ALL ABOUT GODS OF OLYMPUS MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
In 2019 Blueprint Gaming have led the charge in releasing new and thrilling Megaways™ slots, outflanking rivals like Red Tiger and WMS with titles like Legacy of Ra Megaways™, Wolf Legend Megaways™ and Valetta Megaways™. Whilst there has been a deluge of games in recent months featuring Big Time Gaming’s infamous expanding reels format, not all of them have been of a decent quality. On too many occasions it feels like the studio responsible has simply slapped a new front end onto the Bonanza slot template in the hope that it will be enough to satisfy the player.
Well, not in this case, because Gods of Olympus straight away looks like it will go down as one of the Megaways™ highlights of the year. It’s a slot that has class written all over it, from the high production values to the feature-laden base game and bonus rounds. Blueprint have avoided falling into the trap of releasing another Bonanza clone and have instead got all creative on us, and as a result we have a slot game that we can’t recommend enough to you.
Lets find out more…
Gods of Olympus Megaways™ Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
The word ‘epic’ is often used to describe slot games. Perhaps a bit too often. But I think it’s fair to say that it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to describe Gods of Olympus as an epic game. From the big, atmospheric soundtrack, to the beautiful backdrop and animations, it’s clear some money has been spent on this slot. On the reels the low value symbols are represented by the cards 9 through to Ace, whilst the premium symbols are represented by the four gods – Zeus (God of Olympus), Aries (God of War), Athena (Goddess of Wisdom) and Poseidon (God of the Sea). Of these, Zeus will get you the best payouts at 25x for six on a payline.
Look out as well for the Temple Wild symbol which appears only in the 4×1 reel set above the main one.
This is not a full 117,649 ways to win Megaways™ game, but rather offers six reels with up to five rows on each, giving a maximum of 15,625 ways to win. And we are all now familiar with the Cascading Wins feature that underpins most Megaways™ slots – after any winning spin the winning symbols are removed and replaced with new ones. This process repeats until no more wins are created, giving you the opportunity to earn multiple wins form a single spin.
Gods of Olympus Megaways™ Features
Blueprint might have tightened up on the paylines and reduced the win value of the top paying symbol from 50x to 25x, but they have made up for it by packing Gods of Olympus with an impressive set of features. In the base game there are no less than FIVE of these, which come as follows:
Wild Thunder– Up to TEN wild multipliers added to the reels.
Colossal Thunder– Up to SIX reels are chosen to display the same symbol throughout.
Mystery Thunder– Mystery symbols are added across all the reels to create a GUARANTEED win.
Bonus Thunder– extra scatters are added to help trigger the free spins round
Respin Thunder– Winning symbols stick for a re-spin. This continues until no more wins occur.
The base game features will keep you engaged whilst you chase down the bonus round, but the real fun happens when you trigger the free spins by landing scatters. You’ll need, three, four, five or six to land simultaneously to earn 10, 12, 15 or 20 spins. There are four free spins features to choose from as follows:
Wild Storm Free Spins – Look out for Thunderbolt symbols on reels 1 and 6 that overlay the normal symbols. Whichever symbol they land on, any instance of that symbol on the middle reels turns wild. Additionally, landing 3 more scatters earns you 2 extra spins.
Rise of Olympus Free Spins – Look out for wilds on the middle reels. When they land your multiplier increases by 1x. Every 5 wilds you collect will also earn you 2 extra free spins.
Colossal Free Spins – Look out for the 2-high roaming wild that can land anywhere on the reels to turn normal symbols into wilds. Landing extra scatters can also increase the size of the wild, earn you extra free spins, and a multiplier of up to 625x.
Almighty Wild Free Spins – Look out for 2x and 3x wild multipliers. Once again its possible to increase the size of your multipliers to 625x by collecting scatters, as well as earn yourself more free spins.
NOTE:If you don’t want to play to unlock the free spins feature, you can buy your way into it at a cost of 100x your base game stake.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Blueprint’s Gods of Olympus has already won the hearts of top slots critics and players alike. And it’s no surprise – this is a sumptuous slot that takes the Megaways™ mechanic and bolts on some spectacular and interesting features throughout both the base game and the free spins rounds. It’s going to get the blood pumping for any high variance fan who loves a challenge and wants more than your generic Megaways™ slot can offer. Maybe even a contender for slot of the year. We’ll have to wait and see. For now though, get spinning and see what you make of it for yourselves.