Hockey Hero Slot Hits the Ice
The inspiration behind Real Time Gaming’s five-reel, 25-winline video slot, Hockey Hero isn’t hard to guess. The 125 000 coin slot is crammed with references to this sport popular in the United States, Canada, numerous Nordic countries, and elsewhere.
The Hockey Hero reels appear to be located inside the team’s locker room, which is littered with ice hockey pucks, sticks, gloves and masks. The symbols of the Hockey Hero reels really capture the spirit of a match – both on the ice and off – and include a rhino mask, match tickets, a player in the penalty box, a hockey puck, a bag of peanuts, a trophy, a pair of ice skates, a goalkeeper, a referee, and even a plastic glass of frothy beer.
In addition, the wild and scatter symbols become animated whenever they form part of a winning Hockey Hero combination. The wild player smashes the screen with a well-aimed strike at his hockey puck, whilst the scatter player in the penalty box raves and bangs on the glass with characteristic hockey player aggression.
Unfortunately, there is no music playing in the stadium so Hockey Hero spectators have to be content exclusively with game sounds like cheering, the ringing of the ref’s whistle, and the like.
A Wide Range of Coin Denominations
RTG is well-known for offering wide betting ranges of its five-reel slots and Hockey Hero is no exception. Beginners and cautious players will be please to discover that the paylines are adjustable and that they can wager as little as 0.01 credits per spin. At the same time, Hockey Hero players who enjoy a bit more risk may want to select the maximum coin denomination of 5.00 credits – for a max bet of 125 credits per spin when all 25 paylines are active.
The Hockey Player is Wild
In Hockey Hero, the wild symbol is represented by one of the players. This player can thus substitute for any other symbol except scatters to create winning combos.
The Hockey Hero symbol also has the added bonus that it doubles all wins that it assists in creating.
The Scatter is in the Penalty Box
Hockey Hero players should also look out for the symbol depicting a player in the penalty box because this is the scatter. As the game’s scatter symbol, this player yields payouts regardless of where it appears on the reels, as long as just two or more are landed at the same time.
When three of more scatters appear anywhere on the reels, the Hockey Hero Free Games Feature is activated.
The Hockey Hero Free Games Feature
Up to 18 free games are awarded in the Hockey Hero Free Games feature, which is triggered by the appearance of three or more scatters anywhere on the reels.
As Hockey Hero players progress through these free spins, however, various symbols are removed and replaced with a clock symbol. This will continue until two or more clock symbols appear simultaneously or when all 18 free Hockey Hero spins have been used.
It’s Win-Win for Hockey Hero Players
After the Free Games Feature, the Hockey Hero Win-Win Feature is activated – but only if all 25 paylines have been enabled and if the Free Games payout is less than or equal to the triggering bet. In this certain Hockey Hero bonus prizes are awarded.
High Scores with Two Progressive Jackpots
The final notable features included in Hockey Hero are its two progressive jackpots – one major and one minor – which are triggered at random and can grow into considerably large payouts.