Age of the Gods Slot Review

Quick Facts

Released: 2016
Software: Playtech
Progressive: Yes
Reels: 5
Paylines: 25
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 25

Fantasy is a winning genre for any game to use to its advantage, for not only does it provide wide scope for a solitary game, but it has enough longevity for a franchise to be established; Age of the Gods from Playtech is the first title of the series.

Gameplay

In keeping with the other slots within the franchise, Playtech has kept this title a 20 paylines and five reel setup, with four progressive jackpots instead of a restricted final amount. To be in with a chance of grabbing those big money wins, players need to throw in a stake between 20p and £250. By adopting this broad spectrum in which users can bet, it enables to game to cater to a wider audience, and thus enhances its appeal. Should the low betting range not be enticing enough, the prospect of activating five Bonus Rounds is more than titillating enough to peak avid players’ interests.

Due to the subject matter at work here, the focus of the visual details is that of the gods Zeus, Hercules, Poseidon, and Athena. Given how dramatic and rich their stories our throughout various mythologies, one would expect the activity to employ that in the overall appearance of the game. Sadly however, this boldness is somewhat lacking for the most part.

The background of Mount Olympus isn’t as detailed as it could be, and as for the symbols themselves, only the big money ones are worthy of attention, for any of the lower value icons are nothing more than embossed letters. Having said that, when a winning combination is triggered, the animation of each tile wins back aesthetic points with the burning phoenix symbol that lights up the reels before gold filigree frames highlight the icons of interest. In regards to which of the high value symbols you’ll what to keep finding, the Wild icon has 10,000 your line stake while also changing all other tiles bar the Scatter. And Anetha is the most rewarding demigod thanks to her 1,000 your line stake.

As if these juicy symbols weren’t appealing enough in their own right, Age of Gods has five bonus rounds which can prove extremely lucrative should you land those winning combos. To make understanding which round offers what is easy, we’ve broken the levels into bitesize chunks.

  • Hercules Free Game:- The Hercules tile will become a Stacked Wild on the central reel only, and users will also be granted nine free spins.
  • Zeus Free Game:- Here you get nine spins again, only this time a multiplier of 1x is applied, which increases every third spin you take. Moreover, you once again experience a Sticky Wild in the middle of your reels to help up the ante of this round. This is duly needed when you take into account that no extra spins can be retriggered.
  • Anetha Free Game:- This set of bonus spins (which as you guessed consists of nine) is more random than the others, for a multiplier of between x5 and x2 can be activated.
  • Poseidon Free Game:- We believe this is where you can get the most returns for your initial bet, for this level delivers 7,000 of your stake. What is more, the god of water uses his trident to change up to five icons into Wilds on every spin.

As for the fifth bonus feature, this is linked into all of the above and is the key to triggering these mini games; the Age of the Gods Bonus is activated when three or more of those symbols appear. After which customers are shown 20 coins on their screen wherein they have to match three of the same to trigger the corresponding round. Therefore, if you find three of Zeus his mini round will load. When every set of extra spins is completed, you return to the selection of coins once more with the chance of activating yet another bonus level, meaning your wins are forever in with a chance of steadily climbing to godly heights.

When it comes to those progressive jackpots we touched on earlier, like the selection screen for the bonus rounds, here users find three of the same icons to bag themselves the associated monetary amount. It’s nice and simple, and is the same in all three of the Age of the God titles.

Overall Summary

What can we say about this game that hasn’t already been said? It is an exceptional video slot from Playtech that, despite lacklustre graphics, is of a high variance and thoroughly entertaining. If you’re a fan of their Avengers game then you’re going to absolutely love this title.