Hotter Than Hell?
The interface of Hot as Hades presents you with a fairly typical video slot layout of five reels and three rows, although they appear to be squashed down to a thinner display. It is upon these reels that you’ll be able to find the game’s various different icons, and these exist in the first instance in the form of A, J, K, Q and 10 icons. Joining these are five other standard symbols, although they’re higher paying than the previously mentioned ones. The first of these is a three-headed guard dog known as Cerberus, an animal that belonged to Hades in mythology. This is joined by a symbol of Medusa, the snakes clearly visible as her hair, as well as the titular characters two brothers, Poseidon and Zeus. Finally, the icon of Hades provides the game with its fifth and final standard icon.
Alongside its reels, rows and icons, this game also provides players with 20 separate pay lines. Microgaming have fixed these lines in place, so you’re unable to customise them in any way. However, you do have the chance to change around the bet that you place per spin, and this is done by first of all adjusting the value of a single coin. This offers up a range of between $0.01 and $0.50, while you then have the option of playing between one and 25 coins per pay line. Therefore, there’s the possibility of placing a maximum overall wager of $250 per round.
Playing this product will also allow you to take advantage of some intriguing special features, the first of which is the wild icon. This is represented by the game’s logo, and as a wild icon, it will substitute for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a winning combination. Any wins featuring this icon will see your pay out doubled, while if you spin five of them on to a bet line, you’ll receive a maximum pay out of 25,000 coins. The only icon that the wild doesn’t substitute for is the scatter symbol.
And as far as the scatter icon is concerned, this is represented by the glowing helmet, and these icons will pay out wherever they appear on the reels. Scatter wins are multiplied by the total wager staked, and if you spin five of them on to the reels, you will also be able to receive a maximum pay out of 25,000 coins from such. However, if you spin three or more of these into any location, you will trigger the ‘Quest for the Crystal Helm’ round. Here, you need to reclaim the crystal helm as Hades, which is guarded by his two brothers. If you complete all four levels, you’ll reach Zeus’s chamber and play for the aforementioned crystal helm, which offers extra rewards.
There’s also the randomly triggered feature, which is called the ‘Super Move’. This rewards you with five freespins, and during this feature, three wild positions are randomly awarded, and one wild position can be awarded per spin. Awarded wilds are held in place for the duration of the round.
Greek Mythology in Practice
Hot as Hades provides its players with a great game based on Greek mythology, and it includes high quality graphics and animations. The special features are very entertaining and the overall game play offers up a very fun set of reel spinning.