“Ready to make a killing? Murder equals money with Microgaming’s edgy online slot – Hitman.”
My mother always warned me about bald men bearing briefcases. Add a barcode, tattooed on the back of their bonce, and it’s probably best to avoid spilling their pint or unnecessary eye contact.
Online slots come in many shapes and sizes. Hitman – from Microgaming – is shaped like an assassin and killer-sized. Murder is on Agent 47’s mind and – if he hits the target – you make a killing.
The Hitman franchise started life as a ‘sneak ‘em up’ video game from Eidos, before getting a big screen makeover in 2007. The film kinda sucked but seeing Olga Kurylenko in the nip made it all worthwhile. The online slot version of Agent 47’s adventures references the video game.
Murder Most Fun
Game symbols are mainly the assassin’s tools of the trade: garrottes, poison, a sniper rifle, knives, and guns all feature. The game features several bonus animations and the music is dark and atmospheric. It’s a pretty cool adaptation and definitely one for the boys.
The game’s expanding wild symbol is Agent 47 himself. Line him up on reels 2,3, and 4, and he expands to complete winning combinations across all the lines. I got lucky several times with the Hitman on both lines 2 and 4. This can really rack up the points, as you get several winning combinations.
The Hitman online slot features three bonus rounds. The most common is the Insignia Bonus. Line up three insignia symbols on reels 1,2, and 3 and you are then prompted to pick one of the three insignia symbols and a winning amount will appear. I hit this several times and nearly always managed to pick the top amount.
Next up is the Free Spins Bonus which is triggered by the ‘18’ certificate symbol appearing on reels 3,4, and 5. This sets off 18 free spins which all pay at 2x multiplier. It’s a sweet little pick me up – especially as all bonus features and expanding wilds are in play.
Finally, it’s the Contract Bonus. I had nearly ploughed through all my credit before this one hit. However, when it landed, it was a game changer. It’s triggered when you line up three laptops on reels 3,4 and 5.
The game then cuts away to a new screen, where five bad ass evil dudes are lined up for potential assassination. You get to enjoy a brief resume of their careers (murderer, chemical killer, deviant, etc.) and then you choose what baddie you want to bag – based on their potential reward value.
Once you’ve selected your target, the ticker starts and you are then told the value of your kill. Next, you choose your weapon of choice: gun, garrotte, knife, poison, etc. The weapon reveals the multiplier. Combine this with your assassination booty and that’s your total pot. I managed to secure about 24,000 coins with my win and increased my initial deposit by nearly 50%. Great result!
Dark but rather good. Pays well and I walked away a winner. Hitman is well conceived, flawlessly executed (see what I did there) online slot from Microgaming and bags of fun to play. It took a while before I hit the big bonus round (Contract) but the expanding wilds kept me alive. Grab a weapon and enjoy a little quality time with this killer game.
Well, you might call it a boy’s game but I loved both the Eidos original and the movie. I think Microgaming’s rework hits the target. I agree the big bonus round is hard to win but the other bonuses and the wild reel are constantly in action. Go ahead – make Agent 47’s day and give it a spin.