Hells Bells is a little reminiscent of Fire Burner, another Spielo slot game, with this time a more retro theme. The classic fruits icons that every serious player know by heart are transported into a hell-like environment, with flames and ominous shadows all over the screen, framing the small grid and command bar underneath.
Despite its simplicity, experienced gamblers will notice the sleek graphics and smooth reel animations in Hells Bells. Retro slot games are not always synonymous with low graphic quality, and Hells Bells is a prime example of that.
Anything Can Happen
As far as gameplay is concerned, Hells Bells sticks to the most basic tenets of the genre and offers players 3 spinning reels to bet on. Without any specific payline, this allows gamblers 27 different ways to win at every turn. The next logical step is to simply choose a wager from 1 to 50 credits in the command bar and spin the reels, either manually or through the autoplay game mode. Hells Bells also includes a handy bet max button, if case you would rather skip ahead and play all-in immediately.
Hells Bells has a rather high volatility and it might take time to score any sort of win on the reels. As for the symbol menu, it contains plums, lemons, 7s, bar signs and other classic casino icons. What is really unique with Hells Bells is that there isn’t any fixed prize value for each combination. The more you bet, the more you can win and the rarer the symbols (such as the 7s and oranges, for instance) the higher the reward will be as well. This creates a little confusion at first, but if you are a hard-core gambler, this might actually make the whole Hells Bells even more exciting.
A Little More Mystery on Top
Hells Bells features two different surprises on the reels, starting with the bells themselves. These are both the highest-paying icons of the game, and the wild card as well. You can replace the basic reel symbols with bells and still win the same cash prize as usual.
The dice are the so-called mystery symbols of the game, and cannot be replaced by the bells. Each dice combination awards a surprise multiplier, which is applied to your current wager and translates into an extra cash prize, in addition to any other regular combination you might have scored at the same time.
A Challenge for Most Players
Hells Bells is an overwhelmingly classic slot game, both in terms of theme and for most of its gameplay. The whole mystery paytable is a fun twist that adds a thrill to the experience. This makes it also difficult to pinpoint what sort of prizes you can win in Hells Bells, but the rather high volatility is telling us that this game is going to be a challenge for most players out there.
Goblin’s Cave by Playtech is based on a similar reel set but remains more accessible, so if you are in the mood for a retro slot game but would rather stick to your familiar territory, this might be a good place to start.