Age of the Gods Slot
Age of the Gods is a 5-reel, fixed 20-pay line online slot from Playtech. It's one of a number of slots all centred around the 'Age of the Gods' theme that Playtech announced in 2016. Aside from this game, each individual god – Zeus, Poseidon, Athena and Hercules – was to get their own individual slot, and another couple: Age of the Gods: Furious 4 and Age of the Gods: King of Olympus, completed the series. Like Playtech's Marvel Comics-linked slots, all these games share four progressive jackpots. This series is a replacement for the Marvel series of slots, for which Playtech's license ended in June 2016.
Slots based on the Ancient Greek gods are nothing new, and most of the gods featured here already have been subject of slots games. That complete line up: Zeus, King of the Gods; Poseidon, God of the Sea; Hercules, God of Macho Stuff, and Athena, Goddess of Arty Posters. These titans are joined on the reels by Hades, an unnamed goddess, a Spartan helmet and playing cards values queen, king and ace.
There are twenty pay lines in this slot. These are fixed, so you cannot choose how many you want in play. You can choose your coin size though – anything from 0.01 to 25.00. This gives you a range of line bets from 0.20 to 500.00, as your coin size is automatically multiplied by twenty. When you're ready to see if the gods will smile on you, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The payouts in this game do seem to be of godly proportions. The lowest payout in normal play is for three queens, kings or aces, which wins you twelve times your line bet. Top of the shop is for five wild symbols, which wins you a heaven-breaking 10,000 times your bet-per-line.
That wild symbol also substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
If you land Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, Hercules and the unnamed goddess in that order across the reels on an active payline, then you trigger the 'Pantheon of Power' feature. You are awarded two hundred times your line bet.
The scatter symbol is the 'Age of the Gods' logo. You win cash if you land three anywhere on the reels, plus you trigger the 'Age of the Gods' bonus feature. Twenty gold coins will appear on the screen. You keep selecting coins until three of the same god appears. You then win the corresponding feature. However, if you uncover Hades while selecting, the bonus game ends. Each time you complete a feature, you are returned to this bonus game. The features are as follows:
- Athena free games – nine free games with a random multiplier between 2x and 5x awarded each time.
- Zeus free games – nine free spins with a multiplier that increases every three spins. You also get a locked wild in the centre of the middle reel.
- Poseidon free games – nine free games where on each spin Poseidon will turn up to five symbols on the reels wild.
- Hercules free games – nine free games where Hercules himself appears as a stacked wild on the central reel.
There are four progressive jackpots in this game: Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. You are awarded a chance at the jackpot game at random. You get to select from twenty gold coins. When you uncover three identical symbols, that is the jackpot that you win – you have to be quick though as you only have a certain amount of time to react!
Lots of online casino punters were dreading the end of Playtech's Marvel contract as it meant that all the company's Marvel-themed slots would vanish. However, Age of the Gods looks to be a very decent replacement. This joint first release along with 'Furious 4' has all the great features of a Playtech game, and those progressive jackpots are surely worth winning. An exciting new addition to Playtech's range.