This week, Microgaming released its new Hot As Hades online pokie. The game has been highly anticipated in the online casino market ever since the teaser trailer was launched last month.
Now, Hot As Hades is finally available to play at online casinos, so we’re going to take an in-depth look at the gameplay.
Hot As Hades has a Greek mythology theme. Normally, we would sigh and complain, “not another Greek gods slot machine” – but, Microgaming has put a new spin on it. This game features a very cartoony look and chooses to focus on Hades as he embarks on a quest for the Crystal Helm.
It takes place in the underworld, as the reels are set against a backdrop of fire and brimstone. Many other evil creatures are also present, as Medusa and Cerberus are main symbols in the game.
The theme is very inventive, and we appreciate the unique perspective.
There are two main bonuses available in Hot As Hades. The first is a randomly triggered Free Spins game. There is no bonus symbol or winning combination required to trigger this round; it will just happen at any time throughout the base game.
In this Super Mode bonus, the player automatically receives 5 free spins with three added wilds. As the bonus goes on, more wilds can be added to the reels.
The second bonus is the Quest for the Crystal Helm round. During this round, Hades sets off from his home in the underworld to capture the Crystal Helm from Mount Olympus. Triggered by three or more Crystal Helms on the reels, this is a multi-level pick-a-prize bonus.
Hades encounters various gods and goddesses preventing him from his goal, and they have the ability to block him from reaching the Crystal Helm. If you choose correctly, you get a cash prize and you can continue forward. If you choose incorrectly, you will be blocked and sent back to the base game.
When he encouters Medusa, she makes Hades pick from five doors. Poseidon asks Hades to select one of five shells and Zeus requires him to pick from a number of clouds.
After the third level, Hades enters the treasure room and can pick from various chests. You are given multiple chances to pick one chest, and the one that contains the Crystal Helm offers the highest prize.
Over the course of 100 spins, wins were few and far between. It is unfortunate that we weren’t lucky enough to cash in on wins more frequently but we did manage to trigger the bonus game in which we scooped over 200 credits!
Overall, the game features a fun theme with 3D graphics and innovative gameplay. Microgaming really took this adventurous theme and ran with it. This is a great game that is certainly worth your time!