Hercules Son of Zeus is a quite new game from Pragmatic Play software, which is also known as Topgame. I don't really enjoy Topgame slots, but when I have the chance, I gladly explore them. This time I was playing at a bingo site and had roughly 50$ balance and when I saw the name of this slot, it spoke to me. Hercules, who was the son of Zeus, who was a mythical Greek God, is oftenly used as inspiration source, when it comes to online games. I find this theme quite fascinating and since lately Topgame has been improving their game designs, I was interested to see what they've come up with.
As many of their games, this slot has 5 reels and 50 paylines, but unfortunately it makes this game quite expensive with the minimum bets of 0.50$ per spin. But as I had foreseen- the design looked rich- there were modern Hercules symbols that came up stacked along with letters and other Greek mithology symbols. Design wise I was more than pleased. But unfortunately that was it.
I think this game has really bad payouts from what I've seen. With 50$ and minimum bets only, I managed to play for about 10 minutes only and I only had 0 wins with few exceptions of wins up to 7x bet. There is only one bonus feature and it's a free spins bonus, but to get it you must get 3 scatters. Many times I had 2 scatter combinations but unfortunately you don't get paid for them, which this time was quite upsetting. I'd rather get small wins than absolutely empty spins. But even so, I think that the bonus feature isn't that great because instead of the regular 10 free spins you usually find in other games, this one only gives 6 free spins. It does compensate it with extra spins for scatters and extra wilds, but still, after what I've seen so far from this game, I don't have high hopes.
Overall this is a game I would call a money eater. It's been a while since I last played a game with minimum bets at such ratio and lost that fast. I think that design is really wonderful but aside from that, I wouldn't recommend this game, it seems impossible to get any decent base game win at all.