If you have ever listened to a song by the Swedish heavy metal band HammerFall and thought to yourself that it would make a great theme, story and backdrop to a video slot title then you might be working for the developer Play’n GO because that’s exactly what they thought as well.
Video slot games are always fantastic because you get to listen to your favourite bands while playing some really fun games and this one is no different. The developers have taken the album covers and songs and turned them into something playable which is always a wonder to see.
Join us as we jump into the world of HammerFall to find out just how heavy this heavy metal inspired video slot game is.
Theme & Symbols
Picture basically any album cover from the band and you’ve got a pretty good idea as to what this video slot looks like. For those that haven’t seen a cover of theirs, picture an armoured knight standing ready with a huge shield in one hand and a massive hammer in the other.
The background is a hazy red, with mountains stretching off into the distance. A stone structure sits to the right of the grid, where our knight stands guard over the reels. While fairly basic, it emulates one of their album covers pretty well. They did a good job making it feel like you’re actually playing one of their albums.
You can’t talk about games inspired by bands without talking about the music. While playing this game you’ll be able to listen to multiple of their most popular songs. Try not to rock out too hard as you’ve still got to play the game!
Animations are great, symbols spring to life on winning spins and the knight moves around as well. The reels cascade without issue and in all, the animations bring the game together.
Overall, this is a fantastic looking game presented by Play’n GO. It looks exactly what you would expect an album from the band to look like.
Starting off with the low-paying icons we have various gems and rocks. They’re all coloured differently and are easy to distinguish. You’ll be seeing these symbols fall in quite often as you play the game.
Next up are the higher-paying symbols. These are represented by various icons the band has been known for throughout the years. Things like Hammers, Crescent Moons and Suns.
Wilds and Lightning Wild variations are present in the game. These symbols can substitute for any other icon in the game, helping you to build massive winning combos. Lightning Wilds have the added bonus of having a random multiplier attached to them, the multiplier can go up to x3.
Online Betting Options & Features
HammerFall is a 7×7 cascading reel video slot game developed by Play’n GO. 5 or more clusters of symbols count as wins and there is a RTP of 96.20%.
Cascades that results in wins remove the winning symbols so that new symbols can fall in their place. This repeats until no new win is made.
Tiles can be highlighted at random, these tiles become Super Tiles. Wins involving Super Tiles will create Lightning Wilds. As normal, the winning symbols will be removed, except for the Lightning Wild, and new symbols will fill their place.
Each win will charge the Hammer Meter. It takes 25 winning symbols to fully charge the hammer and when it’s fully charged it will activate the song of the current world you’re in. There are three songs that can activate in this way:
- Twilight Princess: This song will add a 2×2 mega wild to the grid.
- Second To None: When this song activates all high-paying symbols are transformed into matching symbols.
- And Yet I Smile: This song will destroy all the low-paying icons on the grid.
If the Hammer Meter is charged a second time it will trigger the Hammer High feature. This is a bonus round where all three of the songs are awarded in succession.
On a random, non-winning, cascade one of four Destruction features might trigger.
- Never Forgive, Never Forgive: This will select one symbol at random and pull in any other matching symbol, destroying the icons in their path.
- Bring It: All high-paying symbols are selected and either destroyed or transformed into matching symbols.
- One Against The World: A symbol is chosen at random and all symbols next to matching symbols are either destroyed or transformed into that symbol.
- Chain Of Command: This will create a chain of symbols on the grid which are either destroyed or transformed into matching symbols.
Come and rock out with HammerFall and Play’n GO.