HexBreaker 3

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HexBreaker 3 slot REVIEW

HexBreaker 3 ReviewThe base game literally starts out in “bad luck mode”, where symbols like black cats, the number 13 and nailed voodoo dolls take center stage. The good news is that these “bad luck” symbols still pay like regular symbols, and you can win bigger cash prizes by expanding those reels to maximum capacity. Bets between 80p and £240 per spin can be placed here, and you can play across all platforms and devices.

The whole gimmick of this concept is that you need to trigger the bonus round to “break the bad luck hex” of the base game. Doing this turns everything on its head, and you will now see lucky symbols on the reels, as these extend downwards to win cash prizes (or the White Cat Jackpot). The RTP of 96.5 % is pretty decent, and if you like unorthodox reel expansion mechanics this game might just be for you.

A screen of the HexBreaker 3 playing space

HexBreaker 3 Features

You need to land the horseshoe symbol to trigger the reel expansion feature, and the relevant reel is then expanded upwards with 1 row. Each reel expansion naturally increases the number of win ways, and you can play with up to 59,049 ways to win at full capacity.

At the top of the reel set is the Luck Zone, with the spooky looking black cat in the middle. Each time a reel reaches the fully expanded height of 9 rows, you will win the cash prize displayed in the Luck Zone Orb above the relevant reel. The Black Cat “orb” lands you the progressive jackpot, and you can see how much it’s worth on the left-hand side. The relevant reel resets to 3 rows after an orb prize has been won.

You trigger the free spins bonus round if the Orb you win contains the word Bonus. However, you can also trigger it by landing 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time. Each reel expands downwards towards a “Jinx Zone” when you land the horseshoe symbol, and you can win even bigger cash prizes than during the base game play.

You can win at most 62.5x your stake from the cash orbs, and reaching the White Cat lands you the progressive jackpot. Each reel resets to 3 rows again once an orb prize has been won, just like in the base game. The free spins feature ends when a row reaches a skull & bones orb, but these can pay up to 18.75x your stake as a “consolation prize”.

There is also a Symbol Replacement feature that can come into play at any time both in the base game and during the free spins. This feature will transform a number of symbols into matching symbols and stacks of wilds. It triggers quite frequently, but you will not always benefit all that much from it.

The 200 Spins HexBreaker 3 Experience

We didn’t quite make it to the bonus round this time, but you’ll see plenty of the Symbol Replacement feature in our base game spins. The volatility of the game got the better of us you might say, and we simply couldn’t spend more time trying to trigger the free spins. Anyhow, you can see how it played out in the highlights video below.

Review Summary

A slot where the base game is “cursed” by all the tokens of bad luck you can think of is certainly an original idea. You “break the hex” by triggering the bonus round, where the reel expansion feature is upside-down and the White Cat Jackpot can be won. The whole concept is well executed by IGT, but things can be a bit confusing before you get settled into it.

Unlike with many reel expansion slots, the reels in Hexbreak3r do not reset until they’ve reached the 9 rows Orb Cash Prize. This means that you will play with an expanded reel set most of the time, and it also gives you a sense of accomplishment and progress as you play. This makes it a hard game to put down, but the good news is that your current reel expansion is carried over into your next session.

Pros

Each reel expands to rach cash prizes on the top

Random symbol transform feature

The “upside-down” bonus round “breaks the hex”

High volatility and 6,144x max win potential

Cons

High volatility and 6,144x max win potential

If you appreciate Hexbreak3r you should also try:

If you’re interested in slots where the reelset changes, we have exactly 280 such games in our catalog at the time of writing. Below, we’ll introduce you to some of the better ones we know of.

Hexbreaker 2 - is the predecessor game that was released back in 2015. It plays out on 5 reels and 720 win ways, and there are no expanding reels in this version. You will benefit from a bonus round however, and payouts up to £250,000 is possible here.

Wild Walker - comes with a scary, fully stacked zombie walking wild on each spin. The bonus round let’s you unlock extra wild reels, and you can pocket up to 4,900x your stake on a single spin in this highly volatile and popular Pragmatic Play title.

9K Yeti - comes with a Snowstorm bonus round where you’ll benefit from wilds and symbol shuffles. The volatility is pretty high in this game also, and you can win up to 9,012x your stake. What’s more, you’ll benefit from an unusually high 97 % RTP here.

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HexBreaker 3 Slot FAQs

What is the Return to Player of Hexbreak3r slot?

The game’s RTP is 96.5 %, which is a bit above the industry average.

How volatile is Hexbreak3r?

This is a highly volatile game from IGT, and you can expect decent wins to come from the orb prizes.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 6,144x your stake in Hexbreaker 3.

How does the Expanding Reels Cash Prize feature work?

Landing a horseshoe symbol expands the reels with 1 row up to a maximum of 9 rows. Reaching the 9th row will either land you a cash prize, jackpot or trigger the bonus round.

Is there a free spins mode in Hexbreak3r slot?

Yes, and the reels will expand downwards instead of upwards here. You can win a white cat progressive jackpot, or cash prizes that are larger than in the base game.

How many winning ways are available?

You start out with 243 win-both-ways paylines, but as the reels expand you can get up to a maximum of 59,049 win ways here.

Can I play Hexbreak3r for free?

Yes, you can try the free Hexbreak3r demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there you will also find casinos where you can play with welcome offers.

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