Hercules Son of Zeus

Hercules Son of Zeus

Hercules: Son of Zeus is an online slots game which was released in 2017 from Pragmatic Play and has a predictable but enjoyable Ancient Greek mythology theme. Hercules: Son of Zeus is everything you would expect from such a game, but also a bit more. For instance, the developers have ensured that this game covers a broader selection of the pantheon of Greek deities than your average, run-of-the-mill game.

Here is a slot which not only stands out in terms of imagery but also stands out in terms of wagers. That may not necessarily be a positive for players, though. For instance, minimum bets are set to cost at least 50p a spin, with maximum stakes rising to £250 a game. That is notable because there are only 25 pay lines on the reels of this slot. The non-progressive jackpot is also on the petite side, standing at just 16x your bet (per winning combo on a line) while the RTP rate is slightly below more recent casino games, at the industry standard level of 95.1%. 

Special Features

The famed Temple of Zeus acts as a wild symbol in this release and is one of the few icons which is representing deities from Greek mythology. Wilds will naturally replace all other symbols, save for scatter icons. Wilds are the only symbols which do not offer up cash prizes on their own, too.

Scatter symbols can dish out prizes, with three appearing on the screen delivering a 2x cash prize to players. Scatters also serve another purpose, though. If these Zeus symbols pop up on the second, third and fourth reels at the same time, players will trigger a free spins bonus. It is the only real special feature in the game, so players are going to want to take full advantage of this bonus round.

Bonus Features

Once the free spin bonus begins, players are set to be offered an extra wild on the three central reels. This will remain in place until the player runs out of spins. While players do only start with 6 free games (and that doesn’t sound too impressive) further free spins can be won whenever scatters appear. Just a single scatter icon will offer players one further free spin.

No other special features appear in this round. While the free spin game is decent and triggered relatively frequently, the Hercules: Son of Zeus could rather have done with another bonus round, or perhaps even a gamble feature to spice up its gameplay.

Overview

Hercules: Son of Zeus is not going to blow anybody away. The game is a touch on the generic side at times in terms of features, and although its graphics and theme are decent, they alone are unlikely to win over too many players. Prizes could do with being a little more profitable given the wagering range in this release, but Pragmatic Play has still come up with a decent effort which may be worth a punt.