Take a trip back to the ancient world in Legends of Troy, a 6 reel, 50 payline video slot from High 5 Games. This slice of antiquity comes with plenty of features including stacked wilds, free spins and the Scatter Bucks technology that offer payouts of between 25 and 10,000 credits. Stakes range from £1 up to £100 per spin.

A Parthenon style structure forms the backdrop to Legends of Troy – the reels feature a trio of Trojan warriors alongside the obligatory beautiful woman. Joining them are a selection of letters from the Greek alphabet.  A warrior’s shield is the wild symbol, substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter.

The wild can appear as stacked too, boosting your winning chances. Very well designed it all looks too. The main characters are very lifelike and stand out nicely against the dark blue backing. The action plays out to a stirring, adventure style soundtrack which helps build the mood – no major problems on the looks front then.

The main feature on offer in Legends of Troy is the Free Games Bonus feature – this is triggered by the Trojan Horse symbol which appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. 3 Trojan Horses will get you 7 free spins. Find four and the free spins go up to 15. It’s possible to trigger extra free spins during the feature, up to a maximum of 105!

Legends of Troy also comes with the Scatter Bucks feature – to access this, you’ll need to be playing all 50 paylines as well as the feature bet of 50 coins. In return, any special wild symbols (with the wild written at the top of the shield rather than in the middle) that hit will become either normal wilds or offer a credit value. These values vary depending on which reel the Scatter Buck wild hits.

Reel 1 – 25 to 100 credits

Reel 2 – 25 to 500 credits

Reel 3 – 25 to 1,000 credits

Reel 4 – 25 to 2,000 credits

Reel 5 – 25 to 10,000 credits

Reel 6 – 25 to 10,000 credits

It’s possible to hit multiple Scatter Buck wilds on a single spin with all Scatter Bucks on the same reel will have the same value. Needless to say, these can provide some big rewards if they hit on reels 5 and 6.

Legends of Troy offers something a little different to many historical themed slots – the Scatter Bucks take a little getting used to but can be worth the extra investment. With a minimum bet of £1 to access all the features, it’s probably a bit steep for beginners or microstakes players. If you have sufficient bankroll, this is one historical adventure that bears closer examination. If you like the theme, I recommend WMS Gaming’s Zeus 1000 which also has an ancient Greek feel.