Hercules the Son of Zeus is a 5 reel 50 payline spinner which borrows the characters from Greek mythology and places them in a setting which resembles an ancient Greek temple which hides rams, minotaurs, eagles lead by Cerberus the three-headed dog, guardian of the Underworld.
It is up to you to help Hercules beat this monster and earn his place on Mount Olympus. In return our demigod hero will appear stacked on the reels, giving you the possibility to earn up to 40,000 coins thanks to him.
His father Zeus will also be there to help by awarding Free Spins with added Wilds. Bravery always pays off, so join Hercules in his epic battle.
Pragmatic Play is one of the new names in gaming software development industry, however they already feature a portfolio of around 150 games. Their offer is growing rapidly and it seems that their focus slightly prevails to the side of quantity rather than quality.
The graphics are decent enough, but definitely not in the competition with leading names and popular titles. The functionality of the game and the features are also satisfying but definitely not spectacular. On the other hand, the company has been operating for only two years, so there is time for them to improve and build a reputation.
How to Play It
As all Pragmatic Play slots Hercules Son of Zeus also sports the same menu board where you choose the coin value and the level of your bet by clicking on “+” or “-“ signs on each side of the spin button.
It might seem complicated at first but the amount of your total bet is displayed on the right so just pay attention on the numbers. There is the option to turn on Auto play if you get tired of clicking.
Set between two pillars of a glorious temple, 5 reels and 3 rows will feature all kinds of dangerous mythological animals including the ominous Cerberus.
However, you should noy be afraid, as all of them will work to your favour. Not surprisingly, our main protagonist pays the most when landed across the paylines. Hercules will even pay for two of his images. The most you can get from our hero, who appears with a hat made of lion’s head, is 800 coins for five of a kind.
Watch out for the coins with Zeus’s image, as they can earn you the main bonus game, that is, Free Spins. Zeus appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The image of a blue temple will act as Wild and replace any symbol in the game in order to complete the winning combo. However, it is unable to stand in place of the Scatter (the coin).
Considering the fact that Hercules appears stacked across the reels, with the little help of Wild symbols you might end up hitting large cash prize during the main game.
When it comes to the bonus games and special features department, this ancient Greek mythological story is pretty simple as it comes down to a typical Free Spins game. Zeus will be generous enough to grant you free play, but he won’t exactly shower you with free spins.
Look for Zeus coins on middle reels and when you find three of them, 6 Free Spins will be activated. Before you go feeling disappointed with the Zeus showing his stingy side, wait for a second. Not all is that bad in this bonus game. Each Free Spin comes with added Wilds which will remain in place until you finish your free games round.
On top of that, every Scatter seen on its dedicated reels, 2, 3 and 4 will add an extra spin. This can go on indefinitely so you might end up with more Free Spins than you thought at first sight. Zeus is not that bad, he just asks you to prove your worth before he goes on and award prizes.
When you add to it the fact that Hercules appears stacked throughout the entire game, then you can easily expect some nice cash prizes with the help of these perks.
Naturally, top paying symbol is Hercules who pays 800 coins for five of a kind. Perhaps this does not sound impressive, but like we said, he appears stacked on the reels and could land you 40,000 coins for all reels fully stacked with Hercules.
The amount you can stake in this game ranges from $0.50 to $250 which is more than enough to cover a wide range of players’ preferences.
Here we have an average spinner that offers a decent Free Spins game with the possibility to play for free indefinitely, as long as you land Scatters, while your balance will benefit the most from stacked Hercules. And that is about all there is to it.
The good thing is that stacked Hercules does help you a lot while you are waiting for three Scatters, so you can count on decent wins throughout the main game as well. Honestly, we have seen more exciting slots this season, but Hercules definitely will not leave you empty-handed.