Introducing the Knockout Mechanic, Green Jade Games bring Hammer of Fortune to our devices! This slot has an engrossing backstory with a medieval theme, as you meet Brin and join forces with him in a bid to topple Gunnhild and save the village. The graphics are bright and immersive, as well as fairly detailed for a cartoon slot. The screen is split in half, with the play board on the right and a view of the landscape on the left, where characters can appear as you continue along your quest. As for the soundtrack, a repetitive Celtic folk-style tune plays continuously, adding to the feel of going back in time by a few centuries. There are Free Spins available as well as cash prizes, so with the Knockout Mechanic too, even just playing this slot is sure to bring you good fortune!
How to play
This slot has 6 reels and a decent 50 paylines in total. There’s a Wild symbol, and it substitutes for all symbols apart from the Loot Chest symbol - it can even substitute for more than one symbol at a time! Aside from the two bonus symbols, there are 11 regular paying symbols, all with a distinctly medieval vibe, and some of them are particularly valuable. We begin with Wood, Stone, Silver and Gold symbols, which from a £1 spin will get you a maximum of £10, but then increase sharply up to the Hammer, the most valuable symbol in the game. From the same bet, 6 of them would get you £100, while even just 3 would award you £5. The game also has a world map, with each numbered node corresponding to a chapter of the base game - each chapter will take between 50 and 75 spins to complete, but they have no impact on the game’s RTP!
Match 3 or more Loot Chest symbols and you’ll be in with a chance to win a cash prize, Free Spins, or both. They need to be horizontal and on adjacent reels, but otherwise can be anywhere on the play board, and the more you match, the higher your potential prize! To line up Loot Chests so they match, you can use the Loot Hammer. This is where Knockout Mechanic comes in - you can smash one or more symbols to encourage Loot Chests to fall down and line up together. The Hammer will charge up, and the number of charges will dictate how many symbols can be smashed. If you get 3 symbols, your potential cash prize will range from 2x to 40x your bet, and this increases up to 6 symbols, which would give you a potential cash prize of 80x to a huge 10,000x! The number of Free Spins from 3 symbols will be from 4 to 20, while the number of Free Spins from 6 symbols is from 65-120, so almost anything is possible!