Age of the Gods
Current Jackpot: €506,752
We know what you are thinking – not another online slot themed around the ancient Greek gods! However, while this theme really has been done to death, Age of Gods by Playtech can at least be classed as one of the better slots that have been themed around Greek mythology.
This slot has 5-reels, 20 paylines and was first released back in 2016. Since then it has become pretty popular among players due to four different variations of free spin rounds that it has and of course, the fact that it has four different progressive jackpots as well.
Age of the Gods is classed as an online slot that carries a medium to high variance and also has a competitive return-to-player percentage of 95.02%. It was developed by Playtech using HTML5 and therefore can be played on any mobile device as well as desktop computers whether running Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows operating systems.
Due to that medium to high variance, this slot will suit those of you that are looking for an online slot to enjoy for extended online gambling sessions. This is because that variance level basically means that patience is rewarded. It will not pay out as frequently as most other slots but when it does you will be rewarded with higher average payouts.
This slot comes with a number of features such as wild symbols, scatter symbols, free spins, multipliers, stacked wilds and more. Most of these features are centred around the games main feature which contains the four different variations of free spins.
Winning combinations need to be created from left to right starting from the 1st reel and with 20 paylines available, there really is the potential to record some good wins after each spin.
Graphics and Sound
While there are plenty of other slots out there right now that could boast better graphics than Age of Gods, they are still more than good enough. Set in mythical ancient times, you will see a mystical land in the background containing waterfalls and elegant looking buildings.
On the reels, you will see a number of different symbols but the four gods Athena, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades will be the ones you will want to see the most of. The artwork behind them is very good as it is with all the remaining symbols as well.
Sound effects and the soundtrack on Age of the Gods are also up to scratch and will have you feeling that you really are back in the days of the Ancient Greek gods.
Base Game Symbols
There is a total of 10 base game symbols apart from the two different bonus symbols and the one that will land you the largest payout is that of Athena. You can win 1,000x the line bet should you land her five times across an active payline, 250x four times and 60x three times.
The other gods represent the remaining high paying symbols while there are low paying symbols such as a helmet and the queen, king and ace playing card symbols. While the high paying symbols are what you will want to land the most, the low paying symbols will also offer you some more than welcome payouts along the way.
Wild symbols on Age of the Gods are represented by the big golden ‘Wild’ symbol and while they will fulfil their purpose substituting for all other symbols on the reels apart from scatter symbols, they will also bring their own rewards as well.
In fact, these symbols can bring the base games largest payout with 10,000x the line bet being awarded should you land five on an active payline. Four will get you 3,000x, three will bring 400x and even two will have a nice little reward of 50x the line bet.
As for the games scatter symbols, these are the ‘Age of the Gods’ game logo and these will activate the games main bonus features. On top of that, the scatter symbols will also bring their own rewards depending on how many times you land them on the reels.
When you find three of them on the reels you will be awarded with 3x your line bet while four and five of them will see you rewarded with 10x and 100x respectively.
Pantheon of Power Reel Feature
Not a feature as such but more of a payout in its own right, landing each of the gods in any order across an active payline will bring you an excellent reward of 200x the line bet. Each of the five gods has to be represented but they can be in any order.
Age of the Gods Bonus Rounds
The games main bonus is that of the Age of the Gods bonus which is activated whenever you land three of the games scatter symbols anywhere on your reels after a spin. Once you have achieved this, you will have a chance at unlocking one of four different free spin rounds.
You are first taken to a screen that is filled with 20 gold coins. Your job is to select the coins one by one until you reveal three of the same god to activate that particular bonus game. The god you will want to avoid is that of Hades as finding him will end the game and you will not play in a bonus round.
The four bonus rounds are as follows:
- Athena – Unlocking this bonus round gives you 9 free spins with each of them having a randomly assigned multiplier of between 2x and 5x on any wins attached before each spin.
- Zeus – Zeus gives you 9 free spins with a multiplier of 1x initially but this increases by one after every three spins. Additionally, you get an extra wild added to the reels and also a locked wild that stays on the 3rd reel for the entirety of the free spins.
- Poseidon – 9 free spins are also up for grabs here and after each spin, Poseidon will fire lightning and transform up to five symbols on the reels into wild symbols after each spin.
- Hercules – Hercules also gives you 9 free spins but the special bonus he provides is to appear as a stacked wild that can fill the entire reel if he is landed on a spin.
We are sure that you will not sniff your nose up at any of these but we found the most rewarding to be Poseidon as there is the potential for a 7,000x return on your stake.
One of the biggest reasons Age of the Gods by Playtech is so popular at the casinos online is due to the fact that it has four different progressive jackpots for players to aim for.
Each of these progressive jackpots is won randomly so there is no particular combination of symbols that will give you access to the jackpot game.
This jackpot game can activate after any spin on the reels whether int he base game or during one of the free spins rounds. Once it activates, you are guaranteed to win one of the four jackpots whether its the ‘power’, ‘extra power’, ‘super power’, or ‘ultimate power’ progressive jackpot.
Playing the game involves picking from 20 gold coins once again and finding three of the same symbols for a particular progressive jackpot will win the current amount stored in that jackpot.
As you know, progressive jackpots increase the more that players play the game and they are global jackpots which means that all players contribute to the amounts. Once a player wins the jackpot it resets and starts to grow again.
Age of the Gods is a fixed payline slot so changing up how much a player wants to bet per spin can only be done by selecting how much to bet on each of the 20 paylines. This can be anywhere between 0.01 and 25.00 per spin which creates an ultimate betting range of between 0.20 and 500.00 per spin.
That betting range will be more than enough for most players and their bankrolls to be able to enjoy this online slot.
Why Play Age of Gods
We had great fun testing out Age of the Gods by Playtech and we feel that it is an online slot that really is a little underrated by some. It offers some excellent bonus features, four lucrative progressive jackpots and the graphics and animations are certainly of a good standard.
Being mobile-optimised, this online slot also offers up a good level of compatibility too. Playable from a wide variety of mobile devices, Age of the Gods can be enjoyed by players wherever they may be and at whatever time of their choosing.
This slot certainly earns our seal of approval and we think that most of you will enjoy it as well. The free spins round, in particular, is something you will have to experience as it can lead to some excellent consecutive payouts.