King of Olympus Slot Machine
Playtech’s mega hit slot series Age of the Gods, has a new jewel in its shiny crown with the arrival of King of Olympus (not to be confused with Prince of Olympus slot) – a game that takes us straight into those fabled days of old where the Greek gods ruled the roost and us humble humans were just their playthings- ouch!
If you can set your mind’s eye to ancient times where stone temples, mythical beasts, oh yes, and a few vengeful gods roamed the world, then I’d say you were ready to enter King of Olympus! And there’s more to hook you into this Playtech pleaser with a serious progressive jackpot up for grabs.
So could I get one over on these powerful masters of the universe, I hopped on the reels to find out if I’d met my slot match!
Look and feel
As you’d expect from this outfit, the graphics are crystal clear with movie –quality looks.
King of Olympus slot has all the bright and beautiful styling to deliver us from our front rooms into the make-believe world of gods versus humans.
The background of the reels is a paradisical cloudscape and we are ready to play at the summit of Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the gods, where Zeus, “King of Olympus” rules with an iron hand! Yikes!
The gold-edged decorative reels, topped with a mighty series logo are full of a night sky with stars, perfectly showing up the striking icons of play.
On top of thatm the sound track helps to take us to another time and adding a rather otherworldly and threatening tone to play; we humans are not on safe ground here in the land of the immortals.
King of Olympus is a 3 rows, 5 reels and 25 pay lines ancient epic with a jackpot that is literally heaven sent.
The high value icons of play are; the rearing white winged horse Pegasus as the highest value icon, followed by the Eagle – the symbol of Zeus, a painted wooden ship of ancient times is up next, keep your eyes open for the golden harp of the gods and a Greek red figure vase to complete the big scoring icons.
The low value icons of play are Ace through Jack of the card deck done up in colourful ancient script- it’s themed to a tee.
The game’s Wild is the main man himself, the crown wearing, big-haired figure of Zeus. He comes with a super ripped body of a surfer, it looks like he’s been spending a lot of time down at the gym- I doubt even the chicos in the Luchadora slot could treat him to a smackdown! Zeus substitutes for all icons except the game’s Scatter. Bring five of this divine man onto an active payline and you’ll be quids in with a x 3,000 your stake gift to add to your divine stash.
The word “Zeus” inside a giant temple is this slot’s Scatter.
King of Olympus is all about the bonus game (whopping jackpot aside), and you can kick start your generous ten spins but landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels. What sets this bonus game apart from the competition is the multipliers that stack up as those freebie games. At first you’ll enjoy a x2 multiplier that keeps climbing after every other spin by a factor of one, ending with a maximum of a x6 if you get up towards the top of your free spins count at 9, or 10.
Better still, Zeus comes over all generous benefactor during this mode. If he land’s his Wild on the middle reel, that icon becomes sticky for the whole of the bonus spins- none too shabby as grumpy gods gifts go. As bonus game go, this is a goodie, the only downer to all this fun is that you can’t re-trigger the game when you’re playing in the mode.
There are a whole world of fans of the Age of the God series thanks in part to its giant progressive jackpot potential which it offers in each game. King of Olympus is no exception, with five different levels of jackpots to lure you in, and for you to move through, and that’s before you get to the top level jackpot to blow your mind!
To be in the running for the whopper of a jackpot you simply need to play the game. This highly anticipated element of the game crops up at random but you are more likely to trigger this rewarding element if your bet is on the higher side.
Once Lady Luck has triggered the Jackpot game you enter a new screen where you will see a grid of 20 golden coins, now you start a picking game where you try to reveal three matching icons to earn a prize. There are four different prizes to win with Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power on the table for you to take home.
This game has a few handy extras to make sure your gaming is as personalised as possible with a nifty Auto Play and Turbo features that are great for players who like to keep the tempo of gameplay high. With the click of a button you can switch to speedy mode to bring in those bucks all the sooner and allow you to take time to enjoy the slick surroundings.
Playtech’s Age of the Gods slot range are a first class series. In my experience the games are usually packed with a treasure trove of extras, only this time King of Olympus doesn’t come with quite as many bells and whistles. Having said this, the game might actually be better without some of the extra fuss. The bonus game is generous, with sticky Wilds and ten free spins, the game looks and sounds top notch and the jackpot is enough to float anyone’s boat. King of Olympus is a worthy competitor to its sister titles in the series. First rate.