We knew, sooner or later, we’d encounter Zeus on our adventure through the Age of the Gods series. After all, there’s no better known Greek deity than the lord of thunder himself! Zeus is the head honcho of Olympus, the place where all gods gather. He got his position as leader after he murdered his father, who had a habit of eating his own children. And if that sentence doesn’t explain why Greek mythology is absolutely metal, then we doubt anything else will.
The slot’s RTP ranges between 94.99% and 95.98%, which is just shy of the current average. The special feature should be familiar to anyone who’s played the Age of the Gods game. It’s essentially the same as the Zeus free spin from there. Only now, you start with a 2x multiplier and it increases every two spins instead of three. This Playtech release also offers four progressive jackpots, which are shared across all slots in the series.
Age of the Gods: King of Olympus is one of the better looking Playtech games. It shows the importance of great animations. Even the occasional flash of lightning from the Scatters was enough to reel us in. We’re a bit conflicted on the gameplay, however. We like that the developer went back to expand an existing bonus already associated with the deity. But we don’t like that it’s the only special feature, with the exception of the progressive jackpots.
Free Spins: Three or more Scatters in any position will grant ten free spins. Gamblers begin with a 2x multiplier, which increases by one every two spins. This means by the final two spins, it will have grown to 6x! During free spins, there’s also a locked Wild present in the middle of the third reel. This Wild cannot be removed, and will only disappear after the bonus ends.
Progressive Jackpot: This special feature is randomly triggered. Once active, players are taken to a separate, 5×4 board full of golden coins. Click on a coin to reveal its colour: green, blue, pink or red. Each colour is connected to one of the four progressive jackpots this Playtech release offers. The first three coins of the same colour you match is the jackpot that will be awarded.
Graphically, it’s one of our favourites from the Age of the Gods series. The only real blunder King of Olympus has is the background image. The view of the mountains is scenic by itself. So why Playtech decided to mess it up by adding the weird reddish-yellow tint over said mountains, we’ll never know.
The basic idea behind this slot’s gameplay is similar to the super popular God of Storms. You only have one special feature apart from the progressive jackpots, and you have to use it to its full potential. But where God of Storms makes its free spins rare, this game goes for lots of triggers. Which leads to many free spins which don’t award any decent cash prizes. But when Zeus is feeling generous? You can win, and you can win big!