When I heard the title of this slot was Super Hamster, I immediately got a picture of how it would look in my head. That picture isn’t what this game presents though – and probably for the better. You see, this game from Fugaso actually depicts the Super Hamster as a computer virus destroyer. Odd, perhaps, but let’s just run with it. What you actually get when you play this game, is some thoroughly impressive graphics, a great base game and a couple of entertaining inbuilt features to enjoy.
Main Game and Paytable
Super Hamster is a five-reel slot game, that also comes with the standard three rows that are associated with video slots. Across this layout, Fugaso has also chosen to incorporate a total of 26 paylines to bet on. These have been set in place, but you do have the option of changing the value of the wager that you place on them. First, you choose a coin value between €0.01 and €1. You can then adjust the bet level between one and 10 for a maximum bet of €260 per spin.
The scenario that this slot puts you into, is one of a police station office, with the reels being on a computer monitor. The first symbols that you’ll see on the game’s reels, are the clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts playing card suits. Then comes a CD drive symbol, which can multiply your stake by up to 150x. There’s also the security camera, the network symbol, a laptop, a recycle bin, a USB calendar and a scanner. You’ll find that the symbol of a computer monitor can pay out up to 5,000 times your bet, while the printer is the highest-paying one, rewarding players with up to 10,000 times their wager.
While playing the slot, I was quite happy to see the Super Hamster Scanner Feature come into play. It’s my favourite part of the game. This basically sees a scan of the computer locate viruses on the reels. Once it does, the hamster to the right of the reels will spring into action, catching it in a cage and turning it into a sticky wild.
Different coloured viruses will stick around on the reels as wilds for different time periods. A red virus remains in place for the next five spins, a yellow one for the next three spins and a green one for the next two spins.
Super Hamster also has its own free spins feature. This will trigger whenever three or more viruses show up and are caught on any of the reels. You’ll be rewarded with a total of eight free spins for this. During the round, any new viruses showing up will remain sticky for the duration of the free spins feature.
The Super Hamster slot has to be one of the most innovative slot games out there, just for its inbuilt theme. And when you consider the free spins and Scanner Feature that it also offers, it will surely keep you entertained for long periods of time, just as it did me.