IGT's HooDoo will break Hex

May 12, 2009 5:08 PM
Slots of Luck by L. Sabin |

If you’ve had enough bad luck and are ready for "good juju," try IGT’s Hexbreaker video slot, featuring HooDoo the Lucky Cat.

Confront your superstitions in this spellbinding 5-reel, lucky 13-line, 20x max bet game that pays from left-to-right or right-to-left. Change your luck by collecting Jinx scatter symbols, wild Hexbreakers (which substitute for all except bonus initiators or scatters), spilled salt, face down pennies, open umbrellas, voodoo dolls, a foot stepping on a crack or broken mirrors.

This game gives you major mojo on reels!

Mysterious theme music will take your luck to another level. Four or more broken mirrors on a played line from consecutive reels initiate the Mirror Mirror bonus.

This takes you to a second screen where you pick five of 13 mirrors that will "break" to reveal hidden credits, some with treasure symbols (a salt shaker, a penny, a voodoo doll or an umbrella.) Treasures tally on the meter at the top of the screen.

Values increase with each treasure you find and are in addition to broken mirror credits. HooDoo sits watching the mirrors. If you touch him for luck he will get up and turn around for you.

The Money Ladder Bonus is initiated when ML symbols appear in any position on the second and fourth reels. This take you to a second screen with an open ladder, HooDoo sitting at the bottom and a crow at the top.

Touch the Ouija-like fortune board in the upper left hand corner of the screen and watch the magic pointer move over a number (1 to 14) to determine the amount of ladder rungs HooDoo climbs. HooDoo climbs up one side and down the other.

Each time HooDoo crosses under the ladder the rung values increase. The bonus ends when HooDoo revisits a rung, or stops at the top of the ladder to eat crow.

Because the game pays from left-to-right or right-to-left and is only 13 lines I usually play 3x or 4x line bet (39 or 52 cents). The bonus games come up fairly often but when it hits a dry spell I will change my bet to 9 lines and increase the line bet for a few spins.

The values of the bonuses increase the more you have bet per line. So, it’s great if you happen to get into one of them.

Question? Comment? E-mail me at: LSabin