Time is a weird thing, isn’t it? When I was a kid evening the time from falling asleep to waking up seemed like an eternity and I’d lie awake for hours thinking to myself how long each hour was and how it felt that morning would never come (probably would have felt alot faster if I’d stopped having an existential crisis and just went to sleep!) but now that I’m older it’s like time is slipping away faster than I can comprehend.
The days ticking down to each new NetEnt game every month don’t help! One minute a game is launching and it’s 30+ days until the next, then suddenly we’re just 10 days away from it and before I know it, I’m announcing the launch of the new game to you all. It’s scary. But what makes it more bearable is the enjoyment that each new game brings and in just 10 days time Hook’s Heroes will be ready for us to play on.
The graphics make something that can be quite sinister (Pirates) into something funny and enjoyable to play. It’s a very ‘cartoon’ like style, with a moving background to add to the feeling of sailing the high seas. It’s a 20 line slot packed with fun new features to help you fill up your treasure chest.
NetEnt’s Hook Heroes slot has 3 randomly activated features, meaning they can appear at any time to boost your winnings.
Pirates are renowned cheats, liars and scoundrels but in the Pirate Feature on Netent’s Hook’s Heroes slot, those vile qualities will work in your favour. When the Pirate Feature is activated, randomly, wins will be calculated on visible symbols, regardless of whether they’re in the correct pay line position or not. This is probably my favourite feature ever on any online slot as nothing makes me more frustrated than seeing a load of great symbols on the reels but getting no wins as they’re not in their correct pay line.
Mermaids are famous for being wily creatures. Absolutely beautiful and captivating but using that charm for evil by luring sailors to their deaths on the treacherous seas, so it’s no wonder the pirate in Hook’s Heroes looks a little afraid. But, luckily for you, the mermaids like slots players and they will multiply your winnings whenever they appear during your journey.
Fairies aren’t something you’d normally associate with pirates but whilst we’re on the subject of mythical creatures (although I still say mermaids exist, somewhere) I guess it’s reasonable to include them. We all need a little magic in our lives after all. When the Fairy Feature is randomly activated, the cute little imp will cast a spell on between 2 and 5 different symbols and turn them into Wilds, increasing your chances of some seriously big payouts.
Free Spins Feature
Another feature of this game is the Free Spins round. This isn’t random, but is triggered when you find the right amount of Scatter symbols on the reels at the same time. When the Free Spins round is triggered, you have the choice of which random feature to include. Choose between the following:
Mermaid Feature x 10 free spins.
Pirate Feature x 15 free spins.
Fairy Feature x 7 free spins.
You have to decide which feature will perform best for you and boost your winnings the most.