Beat the Beast: Cerberus’ Inferno is a video slot from Thunderkick with 5 reels and 9 standard paylines. Released in June 2020, this game can be played at online casinos such as Casumo, ComeOn! or Mr Green.
Cerberus’ Inferno is the third in the Beat the Beast series of five slots in total. We first met the Kraken and then the Sphinx, both beasts featuring in various other slots as well. Cerberus doesn’t usually get to be front and centre, so Hades’ Hound can feel mighty proud of himself.
The three-headed dog guarded the Greek underworld, preventing the souls of the dearly departed from escaping. It’s a fearsome beast indeed, but can the same be said of this slot?
The setup is quite simple with the classic 5×3 reel set and just 9 paylines in the base game. The graphics have a recognisable design by now, which we know from the previous two instalments. They are just adapted for the new theme here. Which means we’re in the depths of Tartarus, were the most despicable souls were sent to suffer for all eternity (the Elysian Fields are much nicer to spend eternity in).
It’s a good-looking game, for sure. On the reels we get simple 10 to A card symbols as low value symbols. High value symbols include Hades’ sceptre, his helmet, a vase, a golden statue of Cerberus and his three heads glowing fiercely in blue. The latter is the highest value symbol, paying out 150x our stake for 5 on a payline. The good news is that we only need 2 of the high value symbols to generate a win.
The scatter is yet another version of Cerberus. This time we get an emblem with three Cerberus heads in profile. Three of it pay 2x our stake, four pay 20x our stake and five pay out a staggering 200x our stake.
We also get a wild in the game, though more on that below.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 100.00 per spin.
The Wild makes only infrequent appearance, which is likely due to the fact that it only ever lands in stacks, covering the whole reel it lands on. If that happens on the first three reels, you’re almost guaranteed to see a win here.
Sometimes you may even get two stacks of wilds, which can result in handsome results. Theoretically, it should be possible to get stacks of wilds on all five reels, though the odds of that happening seem astronomical.
The game is very simple when it comes to the gameplay. Three scatters will trigger 10 free spins, whilst more scatters will only increase our coin win.
During the free spins we get 243 ways to win for the duration of the spins, which makes it a lot easier to get winning combinations. Wild stacks continue to appear as well, and it is possible to retrigger the free spins. It’s not clear whether that can happen more than once, though.
And that’s it. There’s nothing more to it.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Beat the Beast: Cerberus’ Inferno is 96.15%, which is slightly more than the previous two instalments and generally good value. This is a highly volatile slot, so mind your budget.
The potential maximum win is a very good 6,666x our stake, which is less than the Kraken offered but more than the Sphinx gave us.
Overall, Cerberus’ Inferno is a solid but simple slot, which some players prefer, especially with potentially high payouts involved. But with a series such as this one, you wonder whether Thunderkick is trying to increase the simplicity of their games when you would ordinarily expect the opposite.
On its own, Cerberus’ Inferno is surely a solid slot, but it doesn’t really add anything to the series, and we have to wonder, how the upcoming two beasts will fare.
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