The Incredible Hulk, Comic, Movie and Slot
Fans of the Marvel comic book The Incredible Hulk, also the title of the 2008 blockbuster film starring Edward Norton, will appreciate the Playtech slot title. It doesn’t present much of a story, and the Hulk himself is the only character from the movie, but the artwork and theme music are drawn straight from the film, with deft comic-book touches.
The Incredible Hulk is a five-reel slot, with 50 paylines. Coin denominations can be adjusted at several levels between 1 and 100 credits, and players can bet between 1 and 10 coins per line. If the budget is tight, players should choose a lower coin denomination and play max bet of 10 coins on all 50 paylines, as each of the four progressive jackpots can only be won at max bet.
Ten Ordinary Symbols in Play
The Incredible Hulk uses ten ordinary icons. Six are the poker symbols 9 to A, designed as blocky stone figures. They are grouped in matched pairs, so 9 and 10, J and Q, and K and A each win identical prizes for matches of three, four or five of a kind. Five As or Ks win 100 credits.
The police car and cruiser also win matched prizes, but they begin payouts at two matches or better: 2, 20, 50 or 200 credits for two, three, four or five of a kind, respectively. For the beaker of radioactive green goo, the prizes are 3, 30, 100 or 500 credits, and the radiation warning sign pays 5, 100, 400 or 4,000 credits.
Expanding Wild on Three Centre Reels
The Incredible Hulk himself serves as the title’s Wild, occurring only on Reels 2, 3 or 4, with the usual power to stand in for other symbols. If it lands in the centre window of Reel 3, the Wild expands to fill the entire reel with an impressive animation, and the player gets two immediate free re-spins with the expanded Wild locked in place.
If the Wild occurs anywhere on Reels 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously, all three reels turn into an expanded Wild, which is locked for one free re-spin.
Game Logo is Free Spins Scatter
The Incredible Hulk game logo does duty as the title’s Scatter symbol, paying 10, 25 or 100 credits immediately for three, four or five matches anywhere on the reels. At the same time, three or more matches will activate a casino gambling bonus round of 10 free spins, during which all prizes receive a X3 multiplier.
The free spins feature can be retriggered indefinitely during this bonus round. Expanding Wilds also pop up more often during free spins rounds, to further increase prize frequency.
Extra Bonus and Four Progressive Jackpots
The Smash Bonus tile comes up on Reels 1 and 5 only. When it occurs together on both these reels, it activates the Smash Bonus on a second screen. The player is faced with the Incredible Hulk at bay and surrounded by six police cars. The player chooses three cars for the Incredible Hulk to smash, and each of these reveals a separate prize amount. If the randomly triggered Hulk Rage feature activates, the Hulk smashes all the cars for all the prizes. Next, the player must pick one of three helicopters to smash, which determines the multiplier on the bonus win.
Like all Marvel-themed slots, The Incredible Hulk also has four progressive jackpots to give players surprise windfalls. Any of the four can be triggered randomly after any spin.