Hot as Hades, a Greek-themed slot from Microgaming, is chiefly famous for its humour, the multi-level interactive bonus round, and the 97% RTP. There are a lot of things going on in this game, and it is not a suitable choice if you’re hankering for an old-fashioned one-armed bandit with fruit symbols and nine paylines.
When Hot as Hades was released back in 2015, it was one of Microgaming’s most celebrated games of the whole year.
We suggest you play with the sound on, since that will help you get into the right mode.
The theme is Greek mythology, with a focus on Hades and his dog Cerberus. In this game, Hades is a funny guy who entertains us in various ways, e.g. by juggling. Examples of other gods that can show up in this game are Zeus and Poseidon.
The reels are placed by the River Styx in the underworld, in front of some very hot flames.
Hot as Hades is available both for traditional computers and for touch-screen devices (such as smartphones and tablets).
The wild symbol (the Hot as Hades logo) can substitute for any regular symbol.
When a win is formed with the help of a wild, the win is doubled (2x multiplier).
The crystal helmet is a scatter symbol. Get enough of these, and the interactive bonus round starts.
During the bonus round, you get to follow Hades on epic adventures looking for the crystal helmet. There are five different stops, but you need quite a bit of luck to make it all the way to the fifth one.
At the first stop, you get to select between five different urns. If you find coins, you are allowed to proceed to the second stop and meet the legendary Medusa. Knock on doors in Medusa’s garden, and you might proceed to Poseidon and Zeus, and eventually reach the treasure trove where the helmet is hiding. If you manage to collect the helmet, you will be richly rewarded.
During the basic game, Super mode can start randomly. This is a great mode, because it consists of free spins with frozen wild symbols.