Legend of Hydra
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Introducing the Legend of Hydra slot
The legend of Hydra is the latest slot release from Playtech. Offering six reels and a massive 15,625 ways to win. The slot is available to be played on all devices and it is packed with features, this Greek mythology themed slot has a Power Zone feature where symbols are charged within a Zone where all symbols are charged and can lead to big wins. There is a total of 4 features which include added wilds, additional Power Zones, multiple Power Zones and Power Zones with transforming symbols. There is also a free spin feature and maximum win of 10,000 times your stake plus a high return to player that stands at 96.56%.
Design and Theme
As stated above this slot is based around a Greek mythology theme and has taken the Serpentine water monster from Roman and Greek mythology as its main element. It has a beautiful design complete with a traditional Greek template as the background and an awesome soundtrack. |The only way to describe this slot is opulent and truly majestic.
Game Play & Bet Range
When it comes down to the gameplay, the legend of Hydra plays out over 6 reels, 5 rows and 15,625 ways to win. To create a win, you need to land the same symbols on successive reels starting from left to right on reel one. When it comes to placing your bet, you can play from just 10p per spin up to a maximum of £200 per spin which makes this game appealing for all types of players. If you wish to make your reels spin quicker you can engage the Turbo mode and there is also an auto play function where you can pick from 10 to 100 auto spins and if you so wish you can set these to stop once you activate a bonus feature.
The return to player is 96.56% which is incredibly high for an online slot however it is high variance but this is a good thing as you can expect to land medium to large wins, however these won't be frequent. The maximum you can win is 10,000 times your total stake per spin and with the big risks come the big rewards.
All Playtech slots, are playable over all devices and this slot works well on smart phones with the stunning artwork and soundtrack transferring perfectly and losing none of the spectacular atmosphere.
When it comes to the symbols there are six low value gemstones which are decorated with diamonds, spades, clubs, hearts, suns, and moons. These are followed by the character symbols which include a knight, a female warrior, a wizard, and a warrior wearing a helmet. The two most valuable symbols in this slot are the King and Queen, these will pay you 0.7x your stake when you land 6 of a kind. The wild in this game is depicted by the gold crown and can substitute for all of the symbols apart from the bonus symbols to create winning combinations. The wilds will only appear as part of the first Hydra feature which we will look at below.
There are 7 bonus features an offer in the Legend of Hydra and they start with a Power Zones feature where symbols can be charged up. Power Zones connect and charged symbols land and turn all the symbols into the zones. Then come the four Hydra features which provide you with additional wilds, more Power Zones, multiple Power Zones and transforming Power Zones. There is also a free spin feature where Power Zones are held for one last mega spin and all symbols change into one random symbol. Now we will look at the features more closely.
The Power Zones feature
This slot is a Power Zones slot that continues from Stallion Strike. On any of your base game free spins any symbol except for the bonus and wild can be charged. You will be able to tell which this are as they appear with a yellow circle around them. The charged symbols lock Power Zones on the position that they land on. The Power Zones can then connect either vertically or horizontally, and if you land another charge symbol the Power Zone then expands. When you land a charge symbol within a Power Zone all the symbols in the zone will morph into the same charged symbol. If you land the high value King or Queen in the Power Zone every symbol in the zone will become the King or Queen which leads to the higher wins. The Power Zones are removed when all the symbols within them have transformed.
The Hydra features can be activated at random on any base game spin. When you first start playing the first Hydra feature is unlocked. To unlock a new Hydra feature you must fill the meter which can be seen above your reels. You can do this by landing charge symbols in a power zone. Once you unlock a new Hydra feature, you are awarded with a free spin and the unlocked Hydra feature becomes active.
The Hydra features offer the following: the first Hydra feature will provide you with 11 wild symbols on reels two to six. The second Hydra feature rewards you with up to 9 extra power zones added on any spin. The third Hydra feature rewards you with four multiplier power zones on any spin with their value being multiplied by two. Finally, the 4th Hydra feature will add up to three extra power zones and transform all power zones into a mystery symbol. If you land a multiplier power zone as part of your win this will be also multiplied by two. When you have unlocked all the Hydra features, you need to fill the meter again and you will be awarded with a free respin complete with a randomly chosen Hydra feature.
Mighty Hydra Free Games feature
It is important that you keep your eye open for the gold coin with the Hydra and word bonus written across it as this is the games bonus symbol. This coin can appear on all your reels and landing three or more activates the Mighty Hydra free games feature where the more symbols you land the greater the number of free spins you will be rewarded with. Three bonus symbols rewards you with 12 free spins, four bonus symbols rewards you with 18 free spins, five bonus symbols will reward you with 25 feet free spins and six bonus symbols will reward you with 50 free spins.
When you enter the mighty Hydra free games feature, the activating bonus symbols will create power zones on the positions where they land, and these will remain in place for the duration of the feature. When you run out of free spins, the mega spin feature comes into play. All the symbols in all power zones will transform into the same randomly chosen symbol and hopefully land you huge wins.
This slot may appear complicated; however, it is a lot simpler than it sounds. Not only is there excellent gameplay, fabulous design but there is also a huge opportunity for you to win big.