Released: August 2016
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 25
For those of you who are fans of the Age of the Gods series, which has seen Playtech release three such games already, there’s another notable release available now in the form of Goddess of Wisdom. This latest slot we are going to review is based on Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, and as with all the other products launched in this series, it introduces the overall theme very nicely into your game play. According to ancient mythology, Athena was known for her calm temperament, being very slow to anger. Furthermore, she is noted to have only fought for just reasons, thereby opting not to fight if there wasn’t a purposeful reason behind doing so. Whenever you play this game, you’ll be presented with a very authentic sounding piece of music as well, which will almost transport you straight into the heart of Greek mythology and the battles of Athena herself.
Wisdom and War on the Front Lines
The game is presented to players on a five reel and three row layout, so it still offers up a familiar overall interface to gamers. These reels are accompanied by a temple column at either side, and Playtech have also made sure to add a total of 20 different pay lines into it as well. You do have the option of customising these though, if you have a preference for wagering on fewer. It is upon the reels that you will be introduced to the game’s various different icons, starting with the very frequently used A, J, K, Q, 9 and 10 symbols. These are joined by five additional standard symbols, which are the olive branch, a pair of silver sandals, a warrior’s helmet, a golden breastplate and a shield bearing the image of Medusa on it.
Further possible customisation features of the game can be found along the bottom of the screen, and this is where you get the chance to alter the wager around that you play. This is done by using the plus and minus buttons to the right side of the ‘Lines’ box, and this allows you to change your line bet from the minimum of £0.01 and its maximum level of £50. Therefore, if you have the maximum number of lines in play and you push the bet up to its highest level, you will be placing an overall bet of £1,000 every time you spin. There’s also the possibility to activate turbo mode, which will spin the reels faster, or you can use the ‘Auto Play’ button in order to play up to 99 spins of the game at the same wager level on a consecutive basis.
Ready to Accompany Athena in to Battle?
If you’re all ready for the war, don’t be so hasty, because there are a few specialities included in the game which will surely serve you well. For example, there’s the game’s wild icon, and this is represented by the image of Athena herself. These can appear on reels two, three and four only, but if they do show up they will substitute for all other icons, except for the scatter symbol, in order to form a winning combination.
And speaking of the scatter icon, this one is represented by the owl in mid-flight. Because it’s a scatter, it will pay out in any location that it appears in, and if you spin three or more of them into sight you will also activate the game’s battle round. Five scatters showing up across the reels will give you a pay out of 100 coins.
The battle round is probably this game’s best feature. You see, the city has come under attack and it’s up to you to help defend it. Don’t worry though, because Athena is right there alongside you offering her protection. Once you have spun three scatter icons into view, you simply need to choose a free game mode. These exist in the form of 10 free spins, seven free spins with a times four multiplier or 14 free spins with a double multiplier. All wild symbols showing up here will also expand to cover the entire reel they land on.
Finally, this game is also connected to a mystery progressive jackpot, and these can be won randomly. Any spin of any amount in the main game can win entry to the jackpot round, although the higher your wager is, the more opportunity you have of proceeding on to such.
What could be better than a slot game with a great greek theme behind it, stellar graphics, intriguing special features and the possibility of gaining access to a large progressive jackpot? We can’t think of anything, and the Age of the Gods – Goddess of Wisdom product is exactly this sort of offering.