The Trojan War is making a comeback on a set of slot reels from Playtech. Age of the Gods: Epic Troy is the next addition to the immensely popular progressive jackpot series coming from the studios of the gaming giant. Featuring three key figures from the legendary Greek tale that led to the infamous war, it comes with three respin features and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 607.5x your bet in a single spin. Or better, you could trigger one of the four progressive jackpots with potentially life-changing payouts.
Age of the Gods: Epic Troy is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Enter the legendary battle for Troy on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 200 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an overall RTP of 96.45%, which includes the jackpot contribution of 0.99%.
Loading the game will take you deep into Greek mythology. The story of Paris of Troy who falls in love with Helen, the wife of the Spartan king Menelaus, and takes her to Troy. Enraged, the king gathers the largest ever army with over 1,000 ships led by Achilles to invade Troy and bring back his wife. It all fails until the Spartans come up with the idea of the Trojan Horse. The rest is history as they say.
As expected, Green Pantheons reminiscent of the heavily fortified city of Troy in full sunlight are in the background of the ornamented game window. Helen, Paris and Achilles are the dominant characters on the reels with the displays for the progressive jackpots towering above them. A mystical soundtrack adds to the suspenseful aura that is inherent to the tales of Troy, going into dramatic crescendos during the features.
The pay symbols start at the low end with Greek-inspired alphabet characters – Zeta, Omega, Beta and Alpha – and a Greek trireme, awarding 0.3x to 0.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. The premiums are Achilles, Paris and Helen with five across the reels yielding 1.25x to 2.5x your stake. All three character symbols can land stacked in full reel height.
A blazing icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two, three and four only and performing the usual substitution duties. A coin depicting the fabled Trojan Horse acts as the scatter.
Prepare for a feature-rich gaming experience as you will be spinning under the auspices of the Greek gods. Playtech included three respin features and a free spins round to convey the intense events surrounding the legends of the Trojan War. Each of the three characters has been given its own respin feature.
Hitting three, four or five Trojan Horse scatters will trigger 6 Free Spins, which can be retriggered. Plus, you will get a coin win of 1x, 10x and 50x your bet respectively. During the feature, rich reels are in play, meaning only scatter, wild, the three character and the ship symbols are present. Landing sufficient stacks of the character symbols will award the respective respin bonus.
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.
Contrary to other slots in the Age of the Gods series, Epic Troy is a rather tame affair, which is rather disappointing considering the intense yearlong standoff during the Trojan War. The best you can score is 607.5x your bet when you will the entire screen with Helen symbols in her own Respin feature. Overall, that might surpass 1,000x bet in the free spins round but will be still far of the 8,650x that you can win on Age of the Gods: Mighty Midas. But then, the main reason to play these slots is chasing those coveted jackpots,