Age of the Gods is a Playtech-powered progressive jackpot video slot – with 5 reels and 20 paylines, this game is available to play on desktop devices as well as mobile and tablet. Playable from 20p to £500a spin, it is based on Greek mythology as it features Athena, Hercules, Poseidon and Zeus as its main characters.
With a very dramatic and detailed background, Age of the Gods looks fantastic – symbols on the reels includes all the gods mentioned above. Athena is the highest value symbol (of the gods) who rewards you with 1,000 times your line bet for 5 on a payline. The laurel wreath wild symbol is the most rewarding with 10,000 your line stake for 5 on a payline – it also substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
In terms of bonus features, there’s a Pantheon of Power On Reels feature where all 5 gods need to appear consecutively on an active payline starting from reel 1 – this will give you 200 times your line bet or 10 times your stake as a cash prize.
It has an Age of the Gods Bonus feature which is triggered by getting 3 or more Age of the Gods symbols anywhere on the reels (in the base game). 20 Age of the Gods coins appear on a wall – when you match 3 of a particular God, you will play the corresponding free spins feature. In all features, you will begin with 9 free spins but each has their own characteristics.
The Athena Free Games feature gives you 9 Athena free spins. Before each free spin, Athena gives you a random multiplier between 2x and 5x for the next free spin. Unfortunately, more free spins cannot be retriggered.
The Zeus Free Games feature gives you 9 Zeus free spins where you begin with a 1x multiplier. After every 3 free spins, Zeus increases the multiplier by 1 meaning free spins 4 to 6 will be subject to a 2x multiplier and free spins 7 to 9 will be subject to a 3x multiplier. Furthermore, the wild symbol is lock in the middle position of the middle reel to help enhance your winnings. Finally, extra free spins cannot be retriggered.
The Poseidon Free Games feature gives you 9 Poseidon free spins – lightning shoots from Poseidon’s trident which turns up to 5 symbols on the reels into wilds on every single free spin. You cannot get more free spins but this is the most lucrative of the free spins features as you can win up to 7,000 times your stake on each free spin!
Finally, there’s the Hercules Free Games feature where you will receive 9 Hercules free spins – Hercules is a stacked wild on the middle reel and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
Once you have finished a free spins feature, you are taken back to the wall to pick more coins – you can play various features until you uncover the Hades icon. I’ve managed to play each of them twice on my best run which resulted in a 2,100 times stake win!
As with all Age of the Gods series game, there’s 4 progressive jackpots to be won at random – you are taken to a 5×4 gird where you aim to match 3 symbols to win the corresponding jackpot. The Ultimate Power jack is the one you want which can deliver a life-changing amount.
I found Age of the Gods to be the best of the Age of the Gods series – this is because it’s virtually the same as the superb The Avengers (which will cease to exist) in terms of gameplay. The variance is the higher side of medium (which I love) with the biggest wins obviously coming in the Free Games feature an d in particular the Poseidon Free Games feature.