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Heroes Gathering by Relax Gaming released on 27.05.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 20 paylines and a 96.45% RTP. This is a fantasy-themed game offering players a max win of up to 4000x their stake. Heroes Gathering can be played on all devices from €0.1 to €50 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
Community Big Wins
In this slot you will find 2 different (but very similar) special features as well as 2 special symbols. The Board Game feature is triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols on the reels while the Mini-Board Game is triggered by landing 2 scatter symbols on the reels. The Wild symbol will function as usual by being able to substitute all other symbols on the reels.
Wild and Scatters
The wild symbol of the game is represented by an orange, glowing orb of some sort, with the wording “Wild” over it. It will, as usual, be able to substitute all other symbols on the reels but has no value on it's own. The scatter symbol of the game however, which is represented by a banner with a sword and two axes in the front, has several functions. By landing 3 or more scatters on the reels 1, 3 and 5 of the reel slot, you will trigger the Board Game feature while landing 2 scatters on the reels 1, 3 or 5 will trigger the Mini-Board Game feature.
Board Game Feature
This main feature of the game will be triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols on the reels 1, 3 and 5 during the same single spin. Depending on how the board game plays out, you will get different amounts of free spins as there is no set limit. Once the feature has been triggered you will also see that there will appear 3 different amulets on the board game. While the reels are spinning during the free spins round, your wins will therefore be collected in either a bronze, silver or gold meter.
However if you should land a wheel of fortune symbol, this wheel will reveal how many steps your piece will move on the board. This could be a number between 1 and 6 and should you land on a bronze, silver or gold square, a pin of the matching colour will be collected in the meter found on the left of the board game.
Should you land on one of the corners of the game, you will receive a random multiplier of x5, x10, x20 or x100. This will then be added to all of the three meters. This feature will continue until you collect 3 pins in one of the 3 meters, however if you manage to go round the entire board game, then all of the pins will be removed.
Mini-Board Game Feature
This mini version of the Board Game Feature will be triggered when you land 2 scatter symbols on the reels 1, 3 and/or 5. In this feature you will see that it pretty much follows the same rules as the main feature described above. One difference however is that you will only be collecting wins and pins to 1 of the 3 meters. This will be determined by the first position on the board game your piece will land on. Also, the multipliers on the corners of the board will instead be of x5, x10 and x50.
Design and Symbols
In this slot you will be playing along with the world's greatest champions who have gathered (hence the title of the slot) in an attempt to hunt down some giant wins on the Heroes Gathering game board. You will be moving around on the board game at the same time as you will be spinning on the reels in the race to get your very own hero status. Seeing the game has a slight fantasy-theme going on as well as being a board game, you will see that the reel set is placed on a wooden table where there are golden coins scattered around, wooden cups complete with a mouse hiding in one of them and barrels in the background.
There are a total of 3 low-value symbols which are round shields with a different coloured gem in the middle. Medium-value symbols include 3 square shaped symbols with daggers, a book and a shield on them while the highest paying symbols of course are the 3 characters of the slot, including a green goblin, a laser-eyed wizard and a knight. The knight is the symbol of highest value, giving you 20x your total stake for 5 of a kind.
As well as the regular symbols of the game you will find 2 special symbols. The wild symbol represented by a glowing orb will simply substitute all other symbols on the reels while the scatter symbol of the game represented by a flag along with two swords and two axes will trigger both of the bonus features of the slot.
Our Thoughts on Heroes Gathering
Relax Gaming have certainly gone all in with this slot, giving it a board game and fantasy-theme all at once. However we can't help but feel that it falls slightly short of our expectations. While giving off a great first impression, we found ourselves wanting more pretty fast. However, if you are up for a slot that simply looks good and that will give you a slightly different experience that most other slots, this might still be the one for you.
With two bonus features that are pretty much exactly the same, we wish they would have done more in terms of making use of the whole board game theme. The main game gets old pretty quick too as there won't be much happening there. On the other hand there is a pretty high potential payout in store for you with a maximum 4 000x your stake available.