|Symbols||Hades, Zeus, Poseidon|
Hot as Hades is quite a tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted take on Greek mythology, reminiscent of the Disney movie Hercules. This five-reel online slot from Microgaming features excellent 3D art and follows Hades with his flaming hair, as he takes on the other gods. With a detailed bonus round and great sound, this slot really stands out.
Look and Feel
The game is set in Hades’ flaming caverns, in the Greek underworld. Hades is your hero in this version of events and he will randomly wander around the scene, to have look how you’re doing. There’s a gentle string score while you play which adds to the feeling of legendary events taking place.
The symbols in this game show the various characters, from Hades himself to Zeus, Poseidon, Medusa and Cerberus, who’s a small yappy dog in this slot! These icons have animations when triggered. The best animations by far are seen in the bonus rounds, as you follow Hades on a cartoon adventure.
General gameplay is straightforward on this slot. The standard symbols are card suits and characters represent bigger wins, with Hades being the most valuable.
The Crystal Helm is a scatter and worth even more, plus wins from this are multiplied by the total stake. This is probably the most important symbol as it triggers the bonus round, which is also how you see all the best animations. The Hot as Hades logo is wild and this also pays high at 100 times your bet, multiplied by 2x.
The minimum bet is 0.20 with a maximum of $50 and a jackpot of $5,000.
The base game also has Super Mode, a feature which is randomly triggered and awards five free spins
. While playing this, you will get three random wilds on the reels. More wilds can appear with each spin. These all stay in place throughout Super Mode. Though this cannot be retriggered, it’s a nice way to grab a few more wins.
The main bonus is the Quest Bonus and this is where the game really shines. When you land three, four or five Crystal Helms, you trigger the quest to retrieve the helm from the other gods. This is a series of five picking games, several of them presented by a wonderfully animated god. For example, Medusa makes you choose a path, Poseidon makes you pick a shell and so on. You only get one pick and you can find ‘win all’, individual prizes, or end your quest, so this is pot luck. On the plus side, the final chamber lets you keep or re-pick after you see what’s in your chest. It’s really good fun to watch the quest unfold.