Hex Slot Review 2022
Players beware! You have been called to the Voodoo shop for the first time, but what you will see will horrify even the bravest of souls, in Relax Gamings new release, Hex!
Ointments, lotions and potions, chants and spells, the cracking and yelling is enough to make your hair stand on end as you attempt to tame the cursed reels. If you make it out uncursed, you will exit with plenty of spoils. Hex comes fully armed with Sticky Mystery symbols, Mystery Reveals and Reel Expansions to help guide you through this nightmare.
Relax Gaming are filling their 2022 portoflio with brilliant titles like Beast Mode, Space Miners and Hazakura Ways, so we have high expectations when it comes to Hex. In terms of theme, Hex is offering up something a little different.
A Hex, also known as a Curse is an expressed wish that some form of misfortune will attach to a certain place, person or object. A Hex can be made effective by a Supernatural power, natural force or by some kind of spell (usually Black Magic or Witchcraft). The background shows the inside of a Dark Arts shop, that is full to the brim with all kinds of powerful potions and the reel frame is covered with magical inscriptions which fit the theme nicely.
Will we make it to the end without succumbing to the mysterious Dark Arts? Let’s enter and begin!
Hex Betting and Symbols
Hex has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€30 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. The maximum bet may not seem like much compared to other slots, but we feel that this bet will be sufficient enough for most players.
The highest paying regular symbol in Hex is the Animal Skull, followed by the Voodoo Doll, Snake, Tarot Cards and Chicken Leg. Lower paying symbols fall to 5 individual Potion Bottles. The Red potion bottle has the highest pay value, followed by the Orange, Purple, Green and Blue Potion Bottles.
Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters and Sorceress symbols.
Hex Base Game and Features
Hex is a 5 reel slot with 243 Ways to win. In order to form a win, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Hex has a Mystery Reveal feature that certainly brings some excitement to an otherwise boring base game. More on this below.
Certain symbols that land on the reels will present themselves with a special Frame, this is only part of the Mystery Reveal feature.
To activate the symbols with the special Frames, you will need to land 1 of 2 Sorceress symbols on reel 5.
- Silver Sorceress – Landing a Silver Sorceress symbol will convert all symbols with special Frames into the same randomly picked high or low paying symbol.
- Gold Sorceress – Landing a Gold Sorceress symbol will convert all symbols with special Frames into Wild symbols.
Hex Free Spins
Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters, triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 7, 10 and 15 Free Spins respectively.
Each additional Scatter that lands during this round, awards +1 Free Spin.
Once Free Spins are active, the reels expand to 1,024 Ways to win. In additon to this, the Mystery Reveal feature is also active during Free Spins.
All converted symbols have their positions marked on the reels for the duration of Free Spins, allowing for the reels to progressively fill with marked positions throughout the Free Spins round. Each time a Sorceress symbol appears on reel 5, depending on which Sorceress symbol you land, the marked reel areas will all transform into either the same high or low paying symbol or Wilds.
Hex Bonus Buy
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
This can be purchased for 100x your current bet.
The RTP when purchasing the Free Spins round increases slightly from 96.43% to 96.58%.
Hex: Our Verdict
We won’t deny that Relax Gaming has been pulling some cracking slots out the bag this year and so it’s no surprise that Hex is just as brilliant. We just love everything that’s on offer here, from the dark and mysterious theme to the chilling Free Spins round, Relax Gaming will certainly have players under thier spell with this offering!
We love that Relax Gaming has pushed the boat out in terms of looks, Hex doesn’t have your typical Irish or Egyptian theme which let’s be honest, we’re all getting pretty tired of. The Mystery Reveal feature is very similar to the traditional Mystery symbols we see often in slots, but Relax Gaming has put their own unique spin on it and made it even better. The Free Spins round was a tad disappointing at first, but once you realise the potential to be had, you quickly change your mind.
Statistically, Hex has an above average RTP of 96.43% and an even better maximum win capacity of 25,000x. With these kinds of statistics, you would have to be pretty mad not to give Hex a good go.
Overall, Hex may not be the best offering from Relax Gaming, but it’s a step up from many others.