collect the winnings from your first correct picks.