About Hades Gigablox
Yggdrasil have surpassed all previous achievements with this, one of the most gloriously rendered games of 2020. Fans of games like the Vikings series will enjoy the high production values that take Hades Gigablox to the next level of slot gaming. The artwork is excellent and the animations are slick, bringing to life the dark and sinister world of Hades, with an ominous soundtrack and movie-style voice over adding to the drama. This is Yggdrasil at their best, and it’s not just a pretty face either, Gigablox uses compelling gameplay features too, as well as a viciously high variance that is as scary as the story itself!
Technically we could call this a grid slot as its set on a 6×6 reel set, but there is no cluster pays mechanic or cascading wins. In fact it plays with 50 fixed paylines in play at all times and the wins are triggered in the normal way, by landing 3 or more identical symbols on the reels from left to right. Of course, those Gigablox make things a lot more interesting by creating more chances to win with every spin.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
Don’t underestimate the volatility of this game – it is a serious high variance slot and one which will take a lot of patience and bankroll to unlock. Don’t expect regular wins and don’t play if you are looking for casual spins and regular payouts. The top win is over 11,000x which can be achieved with the help of supersized blox and multipliers. The RTP is set to a relatively respectable 96%.
Symbols and Paytable
Low value symbols here are represented by diamonds, clubs, spades and hearts, giving players 2x bet for six of a kind.
The chimaera leads the group of monsters that act as premium symbols, delivering 8x bet for the maximum combination. The bird monster, the cyclops, and the three-headed serpent also present premium icons, paying from 6x to 4x bet for five on a line. Look out as well for Cerebrus who is the scatter who triggers free spins, and the wilds which will substitute for all regular symbols and form an important part of the enhanced features of the game. More on those in a minute.
Gameplay and Features
A total of four additional features are used to drive up the wins in Hades Gigablox, including Hades Wild Hunt, the Wild Hunt Free Spins, and the Cerberus Multiplier feature.
Anyone who has played Lucky Neko Gigablox will know how this works. Yggdrasil have randomised the symbols sizes on any spin from 1×1 up to 6×6.
Hades Wild Hunt Feature
The Hades Wild Hunt feature is triggered randomly, and that is when your host enters the scene. With the scene turning darker, Hades jumps up onto the reels, and starts hunting down the monsters that act as premium icons. When Hades defeats a monsters it turns Wild – and that means ANY sized icon. So it is possible to get 6×6 wilds!
Wild Hunt Free Spins Feature
Five or more scatters are needed on the reels at the same time to trigger the Free Spins feature. For every triggering scatter, you get 1 free spin, so a total of 36 free spins can be triggered in total. It is possible to add to that by landing Extra free spins during the feature. A 4×4 block of scatters counts as 16 scatters.
The Wild Hunt feature is active during free spins and will occur on each of the free spins. Every defeat of a monster will also add 2 free spins to your total and 1x to your progressive multiplier, up to a maximum of 10x. Clearly this is where the big wins can be unlocked, pushed up by big multipliers and big wild blocks.
Hades Gigablox is a superb slot from a supplier at the very top of their game. We just say this with a word of caution that it’s a game that will only really suit the high variance chasers out there. The volatility is cranked up very high and to unlock big wins you will need to be getting very lucky with your multipliers and the combination of Blox in the bonus round. The good news is that the immersive environment of this game means that it rarely feels frustrating or uninteresting – the graphics and sound are superb and keep things compelling even when the reels aren’t landing your way, and for this reason we recommend Hades Gigablox to all our readers.