One of the biggest heroes of Roman mythology is now the star of his very own slot from Barcrest.
Hercules High and Mighty shows the muscle-bound demi-god, who was renowned for his strength and multiple far-ranging adventures, becoming larger than life as he creates Mighty Reels, raises heavy metal chains, and doubles the number of paylines available. There are also free spins with more expanding wilds, and a beefy Big Bet Feature that lets you raise the slot's RTP to an incredible 98.0%!
Hercules High and Mighty uses five reels and fifty paylines initially, and boasts some excellent graphics and animations that will make you feel as though you've gone back in time to the glory days of Ancient
Luckily, you don't need a godlike bank balance to play Hercules High and Mighty, as bets start at a very reasonable 20p per spin, although you can play with up to £250 if you prefer playing with larger amounts of cash.
More about the Software Provider
Barcrest has been around since 1968 when it started out in the entertainment industry as a manufacturer of fruit machines and pinball machines for the UK gaming market. In 1998, it was acquired by what's become one of the best-known slots developers in the world – IGT – and as of 2017, it's one of four games studios which comes under the ownership of SG Interactive, the others being Williams, Shuffle Master, and Bally.
Barcrest's online slots are particularly mobile-friendly, and they include titles like Cashino, Barkin' Mad, Crown Gems Hi Roller, Thai Flower, Ooh Aah Dracula, Rainbow Riches, and Monty's Millions.
Appearance and Sound Effects
A vast Roman temple is the setting for Hercules High and Mighty, and each side of the reels, you can see a giant stone column while in the background, there's a wide balcony overlooking the world beneath. Supporting the five reels are solid metal chains, which can be lifted mid-game to reveal extra rows of symbols.
Hercules' parents, Zeus and Hera, feature as valuable paytable symbols, and there are also appearances from Pegasus, Cerberus, the Hydra, and a lion, as well as four symbols which represent the four suits (diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs) of a deck of playing cards.
The sound effects are limited, and you can turn them off entirely if you so wish by looking for the "Sounds" option in the Settings menu.
Bonuses and Special Features
The star of Hercules High and Mighty – Hercules – is the wild symbol in this slots game, and he can replace any symbol except scatters to create wins.
A big part of the Hercules High and Mighty slot is the Big Bet Feature, although it's optional and not mandatory. It lets you enhance the gameplay and RTP through three different settings, each of which costs extra to use and gives you five spins.
A £20 Big Bet lets the wild symbol expand whenever it's partially in view;
A £30 Big Bet expands partial wilds and removes the playing card suit symbols;
For £50 Big Bet does everything that the £20 and £30 option do, plus it keeps the expanding wilds in place until a winning combination is created.
You can earn eight, twelve, or twenty free spins with three, four, or five Gold Coin scatters respectively.
The Wild Life uses five reels, between five and seven rows of symbols, and one hundred paylines, and has an RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 94.00% to 98.00%.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Like the mighty Roman hero, Hercules, this Barcrest slot is bursting with special powers. It lets you boost your winning potential through the Big Bet Feature (which includes expanding wilds), gives you the opportunity to secure huge prizes through the free spins bonus, and gives you up to one hundred paylines on which to create winning combinations worth up to 500 times your bet! Play Hercules High and Mighty today to find out whether the gods will rule in your favour!