Hot as Hades is a Greek mythology themed online pokie from Microgaming but different from most other video pokies of this genre. Hades is presented with a boyish charm and flaming hair. His faithful three-headed canine Cerberus is more cute than fearsome. Both of them are as active off the reels as they are on it. You will also meet Zeus, Poseidon and Medusa in the quest for the Crystal Helm. Hot as Hades combines alluring 3D visuals with some innovative gaming features.
The five characters from Greek mythology – Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Medusa and Cerberus are the high paying symbols. They are crafted as bright 3D icons and exhibit lively win animations. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. From the gaming point of view, the Hot as Hades logo is very important. It awards the top line payouts, is the wild symbol and doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations. The Crystal Helm awards the scatter payouts and triggers the bonus game on the second screen.
There are two exciting bonus features in Hot as Hades online pokie. The Super Mode feature is triggered randomly and awards five free spins. Do not be disheartened by the small number, because these are no ordinary free spins. Three wild symbols will be randomly placed on the reels and will be held fixed for the duration of the feature. The main attraction is the Quest for the Crystal Helm bonus game. You need to get three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels to activate this feature. The objective is to find the Crystal Helm which is guarded by the conniving Greek gods. Each successful pick will take you to the next level till you have a chance of bringing back the treasured object. Only Cerberus, who features as the Win All option is there to help you. Level 1 takes you to the Pillars of Awesomeness where you pick a pot from five. In Level 2 you have to avoid Medusa’s Gaze by finding the right exit path. Three of them lead to cash prizes, one to Win All and one to the pitfall. In Poseidon’s Ocean you pick a shell. Here there are two pitfall options. Level 4 is Zeus’ Stairway where you select a cloud. This level has two cash options and two pitfall options. Level 5 is the Chamber of the Crystal Skull where you get the Crystal Helm if you choose wisely and win extra rewards as well. The visuals throughout this bonus game are a treat to watch.
Hot as Hades is a 20 paylines online video pokie in the standard 5x3 format. You have to play with all paylines enabled by default. The total bet starts at AU$0.20 and goes up to AU$250.00. The top scatter payout with maximum total bet is AU$25,000. The top line payout with maximum total bet also works out to AU$25,000. The maximum payout per spin is $500,000.