Earlier this year, Playtech launched a new series of online pokies entitled Age of the Gods. The leading interactive software developer promised at least 7 titles to be included in the series, which would serve as replacements for the brand’s iconic – but arguably antiquated – Marvel Pokies series. They would also be connected to the same 4-tier progressive jackpot.
Two new Age of the Gods titles were released recently, and are already available at Playtech powered online casinos all over the world. They include the new Goddess of Wisdom Pokies (replacing Elektra), and Prince of Olympus Pokies (replacing The Incredible Hulk).
We’ll take a brief look at what these two new online pokies have in store for players, and what omnipotent features they can look forward to.
Goddess of Wisdom Pokies
This new Age of the Gods pokies, like all the others, carries a Greek mythology theme – in this case, Athena – shimmering with gold hues across 5 reels and 20 paylines. Since the paylines are fixed, bet sizes range from as low as $0.20 up to $500.
As always, the symbols fit the motif, including things like sandals, centurion helmets, and black olives (I would have preferred grapes, myself). The majority of standard symbols are, however, high cards of 9 through A.
Athena is the Wild, and, as usual, replaces all other symbols (except Scatters) to help achieve winning combinations. During free spins, Athena will expand to cover an entire reel, increasing the chances of a big win.
The Owl is the Scatter, and delivers scatter pays whenever 2 or more appear on the reels. If 3 or more owls show up, the player unlocks the Battle Game Feature. From here, they must choose which free spins they want to play, Gorgoneion, Warrior’s Helmet or Armor. Whichever the player chooses, that symbol will appear more often during free spins, but the number of spins and multipliers vary.
Gorgoneion: This is the highest paying symbol in the game, but player’s only get 10 free spins with no multiplier.
Warrior’s Helmet: Awards only 7 free spins, but with a 4x multiplier.
Armor: Players get 14 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
See progressive jackpot information below.
Prince of Olympus Pokies
Hercules rules supreme as the Prince of Olympus in this new Age of the Gods Pokies, featuring 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines for a min/max bet of $0.25 to $500. The graphics are simply stunning, with symbols that include spiked clubs, jeweled belts and the ferocious cerebrus, plus playing cards of 9 to A.
Hercules is the Wild, and only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4, substituting for all other symbols (except scatters) to create winning combinations. If he does appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the same spin, or lands in the center of reel 3, the Herculean Strength Feature is triggered. Hercules expands to cover all of reels 2, 3 and 4 and the reels respin.
The Hercules Logo is the Scatter, which awards 10 free spins with 3x multipliers when three or more appear anywhere on the reels.
The Hydra Bonus can be triggered when this symbol appears on reels 1 and 5 in a single spin. In this mini-game, Hercules takes on the Hydra, firing arrows at its heads to award cash prizes, and slashing the beast with his sword to gain multipliers. During this bonus, if the Hercules Rage Feature is randomly activated, the hero will immediately destroy all of Hydra’s heads, ending the mini-game and paying all collected prizes.
Age of the Gods Progressive Jackpot
All pokies in the Age of the Gods series present the same progressive jackpot bonus game. I’ve saved this section for last, since it pertains to both Prince of Olympus and Goddess of Wisdom pokies.
The Progressive Jackpot bonus feature is entirely random. It’s a coin matching game that can appear after any spin of the reels, win or lose. It carries four jackpots – Power (green), Extra Power (blue), Super Power (purple) and Ultimate Power (red) – with their values ascending in that order..
Players will select gold coins from a 5×4 grid, with each containing a colored coin that coincides with one of the jackpots. As soon as a player matches three coins of the same color, they will be awarded the corresponding jackpot. Best of all, players always win when this bonus feature triggers.