Hercules and Pegasus

Greek mythology-themed UK slots are currently enjoying something of a return to form. For a while, Playtech seemed to have a monopoly on the genre, with countless Age of Gods slots featuring the theme. Other software developers didn’t seem to want to touch the genre. Now, though, Pragmatic Play has been brave and bold enough to have a go with their latest release, Hercules & Pegasus. 

Hercules & Pegasus made its debut in December 2019 and was launched as a traditional 5-reel video slot, with 20 paylines spanning those reels. The game is predictably cheap and affordable, costing between 20p and £100 a spin. The slot’s RTP sits comfortably above the industry standard at 96.5%, while non-progressive prizes are a touch on the petite side, at just 25x a line bet. Expect medium volatility gameplay with this new Greek mythology-themed release. 

Special Features 

For those of who know your Greek mythology, Hercules (Romanised from the Greek Heracles), was the superhuman son of Zeus, while Pegasus is the infamous winged horse ridden by Bellerophon. Both play prominent roles in this slot. The symbol with both together appears as a wild symbol. It can substitute for any and all standard paying icons in the game. 

Both Hercules and Pegasus also appear as individual symbols, and these come into play if players wish to trigger the slot’s bonus rounds. More on those in just a moment, though. First, we need to look at this Pragmatic Play slot’s randomly triggered goodies. 

There are four randomly triggered bonuses to spice up the action. Hercules Wilds can see added wilds appear on the reels, with a potential free spin awarded. Pegasus Wilds can also appear randomly on the reels, and these offer 2x multipliers. The Bolts of Zeus feature can see Zeus mystery symbols appear on the reels and turn into the same icon at the end of a spin. Lastly, one of this slot’s three bonus rounds could be triggered at random. 

Bonus Features 

To trigger one of three potential free spin rounds, a golden shield needs to appear on the first and third reels. If Hercules appears on the fifth reel, players will bag unlimited free spins until five orange potions (which offer added wilds) appear. If Pegasus shows up on the fifth reel, players will land unlimited spins until five blue potions (which add 1x increasing multipliers appear). The final round occurs when both Hercules and Pegasus appear on the fifth reel. This feature offers unlimited spins until five of either potion (both features are available) ends the bonus. 

Overview 

Hercules & Pegasus may look like it has been developed by Disney, but this is a game which should still be taken seriously. It has decent features aplenty and is cheap enough to suffice all players, newbies and seasoned pros alike. This is a refreshing take on the Greek mythology slot genre. The slot debuted in December 2019 and can be played at all top online casinos offering slots from Pragmatic Play.