Age of the Gods calls forth the King of the Gods, Zeus, along with Poseidon, Athena, and the warrior demi-god Hercules to this action-packed online slot. It was the first in a series designed by software developer Playtech to replace its lost Marvel progressive slot network, which ended when Disney acquired the comic book studios. In doing so, Playtech has managed to craft a game that’s tremendous fun, harking back to the Ray Harryhausen films of the 1970s and 1980s that retold the ancient stories of the Greek Gods.
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|Release Date||June 2016|
|Slot type||Progressive Video Slot|
|Return to Player (RTP)||95.02%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/20 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||£0.20 – £250|
|Features||Free spins, Sticky Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers, Instant Cash|
|Pros||Lots of bonuses and features, progressive jackpot|
The Age of the Gods online progressive jackpot features 5 reels spread over 20 paylines. Players can make small bets of just 20p or aim to topple those Greek pillars with the maximum £250 per wager. This makes Age of the Gods accessible to all different kinds of budgets.
As players would expect from Playtech, the game comes loaded with ways to play, including a demo mode or play for real cash, which opens up the progressive jackpot element. There is a handy Autoplay function that can be customised to a certain number of spins or bets, as well as a Turbo Mode that ups the tempo of the slot game significantly.
The symbols in the game are the Greek Gods themselves, with the Goddess of Beauty Athena scoring the highest. There are also lower paying symbols like the Greek letters for Q, K, and A, and a Greek Helmet. The heist scoring symbol is the Wild, which is worth 10,000 times the original bet if a full payline is struck.
When the game begins, it looks like there is only four gods, when in fact there is five, with Aphrodite finishing off the set. Along with the other four, she makes up the Pantheon of Power, and landing one of each God on a payreel will immediately reward 200 times the bet.
The game’s logo serves as the Scatter symbol, and landing three or more changes the game screen from Mount Olympus and the River Enipeas to inside the home of the gods. Twenty golden coins are lined in a grid, and players must find three of the same god to activate the individual bonus round. However, if three of Hades is revealed, no bonus is won.
Each God bonus round grants players nine free spins, with various stacked wilds, fixed wilds, and extra wilds in play, depending on which God you won with.
The reels in Age of the Gods slot spin with the grace and beauty of Pegasus, accompanied by a light fantasy music in the background. A loud chorus will sound if you win a big round, indicating which payline it is, what symbols matched, and how much players stole from the gods. Along with the smooth animation are a series of epic background arenas, which can change depending on whatever bonus round is active at the time.
The four Gods bonus free games are the biggest draw to the base game. Although each offers nine free spins, there is a great deal of variety between the modes that will make for a thrilling free spins round no matter which God you end up facing.
However, this game is tied to the Age of the Gods progressive jackpot, which offers four jackpots to aim for – Power, Extra Power, Super Power, and Ultimate Power. This mode works similar to the Scatter of the main game, with a series of coins being picked until three match.
Age of the Gods was the first in a series of games built around these larger than life titans that ruled man from Mount Olympus. The characters here are arguably the best known of the Greek Gods, offering up a feast of bonus games fit for a Gorgon.