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Rise Of Olympus
Rise Of Olympus
The wombat says: Unleash the power of the gods in this almighty game from Play’n GO, the Rise of Olympus slot! (I am actually beating my chest at this point). They do some good table games as well, Play´n GO, such as European Roulette Pro, but we´d have to say that their real forte is slots.
Have you played Moon Princess? That´s one of our favourite Play ´n Go slots, and in terms of the game mechanics, this release is very similar – but instead of manga chicks in fancy dress you get omnipotent gods and their unruly wrath.
We all know which this wombat would rather be faced with. Gulp.
So, let´s join the Greek gods in a quest for riches and prosperity – well it’s not like we’ve got anything better to do… Wombat fans, it’s time to head to Olympus!
Look and Feel
Set on Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, the reels balance on the ruins of some ancient Greek pillars. As you spin the reels, you will visit three different kingdoms: Heaven, the kingdom of the mighty Zeus, Hell, which is where Hades hangs out and the ocean, ruled by Poseidon (I thought he´d be more into the Ocean´s Treasure slot, but what do I know).
The backdrop changes for each god that is in play. For Hades it’s a glowing red hell-like underworld place, whereas Zeus is all up there in the sky with little fluffy clouds. The graphics are as sharp as Poseidon’s trident, and top notch, we´d say.
The Rise of Olympus slot comes on a 5×5 grid slot and can be played from 0.20 to 100 per spin in your currency. Make winning combinations by matching 3x symbols or more in a row horizontally or vertically.
This game also uses the ever-popular cascading (or avalanche drop) reels. This means that winning combos will disappear, making it possible to pick up multiple wins from one single go.
Your spins and wins are overseen by the muscle bound Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. And one of these pumped-up shirtless gods will always be seen standing on the right side of the reels. What is this, Love Island?
Hades, the Greek god of the underworld is depicted wearing a sinister cloak while Poseidon (and his luscious locks), is the god of the sea and is usually to be found brandishing a golden trident. Finally, Zeus is the God of Gods and is represented as a wise old bloke. That said he’s also got a cracking set of biceps – so he must do a lot of press ups up there on Mount Olympus. He has a gym in the cloud, that´s for sure.
Your symbols on the reels include; lightning bolts, tridents, helmets and harps as well as 3 high-value symbols represented by the Greek gods, yes, you guessed it; Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. The most valuable symbol in Rise of Olympus is the Wild icon which pays out 50x your bet if you manage to land 5 on a pay-line. Cheeky!
The Pegasus medallion is the Wild icon is in this game and will do the usual job of substituting for all symbols on the reels to give you extra winning combos.
There are no scatter symbols here – but don’t panic, there is a still a cracking Free Spins round. See below.
Free Spins and Bonuses
Hand of God Feature
Who said those Gods were a vengeful bunch? They seem like nice blokes to this wombat, because on every non-win spin they will give you the chance to get your paws one of the following features:
Hades: He’s a good fella that Hades, and will transfer one whole set of symbols into another one to help you make more winning combos.
Poseidon: The God of the Sea will add extra wild symbols to your reels. Cheers mate! We like your barnet, too.
Zeus: Uber God Zeus will grab a couple of white hot fireballs (as you do) and completely destroy two lots of symbols from the grid. Freeing up the grid for you…
Once the feature ends, a new god replaces the old one on the screen.
Wrath of Olympus Feature
The Wrath of Olympus bonus is activated when you fill the on-screen meter on the left of the grid.
So, how do you manage that, then? Well, land 3x or more combos of god symbols (horn helmet for Hades, trident for Poseidon and lightning bolt for Zeus) and you’ll set it off:
– 5x icons fills up 3x sections
– 4x icons fills up 2x sections
– 3x icons fills up 1x section
Now, all 3 of the powerful Gods (or should we say just permanently grumpy?) will unleash their powers one after the other to help you defeat the grid.
But there’s more; each section awards a multiplier when it is filled up with 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multipliers up for grabs.
Free Spins Bonus
Last, but not least, Wombat fans, is the Rise of Olympus slot free spins bonus. Set it off by completely clearing the grid during the base game, and once that happens, you will be offered one of 3 cool free spins options:
Hades: 4 Free Spins with the Hades Hand of God feature active on every non-win spin. Fill up the meter during this round, and you’ll scoop 4 extra spins. Nice!
Poseidon: This watery option will dish you out 5 Free Spins plus the Poseidon Hand of God feature on every non-winning spin. Again, you can win up to 3 more spins if you fill up the meter thingy.
Zeus: Bag 8 free spins plus the Zeus Hand of God feature and some randomly triggered bonuses to boot. 2 more spins can be won by filling the meter up during play.
In this mode, the multipliers go all the way up to x20. EEEEK!
Travel to the home of the gods and prepare yourself for an epic adventure, Wombat fans!
OK, there is A LOT going on in Rise of Olympus slot which could possibly be a bit confusing (especially for slot novices) – but, more features means more opportunities for pay-outs – so we’re not complaining!
And speaking of which, here at Wombat Towers, we reckon these gods are a pretty generous bunch. If you honour them with your play for long enough, you will be rewarded for your trouble – mainly with the possibility of a x20 Multiplier in the Free Spins round!
We like this medium variance slot a lot – it’s entertaining in the base game, and the bonuses hit very often topping up that balance. Hats off to Play’NGo…