Haul of Hades

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Haul of Hades Slot House Review

 

Explore the underworld and witness Hades’ power with Haul of Hades. Novomatic released this slot machine game in 2015. If you are an avid fan of Greek mythology and looking for games related to this, this must be it. Excitingly, this game allows you to meet the Olympians!

 

Hades is one of the legendary big three in the ever-famous Greek mythology, together with his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon. While his two brothers reigned in the sky and the waters, Hades became cold and reigned the underworld, representing the color of his identity: dark and suspenseful.

 

Although this theme is not the first of it, Novomatic did venture out to other possible worlds aside from the typical. By including this game in the many Greek mythology categories, Hades’ fans would be delighted to see their god as part of it.

 

Without further ado, let’s have a take over from the basic Olympus-route and discover the underworld from the mighty River Styx to the deepest realms of the dead and hunt for the hidden treasures.

 

Gameplay

 

Like any other game, you commence the game by clicking the start button after placing your bets. Interestingly, you can also activate the auto-play function by pressing the spacebar. This function is an ability granted to finish a spin instantly to pace up the gameplay.

 

Haul of Hades is set on a typical 5×3 grid with fixed 40 paylines. It can be played between 0.40 to 40 coins. There are various symbols in the game featuring your Olympian favorites such as Hades himself, Zeus, Athena, and Aphrodite, respectively, from low to the highest value. Meanwhile, the basic playing card symbols are represented by A-10 symbols. There is only an additional symbol, the game logo, which is deemed a Wild and has the most substantial value combination of all. Once you manage to get five of it, you will reach the peak of the game!

 

The game process requires you to form matching symbols from left to right. Three symbols are needed for the lower value icons while two are allotted for the rest of the included gods, then you will be granted with a Wild and branded as a heroic victory. The Wild substitutes all the symbols except for the Free Spin logo. Moreover, if you attain to stack three of these on the middle reels, you will unleash the bonus round with seven free spins which are considered to have massive potential value.

 

Furthermore, you can test your luck and patience by playing a card gamble game which is available every after a perfect combination. This portion allows you either to collect your acquired points or risk by betting red/black to double it up. It’s risky, though, for if you guess turns out wrong, the gods will drag your points down, leaving you nothing and imprisoned in hell, so risk wisely!

 

Special Features

 

  • Free Spins

 

This feature is unlocked when you trigger the Free Spin bonus round. One of the god symbols will be regarded as a stacked symbol for a long time in the whole duration of the bonus. If you manage to land numerous of these in a line or combination with a Wild, you will be rewarded with lots of points!

 

  • Stacked Symbols

 

A symbol will be chosen randomly before a spin takes place. This chosen symbol will then appear and branded as a huge stacked symbol. Amazingly, it can alter all the symbols—the entire reel into the same stacked symbol! Moreover, if the same stacked symbol presents itself on multiple reels at the same time, you will escape hell and become a worthy resident of Mount Olympus as you are now deemed a hero. Furthermore, this feature would lead you to reveal seven free spins if three stacked symbols appear on the second, third, or fourth reel. These symbols often land on the reels, so be sure to watch out for it.

 

  • Wild

 

The Haul of Hades logo itself represents the Wild symbol of this game. This Wild replaces all the symbols in the grid, resulting in increased potentials.

 

Game Design

 

Haul of Hades is undeniably a well-developed game. Thumbs up to Novomatic for introducing a Greek Mythology-themed slot machine game! The targeted theme, which is dark and thrilling, is achieved. The interface clearly shows the underworld depiction with a touch of cartoonish effect. The background has a dark green and black effect, bringing you goosebumps. You can also notice the realistic underground torches beside the rid, representing the four paylines.

 

Moreover, the characters, especially the well-acclaimed Greek gods, are represented very well and have their respective musical intro that suits their personality on the spot. Its animation has a smooth transition, taking away the frustration of games that harbor annoying technical difficulties. This is evident when you see an animated bat occasionally flying around the gaming screen. There are also lightning strikes to spice the game more. Furthermore, the sound effects support this excellent depiction of the underworld. It is on the spot from the crack of thunder to the flapping wings of the bats to the sound of the initiating reels like scraping stone and heavy thuds of the cascading drops of the symbols. Another sound effect will also be heard once you attain a win; it has slightly gothic sound riffs punctuate it.

 

Summary

 

Overall, this slot game machine is among the best of Novomatic’s releases. It has attained a perfect depiction of the underworld; it also has smooth animation and fitting sound effects. With 96.01% RTP, this game could never go wrong to reach your expectations and provide a memorable gaming experience.

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