Def Leppard: Hysteria

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Def Leppard: Hysteria Overview

If you are a massive fan of 80s glam rock, you will love this new game from Play' n GO. Themed around the English rock band Def Leppard, this game takes you to a massive concert where the rock group are playing one of their sold-out concerts. Using a cluster pays engine, this 5-reel 7-row game board is covered in guitars, stars, and leopards. The game has an RTP of 96.27% and a top payout of 10,000x the stake. So, grab your moshing shoes and head-on into the stadium to see one of the biggest bands of all time.

In terms of features, this game has four bonuses, starting with the cascading dynamic, triggered every time you register a win. When this happens, all winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced by a new set to help players score more wins from the same spin. The next feature is called the Break It Up feature and is triggered randomly. All symbols shuffle to new positions when it is, and the game adds another three to six wilds. This game also has a Fire Me Up bonus and Pour Some Sugar On Me feature. All bonuses will be explained in greater detail later on in the review.

Theme and Symbols

This game is obviously themed around the rock band Def Leppard and, more specifically, their fourth album, Hysteria, which topped the UK, US and Australian charts in 1987. Def Leppard formed one of the core bands that headed up a new wave of British metal that, for some time, became the most popular music in the country. The classic Def Leppard style is all over this slot, from the typography of the titles and the huge stage background to the British flag guitars on the reels. This is not the first music-themed slot with a big band name, and it certainly won't be the last

As mentioned, the background for this game is an enormous concert with a rowdy crowd in the foreground and a massive stage filled with light taking the centre space. The light show is particularly impressive and makes for a dramatic and exciting image full of anticipation and energy. Thanks to the background being mostly dark, however, not many details can actually be made out, which saves the designers from working too hard.

The playing board has been designed to look like a big lighting rig with a glass-like finish on the border.
The symbols for this game are split into low-paying, high-paying and special symbols. The low-paying symbols are the card suits of club, spade, heart and diamond. The maximum payout for any of these symbols is 20x the stake. On the other hand, the more valuable symbols are the star, the rocket, the guitar, the leopard, and the strange amorphous face. The face is the most valuable, paying out at 1,000x the stake for the top combination. The specials finally are the W wild and the dropping multiplier wild.

Game Play

Def Leppard: Hysteria is played on a 5-reel, 7-row cluster pays machine. This means that to form wins, players must land five or matching symbols together in a connecting cluster that aligns either vertically or horizontally. The bigger the cluster, the larger the payout.

The betting range for Def Leppard: Hysteria is 10p to £100 per spin. To adjust their bet levels, players can toggle their stake up and down using the tool located at the bottom left-hand side of the screen.
Further information, including a short tutorial and a display of the paytable, can be found via the menu button in the right-hand corner of the screen. The spin and auto spin buttons are located in the centre of the screen.
Volatility for this slot is rated in the medium range. The return to player percentage for Def Leppard: Hysteria is 96.27%, which is above average. The biggest payout that players can win on one spin is 10,000x your stake.


The first feature included in this game is the cascade feature, activated when players get a winning cluster. When this happens, all the winning symbols are removed from the board and replaced by a new set, giving players multiple chances to score wins from the same spin. The mechanic will continue until a new set of symbols does not form a win.

Next is the Break It Up Feature. This bonus is triggered entirely at random. When it is, all the symbols on the board move onto new positions and between three and six wilds are added to the board, increasing your chances of winning.
The Fire Me Up bonus is next. The charge meter selects a random symbol for every spin in the base game. Get a cluster with this symbol, and you will charge the meter. Once the meter is completely full, the Fire Me Up feature is triggered, bringing additional wilds onto the reels to help improve your winning odds.

Finally, there is the Pour Some Sugar on Me bonus. To activate this bonus, you have to collect all the letters in the word SUGAR in a single spin. Do this, and the game will award you with five free spins. The charge meter mechanic is still in operation during these spins. However, when you activate the feature, the game drop multiplier wilds onto the board rather than regular wilds. These symbols boost any win they are part of and drop down one row with every consecutive cascade.
On any non-winning spin in the free spins game, the player can also trigger the Sugar Me Sweet modifier, which transforms symbols, charges the meter, and brings the Fire Me Up feature and Dropping Multiplier Wilds into play.


As glam metal-themed slots go, this is about the best one you'll find out there, with great win potential, amazing features and a theme that is sure to blow you away. RTP, top win and volatility all look set to help players achieve a few tidy wins; however, don't get hung up on trying to go for maximum exposure, as chances are slim.

Frequently Asked Questions Def Leppard: Hysteria

Which studio developed Def Leppard: Hysteria?

The gaming studio Play 'n GO Gaming created this game.

Is there a free spins round for Def Leppard: Hysteria?

Yes, and with modifiers too.

What is the betting range for Def Leppard: Hysteria?

The stake range for this game is between 10p and £100.

What is the return to player percentage for Def Leppard: Hysteria?

The RTP for Def Leppard: Hysteria is 96.27%.

What is the volatility for Def Leppard: Hysteria?

The volatility for this game is in the medium range.

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