Energy Casino continues to add new Novomatic and Mazooma slots to their casino and this week sees the addition of another exclusive slot for UK players titled Haul Of Hades.
Fans of Novomatic slots will instantly recognise the look of this new machine as the main reel symbols are identical to Mighty Trident, but the mechanics of this slot are quite different.
The slot uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and 40 paylines, and features highly stacked symbols on the reels, on each and every spin in the base game a random Giant symbol is chosen which will appear on every reel, on the next spin a new symbol is chosen for this giant stacked symbol.
The main free spins bonus is triggered by landing complete reels of the FREE SPINS symbols on reels 2,3,4, this then grants 7 free spins and one of the four gods is chosen to be the giant stacked symbol for the duration of the bonus round.
The minimum bet for this slot is 0.40 credits with a maximum win consisting of a full screen of the top paying symbol paying 500x stake, the stated RTP ( Return To Player) is a very decent 96.1%.
Haul of Hades is definitely not one of our favourite Novomatic/Mazooma slots, the base game suffers from a huge dependency of achieving full screens of matching symbols to produce any decent wins, this is true even for the higher paying symbols.
The maximum pay for this slot is 500x for a full screen of the highest paying symbols, which by Novomatic standards is actually a little low, Greentube’s own rating in terms of volatility for this slot is 1/5, so possibly a decent Novomatic slot for wagering purposes if ever one existed.
A further feature we didn’t like was the free spins trigger which requires complete reels of the free spins scatter symbol to land and cover all 9 positions on reels 2/3/4.
The reels on an online slot may be just eye-candy but it’s quite apparent playing this slot that the symbols aren’t present visually on most of the spins, the bonus trigger, of course, will be random, but it’s an unusual playing experience never seeing the scatters on most spins and have them suddenly appear on the reels.
Thankfully there is a wealth of fantastic Novomatic slots at Energy Casino including the recently added King’s Jester and Captain Venture.