Coin of Apollo is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Novomatic that can be played from 40p to 50p and £40 to £50 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Based on the God of Gods (Apollo), it benefits from an Extra Bet feature where you get an extra wild landing on reels 2 and 4. There’s also a Free Games feature where you get up to 20 free spins with a special expanding symbol.
The game has cartoon style graphics and is set inside an ancient Greek temple – based on Apollo, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as golden harps, bow and arrows, temples and Apollo himself. He is the most lucrative symbol giving you 250 or 200 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The silver coin is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols except the scatter.
The first decision you need to make is if you use the Extra Bet feature – if not activated, you will play from 40p to £40 per spin. If you do, it will cost you between 50p and £50 per spin. Furthermore, golden coins will appear on the reels and act as extra wild symbols that appear only on reels 2 and 4 – the best news is that they substitute for all symbols meaning that if you get 2 scatters and 1 golden coin, you will activate the feature – more on this below.
The scroll is the scatter with 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels giving you 2, 20 or 200 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature. You will benefit from 10 free spins – if you use the Extra Bet feature, the extra golden coin wild is also in play (on reels 2 and 4).
Now, 1 symbol is randomly chosen to be the special expanding symbol – when it appears, it will expand to take over the whole reel. If you get a few of these on the reels on the same free spin, this can lead to God-like wins as they pay out even on non-adjacent reels. Look out for 3 scatters (or 2 golden coins with a scatter or 1 golden coin and 2 scatters) as this will give you an extra 10 free spins.
All in all, Coin of Apollo is a high variance offering – I would recommend you use the Extra Bet feature as you can trigger the all-important Free Games feature with just 1 scatter and 2 golden coins or 2 scatters and 1 golden coin. Once in, you need to hope you get a high value symbol to get the big wins. If you like slots based on ancient Greek gods, Playtech’s Age of the Gods Furious 4 features Apollo – I also suggest WMS’ Zeus God of Thunder which is excellent.