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Written and facts checked by Shaurya Balakrishnan, Fact checker on June 30th of 2022.
No matter how popular a certain story is, some characters will shine more than others. Even the best tales fall victim to this! So it’s no surprise that some gods aren’t nearly as well-known as others. We can’t say we’ve heard of Aeolus before playing this slot. Even to this day, who he was exactly remains a mystery. Best we can tell, Playtech went with Poseidon’s son for this entry. Which makes sense, given its focus on seas and storms!
The game’s RTP is 96.14%, which is above the current average. Playtech’s release also has two special features in order to appease the God of Storms! Indian Casino Players can enjoy the Wild Wind Re-spins with increasing multipliers, and not one, but four progressive jackpots!
Downgraded animations continue to plague the Age of the Gods series, and we’re not sure why. Everything else is a clear upgrade over earlier slots. One look at the sprawling city and the beautiful islands will show as much! This time around, gameplay has been kept sweet and simple. There’s just one special feature, but the wins it can produce are incredible! And gamblers clearly liked it, as it remains one of the most popular entries in Playtech’s game series.
Age of the Gods: God of Storms has a variance sitting between medium and high. It works most of the time. And when it does, it’s one of the most enjoyable releases we have ever played. It builds up to the bonus activation, and then floods you with satisfying wins, only for the cycle to repeat. But every so often, the slot ‘freezes up’, and refuses to show you any mercy. The only cure for this, it seemed, was to take a break and come back another day.
You can set your coin value between ₹1.00 and ₹1000.00 for each spin. By changing their line bet and number of active paylines, players are able to adjust their total stake, too! You can wager as little as ₹1 per spin! You won’t get anywhere, but it is an option. Alternatively, gamblers can go all out and bet a massive ₹25000! We can already hear the high rollers salivating at the thought.
We quite like how Playtech helpfully split the symbols into high and low value sections. Of course, calling the playing card royals low win feels wrong. We know some games whose top pay is below what the least valuable icon here offers. That’s the real secret to the success of this Playtech release. It offers good initial wins, and enhances them further with multipliers!
Stacked Wilds: Both the regular and Ship Wild will always appear stacked. Keep in mind this does not guarantee that these symbols will completely cover the reel. We disliked this at first, but after playing God of Storms for a while, we understood Playtech’s decision. This way, they can keep Wilds relatively frequent, without activating the other bonus all the time.
Wild Wind Re-Spins: When the Ship Wild completely fills a reel, this bonus is triggered. The God of Storms will appear on the side of the reels, and will start blowing the ship away. The stacked Ship Wild will move one position to the left on each re-spin. Each time the ship is moved, the multiplier increases by one. This continues until the ship is blown off the reels.
Progressive Jackpot: There are four progressive jackpots just waiting to be claimed by a worthy player! The activation is completely random, so all you can do is spin and hope to win. When it finally triggers, you are taken to a separate 5×4 board. Here, you flip golden coins to reveal jackpot icons beneath.
The first three jackpot symbols you collect will award the associated jackpot. Cross your fingers and hope you get as many reds as possible! All four progressive jackpot values are shared between all slots in the Age of the Gods series.
Playtech continues to do their best to improve the graphics in almost every way. The background is more detailed now. It even comes with the occasional reflection of the sun hitting the waves, or a flock of birds flying away. The only ‘downgrade’ seems to be the symbol animations. It’s a shame, but not a deal-breaker.
But gameplay is definitely better, with no ifs or buts! It’s simpler than other games in the series, but that doesn’t negatively impact it in the slightest. We had a blast playing this Playtech release! Give it a go, you won’t regret it.