Steampunk is fast becoming a popular area of fascination for many people around the world. This industrial, post-apocalyptic offshoot of science fiction offers a new, if not romanticised view of steam-powered technology that has a quirky Victorian-era aesthetic. Steam Punk Heroes, a five reel online slot, fits the eccentric steampunk genre perfectly.
A Closer Look
This eye-catching video slot features 25 paylines that are spread out across three rows which are housed in a striking metal frame that has a distinct industrial design. Steam Punk Heroes has a beguilingly mechanical and gritty visual appeal that is illustrated consistently throughout the game.
Along with images of complex mechanical structures, foggy industrial skylines and networks of pipes and gears, the overall theme of Steam Punk Heroes is further supported by atmospheric sound effects.
On the Reels
Steam Punk Heroes presents players with a collection of interesting reel symbols that each have a specific value attached to them. Players will notice that the traditional playing card icons 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace have been given new life with a metallic design on the reels when they sign up at a casino to play this slot. These are low-value symbols and winning combinations of these symbols will earn players a modest payout.
The group of high-value symbols are represented by a variety of theme-related designs which include a gun-wielding Steampunk girl, mechanical instruments and ornate metal emblems. These offer an attractive payout when players land three or more matching symbols on an active payline.
Steampunk Scatter and Wild Symbols
Any online slot worth its mettle features a scatter and wild symbol, and Steam Punk Heroes is no exception. If you see the Steam Punk Heroes logo make an appearance on the reels, you’ve come across the scatter symbol. Landing three or more Steam Punk Heroes scatter symbols anywhere on the screen will trigger a fun bonus feature.
The wild symbol featured in Steam Punk Heroes is pretty easy to spot and is represented by a metallic wild logo. The wild symbol will substitute all the other reel symbols with the exception of the scatter symbol and helps players in creating winning combinations on the reels.
Exciting Bonus Feature
Steam Punk Heroes features a fun bonus feature that can be triggered when players land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels- these are represented by the Steam Punk Heroes logo. Once the feature is activated, players will be transported to a new screen where they are presented with a lever and two steam-powered gears. Pull the lever and watch the gears slowly turn before they eventually come to a stop, revealing two bonus prizes.
The first gear will reveal a multiplier that will be applied to any free spins won. The second gear will reveal the number of free spins that will be awarded. There’s a 5x multiplier and a maximum of 20 free spins that are up for grabs. More spins can be retriggered, provided that a minimum of three scatter symbols make an appearance during the bonus feature.