The wombat says: Rich Wilde is back Wombat fans, and this time he’s brought someone else along for the ride! Join him and Cat Wilde in Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena slot. This is a Play ‘n Go game who are the same people behind the Coils of Cash slot and Rich Wilde Tome of Madness.
This latest adventure sees the Wilde family in search of the legendary Shield of Athena which is to be found in the Lost City of Atlantis. Will they solve the mysteries of a long-forgotten continent? Or just get really waterlogged, instead? Let’s find out…
Look and Feel
Designed with razor-sharp HD graphics, your majestic reels are set between the ancient pillars of a temple and impressive waterfalls flow on either side in the background. Torches light up the reels and flicker as you spin. Looks even better than Fire Toad (that’s another Play’n Go game)
Ultra-realistic and super awesome is how we’d describe the visuals in this game. Throw in a storming soundtrack and you’ve got yourselves a winner!
Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena slot has 5 reels with 3 rows and 10 pay-lines. None of your fancy Ways to Win mechanics here, you´ll need to head for something like the Milky Ways slot machine for that. Or even the Deadwood slot (that game has asymmetric reels as well).
Bets start at 0.10 and go up to 100.00 per spin.
The game’s high-paying symbols are all taken from Greek mythology; the Helm of Athena, the Ring of Wisdom, the Pendant of Courage, the Golden Owl (a symbol of Athena herself), along with the Shield of Athena. Then there’s the 10, J, Q, K and A playing cards as your lower value symbols.
Rich Wilde is the game’s Wild icon and he’ll replace all standard symbols to help form winning combinations – he’s also the most generous symbol on your pay-table, providing a payout of 1000x your stake for 5 in a row.
Meanwhile, Cat Wilde is the Scatter symbol, and the Shield of Athena icon will also transform into a fearsome Wild during Re-Spins feature – so keep your eyes peeled for it.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Randomly during the base game, the Athena Shield icons can land and trigger the Medusa Respins – next your Shield becomes a Wild for one spin and will lock in place. If there’s a win, those symbols plus any more shields will also lock and you’ll get another re-spin. The Rich Wilde wild symbol will also turn into a shield if he lands during this feature.
You’ll continue to be awarded re-spins until no more Shields or winning combos hit on the reels, and then all your locked symbols will pay out! Bonza!
Land 3x, 4x or 5x of the Cat Wilde Scatters on the reels and you’ll set off the Medusa’s Gaze Bonus, scooping 10, 12 or 15 free spins respectively. During Medusa’s Gaze, the Medusa Re-Spins are always active on the reels and will be triggered whenever a Shield lands. This can create some sizeable wins wombat fans!
Hit more Scatter symbols at any time during play, and you’ll be awarded another 10, 12 or 15 spins, with the possibility of unlimited free spins!
According to Play’N Go, Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena slot is very volatile- in fact it gets 10/10 on Play’n GO’s variance scale. Sadly, this wombat didn’t see much evidence of the mega wins even after triggering the Free Spins round. But maybe we got unlucky.
Still, the graphics are truly great and it’s good to be hanging out with Rich Wilde once again.
Wombat score: 4.5/5
If you want to try out this slot, give the free play version a go right here at Wombat Casino!
Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena FAQS
How volatile is this game?
Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena is a high variance slot, and Play’n GO’ give it a 10/10 on their volatility scale.
What is the maximum payout?
According to game stats, the biggest prize you can hit is 10000x your bet. However, it’s good to remember this is only possible in theory…