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Every slot game to some degree is about luck. However, this game takes that concept to a whole new level. HexBreaker 3 is all about throwing off curses and trickery, dodging black cats and voodoo dolls. If you can manage to avoid the bad luck that these nefarious symbols represent and land the lucky horseshoe, you could be in to win big.
This is the third iteration of a game created by IGT and is played on a five-reel board with 243 pay lines. Bonus features in this game include expanding reels, special pay zones – the ‘Luck Zone’ and ‘Jinx Zone’ as well as free spins and stacked bonus symbols, activated by a selection of crazy wilds.
The max payout for HexBreaker 3 is 1,412.5x your stake. The betting range for this slot is 80p minimum and £240 maximum. HexBreaker 3 is available with manual or automatic spins. With a novel board configuration, killer graphics and plenty of ways to win, HexBreaker 3 not only looks the part but with the right luck, performs well too.
Graphics and Theme
The first thing that will strike you about the board is its unusual staggered configuration, with some reels much taller than others once you begin playing. If nothing else, this draws your eye to the gold-fringed reels as an exciting formula in the video slots world. In terms of the theme, it’s all about superstition. IGT has carefully curated all the most potent bad luck symbols and assembled them in high-quality graphics.
These include the number 13, voodoo dolls and saltshakers tipped over. The main character and symbol for the game is the black cat, who presides rather ominously over the board as well as acting as a wild. The music is a curious composition of plucking strings at a nervous tempo, adding drama to the game. All in all, the theme, detail of the graphics and the board design, make for an exact and well-presented slot.
There are quite a variety of bonus features in this game. However, before discussing each one, in turn, it is worth pointing out a few other points. One of which is that the gameplay is left to right as well as right to left, so a lot more combinations are available. The game is also highly volatile, meaning wins might be few and far between but could be very big if achieved.
The first bonus concerns the wild symbol; in this game, it is represented by the game’s logo: the black cat. This icon appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and can substitute all but the bonus and horseshoe symbols.
One of the most exciting features of the game is the expanding reels dynamic. This feature is triggered when the golden horseshoe appears on the reels. It expands the reel which it lands on by one or many symbols, increasing the combinations and therefore wins possible.
Next on the bonus list is the Luck Zone. This feature of this mobile casino game gives players the chance to win cash, a bonus or if luck truly is on your side, a jackpot. Cash prizes range from 500 to 800 coins. However, when the golden horseshoe reaches the black cat on the reels, the player will win a jackpot. With the win having been awarded, play resumes with the reels reverting to their smallest three symbol height.
Symbol replacement is also at play with HexBreaker 3, which means that certain symbols can be transformed into any others apart from the wild, bonus or horseshoe. Up to four symbols can be replaced on reel 1, which in turn increases a player’s chances of winning.
Free spins are also available within this game. These are triggered by three or more bonus symbols landing on the reels. These free spins are then played until the Jinx zone is activated. After which accumulated wins are paid out. If a horseshoe appears during a free spin, the reel on which it land expands downwards.
Finally, there is the Jinx zone. With this feature, players can win yellow crystals, poisonous potions or purple cats. The first two symbols have maximum coin rewards of 5000 and 150, respectively.
Although the HexBreaker 3 board may look a tad complicated, it works just like any other video slot. Before starting, you set the coin values using the menus provided at the bottom of the screen as well as your win and loss limiters. Once you are happy with how much you are staking per spin, you may then begin spinning the reels either manually with the large circle to the bottom right or via the smaller button which indicates auto spins. Matching symbols across pay lines results in wins.
HexBreaker 3 on Mobile
HexBreaker 3 is available on mobile devices for both Apple and Android phones. The game is also available to play in both portrait and landscape orientation.