Tue, Jul 31, 3:44am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Fri, May 15, 10:08am
Hitman is a polished and dark online pokie from Microgaming. It features a suited hitman – along with the different weapons he uses to dispatch people. There are 15 win-lines with plenty of ways to hit big wins.
Expanding wilds in the base game mean that multiple line wins are only ever a spin away. There are 3 completely different bonus games to enjoy too. The theme may feel 18+, and you’ll find these age-restriction style symbols on the reels. Those can give you 18 free spins.
A visually impressive bonus lets you select a criminal, then a weapon to dispatch them with. This picks game has a strategy element. The other picks game is more straightforward. You simply choose one of three insignia symbols to receive a cash award.
This game is available to play for free online. As with many Microgaming titles, you’ll need a VPN to enjoy it from Australia at many casinos. As an older pokie, Hitman runs in Flash, which does have compatibility and blocking issues with some browsers.
Once you have loaded it, you’ll be able to enjoy the cool, brooding atmosphere of the base game – plus the entertaining bonus features. If you enjoy the Hitman game for free, then you’ll know what to expect when you play the Hitman pokies for real money.
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This game has 15 win-lines. They cross a standard set of 5 reels, each of which has 3 rows of symbols. You don’t need to play all 15 lines every spin. This is flexible, with any number from 1 to 15 available. Up to 20 coins per line are possible. Your total bet amount is displayed above the ‘bet max’ button.
A hitman symbol, with an elegantly dressed bald-headed guy with crossed pistols, is the wild. This appears on the middle 3 reels. When a win is possible, this wild will expand to cover all 3 reels. It substitutes for the regular symbols, though not the 3 different bonus symbols.
High paying symbols all show the hitman in action. There is also a folded dollar symbol, plus different weapons including a vial of poison and a garotte. All the symbols are on-topic with the Hitman Pokies, with no playing card or fruit style fillers.
You’ll find 3 bonus symbols. These show a computer, an insignia and a circle with 18 in it. Three of each type are needed to trigger the respective bonuses, which are described below.
The Hitman game has 3 different bonus features in addition to the expanding wilds. You can trigger both of the picks games from inside the free spins feature. Expanding wilds are still in operation during the free spins game.
Two of these features involve picks. While some pokies have simple picks game, Microgaming has managed to make this interactive in the Hitman slots.
When you realize the adult (18+) nature of the Hitman theme, the number of free spins makes sense. You need 3 of the 18 symbols to trigger this feature. The spins run very quickly, with the added advantage of 2x multipliers for all your wins. Expanding wilds can appear, giving you a lot of wins from a single spin for this multiplier to be attached too.
You’ll see a message at the end with your total win, showing a bigger picture of the hitman.
This is a high-tech picks game, which nails the contract killer theme. Bonus symbols showing an old green-screen computer appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. When you get all 3 the reels disappear. You see a Matrix-style backdrop, with pictures of 5 criminals. Each has a range of prizes underneath.
On the left, the top prizes are lower. As you move right, they increase, though so does the lowest prize. You take a chance with either a guaranteed minimum or a bigger maximum. This adds a strategy element, which is an unusual and welcome addition to an online pokie game.
Once you have chosen a criminal, you pick a weapon. This can be a pistol, knife and so on. You then see a multiplier awarded via a ladder on the right. This applies to whatever random win your criminal has associated with him.
This bonus looks sharp – and fits perfectly with the game. Essentially it is a 2 round picks bonus.
This is the fastest of the three bonus features. On reels 1 to 3, you will see some insignias. They look like golden zig-zag shapes. When you get all 3 of them, they become selectable. Moving your mouse over them turns each one bronze.
You simply choose one, click on it and reveal a cash prize. This can be up to 6,000 coins. You will then see the prizes you did not choose, before returning to the regular spins. The insignia bonus can be won from inside the free spins bonus, or from the base game.
There are ways to win huge prizes in this game – though no progressive jackpots are involved. Your biggest wins will come via the Contract Bonus. If you get the biggest prize and maximum multiplier, you can win up to 270,000 coins.
This slot is powered by Microgaming. They only make slot games for online casinos – with many of the most popular slots part of the MicroGaming catalogue. Hitman will work in your browser window. It uses Flash, which is not supported by every browser. Plug-ins (or simply allowing Flash to run) should solve this. Note that MicroGaming has pulled out of Australia.
Expanding wilds can appear on any spin. You won’t be able to make wins with them on their own, as wilds only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. They will often create wins over several of the 15 win-lines from a single spin. Expanding wilds are even more valuable in the free spins bonus games. Here any wins you get are doubled compared to the regular paytable.