Storming onto the casino scene in the autumn of 2020 was the third title in the Hexbreaker series – Hexbreaker 3 slot, an IGT powered slot with both good and bad features. A theme which could only be akin to black magic aims to change players fortunes, and it certainly has the potential to do just that!
In a similar style to that of Microgaming’s Rabbit in the Hat or NetEnt’s Jingle Spin, players must reach the prize zone housed to the top of the reels. Reaching this ‘luck zone’ area will grant either instant wins, bonus games or even a whopping great jackpot!
Featuring 5 reels and an initial 243 ways to win, this innovative reel engine has the potential to not only expand to 50,049 ways to win per spin, but to deliver a stunning gaming experience for both high stakes and low stakes players. Whether you believe in fate, karma or try to steer clear of all things superstitious, IGT welcome you to try your luck with Hexbreaker 3. And, to add even more thrills, the developer has not only increased the number of ways to win to astronomical heights but also offers the chance to scoop wins via a win both ways mechanic!
Players can also benefit from wilds, multipliers, expanding reels, instant wins and symbol replacements, should the reels fall right. Accessible on all devices, Hexbreaker delivers a truly immersive experience with an uncluttered user-interface.
Hexbreaker 3 Slot Bets and Pays
Two sets of symbols are used; a base game set and a Free Spins set. Base game symbols are predominantly dark in nature while the free spins symbols are shall we say, luckier. Black cats, ravens, unlucky 13, salt, a voodoo doll and card patterns of diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts are used during the base game and white cats, lucky number 7’s, four-leaf clovers, a ladybird, golden coin and those same card patterns grace the reels during the free games bonus. Their retrospective values remain the same. Higher paying symbols generate pays on the presence of at least a three-of-a-kind while the lower value symbols only award pays on at least a four-of-a-kind combo.
Luck zone cash prizes are (in coins); 800, 1,000, 1,300, 1,500, 2,000, 2,500 and 5,000. Coin values in the jinx zone during free games are identical to the base game pays.
Hexbreaker 3 Slot Features
There’s a lot on offer with Hexbreaker 3, so we’ll start at the beginning.
Wilds are represented by the game logo and will substitute for all symbols bar the diamond horseshoe and the bonus symbol. Expanding reels will kick in when those diamond horseshoe icons fall on any reel and subsequently, the reel in which it sits will expand upwards, adding one or more symbol positions to the top of that reel.
Keep your eyes on the ‘lucky zone’ to the top of the reels; these may award a bonus or an instant cash prize. To reach the stated prizes in the ‘lucky zone’, the reels must expand to reach this particular zone. Once achieved, the reels will decrease, and the process starts over again.
Randomly on any spin during the base game, the symbol replacement feature could kick in and see symbols other than the game logo, diamond horseshoe or bonus symbol, transform into their higher-paying counterparts.
A trio of bonus symbols in full view (or reaching the free spins in the lucky zone) will award free spins and as more diamond horseshoes are added, more win ways become available. Your free games will end when the diamond horseshoe reaches the skull icon. During your free games, the ‘lucky zone’ changes to a ‘jinx zone’ and in a style similar to that of the base game, instant wins and additional spins can be granted.
To stand any chance of winning the jackpot, you need to reach the black cat, but it’s important to remember, the black cat may offer something else instead – the jackpot is not guaranteed by reaching the cat.
Hexbreaker 3 Slot Statistics
- Developer: IGT
- Reels: 5
- Win Lines/Win Ways: 243 Ways to 59,049 Ways
- Variance: High
- Mobile Compatible: Yes
- Release Date: 20.10.2020
- RTP: 27%
- Theme: Mystery, Black Cat, Fortune, Cats,
- Minimum Bet: 80p
- Maximum Bet: £240
- Maximum Win: 6,144x
- Progressive Jackpot: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Other Features: Win Both Ways Reel Engine, Wilds, Multipliers, Expanding Reels, Instant Wins, Symbol Replacement,
The Control Panel
Playing the free play demo? That control panel may send a shiver down your spin with its astronomically high minimum bet – don’t pay attention to this as free play IGT slots deliver the impression of high roller gameplay, when in fact, they’re quite the opposite.
Minimum stakes of just 80p (opposed to £80 on the demo!) can be adjusted by pressing the plus button to the right of the screen. Your total bet, wins and balance will also sit in this position, hovering above the auto and manual spin buttons. Paytable and rules on how to play can be found within the icons to the top of the screen.
What’s the Verdict?
Just like the original release all those years ago, Hexbreaker 3 slot is still leaving players dumbfounded. Why use two sets of symbols? A question we don’t know the answer to, but we assume it has something to do with overcoming bad luck and being rewarded with a great fortune – something that’s afforded to players with this 2020 title.
While there are many bonus elements to attract players, many of them may seem a little difficult to comprehend, however, it’s really rather simple! Each diamond horseshoe will increase the reel in which it sits, edging closer to the prize/bonus sitting directly above. Reach this and claim the reward and start all over again.
Don’t expect the free games or big prizes to come too easily though, Hexbreaker 3 slot is renowned for holding back its features for as long as possible!