Review: Hook’s Heroes by NetEnt

Hook's Heroes Feature ImageOver the recent years, NetEnt has developed very many good slot games, but Hook’s Heroes is truly an epochal one. It does not only entertain you and fill your pocket up like the other NetEnt slots, but also brings your childhood back to life. Remember the times when you were grinning happily watching Peter Pan the cartoon or the movie? We did. And oh boy, to reminisce that feeling, was truly awesome. Thank you NetEnt, for letting us re-live that childhood in an adult way!

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Game Overview

Release Date  September 2015
Casino Betsafe Casino
Software Provider  NetEnt
Slot type Video Slot
Platform Android App, iPhone App, Browser
Return to Player (RTP) 96.8%
Risk Medium to Low
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reels/ 20 paylines
Min/ Max Bets 20p – £200
Max Win £36,000
Free Spins Up to 15 free spins
Features  Free Spins, Feature Spins, Wild Symbol,
Current Jackpot  N/A
Pros  Unique Free Spin Feature, interesting storyline
Cons  Better integrated with theme
Verdict Four stars

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Hook's Heroes Game IntroductionHook's Heroes Mermaid FeatureHook's Heroes Small Win



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The gameplay department is where NetEnt shines. Giant gaming developers like NetEnt have all the skills needed in the world at their disposal to make the user interface and experience of their slot games flawless. For starters, Hook’s Heroes features a 5×3 reel setup and 15 paylines. Every spin, you will be able to wager from a mere 20p all the way to a whooping £200. With an RTP of 96.82% , you should expect this game to payout very frequently.

Hook's Heroes Gameplay

Since this is a medium risk game, you won’t be losing to too much, but at the same time, those frequent payouts are not going to make you rich either. If your starts align and you do get lucky, you are up for a massive payout when you trigger the free spins. On average, the payouts during the feature free spins are approximately 100 times your wager.

Another thing we noticed about Hook’s Heroes is that the Wild Symbols appear quite frequently. They complete winning combinations on the reel and pay you quite handsomely, but unfortunately, they do not trigger any bonus features or free spins.

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At this point, we have to tell you that this isn’t exactly the Peter Pan fairy tale that all of us loved as a child. The designers at NetEnt have made the story a whole lot darker. Maybe, just maybe, they grew up and realized that fairy tales don’t exist. After all, we do live in a world where events don’t miraculously end with happy endings all the time. Anyway, back to the point. In this game, there are 3 types of bonus games that you can trigger.

Hook's Heroes Feature Introduction

  • Fairy Feature – On each free spin, you will be gifted anything from 2 to 5 Wild Symbols on the reels in random positions.
  • Mermaid Feature – In this feature, all wins will be multiplied by 2 unless the win combination contains 1 or more Wilds when the wins are instead multiplied by 4.
  • Pirate Feature – In the Pirate Feature, wins are based on the number of visible symbols on the reels instead of winning bet lines. This means that the symbols do not need to make winning combinations on the reels. Unfortunately, there will be no Wilds on the reels during this feature.

On top of the bonus games mentioned, there are feature spins that you can unlock. For this, you will need 2 scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. You will then be awarded 1 free Feature Spin with a randomly chosen feature. The winnings that you obtain from this free spin round will be added to any initial bet line wins during your spin.

Hook's Heroes Pirate Feature Spin

Pirate Feature Spin

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It’s all the tiny little details that make this game really fun to play. There is a twist to every imaginable aspect to this game. All the characters in this game somehow appear more evil. It feels like all those characters that you knew in Peter Pan have grown up and taken a wrong turn in life. For us over 18’s we are not even mad. On second thoughts, this is actually amazing!

Hook's Heroes Feature Win

It’s safe to say the characters aren’t cute anymore!

The soundtrack that accompanies the stunning graphics in this game is also really captivating. It sounds like the type of music that you would normally get when you are watching Pirates of the Caribbean or something similar. So far, everything in this game seems to live up to the pirate theme.

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Unique Features?

There is nothing more satisfying than being able to control the outcome of a game. In Hook’s Heroes, you can choose what type of feature game that you want to play. If you are feeling particularly lucky, or if you are the type of person who says “Go big or go home”, then we are pretty sure that you would choose to play the Mermaid Feature over the others. From our experience, it is quite rare to get 1 or more Wild symbols during this feature round. If you do beat all the odds, and get it, you are in for a massive payout!

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Droid Slots' Stamp of ApprovalHook’s Heroes is another enchanting game from NetEnt inspired not only by a fairy tale, but also by our childhood. With unique features that let you decide which type of feature game you want to play, this slot game feels a lot more interactive with its players. Right now, we feel like kids all over again. There is nothing but a sneaky grin on our faces, just like there was when we were kids ourselves, all thanks to Hook’s Heroes.

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