Apollo God of the Sun is powered by Novomatic and benefits from two 5 reel sets with a total of 100 paylines. Playable from 50p to £100 per spin across all devices, this ancient Greek mythology themed slot has stacked wilds that transfer to the extra reel set and a Free Games feature where you can get up to 20 free spins with wilds that turn into stacked wilds.
Visually, Apollo God of the Sun is based on the handsome sun god so has an ancient and epic feel – with Apollo and the celestial fire ball in the backdrop, you will see 2 reel sets – the 1 of the left has 5 reels and 4 rows with the 1 on the right displaying 5 reels and 12 rows (it reminds me a lot of WMS’ Colossal Reels slots like Spartacus Gladiator of Rome).
Symbols on the reels include playing cards A, K, Q and J as well as harps and crossbows. You will also see horse and Apollo symbols which appear stacked on the main and extra reel set to boost your winning chances – Apollo is the most lucrative symbol giving you 5 times your stake for 5 on a payline. As for the soundtrack, it has an epic feel and appropriate for the theme.
There’s also a sun wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus symbol – if a wild occupies a whole reel on the 3rd reel on the main reel set, the symbols on the 3rd reel on the extra reel set will transformation into a stacked wild symbol.
The other symbol to look out for is the Bonus symbol as it will trigger the Free Spins feature when appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5 – this can occur on either reel set. 3 Bonus symbols will give you 8 free spins whilst 4 gives you 12 free spins. If you get 5, you will get the full 20 free spins available.
Now, the wild symbol during the Free Spins feature becomes even more valuable – when you get a wild, it turns into a stacked wild on the main reel set first and then transfers over the extra reel set. If you were to get a wild on reels 1, 2 and 3 on the main reel set, it will take over the entire reel and then give you fully wilds reels on the extra reel set.
Apollo God of the Sun is a highly volatile offering and is basically Novomatic’s version of WMS Gaming’s Colossal Reels offerings – the theme and look is superb though and a step-up from some of Novomatic’s basic offerings. All in all, a superb slot which is worth playing!