Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot produced by Microgaming that can be played from 10p to £70 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Based on ancient Greek mythology, you head to Mount Olympus where you’ll benefit from the Rolling Reels feature for multipliers up to 7x. This applies in the Free Spins feature where you can get up to 70 free spins with increasing multipliers up to 21x!
First of all, I must say Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is beautifully designed – you get to ascend the clouded realms of the mythical Mount Olympus where the all-powered Zeus and his gods live. Symbols on the reels include various creatures such as snakes, panthers, krakens and vultures – you’ll also see gods Dionysus, Poseidon, Hermes and Ares. The latter, Ares (the god of war) is the most lucrative giving you 62.5 times your stake for 5 across a payline. Zeus is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols.
Central to the action in Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is the Rolling Reels feature which offers wins in both directions – when you get a winning combination in the base game, the contributing symbols are removed to make way for new symbols. This can lead to new wins. More importantly, each consecutive win will increase the multiplier to 2x, 3x and then 7x.
Ancient Fortunes: Zeus also comes with a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 Zeus lightning bolt scatters on a payline – this will give you 10, 15 or 20 free spins. Now, you can retrigger the feature (by getting 3 or more scatters on a free spin) with up to 50 additional free spins up for grabs – that means you can play with 70 free spins in total.
Now, and more importantly, the Rolling Reels feature applies but the multiplier values are higher – beginning at 3x, they increase to 7x, 11x and finally 21x! This can earn you the grace of the gods for untold riches.
Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is a medium variance slot with a maximum of 1,399.3 times your stake to be won from each free spin. I would have hoped for bigger win potential but it’s nicely balanced and 1 of Microgaming’s better recent efforts. If you like slots involving Zeus, there are lots to choose from including WMS’ Zeus and Playtech’s Age of the Gods.