Hercules Son of Zeus is inspired by a Greek hero, Hercules. Hercules is known for being Zeus’ son, but also known quite well for his adventurous life. In the new game from Pragmatic Play, Hercules Son of Zeus, adventure was just around the corner for me as well. I found Hercules, along with themed icons such as coins, cows, goats, columns and eagles. Hercules himself will appear stacked on the reels along with wild symbols, scatter symbols, and free spins.
This is a 5×4 reel 50 payline slot game. It feels slightly limited to me at first glance. The entrance to Mount Olympus is the game’s wild symbol. It can replace all other symbols on the screen. However, it cannot substitute for the scatter. The scatter is a large silver coin. The scatter symbol can appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4. You need three of these to trigger the 6 free spins. During free spins, wins are multiplied by 2X the bet!
It seemed hard to get the free spin feature, and then to only be rewarded with 6 spins was a little disappointing. However, with that said, with every spin on the bonus round, special reels are in play. Before every spin, a wild symbol is added to reels 2, 3, and 4. They do remain on the reels for the duration of your free spins, and every scatter symbol you get, awards one more free spin. With all that opportunity going on, I was hyped to have a exciting and profitable bonus.
The base game is exciting in the fact you hope you will receive the wild symbols with Hercules, or the free spin bonus coins. I expected the game to be a little more exciting. However, I do believe the free spins are where the most money can be made. Extra wilds, extra games, and extra opportunity to increase your bankroll. The games designs are worth mentioning and although simple, it was fun to play. Regardless, the game as a whole was, to me, quite similar to many others I have played before.