The Planet Needs You
Super Heroes is set in a futuristic universe, a cross between the DC and Marvel franchises. Centuries from now, humanity is facing a lethal threat from evil aliens. The game itself is showing the reels hovering far above a sprawling metropolis. The many skyscrapers are glistening under the rising sun, while the command buttons underneath are skillfully integrated within the rest of the game screen.
As far as first impressions go, Super Heroes is off to a really good start. Once again, the Yggdrasil developers have outdone themselves and designed a breathtaking environment for players to explore. You should also sit through the short introduction video, which is equally impressive and fun as well.
Become Your Own Hero
Super Heroes is based on straightforward rules, and all you need to do is follow the command bar under the reels to get an idea of what you should be doing. The game features 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines, with a betting range stretching from 0.20 to 100 credits – more than comfortable for all sorts of gamblers. Use the plus and minus arrows to pick your next wager, or hit the bet max button to go all-in at once. You can either spin the reels once at a time or use the autospin mode and let the game follow its own course, applying your current wager over and over again.
In terms of game mechanics, Super Heroes is rather classic and stays within the market average in terms of variance and RTP. This means that luck will have to play its part during the base game, and you can never know when a big win will occur. As for the paytable, it contains the 4 emblems of the hostile alien factions trying to conquer the earth, and their 4 leaders, with a top prize of x500.
Super Powers Activated
Super Heroes takes a whole new dimension as soon as you factor in the different bonus features included. For starters, you can find wilds all over the reels, ready to replace the basic symbols and help you score more wins. Wild cannot be combined and unlock special prizes, unlike in many other slot games. You may also encounter free spin symbols, which cannot be substituted for but unlock up to 7 free spins when a combination appears.
And then you have the hero feature – or features, rather. Each spin carries a chance to trigger it, and it is guaranteed to happen with each free spin. A hero will appear on each side of the reels, triggering her or his own special ability. Each hero has a level, from 1 to 4, determined randomly that influences the strength of the feature. You get a chance to win mystery cash prizes with Mirage, wild reels with Raven, random wilds with Hopper, get some symbols replaced thanks to Tesla, extra free spins courtesy of Trance and up to a x5 win multiplier with Knox.
One of a Kind
Thanks to its hero features, Super Heroes is quite the outsider on the slot game market. Such a rich array of bonus features is not very common, and we would be pressed to find an equivalent anywhere else.
Happy Holidays by Microgaming does share similar free spin and wild features, but is played on an open reel set with 243 ways to win. Dreams of Fortune from 2 by 2 is a little closer to Super Heroes, but it doesn’t come anywhere need the sheer awesomeness of its graphic universe.
Super Heroes is the complete package: stunning graphics, easy rules, big wins and a plethora of surprises and bonuses to look forward to. Once again, Yggdrasil came up with a real hit. The game could still have used a little more generous free spin feature, but do not let that discourage you from trying it out.