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Hercules High and Mighty Slot

The Hercules High and Mighty slot is from Barcrest and is available at our phone casino. According to Greek mythology, the legendary hero Hercules was the son of Zeus. If you know your mobile slots half as well as us, then you’ll remember that WMS (which, like Barcrest, is a subsidiary of SG Gaming) has made several slots about Zeus that have a very similar appearance to this slot game. However, what the newer game offers which the Zeus slot and Zeus God of Thunder slot do not is the Big Bet Feature, which lets you unlock expanding wilds, sticky wilds, and more.

Barcrest has designed the Hercules High and Mighty slot with the reel set sitting upon a wide balcony that looks out into the clouds from the home of the Greek gods on Mount Olympus. There are massive stone pillars on either side of the reels, and sturdy metal chains suspend the reel set (which consists of five rows and five columns). Behind the chains, you can see a further two rows of symbols which are greyed out, although specific features of the slot allow you to unlock them as we’ll explain very shortly.

There are twelve paytable symbols which provide references to Greek mythology, including Zeus, Hercules (the wild), Pegasus, the Hydra, Cerberus, a lion, a gold coin, and the four playing card suits.

Bonus Feature

There are several WMS and Barcrest mobile slots which include the Big Bet Feature, including Monopoly Big Event slot and Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix slot. It is an optional feature in this slot, which, in our opinion, is worth the extra cost as it unlocks additional elements in the Free Spins Bonus. There are three Big Bet options, each of which gives you five spins: £20, £30, and £50. £20 allows Hercules to become an expanding wild; £30 gives you expanding wilds and higher chances of winning bigger prizes by removing low-value symbols from the reels; £50 gives you everything you gain with the £30 option, as well as sticky Hercules wilds. Whether you decide to play with or without Big Bet, you’ll also need to think about how many paylines you wish to enable in the Hercules High and Mighty slot.

Stakes of 10p give you ten lines in the base game and 20 lines in Mighty Reels. 20p gives you 20 lines in the base game and 40 lines in Mighty Reels. 30p gives you 30 lines in the base game and 60 lines in Mighty Reels. 40p gives you 40 lines in the base game and 80 lines in Mighty Reels, and stakes of 50p and above give you 50 lines in the base game and 100 lines in Mighty Reels. The stake size and Big Bet Feature also affect the game’s RTP (Theoretical Return to Player). Bets of less than £2 give an RTP of 94%; bets of £2 and above give an RTP of 96%, and the Big Bet game gives an RTP of 98%.

Wild Symbol and Scatter Symbol

Naturally, the wild is Hercules himself, and he can replace all symbols except the Gold Coin to help make wins. And, if you’re playing a Big Bet game, the wild expands whenever it lands, causing the chains covering the greyed-out paylines to rise. This feature is referred to as Mighty Reels, and it doubles the number of active paylines. To trigger the Free Spins Bonus in the Hercules High and Mighty slot game, three or more Gold Coin scatters must land anywhere on the reels (or be unveiled when the chains rise and put all 100 paylines into play). The number of scatters affects how many free spins you receive as follows: 3 scatters = 8 free games; 4 scatters = 12 free games; 5 scatters = 20 free games. During the Free Spins Bonus, the Gold Coin scatter can appear on all five reels.

Initially, the chains are down, and your free spins start without the Mighty Reels Feature. However, if the Hercules wild happens to expand, the chains rise and remain up for the duration of the Bonus. It’s also possible to retrigger the Free Spins Bonus with further Gold Coin scatter symbols. The treasures of Ancient Greece could be yours when you play the legendary Hercules High and Mighty online slot game. So, make sure you pay a visit to Mountain Olympus today to seek fame and fortune with the mighty hero, Hercules!

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