For fans of the Batman V Superman pokie, here comes a mighty foursome ready to assemble for a heroic pokie game that has the potential for some huge fun. Players fill up progress meters to call down four superheroes to help with the game. The 7x6 gameboard has a potential 42 symbols that drop into place with each spin, with a win achieved with clusters of five or more matching tiles that touch horizontally or vertically. When this happens, the cluster is blasted to allow more symbols to come down for the potential to win multiple times on one spin.
The coloured tiles all add up and could bring down a superhero with their own special power to help players. First is the strong Quake, who is activated once the green bar is full. He removes all the low-paying symbols so that new symbols can come down into place.
The beautiful Strike comes into play once the blue bar is full, targeting random symbols and replacing them with wild tiles.
The speedster Burst runs across the reels when the red bar is full, cloning random symbols to provide the potential for making more clusters.
Finally, there is the all-powerful Beam, who is brought into play once the yellow progress bar is full. He adds a multiplier to the current win worth between 2x and 10x. Low-paying symbols are based on classic card designs: green clubs, blue diamonds, red hearts and yellow spades.
The high-paying symbols match the assembling heroic team, with green Quakes, blue Strikes, red Bursts and yellow Beams. The final symbol is the power fist, which is the most valuable in the game. A player who gets a cluster of power fists can earn 50x their stake.
4Squad is available as a free Red Tiger pokies demo here at Online Pokies 4U. Players should get a feel for the game and the play before they choose to play responsibly for real money at an online casino.
Graphics & theme
With superheroes being everywhere these days, it is no surprise that there would be a superhero-themed pokie. The gameboard looks like it is set against the towering skyscrapers of Gotham City or Metropolis, which is a great match for the theme of the game. Each superhero has a unique design that doesn’t feel cloned from any existing characters and the effort feels worth it. The symbols and heroes have a great art style that evokes the classic Silver and Bronze Ages in comic books. The gameplay is smooth and the animation is of a high standard. The game even comes with its own superhero score, designed to get the blood pumping and ready to fight crime.
4Squad RTP & volatility
4Squad is a medium volatility pokie that has a RTP of 95.72 per cent.
How to Play 4Squad
1. Read through the paytables of the game while it loads to check out the potential payouts and plan your stake.
2. The visual and sound effects can be controlled to the top left of the screen.
3. Use the bottom bar to utilise the autoplay function. Players can set a total number of spins from 10 to 100, loss limits, and for the game to stop after wins and bonuses so that they can play responsibly.
4. Players can adjust their wager using the bottom bar.
Players can bet from $0.20 to $80 per spin.
The paytables can be accessed for the game on the options menu when it loads. The best wins are gained with power fist clusters of 20 or more, which give players a bonus of 50x their stake. The four superheroes also add bonuses as follows:
- Beam: 9x
- Burst: 8x
- Stroke: 6x
- Quake: 5x
The four card symbols also grant bonuses, with the most coming from the yellow spade at a potential 4.5x the stake, red hearts at 4x, blue diamonds at 3.5x the stake, and green clubs at 3x.
4Squad bonus features
The central bonus feature is the appearance of the four superheroes when their progress bar is filled. Players with a cluster of five green clubs will see them add to Quake’s meter, for example, with the clusters adding to the bars on each spin. The progress bars reset to zero on a fresh spin.
When a meter is filled, the superhero becomes active. Each hero is different and has a different bonus feature.
Should a player manage to fill all four progress bars, Superhero Mode is activated. This awards one free spin with all the yellow spades, red hearts, blue diamonds and green clubs removed from the board and each superhero applying their modifier in turn.
4Squad has a cracking theme that is used very well. Considering that it is a non-branded superhero pokie, the characters feel very realistic, well-designed, and look beautiful. Their powers are individual and fun, adding a real spark to the gameplay when used. When they assemble, it feels like an exciting moment.
Some more experienced pokie players may find 4Sqaud a little disappointing, however. The potential biggest win comes in at 1,279x the stake, which makes for a more gentle style of play that is less volatile. This is probably a better game for more casual pokie players, but it still offers a fun ride.