Hot as Hades Slot Review
Hot as Hades is a Microgaming-powered video slot with 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines. It has a cartoon mythology theme as this tongue in cheek game features a very unlikely hero. It has superb graphics as you are taken into Hades’ lair with rolling, boiling lava, fireballs and the flame-haired Hades of course.
You will see Medusa’s snakes, Poseidon’s ocean and Zeus’ lightning bolts as well hear pizzicato strings, xylophone, fortissimo brass and a female choir to add to the atmosphere! Hot as Hades can be played from 20p to £50 a spin and is sure to be a huge hit with its multi-tiered feature.
In the base game, you can play the Super Mode Free Spins feature which is triggered at random – you are granted 5 free spins. An on-screen character event can occur which will transform a symbol into a Held Wild for the duration of the feature – 3 Held Wilds will be granted which can lead to decent wins. If you get 3 Held Wilds, a 2x multiplier will be applied to your winnings. There’s up to 2,000 times your stake to be won here!
The main attraction is the Quest for the Crystal Helm Bonus feature which can be played when you get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere in view. Here you aim to reclaim the crystal helm which is guarded by Hades’ conniving godly siblings. There are 5 levels which are played 1 at a time with a single pick granted for each level.
- Level 1 takes you the Pillars of Awesomeness where you pick a pot – there are 4 cash prizes and a ‘Win All’ option.
- Level 2 is Medusa’s Gaze where you choose a path – there’s 3 cash prizes, 1 ‘Win All’ option and an end option.
- Level 3 is Poseidon’s Ocean where you pick a shell – there’s 2 end options so tread carefully.
- Level 4 is Zeus’ Stairway where you select a cloud has 2 cash prizes and 2 end options.
- Level 5 is the Chamber of the Crystal Skull where you choose a chest and get 2 choices.
It may sound complicated but it’s quite simple and you will get extra rewards for getting the crystal helm. It reminds me a little of Avalon II in terms of how it works. Graphically it’s brilliant and I like how you come across so many mythological figures. When it comes to potential payouts, there’s a maximum of 260 times your stake to be won.
I found Hot as Hades to be a medium variance slot which is nicely balanced – you have the entertainment factor as you take on Medusa, Poseidon and Zeus in the multi-tiered feature whilst you can win big (up to 2,000 times your stake) in the Super Mode Free Spins feature. The cartoon 3D graphics are brilliant too making Hot as Hades a very good slot game – thumbs up to Microgaming.