Mobile Heroic Slot in Stunning Tolkien World
The Heroic slot title from mobile-casino games specialist Nektan borrows heavily from Tolkien’s Middle Earth sagas to create a visually striking world familiar to fans of role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. The higher-value symbols employ the various fantasy fiction character types that are thrown together on a quest through forbidding territory, while the threat of a fiery dragon looms in the skies above.
The Heroic slot is a five-reel, three-row game set against an impossibly beautiful landscape of vertiginous cliffs, dense coniferous forests and shimmering waterfalls, with a mighty dragon sculling its way through the cloud-filtered sunbeams in the morning sky. Unusually for a Nektan mobile slot, the bonus round has a second screen: the same backdrop, transformed into an infernal night vision of ragged volcanoes and deluges of lava. While designed for mobile play, the Heroic slot is also available at selected online casinos for the desktop and laptop fans.
Win up to 1,000X the Payline Bet
Nektan titles tend to use 10 ordinary payline symbols, and the Heroic slot is no exception. Poker symbols 10 to A are designed in an illuminated font reminiscent of Celtic Christian texts, each distinguished by its own hue and carved with geometric patterns. There are 20 adjustable paylines, and players can bet 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.50 or 1.00 per line. To win, a spin must deliver three or more matching symbols from the leftmost reel, on consecutive reels along the same payline.
As and Ks are the top symbols from the card deck, each winning up to 90X the payline bet, for five of a kind. An axe-wielding dwarf, a mace-swinging human warrior, a female elven archer and a wizardly mage win better prizes: respectively 100X, 100X, 250X and 500X the line bet for five matches. The Heroic slot is subtitled Eye of the Dragon, which is explained by the top payline symbol: a sinister close-up of the dragon’s eye. For five of these icons, the player wins 1,000X the line bet.
Animations on Wins Add Visual Appeal
In most of its other slots titles, Nektan limits animations to the winning paylines lighting up after a spin. Players who find this tedious can speed up the process with the Turbo setting. Another feature that sets Heroic slot apart is that dwarf, warrior, elf, mage and dragon all appear in brief, fierce animations after their symbols are involved in a win. The slot features no soundtrack, apart from the roar and clash of battle; sound FX which are used as brief fanfares to emphasise wins or the arrival of special reel symbols.
Bonus Symbols Use Both Ends of Dragon
As its Wild icon, the Heroic slot uses the dragon’s tail, wrapped possessively around an egg. Like the payline symbols, it can stack to cover several windows on the same reel, boosting the number of winning paylines it can create by substituting for multiple other payline symbols at once.
The business end of the dragon, its fearsome fiery head emblazoned with the word Spins, does duty as the Heroic slot’s Scatter. Three or more in any configuration unlock a round of 10 or 20 free spins. The Scatters also appear during the free spins rounds, so it is a bonus that can be re-activated a number of times before the player is returned to paid spins.