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- December 18, 2020 By Riley Wilson -
Ancient Greek mythology is sort of played out in the world of online slots. However, BetSoft’s latest release promises to be 5 slots in one!
Scheduled for release on February 18th 2021, this game offers innovation of the sort we haven’t seen in a while. We love it when the theme of the game actually affects the mechanics, which seems to be the greatest strength of the Take Olympus slot game.
Olympian Gods as Features!
The baseline for this release is a 5-reel, 4-row slot table with 50 active paylines. It also boasts Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers – the usual. However, the way in which these are delivered is truly exciting.
Essentially, the game works on a sort of cycle. One of five Greek gods presides over the game as you spin, each providing unique effects. For instance, Apollo will randomly mark symbols with his bow and arrow. After 10 turns, all marked symbols turn into wilds!
The effect depends on the god, and each god’s cycle lasts 10 spins.
- Apollo turns symbols into wilds.
- Aphrodite turns symbols into Mystery Boxes.
- Poseidon can grant Free Spins.
- Hades multiplies your winnings.
- Zeus takes on other gods’ powers.
Take note, though – the gods also appear on the symbols themselves. Most of them are made to interact with their own symbol.
Most of the gods’ powers become active only after 10 spins. This means that the game rewards persistence, and the best way of doing things is always ending the session after 10 spins.
Also, bear in mind that each god actually has two symbols associated with them – a low-paying and a high-paying one. All this results in a rather mediocre 95.49% RTP rate. That said, it’s unclear whether this RTP calculation takes into account the crazy things that happen every 10 turns.