The Incredible Hulk Pokie Game
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Hulk in a movie of his own although the Avengers are doing a great job of keeping him relevant, as his official poker machine. This game from Playtech is actually one of the older games in the range but it was so well done in terms of bringing the theme to life through features and bonuses that it continues to be one of the best of the lot. From jackpots to free spins, there’s plenty to explore so let’s get straight into it!
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Smash bonus, expanding Hulk, Wilds, Free Spins, Jackpots
Top Prize: Ultimate Power Jackpot
The Incredible Hulk poker machine is available in both 25 and fifty line formats, but the 25 line one is the more established and, in our opinion, the most consistent. Even if neither number takes your fancy, the lines are fully adjustable on both games so you can set it up to your liking. Then, you just need to decide on a coin denomination and how many of those coins you wish to place on each line and you’re good to go with the standard choice of manual spins or auto play.
As noted, even as one of the elder statesmen of the Marvel pokies range, The Incredible Hulk continues to wow players with some excellent features and bonuses. You may call the Hulk unstable and so it makes perfect sense that he represents the wild card on the game but he’s far from the only significant symbol to look out for.
First up is the Smash Bonus symbol, which appears on reels one and five. Hit it on both at the same time and you’ll be taken to the round of the same name. There, the Hulk is on a bit of a rampage, flinging fire hydrants at anything that moves – including the good guys. First up you’ll be aiming for police cars with three shots at releasing cash prizes. Then, one of three helicopters is in your sights to reveal a multiplier. The round may randomly be boosted by the Hulk Rage feature, which will smash all seven police cars before adding on a multiplier.
Next up is the Expanding Hulk feature which takes place on the main board. Should a Hulk wild land on the third reel, he’ll automatically expand to cover it fully, while also awarding two free re-spins while remaining in place. A much improved version of this occurs if you land a wild on reels two, three and four at the same time. Hulk will expand across all three reels by literally smashing through the screen and while you’ll only get one free re-spin, that spin with three completely wild reels is okay in our book!
Compared to these two features, the free spins are rather standard. Nevertheless, they are well worth winning and you’ll grab them with three or more scatters in view. Ten spins are awarded initially, complete with a three times multiplier and it’s possible to scoop more spins with further combinations of scatters within the round itself.
Finally, as with all of Playtech’s Marvel games, every single spin has a random chance to trigger the progressive jackpot round. Better chances are afforded to players with higher stakes but everyone is in with a shot, even with the minimum bet.
Game Culture’s Opinion
As far as adhering to the theme and bringing the subject matter to life through features and bonuses, The Incredible Hulk is right up there among the very best Playtech pokies. The fact that it continues to be one of the developer’s most played games is testament to the overall quality of the action and we’d go as far as to say if you only play one Marvel pokie today, you should make it this one!