Age of the Gods: King of Olympus
Age of the Gods: King of Olympus is an online slot from Playtech with five reels and a fixed number of pay lines set at twenty-five. This is one of the titles in Playtech's replacement for their Marvel-themed line of online slots. In case you didn't know, Playtech lost the licence to their tie-in with Marvel Comics in June 2016. This was the end date of the original agreement, as Marvel had been bought by Disney, and Disney refused to extend Playtech's licence. King of Olympus is simply Playtech's 'Iron Man 2' slot re-skinned.
The 'King of Olympus' is Zeus of course – the uber-god of the powerful beings atop Mount Olympus. Playtech were unable to call this slot 'Zeus' as there's already a slot called 'Zeus' by WMS. This is such a popular slot that it has spawned two sequels, cunningly called Zeus II and Zeus III.
Zeus is the only god in action in this game. He is joined on the reels by Pegasus the horse, an eagle, a ship, a harp and an urn, as well as playing card symbols jack through to ace. There are twenty-five lines, and that is a fixed number. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 100.00, and this is always multiplied by twenty-five to give your final wager. When you're ready to mount Olympus, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout available is for three jacks, which will win you five times your line bet. Top of the jackpot shop is of course the mighty Zeus himself – five of him wins 3,000x your bet-per-line.
Zeus is wild in this game. As well as winning payouts, he also substitutes for all other symbols aside from the 'Zeus' scatter symbol.
Speaking of the scatter symbol, which is just the 'Zeus' logo, if you land three or more scatters anywhere on the reels, you win a number of free games. Your free games begin with a 2x multiplier, and with every two spins this multiplier increases by one. Zeus appears as a fixed wild in the middle of the central reel, and substitutes for all symbols aside from the scatter.
This game contains the 'Age of the Gods' linked progressive jackpots of which there are four – Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. It is awarded randomly, but the bigger your qualifying stake, the more likely it is to be awarded. If you do strike lucky, then you will be presented with a screen containing twenty coins arranged in a 4×5 grid. You keep selecting coins until you reveal three that are identical. You are then awarded the corresponding progressive jackpot.
What are your chances of liking 'King of Olympus' ? It depends upon how much you like Playtech's Ironman II! We always thought that to be one of the lesser Marvel-themed Playtech slots as it suffered from a lack of variety. We have to say the same about this game – as it's virtually the same game! Not a slot worthy of the gods …