Hooks Heroes Slot Review
Ahoy there! Netent have been at it again, by creating a pirate peter pan fest with Hook’s Heroes Slot. Hooks Heroes Slot features a (menacing) cartoon Peter Pan and Captain Hook theme with 7 extra in game features to help you find your treasure!
Hooks Heroes Slot was released in late 2015 and has a Peter Pan and a Captain Hook theme, in a very quirky cartoon style. There are definitely more ‘creative’ cartoon slots out there from the likes of Netent, such as one of our favourites ‘EggoMatic Slot’ or the quirky ‘Space Wars Slot’ which features the lovable Aliens Species – all 5 of them!, Netent this time have given Hooks Heroes a different look in a cartoon style as its set in an old-style Theatrical stage setting!
How to Play Hooks Heroes
Netent’s Hooks Heroes Slot is designed with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 play lines and in a very distinctive cartoon theme depicting pirates, Captain Hook himself and some other, shall we say odd looking creatures. In fact, let’s be honest here since this is a review, we think that they’ve been purposely designed as being rather creepy, and definitely bordering on sinister!
And if you’re thinking cartoon = cute in the same sentence, then you’ll have a surprise when you load Hook’s Heroes. It’s like the baddies (apart from the fairies and mermaids of course) have camouflaged themselves in a childlike theme! Still, it is different and worth playing as it has lots of extra features which are entertaining, and the main aim: To help you win as much as possible!
Choose one of the best Netent casinos from our recommended list below, and get started and playing Hooks Heroes slot by selecting and loading it. You can opt to watch the Intro which will set the scene and tell you what the slot is all about, and then get about setting up the betting values, so you’re playing within the betting levels and stakes you prefer. The betting levels and coin values in this slot are adjustable so you can easily choose your stake. Choose a betting level from 1 to 10 and coin value from £0.01 to £1.00.
To work out exactly how much you’re going to bet when playing Hooks Heroes, then it’s worth knowing how to work out how the betting and coin values work. The ‘Bet Level’ means the number of coins you bet with per spin and the coin value is the amount of money a single coin is worth. Essentially, the bet level will be multiplied by the coin value to determine the total amount of money you’ll wager per spin.
Hook’s Heroes Slot Machine has various special game features that will keep you on the edge of your seat, including symbol substituting Wilds, Scatter symbols that activate Free Spins and special Feature Spins; the Pirate Feature, the Mermaid Feature and the Fairy Feature.
The 3 different ‘features’ that can be activated also have their own functions as well. All of these features can be triggered by Scatter symbols and come as either a ‘Feature Spin’ or as the ‘Special Game’ feature applied to a certain amount of Free Spins which are given. See below for more information about what each feature does:
The Pirate Feature: when you activate the Pirate Feature, then winning combinations are formed by 3 or more identical symbols anywhere on the reels, instead of only on the win lines of the slot and on adjacent reels. Do note however, that no Wild symbols will appear during this feature.
The Mermaid Feature: Activate the Mermaid Feature and then all winnings will be paid out to double the amount (with a x 2 multiplier). Also, if a winning combination is made with help of one or more Wild symbols, then the winnings will be paid to a x4 multiplier!
The Fairy Feature: In this feature, 2 to 5 symbol substituting Wild symbols will be randomly placed as overlaying Wilds on any reel and on any position for some decent sized win opportunities.
Scatters and Feature Spins: If you get 2 Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels randomly in the main game, then either the Pirate-, Fairy or Mermaid Feature described above is applied on the free ‘Feature Spins’ (or just think of a re-spin) which are as follows:
Scatters and Free Spins Feature: In this extra feature, when 3 or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, the Free Spins mode is triggered. Here, you’ll need to choose which of the 3 features you want to play with during the free spins games. Each feature will give you a different amount of Free Spins:
- The Pirate Feature will give you 15 Free Spins
- The Mermaid Feature will give you 10 Free Spins
- The Fairy Feature will give you 7 Free Spins
If you manage to get 4 or 5 Scatter symbols appearing at the same time, in the main game, you’ll then get to choose a free spins feature 2 or 3 times… It could be 2 or 3 times getting the same Feature or each time a different one.
Hooks Heroes Mobile Slot
Hook's Heroes Touch™ slot looks exactly the same on mobile devices and offers the same in game features as the desktop slot machine version of Hooks Heroes does (and the characters still look menacing the mobile format! Hooks Heroes Mobile slot machine doesn’t have as much win potential as some other great mobile slot out there, such as Netent’s Piggy Riches Slot, Dead or Alive Slot or Jack and the beanstalk Slot, but it’s still definitely worth trying out as it’s new, offers many in game features and aesthetically - it’s very, very different!
What's Our Verdict?
We think that Netent's Hook's Heroes is a great video slot in theory, and probably was in the planning, but we’re not overly excited about the theme design and we’re finding it hard to get past that point. Don’t get us wrong, the graphics are definitely different and high quality, like any other Netent Slot, but we had a little hard time adjusting to and actually 'liking' the characters on the reels. Some people, like us, may find them a bit creepy! But that’s just us. Do have a try and see for yourself, you never know, you might find it amusing and hilarious, we’re all different!
The return to player (RTP) rate for Hooks Heroes is said to be as high as 96.82% - which is very similar to NetEnt’s Starburst Slot, so think of that as a perk of playing, on top of the extra in game features which are there to help you into winning more.
So, that’s our insight into this Netent slot, now it’s up to you to go forth in the quest: Will you fend off the evil pirates (which are disguising themselves via a childlike theme) and manage to get the treasure on board for yourself? You can play Hooks Heroes Slot at any one of our recommended Netent casinos below, all of which offer the best casino bonuses, service and entertainment!