Ancient Greek legend is theme on offer in Apollo God of the Son, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Leander Games. This trip back to the age of antiquity comes with stacked wilds reels, a pick me feature, free spins and a shot at a bumper progressive jackpot. Play from between 20p and £200 per spin.

Like many other slots in the Leander Games catalogue, Apollo God of the Sun looks and sounds terrific – set against an ominous, cloud filled backdrop, the reels are set within the columns of a classical Greek temple.

Symbols on show include stone-style A to 9 playing cards, a clay jug, pillar, warrior face mask and suit of armour which is the top payer, awarding up to 500 coins. Very fine they all look too. They’re joined by the sun which is the game’s wild, replacing everything bar the bonus and scatter – it too awards payouts of up to 500 coins.

Watching over the reels in an animated Apollo – he can stir into action on any spin and in the process, summon up the Almighty Sun and add stacked wilds to 1 or multiple reels. This is known as the Almighty Sun feature.

Look out for the Muse bonus symbol – land 3 of these on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger the Muse of Music Pick Me Bonus feature. This is a pick me round where you’ll be shown a selection of coins – click on 1 to reveal an instrument. Matching instruments lead to cash prizes. You can win up to 45 times your total stake.

3 Free Spins symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin trigger The Eternal Flame Free Spins Bonus feature – here you’ll be awarded 7 free spins. The Almighty Sun feature will be in play with stacked wilds added on each free spin guaranteeing a payout on each 1.

You’ll also have a shot at winning a progressive jackpot – this can hit at random on any spin and can deliver life-changing amounts of cash.

We found plenty to like in Apollo God of the Sun – the visuals are impressive, backed by a thunderous backing track that’s right in keeping with the theme. The range of features is good too, offering a nice variety. They’re not the easiest to trigger but offer enough scope for a decent payout to make the waits worthwhile. We’d put the variance in the medium to high range.

There are plenty of slots that take players back to ancient Greece. Apollo God of the Sun is a worthy addition. If you like your slots to come with a whiff of myth and legend, then this is definitely one worth considering. I would also recommend the Age of the Gods series from Playtech which feature Apollo amongst many other Greek Gods.