Heavy metal music and tons of fantastic animation lead the way for this game. The music is loud and could be from any of the iconic bands of days gone by. There are four female characters that move from a small picture to a big one seamlessly during regular play and wins. The animation grows with extended wilds activating the characters to the entire reel. This feature can also occur during free spins. An example is a sword wheeling brunette wearing black leather. The reel appears to be in the desert or on an abandoned planet. Colors are a dark and ominous brown with red skies and stars blending with this background. Players can gain access to the settings button at the top right of the screen for volume and screen choices.
Easy to read bet, spin, and winnings buttons are located at the bottom of the screen. There is no jackpot feature for players. The auto spin button has a toggle switch that clicks once to activate and once to stop it. The payouts come early and are explosive especially with wilds. There are only five bet buttons on the bottom next to the auto spin and winnings box. The bet increments feature is to the far right and has one cent to 50 cents increments. This translates to the biggest bet wagered at 100 dollars using 50 cents to the lowest of two dollars using one cent.
The pay table has a bonus symbol with Heavy Metal written on it. There is also a purple wild symbol with a shield as the backdrop. Four female characters can be distinguished by hair color, costumes, make-up, and background color. For example, the biggest payout comes from a dark haired woman with black and red clothes on an orange background. The smallest is from a red head with brown cloths and a bow and arrow weapon. Each one is valued at a different rate with the range starting at 50 dollars and falling to five dollars. Four letters include traditional A, K, Q, and J with the number 10 holding up the rear. Pay lines are highlighted instantly with zigzag lines across symbols. Detailed printed information is located just over the large spin button.
Free spins have a special feature with the characters assisting players with larger payouts. They use their weapon to randomly change regular symbols to wilds. Any three heavy metal symbols that land throughout the reel trigger a bonus called Pick Me. Wilds only expand when they initially land on reels three, four, or five. During the free spins, they can expand on any reel. The only exception is if they land anywhere on the last reel. This turns surrounding symbols into wilds as well. Wilds for this game are versatile and become sticky while activating up to three free spins.
Heavy Metal is a keeper with the various levels of bonus opportunities from the wild and scatter. The animation is outstanding with an anime film characteristic for each episode. As the female characters go to battle the music increases as it enhances the scene. From time to time, players should not be surprised if they find themselves playing a phantom guitar or dancing throughout the game. There is outstanding graphics and colors that fit the setting. The software is fluid without any issues in regular play or bonus spins.