Halloween is traditionally a time for witches, ghosts, and ghouls but what about kings of the underworld. Yggdrasil Gaming seems to think considering it launched Hades Gigablox, its newest online pokie, on October 22.

Hades Gigablox ticks all the correct boxes on its specification sheet, including a massive potential payout. That’s all well and good, but what can you expect from this new Yggdrasil machine?

Hades Gigablox Fundamentals

Hades Gigablox plays out on a 6×6 board, which makes it stand out from the crowd. Most modern pokies use a 5×3 layout so it’s refreshing to see something else. That 6×6 layout features 50 win lines.

Pokie players of all bankroll sizes can enjoy this machine thanks to a range of bet amounts. $0.10 is the minimum cost per spin and $100 is the maximum. A huge payout is the biggest lure for Hades Gigablox. It weighs in at 11,129x, or a cool $1,129,000 at the highest stakes!

The machine has medium-to-high volatility and an RTP of exactly 96%. This results in a 4% house edge, which is slightly lower than we like here at pokies.com.

Yggdrasil published its hit frequency for hades Gigablox, it is 20.5%. Expect to land a winning combination every five spins, on average.

hades Gigablox Symbols

All eight Hades Gigablox symbols have a dark feel to them, as you’d expect. Playing card suits set in runes make up the low-value symbols. Underworld monsters represent the high-value symbols. The red monster is the most lucrative because it pays out 8x for landing six of them.

There is also a wild symbol that substitutes all regular symbols during hades Wild Hunts.

Symbol 3 matches 4 matches 5 matches 6 matches
Red monster 0.60x 1.60x 3.20x 8.00x
Green monster 0.50x 1.20x 2.40x 6.00x
Purple monster 0.40x 0.80x 1.60x 4.00x
Blue monster 0.40x 0.80x 1.60x 4.00x
Hearts 0.20x 0.40x 0.80x 2.00x
Clubs 0.20x 0.40x 0.80x 2.00x
Spades 0.20x 0.40x 0.80x 2.00x
Diamonds 0.20x 0.40x 0.80x 2.00x

Look out for the Free Spins monster symbols. Landing five of these triggers the potentially lucrative Hades Wild Hunt Free Spins.

What Are The Bonus Features?

Yggdrasil’s Gigablox engine is arguably a feature in itself. Blocks randomly expand to 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, or even 6×6, making big wins possible. Gigablox expand randomly during any spin making Hades Gigablox feel like a Megaways game.

The can be lucrative. We had a 4×4 block appear on the first four reels during our play and won 39x from that alone.

Hades watches on the from the side of the layout and he randomly leaps into action. He fights the monsters and turns the ones he defeats into wilds.

It is the Hades Wild Hunt Free Spins round where the big wins await. You need at least five Free Spins scatters to start the free spins round. Any free spins in Gigablox break down into single. This means a 4×4 block is actually 16, so you’d receive 16 free spins.

Hades is key in the free spins round. He does his monster-fighting thing and turns some symbols into wilds. A meter climbs by +1 for each wild symbol and you receive two more free spins for landing a scatter.

Filling meter increases the prize multiplier to 2x, 3x, 5x, and finally 10x. The one and only time we triggered this round we got to 3x and won 98.2x

  • First level: 2x multiplier awarded for turning 10 symbols into wilds
  • Second level: 3x multiplier awarded for turning 15 symbols into wilds
  • Third level: 5x multiplier awarded for turning 20 symbols into wilds
  • Fourth level: 10x multiplier awarded for turning 25 symbols into wilds

Conclusion

This reviewer is a big fan of Hades Gigablox. It’s the first Gigablox game he’s played and it works like a dream. The graphics are crystal clear, the animations cool, and the music and sound atmospheric without dominating your session.

There is enough in the base game to make this a good pokie on its own. The Hades Wild Hunt and the free spins feature make this a very cool pokie indeed. Our main gripe is the bonus round only triggers every 400 spins on average.

Everything else points to Hades Gigablox being a massive hit. We hope it is one of our readers who hits the first maximum payout!