Sourcing inspiration for their Age of Gods series from the wealth of myths and characters offered by the Greek mythology, on this occasion Playtech has made Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, the heroin of their new 5-reels, 20-paylines video slot.
Even if dubbed War goddess, Athena was apparently more of a strategist and a diplomat, having even to borrow her weapons from Dad Zeus as she didn’t possess any of her own.
However, in this game she will provide you with plenty of tools before you head off into the battle, placing at your disposal multiple Free Spins and Multipliers along with a few more secret weapons to help you win.
What We Love
You cannot but appreciate the time and effort Playtech invests into making their slots visually and acoustically attractive, which they’ve also done with this one.
With the exclusion of the popular playing cards icons, there is a theme-related reason for choosing each of the symbols featured, be it a piece of Athena’s clothing, the Gorgon’s head pendant given to her when Perseus killed Medusa or the Scatter Owl representing her wisdom.
Main event in the slot, the Battle Game triggered by 3 or more Scatters, brings both the excitement and a good win potential. It lets you choose one of three defense modes before you join the battle and helps you create and multiply your wins with symbol swaps, Free Spins, Multipliers and an expanding Wild.
Not one but four Progressive Jackpots available will spice up the game. Being part of Playtech’s multiple progressive jackpot network, they can be won through a game of their own.
Outside of the special features, the base game alone offers a chance for a really big win. By landing 5 of the highest paying symbols you stand to cash in 5,000x your line bet, a potential life-changing payout when combined with high bets.
Finally, we like it that the game is within reach of low-stake players, allowing them to bet as low as $0.01 per spin, and at the same time caters high-rollers with a $1,000 maximum bet.
What We Do Not Like
There’s not much to criticize this slot for, as it simultaneously offers a good entertainment value as well as a large profit potential. If pushed, we could imagine gamers playing for fun getting a bit bored with no special features being available outside of the Battle Game, while all players would surely appreciate being able to re-trigger Free Spins.
Designed to accommodate both the low-stake players as well as high-rollers, with high win opportunities offered not only through special features and four Progressive Jackpots but also within the base game, this is a slot likely to appeal to players of various preferences.
The set is well prepared by a beautiful implementation of the Greek mythology theme, so feel free to enter Parthenon and let Athena generously reward you for joining her battle.