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In Greek mythology, Hera is the wife of Zeus and the goddess of women and marriage, while the cow, the lion and the peacock were considered scared to her. Hera was known for her vengefulness against mortals who crossed her and against Zeus’s lovers and offspring, while retaining a solemn air. This Novomatic designed slot has Hera as the central character, the image of the goddess looking much like it would if Angelina Jolie had portrayed her in a film, with plumes of peacock feathers adorning the image. The highlight of this slot is certainly the free spins feature, where one particular symbol will play a major role during each spin.

How to Win on Book of Hera

Wins come along when you land consecutive symbols from left to right on one of the 10 win lines. Hera herself is joined on the reels by a collection of Greek themed symbols such as an urn and an ornate plate, these symbols are the highest paying when you take a look at the pay table. Also appearing on the reels you’ll find the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A. Your biggest wins will pay out when you manage to land five symbols in a row on a win line, although smaller wins will come your way for hitting just 3 or 4 in a row.

The Book of Hera symbols acts as both the wild and the bonus symbol. As the wild it will substitute for every other symbol on the reels, giving you the opportunity for many additional wins. However, the Book of Hera symbol is perhaps more important in activating the feature round.

Opening the Book of Hera Bonus Feature

You’ll enter the feature when you can land three or more of the Book of Hera symbols anywhere across the reels. You’ll be awarded 10 free games in total and the Book of Hera will now open to randomly reveal a particular symbol which has extra power during the feature. This symbol will expand whenever it appears to fill an entire reel, making for occasional spins which could see this symbol dominate a number of reels. For example, if this symbol should appear on all five of the reels, the slot will be completely filled with this one symbol, ensuring that every win line will pay out the maximum five in a row.

This does make for a particularly exciting free spins round, where you’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for that randomly chosen symbol to appear.  This symbol will pay on any position, ensuring that the wins keep coming. As an added bonus during the free spins, landing three or more of the scatter symbol will retrigger this feature, giving you an additional 10 free spins and 10 more opportunities for that big win.

Design and Setup

There is no doubt who the boss of this game is – Hera! The opening scene of the game shows her resplendent in a blue gown, while her arm is raised and bolts of electricity emanate from her palm. This is a goddess you really don’t want to mess with. She is the standout symbol on the reels too, although just a headshot this time around. Unfortunately, aside from Hera the game isn’t too impressive visually. The plain dark blue background is a little uninspiring, while the playing card symbols dominate much of the reels, although the nice mix of color in these symbols is welcome.

It’s unusual to find a game in today’s casinos with just 10 win lines, which makes for a very straightforward slot. You’ll find each of the win lines indicated next to pillars found either side of the reels. Options at the game include ‘autoplay’ and ‘flip screen’ while hitting the ‘info’ button brings up the pay table and details the bonus feature. The slot can be played in a variety of Novomatic cabinets, including a number of the Novostar and Dominator range and the Novo Line Interactive.

Overall Impression

If you’re the type of player who likes plenty of bonus features and a great amount of interactivity, Book of Hera won’t be the slot for you. This is a very straightforward and perhaps more basic game than the vast majority of others on the casino floor. However, the no frills nature of Book of Hera will have some appeal, as it does offer a faster paced game than usual, while the smaller than usual number of win lines does mean you’ll see more spins for your dollar.


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