Def Leppard Hysteria

Creator: Play'n GO

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Title: Def Leppard Hysteria

Reels: 5

Rows: 7

Paylines: Cluster pays

RTP: 96.27%

Hit Freq: N/A

Free Spins Freq: N/A

Max Win: 10,000x

Volatility: Medium

Min/Max Bet: 0.10/100

Score: 6/10


Def Leppard Hysteria is here to stay! When it comes to 1980s British rock music, you can’t get more iconic than Def Leppard. The band actually formed in 1976, but it was in the late ‘80s when they introduced Hysteria to the world. This is the album that thrust them into the spotlight, not least because it was created after drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car crash.

It’s a great story, a great album, and it spawned a slot machine that is worthy of carrying the name. Def Leppard: Hysteria is one of Play’n Go’s many rock-themed slot machines, and it’s ready to impress with its visuals, soundtrack, and features.

Def Leppard Game Features

Def Leppard: Hysteria is played against a 5×7 grid, an unusual shape that helps to set this slot apart right from the first spin. It doesn’t have any traditional paylines and instead uses a Cluster Pays system combined with Cascading Wins.

Sound complicated? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Just think of it as a slot version of your favorite candy-based puzzle game. When 5 or more symbols land in a connecting cluster, a payout is triggered, and all of those winnings symbols are removed from the reels. The symbols above then drop down and new ones fall into the reels.

If there is another win, the process will repeat, and it can continue in this manner until those wins stop appearing.

The biggest symbols are the Distorted Face, Leopard, Guitar, and Rocket, and these can award anywhere from 80x to 1,000x when 15 or more appear in a single cluster. There’s a Wild (the “W” symbol) that substitutes for all of these symbols and the lower-paying symbols (represented by a Club, Spade, Heart, and Diamond).

As if that wasn’t enough, Play’n Go has found room for several features:

Fire Me Up:

Before every base game spin, a random symbol is chosen and if it appears in a win, the Charge Meter is filled. When the meter is full, the feature activates and adds between 3 and 6 Wilds to the reels.

Sugar Me Sweet:

On any non-winning spin, this feature can trigger. It chooses between 6 and 9 symbols and instantly transforms them into the symbol shown on the Charge Meter. If it fills up, the aforementioned Fire Me Up triggers.

Pour Some Sugar on Me:

When a win appears in an indicated reel position, one of the letters in SUGAR will activate. Trigger all of those letters to unlock 5 free spins. The Charge Meter remains active during these spins, but the Wilds turn into Dropping Multiplier Wilds, whereby they descend with every cascade and offer a multiplier of up to 7x.

The main goal of the game is to fill the Charge Meter, and you do this by chaining together as many wins as you can. As long as those symbols keep cascading, the wins will roll in and the above features will follow.


Looking beyond the features, Def Leppard: Hysteria also has a soundtrack that should go down well with fans of the Sheffield rockers. The songs include the universally loved Pour Some Sugar On Me and the titular Hysteria, as well as Armageddon It, Animal, Rocket, Women, and Love Bites.

It’s a trip down memory lane for hard rockers everywhere!

Verdict: A modern trip down memory lane

It’s time for Def Leppard fans to run riot and show this slot some love and affection! And if you don’t get those references, don’t worry, as this slot still has plenty to offer beyond its theme and soundtrack.

It’s very well presented, features the much-loved Cluster Pays/Cascading Reels combo, and includes some top features and modifiers. It’s a great package, not unlike the album on which it is based!


  • Original music
  • 10,000x max win
  • Several modifyers and features


  • No band members present in game
  • Hasn’t received as much love from Play’n Go as their other games


Pour Some Sugar On Me is the one that most people know and love, but Hysteria is arguably deserving of more praise.

The maximum payout is 10,000x the player’s stake.

The RTP is 96.27%, equivalent to a house edge of 3.73%.

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Def Leppard Hysteria

Score: 6/10

Creator: Play'n GO

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