Power of Gods: Hades Review
Power of the Gods: Hades is a unique 'Hold the Jackpot' game developed by Wazdan which sees players spin this 5-reel, 243 ways to win slot in the hopes of landing sticky bonus symbols and triggering the Hold the Jackpot Bonus. This special bonus feature sees bonus symbols land on the reels, remaining in place for a set amount of spins, paying out their combined value at the end of the feature.
Naturally, any online slot that's based around Hades, God of the Underworld, is going to be dark, dingy and pretty gothic... And that's exactly how we'd describe this mythical-themed slot.
The game is set deep in the underworld with a monolithic set of reels that are surrounded by shadows and thorns, not exactly the most inviting to those with a nervous disposition. The low paying symbols in this game are J, Q, K and A whilst high paying symbols include a helmet, a staff, a key, Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of the Underworld and a fearsome hooded figure with glowing eyes.
The soundtrack fits like this game like a glove, players are treated to a high-octane drum-led orchestral piece that sets the tone and builds up anticipation as spins begin to get more and more serious, especially during the Hold the Jackpot bonus.
This game plays quite differently from most new online slots we've come across this year, and you know what... We loved it! Power of Gods: Hades features no free spins feature, everything in this game revolves around bonus symbols which ultimately lead to the Hold the Jackpot bonus.
In terms of interesting mechanics that only this game (and a handful of other Wazdan slots feature) include the adjustable volatility (which can see players see players switch between low, standard and high volatility) and the game speed button (which can see players switch between standard, fast and very fast spins).
All of the buttons needed to play this slot including game settings, stake selection and the paytable can be found on one large action bar at the bottom of the game screen.
Whilst the game's maximum win is only 5,000x the player's bet, we found this adjustable volatility slot to be very generous and we genuinely recommend giving it a spin. With an RTP of 96.14% and a brilliant Hold the Jackpot bonus that we managed to trigger a handful of times during our gameplay session, we found ourselves doing quite well when playing Power of God: Hades. On the occasion, we were daring enough to use the gamble button it actually allowed us to further extend our bankroll.
We love what Wazdan have done with Power of Gods: Hades, it's another example of a brilliant slot that doesn't require traditional features to keep us entertained. The fact we can adjust our volatility and game speed really upped the ante as well.
Being able to set the pace of the game ourselves saw us flying on the seat of our pants, but in the best way possible, especially considering we were picking up regular wins thick and fast.