Hades: River of Souls

|Fantasma Games|2020-06-05|RTP: 96.56 %
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Fantasma Games
Hades: River of Souls
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Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
August 4, 2021


5 votes - 4.40/5.00

Dare to enter the eternal underworld on the slot from Fantasma Games powered by Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. Hades: River of Souls is taking you to the land of the dead where fires burn and lost souls roam. It will be up to brave spinners to hit winning avalanches that will free the souls from within the wild symbols and increase the round multiplier indefinitely. Land three scatters and you will enter the free spins round with an unlimited multiplier that does not reset until the end of the feature and can lead to wins of up to 5,058.40 times your bet.

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Slot Details

Hades: River of Souls is a cascading video slot with five reels, three rows and 10 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded both ways for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right and from right to left. Any five of a kind will also be paid both ways. You can face the god of the underworld on desktop and mobile from 0.20 to 50 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.56% and a rather low hit frequency of 19.49%, roughly 1:5 spins.

 A sinister scenery straight from hell is opening up when you load the game with a river flowing out of the underworld. Hades and various mythological icons dominate on the reels while the skull of Charon sends shudders down your spine. A dramatic soundtrack completes the suspenseful reel journey to the underworld.

Fantasma - Hades: River of Souls Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with ancient amphoras marked with crows, snakes, rams, minotaurs and lions, awarding 1x to 1.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by horns overflowing with gold coins, helmets, Cerberus (the three-headed dog of Hades) as well as Cronus and Rhea (Hades’ parents). Hit five on a line to win 5x to 10x your stake. A golden coin with a trident is the wild symbol substituting for all regular pay symbols and yielding as well 10x your stake when five land across the reels. Hades’ spear is the scatter while the Skull of Chareon will trigger the random symbol removal when it lands.

Hades: River of Souls Slot Features

There are not many who mastered the craft of avalanching slot mechanics and even fewer did it with just 10 pay lines. Fantasma Games took on the challenge on this devilish creation and gave it on top a pay-both-ways layout. The Avalanches are core to making a successful reel escape from hell and will come into play the soon you hit a win. All symbols from a combo will shatter and new ones will avalanche into place, potentially leading to more winners. The process is repeated until no new wins occur.

Keep an eye on the top half of the game grid to see wild symbols, spear scatters and Skull of Charon symbols appear. They will drop into the play area when a winning avalanche clears enough space below them.

To the left is a bar with the Wild Souls Multiplier that starts at x1 on every spin in the base game. Any soul that escapes from a wild and shatters as part of a winning combo will be added to the counter. Every three wilds will increase the round multiplier by x1, no limits. The active multiplier will be applied to the entire winnings from a spin sequence. In the base game, it will reset to x1 before the next round.

Coming to your aid to keep the avalanches going is the Skull of Charon. Each landing in a spin sequence will remove 2-10 random pay symbols from the reels once no more wins occur before setting off a new avalanche to potentially lead to more winners.

Fantasma - Hades: River of Souls Free Spins

Having three spear scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 10 Hades Free Spins with each further scatter adding +5 spins to the tally. More free spins can be retriggered during the feature with the same combinations. The kicker in the free spins is the progressive Wild Souls Multiplier as it will not reset between spins and instead keep growing by x2 every time you collect three wilds, no limits.

Final Verdict

Well, playing Hades: River of Souls felt indeed a little like battling the mighty god of the underworld. It is a tough slot that will mercilessly drain your balance at times but delivers utterly suspenseful gameplay with surprising twists. The progressive multiplier helps to score sizeable wins in the base game, making the wait for the feature trigger more bearable. Once in, watch the multiplier grow often past x10, in a lucky round well past x20 and the wins will start stacking up. The maximum measured in simulation rounds peaked at 5,058x your bet, good enough to make you want to return to the world of the lost souls.


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