The devil has all the best tunes so the saying goes does he have the best slots too? Bally Technologies has put that question to the test by creating the 5 reel, 30 payline Hand of the Devil slot which comes with expanding wilds and a bonus feature that offers free spins, bonus wilds and multipliers.
Stakes range from between 40p and £400 per spin (you pay an extra 10 coins to gain access to the bonus features). Is Hand of the Devil hellish or heavenly to play? Let’s take a closer look.
This devilish themed slot looks a pretty simple affair on the surface – the visuals are basic and include club, diamond, heart and spade symbols with added demonic touches such as horns, cobwebs and pitchforks. They’re joined by the standard Bally playing cards from ace down to nine.
There is also a wild that appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. It can appear as a stacked wild, filling up an entire reel and boosting your chances of a win.
The fiery Hand of the Devil logo is the game’s scatter and is the key to triggering the main attraction of Hand of the Devil, the Free Spins feature – find 3 or more and you’ll win a scatter payout as well as being awarded 10 free spins, complete with the locking wilds multiplier.
Before the free spins starts, you’ll be randomly allocated your locked wild. The red wild is a 1x multiplier, the purple is 2x, the green 3x, the blue 4x and the orange 5x. Whenever one of the special wilds appears during the free spins, it will lock into place until the feature ends. Needless to say if you get one of the bigger multipliers and hit them early in the feature then the wins can soon mount up. The only downside here is that you cannot win more free spins.
The volatility in Hand of the Devil is pretty high so expect some lean spells when very little hits – the game really comes into its own during the bonus feature. If you’re lucky enough to hit a big locked wild multiplier in the feature, then watch out as the results can be very impressive.
This demonic themed slot can be devilishly entertaining but the results can also be heavenly. If you like devil-themed slots, Devil’s Delight by NetEnt or Ash Gaming’s Innocence or Temptation are highly recommended (and volatile!).