Hockey Hero has an ice hockey theme, and successfully creates the exciting and electrifying atmosphere that is present at all such games. The hockey player is the Wild symbol and the player in the penalty box is the Scatter symbol. The well padded Goalkeeper and the Umpire with his whistle are also symbols. The other symbols are all ice hockey accessories, like the Face Mask, the Trophy, Skates and Puck. There are the tickets for the game, and Popcorn and a tankard of Beer.
This game, another entertaining game by Real Time Gaming, has five reels and twenty five pay lines. Only the Wild symbol and the Scatter are animated, but some of these animations are outstanding. One of them is the Player hitting the puck with such force that it appears to shatter the glass screen. Applause can be heard in the background as well as the sounds of players hitting the pick. In the Scatter symbol animation, the player in the Penalty Box is heard grunting and thumping the box in frustration at being sent there. All the usual noises of the game have been included in the sounds of Hockey Hero.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
In Hockey Hero slot, there are twenty five pay lines to be enabled, and the players at internet casinos only need to wager one coin per pay line. There is flexibility in the denomination of the coin. The Player is the Wild and appears only in Reels 2 and 4. When it substitutes any other symbol to complete a winning combination, it will double the payouts.
The Penalty Box is the Scatter. Two or more of the Scatter symbol appearing anywhere on any reel will award the player Scatter payouts. When three or more Scatter symbols appear, the Free Games Feature is activated. The player can get up to eighteen free spins in this bonus round. The popcorn symbol is removed from all the reels before the first free spin is played, and it is substituted by a Clock symbol. After every three free spins another symbol is removed and another Clock is added to one of the other reels. The free spins round in Hockey Hero ends when eighteen free spins have been completed, or when two or more of the Clock symbols appear at the same time.
The Unique Win-Win Bonus Round
When the Free Games feature has been completed, the Win-Win Bonus round can be triggered. This is a unique and gainful bonus round. For this to take place all twenty five pay lines should be enabled, and the payout in the Hockey Hero Free Games feature should be less than, or equal to, ten times the original wager. If there have been no payouts in the Free Games feature, a bonus prize will be awarded of two hundred times the original wager. If the payout has been between 0 and twice the original bet, then a bonus prize of twenty times the original bet is awarded. If the payout has been only between twice and five times the original bet, the bonus awarded will be ten times the original bet, and a bonus of five times the bet will be given to the player who received only a payout of between twice and five times.
Two randomly triggered progressive jackpots are offered in this game by Real Time Gaming. They are the minor and major jackpots, and may appear after any spin.