Super Heroes Basic Information:
There are some jobs which lend themselves to higher pay than others. Working as a public servant, for example, is usually not a gateway to riches. On the other hand being a CEO might allow a person to obtain far greater levels of wealth. One of the careers which should offer fantastic opportunities for opulence is becoming a Super Hero. Of course those who tend to get a little bit over-enthusiastic here tend to become more villain than hero, but we'll ignore that. Will this pokie help you end up more like Tony Stark, or is it closer to turning you into one of those poor people who Batman beats up in his spare time? Keep reading our review to find out…
Super Heroes was created by the team at Yggdrasil. These aren't the biggest gambling software team out there, but they aspire to great things. Hence their slogan “We are not the biggest but the best”. Whereas other teams have the edge in sheer volume, Yggdrasil focuses on quality, and this game is aims to be a example of these ideals.
As is standard with online pokies, Yggdrasil runs on flash compatible devices. This means most desktop and laptop computers, as well as many tablets and other mobile devices. Generally speaking; if your device can run HTML 5 and Flash then it should be able to run this pokie.
Super Heroes comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 5.00
- Minimum bet sits at 0.20
- Maximum bet sits at 100.00
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.1%, slightly towards the higher end of RTP's.
In order to access the options the player must click the small orange circle with the gear icon on the lower left corner of the screen. This options screen is cut into four sections. These sections are as follows:
In this section the player can choose to mute all sound effect or ambient sounds. This also comes with a volume slider for the sounds which are active.
This section comes with the ability turn off the splash screen and change spin speed. Rather than the standard toggle for quickspin, Super Heroes comes with a slider which goes from turtle to hare, much like you would see on a common lawnmower.
Yes, there is a further options section in the options screen. Here the player can choose whether they want their display to show coin values, and allow their space-bar to spin the reels.
- Stop Autoplay
This section allows the player to choose when they want autoplay to stop. There are four possibilities here.
1: If a single win meets or exceeds an entered amount.
2: If cash increased by an entered amount.
3: If cash decreases by an entered amount.
4: When entering the free spins game.
OTHER HELPFUL ADDITIONS
By opening the toolbar by clicking on the small ‘+' to the lower left of the screen a number of extra buttons become available. Aside from the options listed above, there is mute-all, game information and bonus information buttons.
On the main game screen the player can click the coins bet box. Doing do will change the currency display from coins to Euros, which can also be achieved by clicking the win and balance boxes.
Clicking on the Autoplay button, which appears as a circular arrow with a play symbol inside, allows the player to choose how many autospins they want from a list. These are 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750, 1000 and infinite spins. These can be stopped manually or by the rules which have been set in the options menu.
Finally, we have the Golden bet button, which can be found to the left of the spin button. The button itself appears as a golden poker chip. When this button is clicked a new screen comes up. From here the player gets to select one of three Golden bets. Each of these offer a different feature. Explanations of these features can be found below in the other features and bonuses section below.
Superheroes as we know them have been around, in some form, for millennia, depending on your definition of the term. In modern days the term tends to regard heroes from western comic books.
Despite having such a large pool to draw from, Super Heroes appears to create their own original characters in this pokie. While this is more difficult in terms of creation, this is only really a problem for developers without the talent on hand which Yggdrasil have. It also manages to avoid the licensing fees which come with using more notable characters.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in Super Heroes appears as the above wild symbol. These can appear over all reels and can substitute for all symbols except the free spins symbols.
The free spins symbols in this pokie appear as the above brown icons. Gathering at least 3 of these in a single spin gives the player access to the free spins bonus game. These do need need to appear on an active payline in order to generate a payout. These generate free spin in the following quantities:
- 3 symbols give 4 free spins when gathered
- 4 symbols give 5 free spins when gathered
- 5 symbols give 7 free spins when gathered
Also active in the base game is the Super Hero Feature. This can be randomly activated on any spin. When this occurs 2 random heroes are summoned on each side of the game panel where they perform their special feature. These heroes are also randomly assigned a level in this game mode, between 1 and 4. The heroes and their abilities are as follows:
The green woman hero. When Mirage appears she turns each high paying symbol into dice. Each dice then spins until a mystery win between 5 and 1,000 coins is awarded for each high paying symbol. The higher Mirage's level the higher the minimum amount of won coins will be.
The red female hero. When Raven appears she throws a rotating blade, which runs up to 4 random reels into wild reels. The amount of wilds which appear depend on her level, with each level offering that number of wild. Eg. – level 1 give 1 wild, 2 gives 2, etc.
The yellow male hero. When Hopper appears he summons a meteor shower. This turns random high and low paying symbols into wilds. The amount of wilds he creates depends on his level. At level 1 he creates 2, with 1 additional wild being added, per level, up to the maximum of 5 at level 4.
The purple male hero. When Tesla appears he creates an impact wave. This changes 2-5 random high and low paying symbols into other high and low symbols of one type in order to guarantee a win. The amount of symbols he replaces depends on his level. At level 1 he creates 2, with 1 additional wild being added, per level, up to the maximum of 5 at level 4.
The orange male hero. This guy shoots a beam into the total win of the spin, multiplying it by up to 5 times. The multiplier here depends on his level. At level 1 he creates 2, with 1 additional wild being added, per level, up to the maximum of 5 at level 4.
The free spin bonus game in Super Heroes is one when the player manages to gain at least 3 free spin symbols in a single spin. While in the free spin game the Superhero Feature will be active on every round. For each round which a hero appears in this game their level will be increased by one. This also comes with one additional hero, as detailed below.
The blue female hero. Trance conjures a time portal which awards up to 4 extra free spins. She is the only hero that is only able to be summoned exclusively from within the free spins bonus game. The amount of free spins she gives is equal to the level she appears at.
How to Play:
Simple play in this game require only one choice from the player. Here, the player only needs to choose their coin value and then hit spin.
For more advanced options the player must rely on the autoplay function and options. To start autospins the player need only click on the autoplay button which is located to the right of the spin button. From here the player only needs to select the amount of spins they want from the displayed list and then click spin. Stopping options for these autospins can be set from within the options menu.
Overall Design and Usability:
Working from a preexisting property give the designer a standard to reach to, an end point they can understand well. For games such as this, where Yggdrasil creates their own thing, the talent and imagination of the team is really put to the test. This is a test which Yggdrasil have nailed, as they so often do. Set against the skyline of a futuristic city, Super Heroes uses a city at dawn as its backdrop. From here the heroes and symbol all adhere to colour-schemes which are both imaginative and well suited to each-other and the rest of the theme. Great work all around here, as we have grown to expect.
In terms of usability – almost all of the options which players have grown to expect are included here. This means fantastic customisability settings, on top of a game which is both fast to respond, and reliable. In fact, the only area with this pokie which we see real room for improvement is in the lack of graphics options. Yggdrasil often do this, so it makes us wonder is this is the case because they want their game to be a consistently pretty experience. Whatever the reason, the result is the same – players on older or less powerful hardware might have some issues getting this pokie to play well.
Where to find it:
Yggdrasil isn't as common as the big boys like Microgaming and NetEnt. This means that it is usually only offered on the largest gambling sites or some of the more targeted smaller ones, if you already have a favourite site then search around, you might find that the game is already on offer.
If it isn't, or if you want a more specific list then you can check out our reviews on some on of the following sites. These all have Super Heroes available:
Yet another case of Yggdrasil making a game so good it makes others look bad. Super Heroes is a pokie with an enormous amount on offer. From its looks to its bonus structure, this is a pokie which sets its sights above the rest, and succeeds in hitting its target. This is a game which we can recommend for all players, though we should note that newer players should not grow to expect this level of detail and attention in most other pokies. A great effort by a team of talented developers.
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