As we have mentioned before, Mythology is a very popular theme on slot games. Providers are keen on taking inspiration from tales of the past when creating new titles. This is made more evident by the 3, almost consecutive, titles announced by three completely different providers. Starting with Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor and then Glorious Empire, today we take a better look at the 3rd Mythology themed slot. The game is called Hercules High & Mighty powered by Barcrest. Players can access the slot on most of the major online casinos.
Hercules High & Mighty is a 5 reels and 100 paylines slot available available to play on desktop and most mobile devices.
The slot has an unusual reel layout. There is the main reel system with the 5 reels each with 5 rows.
There are 50 paylines available. Behind the main reels there is a secondary reel system.
The secondary reel system is massive with 5 reels and 10 rows. This secondary system will become active during the Mighty Reels feature.
The game takes inspiration from ancient Greek mythology. The main character is the demigod Hercules, famous for his 12 labors. The highest value symbols on the reels are all theme related and feature Zeus, Hera, Pegasus, the nemean lion, Hydra and Cerberus. The low value symbols are made by playing card suits. All symbols can appear stacked on the reels. The scatter symbol is a golden coin Hercules face engraved on top. The wild symbol is Hercules himself and it can substitute for all other symbols except the scatter.
Whenever the wild symbol appears 3-symbol high stacked on a reel the secondary reel set will be triggered.
The wild will become fully stacked on the secondary reels set.
This will increase the possibilities of big wins, as the secondary set also has 100 paylines.
The free spins feature is triggered by landing three or more scatter symbols anywhere in view.
The number of free spins awarded depends on the number of scatters landed.
- 3 scatters = 8 free spins
- 4 scatters = 12 free spins
- 5 scatters = 20 free spins
The Mighty Reels feature is also present during the free spins. So landing 3-symbol high stacked wilds will activate the secondary reels set.
The free spins can be retriggered by landing 3 additional scatters during one of the free spins.
Big Bet Mode
Hercules High & Mighty also has a big bet mode. This is typical on a number of Barcrest titles.
On Hercules the mode presents a series of 5 linked spins that offer extra features.
The player can choose each one of the modes for a certain price.
There are 3 big bet modes, and from the cheapest to the most expensive they offer:
- First Mode – 5 spins plus whenever a single wild lands (rather than a 3-symbol high stacked wild), the Mighty Reels will be triggered.
- Second Mode – 5 spins plus the Mighty Reels are unlocked with a single wild. In addition the lower value symbols are removed from play for the duration of the 5 spins.
- Third Mode – 5 spins plus the Mighty Reels are unlocked with a single wild. In addition the lower value symbols are removed from play for the duration of the 5 spins. Moreover the wilds land here, they’ll remain frozen in place until a winning combination is made.
If the player triggers the free spins while playing in one of the Modes. Those free spins will have the same features as the mode spins.
Hercules High & Mighty is a High variance slot with a maximum of 500 times the stake win on a spin. The RTP depends on the wager.
- Bets below 2£ have an RTP of 94%.
- Bets above 2£ have an RTP of 96%.
- Big Bet Mode has an RTP of 98%.
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