Age of the Gods is a 5-reel, 3-row and 20 payline video slot from the powerhouse provider, Playtech.
This is the titular release in a series of games that Playtech have launched, which all derive from the central tenets of Greek mythology. The slot itself emanates an air of mystery, as though you’re embarking upon a quest to discover the hidden secrets lost throughout the echoes of time.
Age of the Gods is a fully immersive experience from the moment the game loads to the first spin of the reels. The soothing soundtrack playing in the background only adds to the game’s theme and the layout of the reelset is reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture, aesthetically, Playtech have got the design of this video slot spot on.
The mechanics that Age of the Gods employs are very simple to understand and all of the necessary functions which you will need are unobtrusively located at the bottom of the game screen.
Payout information, bet per line, total bet and the auto play buttons are displayed here, along with an option to engage Turbo Mode which will increase the rate at which the reels spin. However, we suggest that you be cautious with this option as it can lead to a very quick decrease in your bankroll.
There is also an abundance of features that can enhance every spin. Whether it’s wild symbols maximising payout potential of base game spins or the scatter symbols unlocking the door to the multiple bonus rounds where lucrative win multipliers and stacked wilds await.
In addition to all of these exciting features, there’s also the chance to trigger the jackpot game on any spin, including losing ones!
As we’ve previously mentioned, Age of the Gods is extremely user-friendly in terms of understanding how to play. It has a set amount of paylines (20), so your total stake is determined by how much you are wagering per line. We shall go into further detail about this in our Bet Limits section.
The majority of the lower valued payout symbols should be instantly recognisable to veteran slot players. Age of the Gods uses standard Q, K, A symbols with a slight artistic twist to resemble the Greek alphabet and a warrior’s helmet to denote its lowest valued wins.
Wins of a higher value are symbolised by the gods themselves. Athena, Poseidon, Hercules, Aphrodite, Zeus and Hades all represent the high value symbols and when 5 of these appear in any order, consecutively, on a payline (excluding Hades), the Pantheon of Power is triggered and awards 200x your line bet.
The highest paying reel symbol is the golden wild surrounded by a laurel wreath. 5 of these on a payline award 10,000x your line bet and also substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter.
The Age of the Gods scatter symbol awards entry into one of the 4 bonus games available. If 3 or more of these appear on the reels during a single spin you will be transported to the Age of the Gods bonus feature where the treasures of the Olympians await!
Upon 3 or more scatter symbols landing on the base game reel set, the Age of the Gods bonus round will be triggered. 20 golden coins will appear before you, each hiding a different Greek Deity.
You will then continue to pick from these golden coins until 3 matching gods are revealed and after doing so, you will receive 9 free spins in the respective free games feature. What’s more is that after the free spins have ended you will return to the golden coin selection for a chance at triggering even more free spins!
The Age of the Gods bonus feature will end as soon as Hades, the god of the underworld, is revealed.
Age of the Gods Feature 1: Athena Free Games
Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, awaits with random win multipliers for those fortunate enough to enter her realm.
After matching 3 Athena symbols in the golden coin feature you will be awarded 9 free games. For each and every spin, Athena will impart her knowledge and showcase her power by awarding a random win multiplier between X2 and X5.
Age of the Gods Feature 2: Zeus Free Games
The Olympian god of the sky and thunder, the king of all other gods and of men; Zeus himself awaits at the top of Mount Olympus for those brave enough to enter his domain.
When Zeus’ free games are triggered, you will initially be awarded a x1 win multiplier and every 3 spins Zeus will unleash his mighty thunderbolt and increase the multiplier by +1. In addition, at the beginning of this free spins feature, Zeus will bestow the gift of a wild symbol in the middle position of the 3rd reel which remains throughout the entire bonus.
Age of the Gods Feature 3: Poseidon Free Games
Poseidon’s legendary trident will bring forth the hidden treasures of the deep during his free games feature.
Again, 9 free spins are awarded and during any of these, the god of the sea can unleash his power to turn up to 5 symbols on the reels into wilds. However, just because he can doesn’t necessarily mean that he will. There is the chance that he won’t transform any symbols into wilds, so this can be quite a volatile feature.
Age of the Gods Feature 4: Hercules Free Games
Born of Zeus and a mortal named Alcmene, Hercules initial status was that of a demigod. He eventually ascended to full divinity after his death when Zeus recreated his body as a result of his spirit rising up to Mount Olympus.
The might of Hercules manifests in the form of an entire wild reel during his free games feature. On each of the 9 free spins, the 3rd reel will remain wild and will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter.
The Age Of Gods Jackpots
Playtech’s jackpot network makes an appearance on their Age of the God’s video slot. Numerous titles from this provider are linked to four mystery progressive jackpots which can lead to some life-changing wins!
The beauty of the Age of the Gods jackpot feature is that can be triggered upon any spin and any wager. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing for high stakes or low, you still stand a chance to win 1 of 4 celestial jackpots. However, the higher the bet, the greater the chance of entering the jackpot game.
Furthermore, you can even trigger the jackpot bonus on a losing spin.
When the jackpot game is activated a 4×5 grid with 20 coins will appear. These all hide different jackpot symbols and once 3 identical symbols are chosen the corresponding jackpot will be awarded.
The 4 progressive jackpots are:
- Power jackpot
- Extra power jackpot
- Super power jackpot
- Ultimate power jackpot
As these jackpots are linked to other titles, the feature has a reaction timer. Therefore, if you’re not quick enough, a certain jackpot may already have been awarded elsewhere so choose wisely, but quickly!
As we have touched upon earlier in this review, Age of the Gods features 20 paylines and your total stake is determined by how much you wager per line.
Your overall stake is essentially a multiplication of how much you are prepared to wager on each payline the game has to offer.
The table below lists the wide range of betting options that Age of the Gods has an offer, and you’ll see, there are numerous wagering options that will appeal to both the conservative slot player and the more adventurous high roller.
Bet Per Line Total Stake
Our explanation of the betting limits leads us nicely on to the maximum win available on Age of the Gods, which depends upon which stage of the game you’re in.
As there are progressive jackpots featured in this Playtech video slot, the absolute maximum win is unquantifiable. The Ultimate Power jackpot, the largest of the four, is seeded at €100,000 and has triggered on average for the heavenly sum of €550,000.
However, whether the Ultimate Power jackpot is the absolute maximum win is entirely dependant on how recently it has been won.
The Athena free games bonus feature offers a chance to multiply all wins by x5. So, imagining your total stake is the absolute maximum of €100, if 5 wild symbols (10,000x) were to land on a payline and Athena’s x5 multiplier was awarded, this would result in a massive win of €250,000, which could perhaps be larger than the Ultimate Power jackpot!
As for the base game,5 wild symbols landing on a payline would award a maximum win of €50,000, plus each additional win that has been awarded due to the wild symbols.
Essentially, there are multiple ways in which to win some serious cash when playing Age of the Gods!
Age Of The Gods On Mobile
Considering that Age of the Gods is a Playtech slot, it should come as no surprise that a mobile version is available. Users on an Android, iOS or Windows device will have access to this release.
This mythological video slot has been optimised for the smaller screen and can be played on smartphones and tablets alike, providing you have a stable internet connection.
The game itself resembles the desktop version almost identically apart from a simplified display and sub-menus containing certain game functions such as altering your stake. This helps the mobile version of Age of the Gods remain clutter-free, so you can focus on the equally impressive visuals and have the best possible view of the reel set.
Our Xpert Review
Fans of video slots combining multiple features and progressive jackpots are bound to love Age of the Gods.
The gameplay is crisp, the visuals are divine and the soundtrack is equally mysterious, yet calming.
Whether you’re racking up the wins in the base game or reaping the rewards of the gods in the re-triggerable bonus feature, this is an excellent slot game that can entertain for hours on end.
Ultimately, Playtech have resurrected the mythology of the Greek gods and in doing so bent their wills to the purpose of showering us mere mortals with celestial riches.
And why shouldn’t we sample the nectar of the gods?