Join a young medieval adventurer on a quest for monsters and jackpots in Hero’s Quest. Powered by Bally Wulff, it’s a 5 reel, 20 to 40 payline game that comes with re-spins with held symbols and a free spins feature. Play from between 15 to 30p and £30 to £60 per spin. You can choose to play with 20 or 40 paylines which affects your minimum and maximum stakes.

The imagery on show in Hero’s Quest has a cartoon feel – the dark red reels feature the developer’s usual lower value A to 10 playing cards alongside a range of symbols associated with the fantasy theme. Look out for swords, shields, bulls and horses as well as a magical tiger. The most rewarding standard symbol is the sword-wielding warrior. Land 5 of these on a payline for a payout of 10 times your total stake.

There’s also a wild – this fulfils all the usual duties, replacing all other symbols bar the scatter. It doesn’t offer any pays in its own right. Hero’s Quest comes with 2 bonus features:

Magic Spins feature – land any symbol fully stacked to fill the 4 positions on reel 1 to trigger these. You’ll then be awarded 3 re-spins with the stacked symbol in reel 1 locked in place.

Free Spins feature – land 3 or more of the scatter (the shiny crystal) anywhere on the reels to trigger this feature. Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. During the feature, the wild will land stacked to improve your winning chances. You can re-trigger more free spins here by landing more scatters. You can activate the Magic Spin feature too by filling up reel 1 with matching symbols.

This fantasy adventure is simple fare – the design is typical Bally Wulff. The simple visuals and generic soundtrack are reminiscent of a brick and mortar casino slot. The features are solid enough but didn’t really get the juices slowing.

Hero’s Quest is a perfectly serviceable game – there’s nothing especially bad to report here, it’s a just a little underwhelming. We’ve become used to plenty of bells and whistles from our slots play and this lacked a little pizzazz. For simple sword and sorcery action, you’ll do just fine here. If you want something extra, Playtech’s Legacy of the Wild is recommended.