This graphically beautiful video slot, from one of the top casino software providers online, gives you plenty of action. However, patience is needed to find those big wins.
The Hot As Hades slot machine is set in the underworld, with lava flowing and fire flaming as the 5×3 reels stand proudly on a rocky platform. The theme kind of reminded us a little of the Hercules cartoon movie with the flaming hair of our unlikely hero very much alight.
Not only will you find the titular god of the underworld on these Hot As Hades slot reels, but also Cerberus his trusty three headed dog, Medusa, Poseidon, Zeus, and brightly coloured A – 10 symbols.
You’ll also get a glimpse of the slots logo as the wild symbol, which doubles any win it’s involved in, and the shiny crystal skull as the scatter.
But what makes this medium variance game fun to play is the little animations that occur around the reels, from Cerberus relieving himself on the side of the reels, to Hades rowing his boat and juggling gems.
They all add that little extra fun, if are not always profitable, to your game play.
This is the first of the two bonus games that you’ll find in this online video slot. It’s a simple extended pick me bonus with multiple paths and levels to progress through for an ultimate cash prize.
How do you trigger this bonus? Simply find 3 or more of the horned crystal skulls anywhere on the five reels. You will then be taken to the first pick me stage.
The stages, in order, are:
Note: if you find Cerberus anywhere on your quest you win all the cash prizes on that level.
A fun and entertaining bonus game that if you pick right can last for a while, but don’t expect huge wins here as we’ve regularly walked away with only about 15x our bet.
The most being a decent win of 60x after entering the final stage.
This is the second of the bonus games and is one that appears to trigger more frequently than the pick me bonus.
However, this one will randomly trigger itself, without warning, setting the reels into “Super Mode”.
You’ll get five spins with randomly sticky wilds placed on the reels by our hot lead hero himself. He’ll fly around on his jetpack, shoot at the reels and do other stuff to turn some of the wilds sticky.
This can lead to some very decent wins, and the biggest of the game, especially as those wilds coming with a 2x multiplier.
Sometimes you’ll walk away about 30x your bet richer, other times you might hit a Super Big Win and get 150x your bet plus.
The return to player rate here, much like many of the other Microgaming slots online, is a decent 96% – 97%.
That, along with a decent starting bet of 0.20 per spin at maximum lines up, to a maximum 50 per spin, gives all types of slots players a chance to play.
There’s constant action, great graphics, sounds, and animations, that all add up to a quality game.
We would have liked to have hit the bonus games more often to add to the thrill levels, as it can sometimes get a little stale after 400 spins of not hitting the either bonus game.
But perhaps we were just the unlucky ones this time.
Don’t let that put you off playing this online Hot As Hades video slot, as it’s still great fun even with just the free spins, and you can win up to 100,000 cash at max bet.
You can’t beat 20 paylines full of vivid characters that give you a lively slot experience.