Based on the illustrated magazine, Heavy Metal Warriors is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win, fantasy themed slot from iSoftBet. Set on a distant planet and featuring a quartet of feisty female warriors, it comes with a pick me round, re-spins and free spins. Play from between 40p and £100 per spin.

Rock fans may be forgiven for expecting a more musical theme given the title of this slot – the only real reference to heavy metal is the backing track which is suitably moshtastic. The reels are set against a crater strewn planet and include a quartet of Amazonian-style warrior women – they’re joined by low value playing cards as alongside wilds and scatters.

The wild won’t do anything to the cashier in its own right but it will substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter. It only hits on the middle 3 reels but can expand to fill the entire reel in which it lands. When the wild expands, you’ll also receive a re-spin. These can land on multiple reels and will remain in place for all the re-spins you hit.

That scatter is the Heavy Metal Logo – land 3 or more of these anywhere on the reels to trigger the Pick Me Bonus feature. Here you’ll be presented with a selection of boxes – pick 1 to reveal between 10 and 30 free spins. Look out for the wild during the free spins feature – if it lands on the end reel, an archer will appear and shoot her arrows to turn the 2 connecting symbols wild too, further boost your winning chances.

Design wise, iSoftBet has pulled out all the stops in Heavy Metal Warriors – the visuals are drawn comic book style and are superbly realised. Look out for some slick animations when the warriors form part of a winning combo. The 243 ways to win game engine keeps the pace flowing at a decent rate.

The best bet for a quality payout comes via the bonus feature though. If you’re lucky enough to land the top end of the possible free spins and the archer works her wild magic, then some decent rewards are certainly possible.

Boasting excellent looks and a solid, if somewhat limited, range of features, Heavy Metal Warriors offers a little something for everyone. If you’re after some belting rock tunes though, I highly recommend NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses or WMS’ KISS Shout It Out Loud.