Considering how much of a man-whore Zeus is, odds are the title Prince of Olympus is held by half of Greece! Of course, some royal claims are more respected than others. Such was the case of the great hero Hercules, who’s the face of this slot. He went through life being the great hero Greece needed him to be! He killed monsters, recovered precious treasures, and even captured many of the creatures he was supposed to kill. But he still couldn’t figure out pants. Weird guy.
Age of the Gods: Prince of Olympus’ RTP is somewhere between 93.83% and 94.82%. No matter which way you slice, that’s less than the current average of 96%. It offers multiple interesting special features, too. The bonuses include the Hydra special feature, free spins, and the Herculean Strength re-spins. Finally, players are also treated to not one, but four progressive jackpots!
This game has one of the best looking background images Playtech’s ever made. Which is a shame, because we can barely make it out because of the reels. The paytable is transparent so you can gawk at the massive city. Why not make the reels the same way? Gameplay is reliant on special features to keep it interesting. Unless you like chasing bonuses, you won’t have fun playing this release.
Hydra: If the Hydra symbol appears on the first and fifth reel, it teleports the player to fight a massive hydra. Cut down their heads to get the cash prizes hidden within! At the end of the bonus, pick a severed head to win a multiplier. If Hercules Rage fires, all hydra heads are destroyed.
Free Spins: Collect three or more Scatters to win 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier. You can also retrigger free spins by repeating this motion while extra turns are being played. Herculean strength can be triggered during free spins.
Herculean Strength: There are two versions of this special feature. They are as follows:
Progressive Jackpot: There are four progressive jackpots just awaiting a lucky gambler to take them home! This special feature is triggered randomly. Once active, you are taken to a 5×4 board. Collect three coins with the same colour to get one of the four progressive jackpots.
Like so many Playtech slots, there’s a distinct absence of cool animations. The background image was quite cool, as is the occasional appearance of the Prince of Olympus via special features. However, this game is already lagging behind compared to some NetEnt releases from the same year.
Gameplay feels similar to many other Age of the Gods slots from this series. And while it gives off a bad first impression with the low RTP, the special features more than make up for that. You’re given a decent variety, and each one has a chance to win big. Not as big as the progressive jackpot, but we’ll take what we can get.