The Wombat says: “Venture with me, deep, deep down into the depths of the Underworld to Hades.
Where Greek Gods and mythical creatures conspire to prevent you from reaching Mount Olympus”. Or something like that…
Microgaming’s Hot As Hades slot is inspired by Ancient Greek mythology.
But instead of giving us the fierce Greek legends with all their furious smite, Microgaming have gone for a tongue-in-cheek version of the ancients in this mythical gaming slot. We are talking hot as in lava hot (head to the Taco Brothers slot if you want chilli hot).
No, our hero Hades isn’t brandishing a spectre or a key to The Underworld. Instead he has flaming bright orange hair and mouthful of Hollywood veneers – but he’s good at getting the job done. And he’s got some serious moves (when he’s not being chased around the screen by the Hound of Hades- that’s Cerberus to you and me). When you compare this game to some of our more traditional games like the Alice and the Red Queen video slot, well there is no comparison!
And his job is to pass through 5 bonus levels on his Quest for the Silver Helm – while you win big!
Basic Game Play
Hot As Hades is a 5-reel, 20-payline game and bets start from 0.20p up to 50.00 a spin. The symbols on the reel include cheeky Hades himself, a scary Medusa, cute Cerberus, plus wet ‘n’ wild Poseidon and scary big guy God Zeus. Plus the standard card symbols. Normally, the premium games like the Rugby Star video slot are in the 243 Ways group. This is an exception.
Wild symbols and Scatters
The fire-laden Wild symbol does the usual trick of substituting all symbols on the reels, except for the Scatters, and is multiplied by 2. While it’s the shiny see-through Crystal helmets make up the Scatter. With 3 or more of these bad boys anywhere on the reels you’ll trigger the bonus….
Quest Bonus round
In this bonus round you’ll travel with Hades from the Underworld and journey across lands and oceans to try and recover the Crystal Helm in a pick ‘em style game. On your adventures your siblings, Medusa and Poseidon will try and halt your progress, but if you make it past the first four levels you’ll eventually find yourself in Zeus’ chamber where you’ll see the crystal helm itself. And it’s here you could win 260 x your original bet…
Hot As Hades slot Super Mode is randomly activated so pull up a chair and get comfy, you could be here a while… But it’s worth the wait, giving you 5 Free Spins with a 2x multiplier. Plus, a chirpy-looking Hades appears and shoots some fire onto three random symbols, turning them into wilds, too! Ok it sounds tricky, but it’s really not. And if you can’t get your noggin around it, check out the rules and Paytable…
This game is full of extra touches, and we love how Hades pops up either side of the screen and gets chased off by his three-headed sidekick Cerberus. And as for the atmosphere, Microgaming have gone all out with the music using strings, xylophone and a big old brass section.
This wombat loves the cartoon 3D graphics, it’s like a ruddy Pixar movie! And it’s a great twist on the done-to-death Greek myth slot games. But it’s worth noting that the Super Mode Free Spins feature doesn’t crop up often. But if you’re happy scooping your wins from base game and the Bonus round then it’s no biggie.