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Written and facts checked by Viransh Dhawan, Live casino specialist on June 30th of 2022.
We always wanted to take a trip to Athens, and thanks to Playtech, we finally have the opportunity! Granted, it’s the Athens of some 2000 years ago, but we’ll still take it! In the temple overlooking the city, players will be able to seek the wisdom of the goddess Athena. Knowledge she’s all too happy to share – provided you help defend her city! Choose your defence mode and prepare for battle!
The slot has an RTP of 94.94%, which is below the current average. There are only two special features available in this videoslot. The first is the aforementioned defence of Athens, where you can pick between three different free spins! The second, and much rarer, are the four progressive jackpots, complete with their own bonus round.
If we had to pick, we’d place it visually between God of Storms and the original Age of the Gods. This Playtech release looks quite nice. Far from the best looking slot in the whole series, but it gets the job done! We quite like the option to choose what special feature you want to play. With three different free spins, it allows gamblers to play as they see fit. Do you take the safer bet, or do you risk it all for a chance to get a big win?
Age of the Gods: Goddess of Wisdom has a variance that sits somewhere between medium and high. You’ll be showered with smaller wins as you play, but anything more substantial is quite difficult to hit. Mostly because all the super satisfying jackpots are locked behind the different free spin rounds you can activate. There’s one exception to this, but the odds aren’t in your favour to land a five-of-a-kind win with that symbol.
Coins can be set between ₹1.00 and ₹100.00 for each spin. By changing their line bet and the number of active paylines, players are also able to adjust their total stake. Turn off all paylines, and you can wager as little as ₹1 on every spin! The more paylines you turn off, the lower your odds of winning are. And with the RTP already as low as it is, we can’t recommend that. Your maximum bet is worth ₹2000 per spin.
This slot splits its icons into higher and lower paying tiers. The low value symbols include the playing card royals: 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Meanwhile, high value icons include an olive branch, a pair of heels, a helmet, a chestplate and a shield! Even low value symbols in this slot are miles ahead of the top wins in some other games. So when the special features come into play, your regular jackpot can be just as enticing as the progressive one!
Defence of Athens: Collect three or more Scatters in any position to trigger the free spins round. Before you begin, you have to pick one of three different plans. For all three extra turn bonuses, Athena Wilds will fully expand to cover the entire reel when they land. Furthermore, the icon you pick will replace the other two, increasing your odds of winning big.
Progressive Jackpot: There are four progressive jackpots that gambler can get their hands on! The activation for this special feature is completely random, and there’s nothing you can do to improve your chances. Once it’s finally active, players are taken to a separate screen.
Here, a 5×4 board is presented, full with face-down coins. Click a coin to reveal the colour hidden beneath. Each colour is associated with one of the four progressive jackpots. The first three coins of a single colour you collect will award that particular jackpot. Try to get the red ones, as they offer the most valuable progressive jackpot! These progressive jackpots are shared between all games in the Age of the Gods series.
The graphics were alright, but we were hoping for a more substantial upgrade. As it stands, all the best visuals are saved for the special features. The symbol design is beautiful as always – we just wish there were more animations.
Gameplay is kept simple and to the point. With three mutually exclusive free spin rounds, players will be able to pick the one that best suits them. And if those lucrative prizes aren’t enough for you, there’s always a chance at winning the progressive jackpot!