Feeling lucky? Well you will be when you start playing this slot and throw off all the bad luck that’s been dragging you down. This game, from IGT, isn’t so much about promising good luck – it’s more about getting rid of all the bad luck. But will those good times start rolling in as the reels start spinning?
Well, when you start betting on this 720 ways to win Multiway Xtra pays slot, there is quite a lot to get excited about. You’re bound to hit some wins with some many winning combinations available to you. You may well find yourself winning little and often, so you’ll never be on a real losing streak with this game.
Unlike many of the slots around, that focus on the theme of good luck – offering horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, lucky 7s and more – Hex Breaker 2 goes the other way. This slot is all about bad luck, and offers up lots of imagery related to all of the things that hex our lives.
The backdrop looks dark and scary, with a black background and striking purple lights darting out from behind the reels. The reels itself are different from the normal layout. There are 5-reels, but the rows vary between 3 and 5. With reels 1 and 5 having 3-rows, reels 2 and 4 having 4-rows and reel 3 having 5-rows. The reels are a mix of red and black and are home to some very thematic symbols.
The lower symbols start off as the regular playing card symbols, J, Q and K, written in a gothic style and brightly coloured to stand out against the dark background, alongside a broken mirror and a black crow’s head. The higher paying symbols consist of black cats, the number 13, and the Hexbreaker 2 symbol. There’s also the special Jinx scatter symbol, Wild symbol and upside down horseshoe bonus symbol that are there to grant you exceptionally good luck.
The base game in Hex Breaker 2 is fun and exciting, and with 720 ways to win, you won’t be needing too much luck to start seeing the money rolling in. Whether you go high or low, the reels will dish up an abundance of treats.The base game is solid for wins, with a hexagonal design, you get paid for matching symbols in any position in adjacent columns. However, if you want to hit the bigger wins and have even more fun, then you want to start hitting those special symbols and triggering the features. They may not come around too often, but they’re great fun when they do.
The wild is one special feature you’ll be looking for; it lands on reels 2, 3 and 4 and helps you hit those winning combinations. The Jinx scatter is also awesome and acts as a multiplier. Then there’s the horseshoe bonus symbol, which is where you’ll start spinning those lucky Free Spins.
The Lucky Spins
Unlike many other slots, to trigger the Free Spins bonus round, you need to land 5 horseshoe scatters, not just 3. When you hit all 5 on adjacent reels, then you’ll be granted 10 Free Spins on a new set of reels, where everything is changed and all the symbols represent good luck. Instead of broken mirrors, crows, black cats and the number 13, you’ll get 4-leaf clovers, ladybirds, white cats and the number 7. The bonus symbol also turns into a right way up horseshoe. Then, a high paying Karma symbol also pops up.
During the Free Spins round, should you manage to get another 5 right way up horseshoes, then you’ll be given another 10 Free Spins. Furthermore, that new karma symbol is a real corker as landing 5 of them in the bonus feature can award you 100-times your stake. If those Free Spins really offer up the good luck, you can get 260 Free Spins in total.
Explore Hexbreaker 2 Symbols
The wild symbol is represented by the word WILD on a bright orange background. This symbols appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitutes for all the symbols except for the Jinx scatter and the horseshoe bonus symbol.
The Jinx Scatter Symbol
The word Jinx spells out anything but a jinx. This is the scatter symbol that doesn’t take you to a bonus game, but it does offer you a pretty amazing multiplier. If you manage to land 3 of these symbols you’ll get a 3-times multiplier, land 4 and you’ll get a 20-times multiplier and getting all 5 will award you with a magnificent 100-times your bet.
The Horseshoe Bonus Symbol
This is the symbol that will whisk you over to the magical bonus round and turn your luck – and itself, upside-down. Land 5 of these anywhere on the reels and the bad luck turns to good. You start off with 10 spins, but you could ultimately find yourself with a massive 260 Free Spins with a little help from the horseshoes.
Payouts and Wagering Limits
Hex Breaker 2 offers lots of payouts in the base game with its 720 payline, pay both ways, set-up, where you can place bets anywhere between $0.50 and a massive $250. The lower value symbols in the game are the playing cards J, Q and K that are worth 5 coins, 20 coins and 100 coins for 3, 4 or 5 on the reels. The broken mirror is worth slightly more, at 10, 25 and 100 coins for 3, 4 and 5. The last of the lower paying symbols is the crow, worth 15, 30 and 125 coins if you hit between 3 to 5 on the reels.
Moving higher up the scale, we have the number 13. Land between 3 and 5 of these and you could get your hands on 20, 50 or 300 coins. This is followed by the black cat which awards 25, 75 and 500 coins for getting 3, 4 or 5 on the reels. The highest we have is the Hex Breaker logo, which is worth an impressive 50, 150 or 2,000 coins for landing between 3 and 5 on the reels.
In the Free Spins round, the values are slightly different for the higher paying symbols. The number 7 is worth 15, 50 or 200 coins for 3, 4 or 5. The white cat is worth 25, 75 or 300 for 3, 4 or 5 on the reels and the Hex Breaker logo is worth 50, 100 or 150 for getting between 3 to 5 on the reels. However, in this round, the karma symbol appears which can be worth 100-times your stake if you manage to land 5 on the reels.
As well as the basic wins, there is the Jinx scatter which can award you 100-times your bet if you land all 5 on the reels.
Hex Breaker 2 is brave in its exploration of bad luck, flying in the face of all that is traditional in online slots, but does it work? Of course. This is an IGT slot, so it was always going to be a well-designed game. The graphics are great, and the soundtrack works well with the game.
We love the fact that this game is a 720 payline, pays both ways slot as it offers an element of security as you can be assured that although you may not rake in lots of big wins, but you’re assured to get lots of little wins. However, the big wins are really tough to get, and the amount of time it takes to hit those Free Spins can be a little daunting.
This game is perfect if you want to spend time playing on a game with the security of knowing that you’re always going to get a decent return on your money on this 96% RTP game. However, if you’re a player that wants to make a splash with big rewards on your investment then this isn’t the game for you.
It’s fun, quirky and cool. It may not offer lots of good luck and big wins, but it will certainly break any losing streaks or bad luck you may be encountering.
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