Age of the Gods
Brace for an encounter with six mighty Greek gods on the slot from Playtech. Age of the Gods is the first creation in this series of progressive jackpot slots, bringing mythological deities to a set of reels with wild substitutions, a Pantheon of Power feature and a bonus round with four free spin modes that can lead to wins of up to 7,000 times your bet. Not to forget, there are four progressive jackpots that can be won in a separate bonus game.
Age of the Gods is a video slot with five reels, three reels and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Two wild symbols will be sufficient for a consolation prize. You can play with the gods on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 95.02%, which includes 0.99% as jackpot contribution.
A heavenly realm above the clouds and against a blue sky is opening up when you load the game. Pantheons and mountain peaks complete the background of a finely ornamented game window. Six mighty Greek gods dominate the reels while the four displays for the jackpots tower on top of the grid. Reels sounds are the prominent audio with an acoustic slow piece being mixed in.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from Q to A in Greek style and a warrior helmet, awarding 7.5x to 12.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by Aphrodite, Hercules, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus and Athena. Hit five on a line to win 15x to 50x your stake,
The laurel wreath marked with the word itself is the wild and top symbol, performing the usual substitution duties and yielding a respectable 500x your bet when five land across the reels. The slot logo acts as the scatters, paying 3x, 10x and 100x your total stake for three, four or five respectively.
Age of the Gods Slot Features
Combining so many powerful deities from Greek mythology into one slot is quite a challenge as you will need to get some sort of feature for each of them. Playtech did a pretty good job, starting with the Pantheon of Power in the base game. Land the five gods – Aphrodite, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus and Athena – in any order on a pay line and you’ll pocket a small balance booster of 10 times your stake.
It gets more intense in the bonus features of which there are four of them on this slot. You will need to hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin to activate the Age of the Gods Bonus. A wall with 20 Age of the Gods coins appears, allowing you to pick until you reveal three matching god icons that will determine then which round you play. None of the features can be retriggered.
- Athena Free Spins: Triggers 9 Athena free spins. Before each free spin, Athena grants you a random multiplier between x2 and x5 for the next free spin.
- Zeus Free Spins: Triggers 9 Zeus free spins. You will start with an x1 multiplier with Zeus increasing it by x1 after every third free spin. A wild symbol is placed in the centre of reel three and will stay locked for the duration of the feature.
- Poseidon Free Spins: Triggers 9 Poseidon free spins. Lightning shoots from Poseidon’s trident and randomly turns up to five positions into wilds for each free spin.
- Hercules Free Spins: Triggers 9 Hercules free spins. Hercules is a stacked sticky wild on the middle reel and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
The Jackpot bonus game can be triggered on any paid spin in the base game. The higher the bet, the higher your chance to enter the bonus game, with a guaranteed win of one of the four progressive jackpots – Power with minimum 50 credits, Extra Power with minimum 500 credits, Super Power with minimum 5,000 credits, and Ultimate Power with minimum 100,000 credits. The 20 reel positions are covered by gold coins and the aim is to pick coins until three matching jackpot symbols are revealed.
Age of the Gods was the inaugural game for Playtech’s series of progressive jackpot slots under the same name. It proved so popular, that the studio added more than a dozen titles since 2016 to the series, all evolving around the mighty Greek gods and other mythological characters. By the end of 2019, they ran out of names and started adding Norse themed slots, Age of the Gods: Norse – Ways of Thunder being the first one. As for the original, it provides intense gameplay with ample feature and big win potential of up to 7,000x bet while the jackpots can reach life-changing payouts.