“Isos oi theoí na eínai mazí sou” – “May the Gods be with you” in Greek and that applies also to the Greek-themed slot from Play’n GO. Let Hades, Zeus and Poseidon assist you with their godly powers on your quest for riches on Rise Of Olympus, a high variance slot with three random reel modifiers, win multipliers, a Wrath of Olympus bonus game, a free spins round and a win potential of up to 5,000 times your bet.
Rise Of Olympus is a 5×5 grid slot with cascading symbols. Stake sizes start at a modest 0.20 credits and peak at 100 credits. The game falls clearly into the high volatility category, although the generous RTP of 96.50% will help to avoid quick busts. Play the slot on your desktop, mobile and tablet devices across all OS platforms.
Set on Mount Olympus at dusk with the sky coloured by the setting sun, the translucent game grid impresses with crisp graphics and stunning animations. The scene changes to daylight during the bonus game. The three gods appear on the right of the grid, alternating successively after they have applied their modifier on a spin. On the left is a meter that will trigger the Wrath of Olympus bonus game once it fills up as well as a display showing the winning amounts and multipliers on the current spin. A rather serene soundtrack changes into a dramatic crescendo on winning cascades, while a deep, godly voice announces the triggering of the reel modifiers.
The pay symbols are taken from Greek mythology, starting at the low end with bolts, tridents, harps and helmets. The three gods – Hades, Poseidon and Zeus – are the premium symbols. There is no outright wild symbol that can land on the reels, but one will be created every time after a cluster of three symbols is paid. The wild is showing Pegasus on a gold coin. Pays for five symbols range from 2x to 50x your stake.
Pays are awarded for three, four or five matching symbols, appearing adjacent either horizontally or vertically on the 5×5 grid. Wins are also awarded for any combination of the three gods. After the win is paid, the winning symbols are removed, and the remaining symbols fall down to fill the empty place, potentially creating new winning clusters. When you get a win with three symbols, the wild symbol appears in the middle location after the other two are removed. It will be removed again if it forms part of a winning combo with four or five symbols. After each winning cluster the win multiplier is increased by x1. Clearing the grid completely or down to only wild symbols will trigger the free spins.
The features trigger randomly on a non-winning spin in the base game. Each god has his own reel modifier that will help to create winning combinations. The god standing next to the game grid will unleash his reel modifier and will change to the next god on the following spin.
The feature is triggered when all three section on the meter to the left of the game grid are fully charged within one cascading sequence. Only wins with God symbols will fill up the meter. A combination of three gods will fill one section, four gods will fill two and five gods will fill three.
The game will then award one free cascade and apply all three Hand of Gods reel modifiers consecutively. The win multipliers are further increased on each winning combination. Clearing the whole grid will trigger the free spins round. It will also trigger if only wild symbols are left on the bottom row after all modifiers have played out.
Entering the free spins feature will keep the multiplier that was accumulated and allow players to choose from three options. Four free spins with the Hades reel modifier, five free spins with the Poseidon reel modifier or eight free spins with the Zeus reel modifier. The modifiers are triggered on each non-winning free spins.
Charging the meter again will award four extra spins when Hades was selected, three when Poseidon was selected and two if Zeus was selected, up to 20 spins in total. The win multiplier will increase further up to a maximum of x20.
The three options are most distinct in their volatility. The Hades round is the most volatile as it can produce bigger wins but has the fewest spins while the Zeus round is the least volatile with smaller wins but more spins.
Rise Of Olympus is one of those high variance games that brings suspense and exhilaration into a gaming session. The win potential, even on smaller bets, is huge. Whether the Gods are on our side to unleash those wins is then a different question, we sure hope so as the slot is engaging and fun to play.