Hitman was created under license by Microgaming and it is inspired by the video game with the same name. Hitman told the story of Agent 47, an assassin that was controlled by the player. The missions involved assassinations in different scenarios, as well as a story that helped us understand the life of Agent 47. The first game in the Hitman series was released in 2000, and since then there were five other video games created in this universe. Hitman’s 15 lines should be sufficient to make the game fun, since this number influences how many chances you get each round to land a win. The best win possible in the game will bring you as much as $80,000. You’re also going to find that the game has expanding wilds, bonus games with killing contracts, scatter symbols and free spins with multipliers.
This is the sort of game where you end up wagering hundreds of coins each round, the developer preferring to allow for up to 20 coins to be used per line, rather than offer coins which are worth more than $0.50. You can spend up to $10 for every line, and up to $150 total (300 coins used at most).
The game is based on one of the Hitman video games, though I’m not sure on which one exactly. It’s possible that it comes from the 2006 video game, which was Hitman: Blood Money, since that’s the year mentioned in the license agreement. The game is not a new one obviously, and it doesn’t have the modern graphics that you might want either. It does look like a video game inspired title, based on graphics which are 10 years old. The story of Hitman is that of a cloned assassin, available to be hired and which is known for his flawless record in doing this job. The graphics of the game revolve around Agent 47, the main character, and around different elements related to his job. We see him from the front or the back (with the barcode tattoo on his neck), we get sniper rifles, handguns, steel wires, poison injections, knives, envelopes with cash and a couple of logos. The look is that of a video game character, which is appropriate since that’s the thing that inspired the slot machine. There is a lot of black in the design, which may be appropriate, but doesn’t make the slot very appealing.
The only symbol to have a semi-clear image of Agent 47’s face is the one where he is holding two handguns. Present on the columns 2, 3 & 4, this is the wild symbol and at the same time it is the one that expands and occupies all three positions when this can get you some kind of win. You get the expanding wilds both during regular and free spins. The wild symbols do not pay you directly and don’t replace scatter or bonus symbols. The Bonus Laptop brings you one of the other three features possible, besides the expanding wild. Microgaming might not have gotten a lot of things right about the design, but the features do look good. The bonus game needs you to land the required symbol on the last three reels, at the same time. You pick a target for the assassin to go against, each one having a range for the bonus prizes. There are random multipliers that are used as well, and according to the paytable the prizes can reach a maximum value of 270,000 coins. Insignia Bonus is the second bonus game, and it will have its own symbol to trigger it. The symbol is going to land on the first three reels when this happens. You pick an insignia from the reels and you get a multiplier for the total bet. That’s all there is to it. The red 18 logo is the one to bring you the final feature. A scatter symbol which is allowed on all reels, it can trigger 18 free spins at a 2x multiplier for all wins. You can’t get the free spins retriggered unfortunately. Overall, you’re getting a longer list of features from Hitman than from many other games which are newer, so there should be enough variety to keep you busy and having fun.
First, we get that bonus game which promises to pay as much as 270,000 coins, which could mean $135,000 cash. Second, we have the regular combination of Agent 47 as a sniper, which will pay 4,000x (80,000 coins). During free spins this should double to 160,000 coins, or $80,000 cash. Either way, we’re getting a very good top jackpot. Despite the huge payouts which are promised, the game will have an average return of 95.84%, which is not as high as I would’ve liked.
Hitman can be entertaining to play as a video gamer that remembers the original, and its features and top payouts give you some decent reasons as well. The graphics are not up to date anymore though, and I doubt it would compare favorably with anything more recent.