We’re off to ancient Greece with this instalment by Microgaming and Hot as Hades is one of those games that will blow you away on graphics alone. This game is full of fantastic video animations and players will enjoy the theme of the game which relates to the ancient realm of the dead. Various aspects of Greek mythology are covered in this game and there are plenty of fearsome gods to interact with. What we like about Hot as Hades is that Microgaming manages to keep things exciting but with a humorous twist. There are some great bonus features to enjoy also so keep reading for all the facts.
The game is a 3D video slot and will suit a variety of players. The design of the game could be described as hellish with plenty of brimstone and fire lurking in the background and the dark night sky also clearly visible. There are plenty of characters to interact with who are all well-designed and quite cartoonish. You will encounter some legendary Greek gods including Hades, Zeus, Medusa and Poseidon. There are also some base game symbols which are made up of various numbers and letters.
The game is structured with 5 reels and 20 paylines in total and a good range of winning combinations can be formed when you play Hot as Hades. Of course, you can play for free on demo mode at Fruity Casa so be sure to try out this mode if you want to play before you pay. However, experienced players can jump straight in and begin to gamble if they wish and you can bet from just 20p and this rises up to a maximum of £50 so there are plenty of betting options for the average punter.
When it comes to gameplay, a few bonus features are always welcome and Hot as Hades has some nice bonus rounds to enjoy. These are triggered in a variety of ways but the first thing to look out for is the wild symbol. For this instalment, the game’s logo is wild and will replace almost all others and allow you to pick up some larger than average wins. It appears fairly frequently so look out for it. There is also the Crystal Helmet scatter which is the key to the first bonus feature.
Quest for the Crystal Helm is a mini-game with a bit of a narrative to it and it essentially works as a prize pick game where you play as some of the gods that we mentioned above. It’s a tonne of fun and there are different rounds to work your way through. There are big prizes on offer so be sure to pay attention when it activates.
Other than that, we have the Super Mode bonus round which we found triggered occasionally during the base game. This mode allows you to accumulate 5 free spins and there will also be some extra wilds added to the reel which will freeze until the round is over. It’s pretty simple but still fun when it activates.