Hades is best known as the god of the Underworld in Greek Mythology. Hades is said to wear a cap or a helmet making him invisible, although is sometimes depicted with his hair on fire (as he is in this slot). This is possibly related to the Phlegethon river in the Underworld which is perpetually on fire.
This MicroGaming designed slot features a number of other characters from Greek mythology too. You have Zeus, Medusa, Poseidon and Cerberus and each plays a major role in the engaging feature. The majority of mythology themed slots are very serious in nature, though you’ll love the comedy aspect of this entertaining game.
Hot as Hades is a five-reel slot with 20 win-lines. The game pays from left to right, with the biggest wins heading your way when you land five symbols in a row. You can bet from 20c and up, and an auto play option is available.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the title / logo symbol. Land ‘Hot as Hades’ five times in a row and you’ll win an impressive 2,000 coins. This symbol also substitutes as a wild and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter symbol. Every time you land a win with the wild you’ll welcome the 2x multiplier – always a nice boost.
Hades is the highest paying standard symbol. Hades wears a big cheesy grin despite his head being on fire and pays 1,000 coins for the maximum five. Zeus is next on the pay table and looks completely stern as he stares out from the reels. This white-bearded character has a top pay-out of 800 coins. Poseidon looks a little off-colour, with blue skin and a green beard. Although I wouldn’t tell him that as he is liable to stab me with his large trident. Land Poseidon five times in a row and you’ll win 600 coins. Medusa, with green skin and snakes for hair looks strangely attractive and is joined by Cerberus, with his three dog heads.
The first of the two features is ‘Super Mode’ which is randomly awarded after any spin. This will see you awarded an immediate five free spins. At the start of the spins you will be awarded with 3 wild symbols which will remain in place throughout. You may also benefit as another wild can be added during each spin. With the wilds in place, this mini-feature can be very profitable, especially if you can gain those additional wilds.
The second feature is the highlight of the game – the “Quest Bonus”. To enter this feature, you’ll need to land three or more ‘crystal helm’ scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You’ll now enter a fun animated feature. In reality this is a simple pick me round, but the cartoon animation throughout the feature is simply brilliant. During the game you’ll come across all of the other characters and Hades will find aim to find a way past them. There’ll be times during the feature when you’ll be laughing out loud.
This MicroGaming designed slot will have you smiling from the start. The setting doesn’t look like much fun at first. You’re stuck in the underworld with dark caves and the fiery lake. But then Hades strides into view with that big grin on his face and you’re won over.
All of the character symbols have the same entertaining design, and each comes to life with animation when you land a win. During the base game you’ll sometimes see the characters walking around the reels. Hades even rows a boat in the fiery lake too. When you add in the bonus feature, this slot has top marks for design.
Hot as Hades is a joy from the very start. There are not many games that have you laughing from the off, but this MicroGaming effort delivers. As well as the excellent visuals, you have an engaging game too. Wild multipliers in the base game are always a nice touch and the randomly awarded free spins are sure to pay. The “Quest Bonus” is just brilliant and it’s more than worth playing this slot for this feature alone.