Hercules High and Mighty Slot
- An enjoyable Mighty Reels slot from Barcrest / SG Gaming
- Online play awards massive jackpots and a choice of stake options
- Also highly popular in Coral betting shops, where jackpots are limited to £500
Barcrest are the creators behind the Hercules High and Mighty slot machine – which is based on the son of Zeus and offers players the fun and excitement of a unique set of reels and exciting features. The slot game boasts 5 reels and 100 paylines similar in a way to Reels of Gold, which allow you to bet from as little as 0.50 a spin or as much as £250 a spin online, or 50p up to £50 in Coral and Ladbrokes betting shops. There is a maximum non-progressive jackpot of 250x your stake to be won, which is rather lucrative when you’re playing big stakes, or a standard £500 jackpot in the bookies on all stakes.
The Hercules High and Mighty slot is a medium to high variance slot machine which offers expanding wilds, sticky wilds, free spins and a Big Bet function for an increased percentage up to a very generous 98%.
As this is a slot based around Hercules, the symbols that feature on the reels are in-keeping with the theme of the game; Hercules, Zeus, Hera, Hydra, Cerberus, Lion, Pegasus, golden coin – plus card suits of hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. The suit card symbols can be removed in the Big Bet game when played on higher stakes.
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The special features that come with the Hercules High and Mighty slot game are;
- Free spins are triggered when three or more golden coins fall onto your active paylines. Three coins gives 8 free spins, four coins gives 12 free spins and five coins gives the maximum of 20 free spins. A different set of reels come into action when you trigger the free spins and the Mighty Reels are active during this feature, if you can spin in an expanding wild anywhere on your reels. Free spins can be re-triggered. You can get up to 20 free spins on top of your current free spins if you can find 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels whilst playing your free spins, or you can increase them via the gamble, but it is possible to lose them all.
- Big Bet – this feature is famous with all Barcrest slots and allows you to choose between three betting options; £20 awards five Big Bet spins with Mighty Reels coming into play when an expanding wild lands on the reels, £30 also offers 5 Big Bet spins and the Mighty Reels are triggered with an expanding wild spins onto the reels – but not only that, the low paying symbols on your reels are removed. Finally, the £50 Big Bet options offers the features of the £20 and £30 bets with expanding wilds being locked in place until you spin in a win.
- Mighty Reel feature is triggered when an expanding wild 3-symbol high positions itself fully in view on your reels. Now, this is where the fun starts because the top set of reels becomes active and the number of your paylines doubles – giving even more chances to win, especially when the wild expands to cover the whole reel.
When the Hercules High and Mighty slot game loads on your screen, Hercules stands between two pillars as if to welcome you to his kingdom. The reels are set between the two pillars and there are chains keeping the reels in place. Look beyond those chains and you will notice more reels and more symbols which come into play when you trigger the Mighty Reel feature.
There’s a demo version of Hercules High and Mighty, which allows you to get used to its features without spending real money. Probably a wise decision to have a practice, as the Big Bet feature can be quite overwhelming to newbies. The free play link is above.
We were a little unsure of how to play this slot machine when we first stumbled upon it, but thanks to the demo version we soon got a good understanding of how to lay the game and its different features. The most that can be won is 250x your stake, by spinning in 5 of a kind of the Zeus symbols – unless you can spin those symbols in, the vast majority of wins will come during the Mighty Reel feature and the free spins mode. There’s plenty of chances to win and you can access this slot game via your desktop, mobile or tablet devices.