The theme of the new Age of the Gods online pokie game, is based around ancient Greek Mythology, and the legendary pantheon of 12 gods including Zeus, Athena, Hercules and Poseidon. Seven pokies will be released in total.
The first Age of the Gods pokie game to be released in April 2016 is “Zeus,” which features a thrilling and exciting gaming experience as Zeus battles against other gods and demigods in his quest to keep his sought-after throne in Mount Olympus.
The succeeding games will be released in the next few months, which revolve around other prominent characters, such as Hercules and Athena. As the Age of Gods series is one of the most awaited pokie games in the market, the anticipation builds up as notable details are still being kept firmly under wraps.
The Age of Gods online pokie games are supplied by Playtech, a reputable provider of turnkey solutions for online casinos, supplying a wide array of cutting-edge services from actual games to software platforms. Based on their website, they are the world’s largest online gaming software supplier traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market.
When the company first started in 1999, its primary approach was to develop the best gaming products and content for online casinos. It has built strong partnerships with licensees across the world and has constantly provided value added solutions to the leading operators in the country. Over the years, Playtech has established its name in the online pokie gaming industry. Apart from continuously developing gaming products, the company is now famous for their world-class, cross-platform management system.
The vibrant design themed on the Ancient Greek gods and demigods will catch the player’s eyes at first glance. The design is easy to understand because of its clean interface. The background image is a plain blue color accentuated with red mountains for contrast. It is the kind of design a player can look at for hours.
The gods and all things Mount Olympus inspire the high value symbols. The low value symbols are numbers and letters with a Greek front. On top of the reel, the player will find the values of the progressive jackpots, more on that in the special features section. Under the reel is the panel. It is a generic panel, with a Greek influence in the font and design.
How to Play
This game has 25 paylines and one set of 5×3 reels. There is generic game play controlled via the buttons in the panel. The player will find three buttons at the bottom of the screen labelled as ‘Auto Play’, ‘Turbo Mode’ and ‘Spin Buttons’.
‘Auto Play’ and ‘Spin Buttons’ are staples in many online casino games and players will be familiar with them. ‘Turbo Mode’ however, is a feature in newly Playtech pokies, which allows the player to spin the reels fast. The Spin button spins the reels, and wins are made by landing matching symbols in accordance with the Paytable.
The Free Games feature is one of the special features in the Age of Gods pokie. It is triggered when the player lands at least three Temple of Zeus symbols, on the reels. Ten free spins along with an increasing multiplier will be given to the player.
This feature begins with a 2x multiplier that adds y 1 during every 2 free spins. Free spins 3 and 4 will have a 3x multiplier while free spins 5 and 6 will have a 4x multiplier; free spins 7 and 8 will have a 5 x 3 multiplier and free spins 9 and 10 will have a 6x multiplier. Note that the Zeus symbol will become locked in the middle position on the 3rd reel when the feature is activated.
There are four levels of a progressive jackpot that a player can win: Power, Super Power, Extra Power and Ultimate Power. The player is taken to the Jackpot game where there is a 4 x 5 grid with 20 squares that hide different jackpot symbols. The player will win the Jackpot if he or she matches 3. Note that all jackpots are won randomly.
Age of the Gods Zeus has a lot of similarities with the epic Iron Man 2 game, but with a few noteworthy improvements. The graphics are definitely a lot more appealing and the free spins feature is also an interesting addition, which could intrigue more players especially with the Ultimate Power progressive jackpot offered by Playtech. Of course, the idea of winning hundreds of thousands of dollars makes this a very electrifying game.