Enter the temple of Zeus and help the mighty Hercules overcome his many tests in Tales of Hercules by High 5. Set over five reels and four rows and with 40 paylines, this medium-variance, 96% RTPslot is packed full of special features, including double and even triple symbols, free spins, sticky Wilds and much more. Earn your place in Olympus with top prizes of up to 400,000 coins!
Even if your Greek folklore isn’t up to much, everyone has heard of Hercules, the son of Zeus. The story says that to fulfil his destiny and earn his place in Olympus with his father, Hercules was given 12 labours to complete.
In this slot, you can fight these battles alongside the demigod with many symbols from his labours appearing in the reels, including the Nemean Lion, the Cerynian Hind (a deer with gold horns), the Amazonian Queen Hippolyte and the Golden Apple of the Hesperides, alongside Hercules himself as the hero of our mighty quest.
Although Hercules’ labours involved slaying beasts and seeking trophies, players have a bit of an easier ride and simply need to line up 3+ matching symbols along one of the 40 paylines in Tales of Hercules to take home some impressive prizes.
To help you on your labours, the game-makers have included some bonus features, including doubled-up symbols for the most valuable set, and you can even spot triple apples hiding amongst the reels to allow you to land matching combinations of up to 15 symbols - offering some massive payouts!
You’ll also want to watch out for the Wild, which can also appear as a double or triple symbol, as this can substitute for any other symbols, excluding the Free Games Scatter, which triggers the <b>free spins bonus round</b> that we’ll look at in more detail later in this review.
Theme, Graphics & Soundtrack
Tales of Hercules is beautifully designed with the reels forming over the pillars of a Greek temple above the clouds. In the background, you can see beautiful blue skies, making it clear the game is set in the home of the gods, Olympus.
The symbols include classic A - 10 cards, which haven’t been given much attention, but the higher-value symbols all feature objects or characters from Hercules’ labours, and these have been beautifully illustrated with a realistic look that contrasts nicely with the cartoon style of the background.
In terms of music, we believe High5 have tried to find a heavenly melody, but we found it a little electrical if we’re honest. That said, it doesn’t put us off the game, as it doesn’t play continuously and doesn’t affect the mood of the slot.
Tales of Hercules RTP & Volatility
Tales of Hercules is a medium-volatility slot with an RTP of 96%.
How to Play Tales of Hercules
Whether you’re playing in a real casino or just fancy a spin on free High 5 slots, most games by this developer look similar when it comes to the controls. So that you can get straight on with playing the game, we’ve highlighted some of the key controls for you below.
1. In the top right-hand corner there’s a ‘+’ button. Clicking on this will allow you to return to home or adjust your sound settings, or you can click on the ‘i’ icon to bring up the game details, including paytables, rules and paylines.
2. Once you’re happy with the rules, you’ll need to set your bet in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Here you can either scroll through the available bet limits or click on the ‘bet’ button to bring up the wager screen.
3. You can keep an eye on your total balance and winnings by looking to the left of the bet level.
4. When you’re ready to start playing, click on the large Spin button in the middle of the screen directly beneath the reels. Slightly to the right there’s a smaller Spin button that will allow you to set up AutoSpin and limits and activate Turbo Mode.
Bet Sizes & Paytable
Tales of Hercules offers a huge betting range from 1 credit per line (40 per spin) up to 1,000 credits per line (40,000 per spin), so this game should appeal to high-rollers and penny players alike.
As we mentioned earlier, winning combinations are made when 3+ matching symbols appear along a payline starting on the far-left reel. You can use a Wild (or variation of the Wild symbol) to substitute for any symbol excluding the Scatter for larger winning combinations.
Because of the possibility for double or triple symbols, the highest possible combinations for each symbol will vary as follows:
15x Golden Apple - 1,000
14x Hercules - 1,000
14x Hippolyte - 1,000
14x Lion - 1,000
14x Deer - 1,000
13x A / K - 90
13x Q / J / 10 - 75
The Wild symbol also pays cash prizes up to 400 for 15 along a payline.
Three or more Free Game Scatters trigger the free spins bonus round and award six free spins that can’t be retriggered during the feature. The Free Games Scatter only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. During the Free Spins, any Wild that lands will remain Sticky for the duration of the feature and increase in value with every additional spin. In theory, this can cause the entire reel grid to fill with triple Wilds and offer some very lucrative rewards.
In conclusion, although we didn’t love the soundtrack, we did enjoy playing Tales of Hercules. We found it to be a very lucrative slot, and the free spins weren’t too tricky to trigger. We might have liked to see some multipliers come into play during the bonus round, but the increasing value on the sticky Wilds was definitely rewarding and fun to experience.
Disclaimer: Tales of Hercules trademark / license is owned by High 5. This site is not endorsed by High 5.
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|Slot Name:||Tales of Hercules|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||£0.80 (GBP)|
|Max Bet:||£400 (GBP)|
|Features:||Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Scatter Symbol , Multiplier , Free Spins , Sub Symbols In Feature , Medium volatility , 5 Reels|
|Themes:||Mythology , Ancient Greece , Gods|
|Available in GB?||Game is not available in GB.|
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