Age of the Gods: Furious 4
Age of the Gods: Furious 4 is a 5-reel, max 20-pay line slot from Playtech. It's one of the seven new releases that Playtech have announced as a replacement for their Marvel Comics-themed selection of slots, all of which have four progressive jackpots attached to them. Playtech lost the licence for Marvel in June 2016, 'thanks' to Disney's purchase of the media company. Disney was not happy about having its name connected to online gambling, which has a poor reputatuon in the USA, so pulled the plug.
The theme of this slot is the gods that used to dwell on Mount Olympus and toy with the lives of their Ancient Greek playthings. Zeus – top god – was the first all-powerful being to have his own title in this series, and he will soon be followed by Poseidon, Athena and Hercules.
There are four gods in this slot, and boy, are they furious – probably about Playtech's range of Marvel-themed slots not being available in online casinos anymore. The furious four are Apollo, Pandora, Hephaestus and Atlas. They are joined on the godly reels by playing card symbols nine through to ace, plus a couple of special symbols.
You can choose how many lines you want in play (one to all forty), along with the size of your coin from 0.01 to 25.00. This gives you a range of line bets from 0.01 all the way up to 500.00. When you're ready to tell the furious gods to 'calm down, calm down', hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest possible payout in normal play is for three nines or tens. This will win you five times your line bet. The best symbol to land is the 'Furious 4' wild symbol – five in a row wins 10,000 times your line bet.
The 'Furious 4' wild symbol is wild in this game and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
A golden throne (Zeus', we presume), acts as the scatter symbol in this game. If you land three anywhere on the reels, then this will win you twelve free games with four furious features, as follows:
- Age of Light: Apollo symbols substitute for all other symbols aside from the wild symbol and the scatter symbol, and they expand to fill the entire reel when they land.
- Age of Curiosity: This awards one cash prize to your total bet. Four free spins are played beginning with a 1x multiplier. Each subsequent appearance of Pandora raises this multiplier by one. The total wins from these spins are multiplied by the final multiplier at the end of the feature.
- Age of Fire: Reel one is covered by locked Hephaestus symbols. Extra Hephaestus symbols appear on the reels, replacing all other gods symbols.
- Age of Ebdurance: Three free spins here – Atlas symbols substitute for all other symbols, and once they land, they remain in place for the remainder of your free spins.
With this game there's the Age of the Gods jackpot feature. These are four progressive jackpots – Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. The jackpot game is awarded at random, but the higher your bet, the more chance you have of triggering it. You are presented with a grid of twenty coins, and you select coins at random to reveal one of the jackpot symbols. When you match three identical jackpot symbols, then that is the progressive jackpot you win.
Many people bemoaned the demise of Playtech's range of Marvel-themed slots, but all signs point to the 'Age of the Gods' being an adequate substitute. Okay, so you won't have your super heroes, but at least you still have those impressive progressive jackpots, and a range of entertaining features. Another outstanding title from the experts at Playtech.