Age of the Gods is a Playtech progressive jackpot game. It was the first release in an Ancient Greece Mythology-themed series that also includes Age of the Gods: Furious Four, Age of the Gods: Prince of Olympus, and Age of the Gods: Goddess of Wisdom. All four of these games are linked together in a progressive jackpot network, offering potentially huge wins.
The game is played over five reels and twenty pay-lines, and works well on desktop as well as mobile devices. It is playable from R3.78 to R9439 so is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced online gamers. The Greek mythology theme is maintained with a dramatic backdrop and beautifully illustrated depictions of the famous Greek figures Athena, Poseidon, Zeus and Hercules. Athena represents the highest value of theses icons, rewarding players with a x1000 payout if you line five of her symbols on a pay line, while the laurel wreath Wild symbol can land you a massive x10,000 win.
Although known as a progressive jackpot game, Age of the Gods also offers two Bonus and four Free Game features. The Pantheon of Power on Reels Bonus will land you a payout of 200 times the line bet or ten times your bet if you line up all the gods on an active pay-line. The Age of the Gods Bonus can be accessed by landing three or more Age of the Gods symbols during normal play. The Bonus Game consists of twenty coins to turn over and if you match three god symbols, you’ll trigger the Free Games feature.
The Athena game provides nine free spins and a random multiplier in the range of 2x and 5x, although you can’t trigger more free spins in this game. The Hercules game also gives you nine free spins and the Hercules symbol is a stacked Wild on the centre reel, substituting for every other symbol besides the Scatter.
With the Zeus Free Game, you start with a 1x multiplier and nine free spins. After each group of three spins, the multiplier increases by 1x, and the Wild symbol remains in position at the centre of the screen, helping to boost your winnings.
The most lucrative of the four games is the Poseidon Free Game. This also provides nine free spins, but with every spin, Poseidon’s trident sends bolts of lightning across the screen, changing up to five symbols into wilds. This means that players can potentially earn a payout of up to x7000 their stake with every free spin.
While the base game has a lot to offer, the main attraction in Age of the Gods is undoubtedly the four progressive jackpots. The chance to scoop the jackpot occurs at random, although it the larger your stake, the more likely it is to appear.
The jackpot feature involves a grid of twenty coins. Players turn them over and if they match three symbols, they will win the associated jackpot. There is a Power Jackpot, an Extra Power Jackpot, a Super Power Jackpot, and the Ultimate Power Jackpot, which is the one that can lead to multi-million pound, life-changing wins.
The Age of the Gods series of slots has proven to be enduringly popular with South African players, and the original Age of the Gods game is the best of the bunch. It combines the chance to win a multi-million jackpot with a solid range of bonus features. Even just playing the base game, it is possible to land some big wins.