Rise of Athena Online Slot
The action takes place on a 5-reel, 3-row grid with 10 paylines. Winning combinations are formed from left to right starting on the first reel and consist of at least three matching symbols. The exception is the goddess of War and Wisdom herself, Athena, who only needs two matching symbols from the leftmost reel to form a winner.
The Play’n Go slot is an aesthetically stunning game that brings the mythology to life. The background shows a view from high above Mount Olympus and there are traditional Corinthian columns on either side of the reels. As you can see in the video below, the symbols themselves all appear crisp and clear for easy viewing.
When playing this Greek mythology themed slot, you can expect to come across multipliers and free spins. The real attraction for players is the multipliers that can combine with each other to give you a boost of up to x27. But we will break down the bonus features in more detail later. In the meantime, on the reels you will find the lower value royal symbols A, K, Q, J and 10 while the higher value symbols are thematic. They include ancient scrolls, amphoras, warrior helmets and Pegasus (the white winged horse). The latter pays up to 45x your stake for landing 5 across a payline.
Incidentally, there are a few other symbols that you should be aware of. The Greek goddess herself, Athena, is an interesting one, as you only need to match the symbol on reels 1 and 2 across a payline to hit the smallest payout. This will see you win 1.5x your stake. However, if you can land 5 Athena symbols across a payline, the payout is an impressive 225x your stake. You can also expect to find wild and scatter symbols as well. The wild is represented by a W coin and will substitute for all standard symbols to form winning combinations. There are also multiplier wilds, that can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. But more on those later. As for the scatter, it comes in the shape of Athena’s Owl, and will trigger the free spins round, as well as paying up to 500x your stake.
If you are interested in spinning the ancient Greek reels in Rise of Athena, the slot’s betting range is sure to accommodate your budget. You have the option to place bets ranging from as little as €/£0.10 to a maximum wager of €/£100 per spin. Sitting just below the reels, you will see various coin sizes and + and – buttons to adjust your stake. In addition, the Play’n Go slot also gives you the chance to play with up to 100 autospins, complete with win and loss limits. You can also choose to have the autospins stop when you trigger the all-important free spins bonus round.
Now, as promised, we will take a look at the bonus features that are the key to the biggest wins in Rise of Athena. In addition to regular W coin wilds, there are also 1x, 2x and 3x multiplier wilds. These multiplier wilds can only appear on the inner reels: 2, 3 and 4. Whenever you form a winning combination with one of the multipliers, your win will be multiplied by that amount. Moreover, if you can form a winning combination with more than one multiplier wild, the multipliers values are multiplied together, giving you an even greater payout. For instance, if you can land a winner with a 2x wild and 3x wild, your payout will be 6x the amount. Thus, the maximum payout you can receive for the multiplier wilds bonus is 27x, should you land 3x multiplier wilds across a payline.
The other bonus feature is the Free Spins. The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 Owl of Athena scatter symbols. They can fall anywhere on the reels so long as they land on a single spin. In addition to granting you 12 free spins, you will receive 1, 20 or 500 times your stake, respectively. During the bonus round, any wild that you land will become sticky. The multiplier wilds work slightly differently. For every free spin that you play, the multiplier will decrease by 1 until it runs out. After the multiplier runs out, the wild will disappear from the reels. Unfortunately, you will not be able to re-trigger additional free spins as the scatter symbol will not land during the bonus round.
Rise of Athena has an above average RTP of 96.2% and Play’n Go have given it a volatility rating of 6/10, suggesting that wins should land regularly.
The highlights of Rise of Athena are certainly the multiplier wilds and free spins. In particular, the multiplier wilds are worth looking out for as they can multiply any payout by 27x, even the slot’s top payout. Although it will require quite a bit of luck, the multiplier wilds are the key to hitting the slot’s top payout of 5,000x.
With its impressive graphics, Rise of Athena draws you into the action. It is a highly accessible game that won’t leave you puzzling over complicated features. If Greek mythology is your thing, then this slot is a game that you don’t want to miss.