Myth and legend is the theme of Hercules Son of Zeus, a 5 reel, 4 row, 50 payline video slot from Pragmatic Play. The likeliest route to victory comes via the free spins feature where an extra sticky wild is added on reel 2, 3 or 4 on each spin. Stakes range from between 50p and £250 per spin.
Set within a pair or marble pillars, the reels in Hercules Son of Zeus have a classical feel. Joining the ancient Greek style A, K, Q and J letters are a collection of creatures related to the mythical theme. They include the minotaur and the 3-headed dog Cerberus.
The mighty Hercules is the game’s most valuable standard symbol – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination and you’ll win a payout worth 10, 50, 200 or 800 coins. He can also appear stacked on all reels – if he does, you’ll win 800 times your stake! The marble temple symbol is the wild – it can land on any reel and replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter.
Rounding out the symbols is the coin featuring the head of Zeus which is the scatter – when this lands on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin, you’ll win a payout of double your total stake. You’ll also activate the Free Spins feature and with it, an initial haul of 6 free spins.
These are played out on a new set of reels. Half a dozen free spins seems like a pretty meagre ration – you will add to your total every time a scatter lands though. That’s not the only extra on offer either – 1 wild is added to the reels 2, 3 and 4 before every free spin. These will remain locked in position for the rest of the feature. If you were to get extra scatters and take your total past 9 free spins, you’d benefit from 3 fully wild reels!
Hercules Son of Zeus is a well-produced slot – the visuals aren’t quit as glossy as what’s found in some similarly themed slots, like Playtech’s Age of the Gods Prince of Olympus, but do the job perfectly well. The animations are niftily done and the action plays out to a soaring soundtrack that’s an ideal match for the epic theme.
There’s only 1 feature on offer but it’s solid enough – win even more free spins and land a good collection of extra wilds and Hercules, and his broad shoulders, can deliver some mighty results as it’s a medium to high variance offering.