An increasingly close relationship between Barcrest and the likes of WMS and IGT has meant that many of their games have been drawing on popular elements from the other companies. Hercules – High and Mighty gives the game away in this regard by making use of the same playing card suits as many of the popular WMS slots out there on mobile devices right now but we have to admit that they make a welcome change from the standard ranks! This is a good-looking game and the historical nature of the theme ensures that there will be a wide potential audience for it. As long as it comes through on the features and gameplay, we are reasonably confident that we will have quite the hit on our hands here!
What to Expect
It will not take long for any player to figure out that there is something bigger than the norm to be expected here on this game, not least from the board itself. There may only be the standard five reels in play on this game, but there are a massive five rows of symbols to go with it too. Players have certainly not been left high and dry in terms of the winning combinations either, as there are a hundred win lines in play here on the game, ensuring that barely a spin goes by without some kind of win falling into place. Throw in the fact that almost all of the symbols on the board can land in stacks that are often capable of covering entire reels and there can be no question that this is a game that has more than a few tricks up its sleeve! As you would expect from a named character, Hercules is suitably powerful here on this game and he will replace all other symbols on the board in winning combinations except for the gold coin scatter.
The Big Bet also returns on Hercules – High and Mighty, and players can opt to pay in advance for five spins as long as they are willing to pay at least £4 per spin. The prizes are big to compensate for the cost, and paying in advance does come with advantages. A £20 bet on the five spins will ensure that Hercules expands to cover his whole reel when he lands. For £30, you get the same feature and all of the playing card suits are removed from the board. Finally, if you go all in at £50, you get all of the features mentioned previously and any wilds that land will remain in place until they all form part of a win. It is the kind of high risk high reward scenario that some players are sure to truly love.
Whether you are playing with the Big Bet or simply plodding along as normal, the main event on the game and the one that you will be on the lookout for most is the free spins bonus round. It is all about landing scatters, with three awarding eight spins, four leading to the award of twelve and five scatters launching twenty free games in total. While there is nothing different about the free spins compared to the base game, you can always trigger more of them with an additional combination of scatters.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Hercules – High and Mighty is not the best-looking Ancient Greek game that we have played on mobile, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. A hundred lines and stacked symbols will be heaven for some players, and the completely optional Big Bet will open up new possibilities for some of our braver readers! Overall, it is a solid game with plenty to offer and it is one of the highlights of the Barcrest ranges on offer at all of the great mobile casinos featured above.