Steam Punk Heroes Slots

Steam-Punk-HeroesThe theme that Microgaming chose for Steam Punk Heroes is unusual, but a very good one, especially since fans of the genre will not find a lot of games that have this type of design. The steam punk style incorporates a lot of cogs, steam machines and in the real world gadgets that use it tend to be gorgeous pieces that had a lot of work put into them. The design of Steam Punk Heroes doesn’t quite manage to look as beautiful as I expected it to be, though the developers seem to have tried their best and added a lot of small details which normally would’ve made a difference.

This steam punk inspired game has a total of 5 reels, separated with metal borders and offering up to 25 bet lines. You can win a $4,000 top jackpot by playing it and along the way you might also encounter wild symbols, multipliers, free games and scatters.

Features of Steam Punk Heroes

As features, the game has a wild symbol and a scatter, that last one also being the trigger for the free spins.

The WILD icon is shown as a sort of logo, though the letters are drawn and arranged like they were made by a child. Acting as a wild, this symbol gets the power to take the place of a regular symbol and be part of a combo, though it only does so when it lands exactly where that extra symbol is needed. The wild uses a 2x multiplier on the win value whenever this happens, so it’s always great when it helps you form a combo. From time to time you will also find that it creates a combo directly, with two to five wilds being part of the same line when this happens. In that case, prizes will reach a top value of 2,000x.

Next, we have the scatter symbol, which has the Game Logo on it and which can appear in any position on the reels. The only thing that the game looks at is the total number of symbols of this type that are present, and if you have two to five Logos you get a prize, worth between 2x and 50x the wager.


Free Games Feature

The feature which brings you the free spins first takes you to a screen with two gears, one for the free games, the other for the multiplier. You use a handle to start them up, and then they will tell you what you’ve won. You need 3+ Game Logos scattered in order to get into this feature.


Betting options and jackpots

The game has 25 lines total, with which you can play as you please. You can wager between 1 and 10 coins on each one, using denominations ranging from $0.01 to $0.20. With the line bet reaching $2, the maximum wager per spin is $50.

You will get 2,000x the line bet at most, which is far from impressive for a modern slot machine. That means 20,000 coins, or $4,000 cash.

Design and symbols

The design is darker than you’d expect and while there are a lot of details included, they can’t be easily seen. The visuals are incredibly important in a steam punk styled slot machine, and unfortunately this game doesn’t manage to make itself attractive enough. There are steam machines, tubes, cogs and other industrial looking designs in it, but they’re just not visible enough.


Symbols: Wild Logo (wild, 2,000x), Game Logo (scatter, 50x the bet), Girl (1,000x), Lion (750x), Motorcycle (500x), Bird (500x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

The steam punk theme is a cool choice, but the actual design is less so, not managing to rise up to the expectations. I’d still give it a go though.

The Steam Punk Heroes slot machine is offered through the Microgaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.