Watch Her Fly
Although there’s not much evidence on the dragon on the reels as the game begins you’ll see her silhouette flapping across the sky. There are 5 reels in this game and before you start them spinning you’ll need to set up how you’re going to play. 20 paylines are incorporated in this slot but you don’t have to play on them all if you’d rather not.
The tab on the left hand side of the reels allows you to reduce the paylines – or increase them back up again. There’s no penalties for making changes to this game so it’s up to you how you want to set it up. This is also the same set of controls where you can decide how much to bet per spin, from the total min bet of 0.20 to the total max bet of 20.00.
Not Such a Hero
In online slots the hero of the story is nearly always the bonus features as it’s here that you can find the biggest paydays and the best prizes. However, Nektan games are the exception to this rule as there’s very few that have extra features or bonus rounds. Despite this omission, there are some excellent games but if they had the bonus rounds they would be simply unsurpassable. The extras in this slot are anything but heroic as on the base reels all that you’ll find to boost the play is a wild. This is a fairly standard inclusion in any game, so doesn’t add any extra value to this title. It can help you win more prizes, however, as it can stand in for other symbols on the reels and make it easier to get a match.
The other thing you’ll find is a scatter – represented by the dragon herself – but unlike in other games there’s no value to a scatter win. Instead all you’ll get is some extra spins, with the number of spins decided randomly and not published in the paytable. During these spins you won’t get any of the extra frills which are often included such as stacked or sticky wilds, and there are no extra symbols either. Nevertheless you could still manage to rack up some extra wins without using any more credits.
Extend the Fantasy
In recent years, the fantasy genre has exploded with big money hit films such as Lord of the Rings dominating the cinema. This has translated well into online video slots and consequently there’s a good selection of fantasy games to pick from. Without question the game which is closest to Heroic is Lord of the Rings, from WMS, a slot which is inspired directly from the film.
All of the big characters such as Frodo, Gandalf, Gollum and Legolas feature and the depiction of Middle Earth is beautiful. There are 5 reels and a whopping 50 paylines giving players plenty of scope to win big. And just to crown it all off perfectly, you’ll find not just scatters and wilds but multipliers, free spins and bonus rounds too.
Worth the Play
Even if you normally steer clear of games without a bonus feature, the spectacular graphics on Heroic from Nektan make this game well worth a few spins. The basic play is decent if uninspiring, but it’s perfect for beginners and it’s rare for newbies to have a game that looks as good as this one does without being too complex so it presents a real treat.