Hercules & Pegasus by Pragmatic comes with cartoon-style graphics, but you shouldn’t be surprised by the cute exterior. They say this is a medium to high variance game, but it often feels more like a very volatile game than anything close to medium. There are 3 interesting reel modifiers in the base game as well as 3 different free spins features.
It all plays out on 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 ways to win, and you can place bets up to €100 per spin on all platforms and devices. The theme is obviously inspired by Greek mythology, but with a more light-hearted touch than many other such games. Random reel modifiers include both Hercules Wilds and Pegasus Wilds, as well as a Zeus Mystery symbol.
The game’s RTP is a generous 96.5%, and all 3 free spins features offer unlimited free spins. That is, the feature doesn’t stop until you land 5 potion bottles on the fifth reel. The climax is when Hercules and Pegasus join forces, and this is the free spins feature you really want to trigger.
What are the symbols?
The game logo is the best-paying regular symbol here, but the wild symbol (which also contains the two main characters) is the most valuable symbol of all. You will also find some medium symbols, typical of ancient Greek culture, and the regular royal symbols with low value. Here is the paytable for Hercules & Pegasus slot:
- Wild symbol – Pays 25x for 5 on a payline.
- Hercules & Pegasus Logo – Pays 20x for 5 on a payline
- Greek Temple – Pays 15x for 5 on a payline
- Golden Harp – Pays 10x for 5 on a payline
- Vase – Pays 20x for 5 on a payline
- Card Suit Symbols – Pays either 5x or 2.5x for 5 on a payline
What are the bonus features?
You will soon see that at any point during the base game, 3 scrolls can appear on the screen, and this essentially gives you 3 choices. With each selection, you get a random bonus feature that works as follows:
Hercules Wilds – you get a random number of Hercules Wilds on the reels.
Pegasus Wilds – gives you a random number of Pegasus Wilds, and each win can be increased by a 2x multiplier.
Zeus Bolt – adds stacked Zeus symbols to the reels, which turn into a random symbol after the end of the spin.
Bonus feature – gives you enough bonus symbols to trigger 1 of the 3 free spins features.
Free Spins in Hercules & Pegasus
This game offers 3 different free spins, one for each of the two main characters and a feature where they join forces. Here we will take a closer look at all of them.
Hercules Free Spins
You need to land a bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3 along with a Hercules bonus symbol on reel 5 to trigger this feature. This gives you an unlimited number of spins, and the red potion bottle can land on reel 5. You get Hercules Wilds, and the free spins feature ends when you land 5 potion bottles.
Pegasus Free Spins
To trigger this feature, you need a Bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3 and a Pegusus Bonus symbol on reel 5. This again gives you an unlimited number of spins and you will see a blue potion bottle land on reel 5 a few times. The multiplier increases by 1x for each blue potion you land up to 5x and the feature ends once you have landed 5 blue bottles.
Hercules & Pegasus Free Spins
You trigger this combined feature by landing bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3 along with the Hercules and Pegasus bonus symbol on reel 5 at the same time. Again, you get unlimited free spins, and you can land both red and blue potion bottles on reel 5 to get Hercules Wilds and increase the multiplier. Once 5 bottles are landed, the free spins feature is over.
What is the jackpot (maximum win)?
While Hercules & Pegasus slot doesn’t offer a jackpot, you can still win decent payouts here. The maximum win of the game is 2,500 times your bet, and you will win this if you get lucky with the 5x multiplier. This means that you can pocket up to £250,000 on a single spin, as long as you play with the highest possible stakes.
3 modifiers for the base game reel
3 different free spins features
Win up to 2,500 times your bet
Not as “casual” as it looks