The Greek god theme is one that is certainly seen quite a lot with regards to online pokies these days and the latest in a long line of them comes from Microgaming with ‘Hot as Hades’. This 5-reel, 20 fixed-payline online pokie concentrates on Hades, the Greek god of the underworld and offers up a good selection of features such as wilds, multipliers, scatters, and free spins on top of some decent payouts that go up to the jackpot payout of 8,000 coins.
The pokie has been designed in a cartoon style and actually looks very good. The graphics are crisp, the animations smooth, and the sound is enough to be entertaining without being too distracting. In the background you see a fiery cave, a cave that regularly sees Hades and Cerberus randomly walking through.
Among the symbols are five that you should be made aware of with regards to value. You have Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Medusa, and Cerberus which represent the highest value standard symbols while the playing card symbols all represent the lower end of value. As for the special symbols in Hot in Hades, these are the games logo and Crystal Helm which represent the wild and scatter respectively.
Hot in Hades Features
Among the features in the Hot in Hades online pokie is the Super Mode which activates on its own randomly and gives you five free spins. Those free spins are complimented with the addition of three extra wilds to the reels that are frozen into place and give you an increased chance of getting a good payout.
The bonus game that you will want to aim for is the ‘Quest for the Crystal Helm’ which is triggered once you land between three and five scatter symbols on the reels. What follows is a mini-game where you have to pick random boxes across four levels that have each been characterized by the four other Greek gods represented in this pokie.
All you have to do is avoid picking the ‘Block’ object that will signal the end of the bonus feature as the rest will reveal payouts. Indeed, if you make it all the way to the end and face Zeus you will certainly be in line for some big prizes.
Hot in Hades has some good graphics, a nice variety of bonus features, and is basically a thoroughly enjoyable online pokie. If there was a negative aspect to this pokie it would be that the features can be a little bit difficult to activate but once you do they are more than likely to payout some good amounts.