Beat the Beast: Cerberus' Inferno slot review


Beat the Beast – Cerberus’ Inferno – a volatile Thunderkick slot with a Greek mythological theme. Cerberus, the three-headed dog, guards the gates to prevent the dead from leaving the Underworld.

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June 2020
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The beast is scary and, with its three heads, hugely impressive. Cerberus became famous after he was captured by Heracles (the son of Zeus).

The question is whether you can beat and defeat this beast.

In short, it is a unique challenge. You’re privileged to take on this one. And which hopefully you will master.  The rewards may be massive.

With Cerberus’ Inferno, you can land a top prize of an amazing 6,666x the bet

With the maximum bet of one hundred, you can almost bag 700 grand.

You couldn’t care less if the dog has three or four heads!


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Beat the Beast: Cerberus’ Inferno slot – Gameplay and Features

The game has 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols, and you have 9 fixed paylines.

The premium symbols are, besides Cerberus, a kind of sword, a vase, and a helmet.  The usual card symbols are the lower symbols.

Furthermore, you have a regular wild symbol that replaces all symbols except the scatter. What’s so lovely is that these regular wilds appear stacked on the reels.

The Gold Cerberus Emblem is a Wild Scatter, and it replaces all symbols.

How do you get the free spins? Spin a minimum of 3 Golden Cerberus Emblems.

If you spin 3 of those, you activate 10 free spins, and on top, you get a cash prize of 2x the bet.

4 Cerberus Emblems also yields 10 free spins, but now the cash prize is 20x the bet.

If you spin 5 Cerberus Emblems, you also get 10 free spins, but now you land a fabulous cash prize of 200x the bet.

The free spins: now with 243 win all ways

With the free spins, everything is the same, but there is one crucial difference.

You leave the 9 paylines behind, and you get upgraded to 243 ways to win.

It’s much a more lucrative setup, especially if you consider that the wilds continue to appear stacked on the reels. It makes spinning winning combos much, and much more manageable!

Payout percentage (RTP)

The payout percentage is 96.15%. It’s okay, but not spectacular.

Beat the Beast: Cerberus’ Inferno slot – the variance (volatility) is high.

According to Thunderkick, it’s a slot with a high variance. In fact, this slot has the highest calculated variance of all Thunderkick slots so far!

In short, I expect to see prizes well above 1,000x the bet. It’s about time, shall we say?

Most other Thunderkick slots are somewhat modest in terms of prize potential.

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Beat the Beast: Cerberus’ Inferno slot – pros and cons of this slot



  • The slot plays so nicely and is not too complicated.
  • Very decent pricing potential.
  • Educating and interesting theme.


  • Not the most innovative slot in terms of gameplay.
  • If the slot had been made in 2015, I would have believed it.
  • You’re taking a risk here. If you don’t land a big win, you know what happens to your balance.

So, who will like the slot? And who won’t?

This slot is primarily for players who don’t like complicated slots but want to go for the more serious prizes.

You won’t see prizes of 5,000x the bet or higher, but you will see the (still) massive wins of 1,000x the stake. And those could be paid out relatively often.

You have to be willing to take risks. If you prefer to play conservatively, it’s better to play a slot with lower volatility.

4 out of 5 stars.