Marvel do not license online slots any more. If they did, I’m sure that the name of this game would include the word ‘Avengers’ somewhere in the title. The game is hosted by an animated avatar in a red iron suit. He will react to your wins, which will involve symbols like a giant green fist, shield with stars and stripes and a hammer worthy of a Norse god!
There is plenty of action on the reels, including wild symbols and scatters. If you line up 3 special symbols there is a ‘heroes unite’ special bonus. The main feature is a free spins bonus game. Here you get to select from 3 different variations, expanding wilds, sticky wilds or win multipliers. Any one of these could lead to a big win.
This is a 40 win-line slot, with the familiar setup of 5 reels each with 3 rows of symbols. You’ll get plenty of chances to line up the winning symbols. You can bet from 1c per line and up from there. A bet multiplier is in place as well as bigger coin sizes. You can also choose auto play.
Iron man (or at least a symbol which looks very much like him), is the highest paying regular symbol. This is worth 3000 coins if you line up 5 of a kind, 300 for 4 and 150 for 3. Another figure, with a space-suit on comes next at 1500 coins for 5 – with a villain with stars in his palms next at 1200.
Unusually, the playing card symbols are not the lowest paying. Aces down to 10’s are in play, and these pay between 900 and 450 coins for 5 of a kind. The smallest prizes come from Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield and the Hulk fist.
Scatter symbols are the logo, these are the highest paying symbols on the reels – and pay irrespective of whether they line up on a win-line. 5 of these in via will get you a generous 12000 coins. In addition, 3 or more of the logo scatters will trigger the free spins game.
Wild symbols look like a high-tech circle with electricity flashing around it. These only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. They substitute for any regular symbol, though not the scatters.
The ‘Heroes Unite’ bonus is triggered when you hit the hammer on reel 1, the shield on reel 3 and the fist on reel 5. This is not always easy to spot while playing, so this bonus will sometimes take you by surprise. The Ironman avatar will come to life, blasting the reels and revealing a win of up to 100x your bet.
The Action Heroes slot does offer some welcome variation in the free spins bonus game. You can choose from 8 spins with expanded (sticky) wilds. Here you get up to 2 wild reels for all 8 spins. You can pick 10 spins with sticky wilds. This means that the regular wilds will stay on the screen until the spins are completed. Finally, you could opt for 15 spins. There are no special wilds, though you will get a random multiplier of up to 6x on any wins you make.
Overall, this game does have a cinematic feel to it. The Ironman host is very active, blasting out fire. You will also see vivid explosions of flame when you hit bigger wins. Behind the reels is a cityscape.
The symbols are nicely drawn, bringing the theme to life without every ‘revealing’ who the superheroes are. You’ll see an effective animated sequence when the free spins game starts. When you pick which variation you want, an ironman arm will zap that option for you.
While you play there is expansive movie music. This is joined by booms of distant explosions on the reels.
This is a well-produced slot which will certainly appeal to players who enjoyed the old Marvel slots. The superhero theme is unmistakable, though it is the production and dramatic feel of the game play which makes this online slot stand out.
The highlight is undoubtedly the free spins bonus game. You can try all 3 of the variations before deciding which is your favorite. With a good covering of wilds on the screen, you ‘host’ could be sending out the flames for big wins every time. Check out the Action Heroes slot for yourself soon!