Gods Rule The Legend of Olympus Slot
Developer Rabcat created The Legend of Olympus to appeal to the fans of slots set in ancient Greece, which is a popular theme among enthusiasts. The five reels are housed in a Greek temple, shiny and sunlit on one side, where the chief god Zeus presides, but cracked and rundown on the side menaced by a fiery volcano, where Hades rules over the underworld. Symbols are rendered in carefully coloured 3D detail.
Apart from the implied conflict between the ruler of the gods and his brother, ruler of the dead, as they compete for human lives, there isn’t much of a plot in The Legend of Olympus. However, it has 20 paylines and a number of bonus features, so it provides enough action to please most slots enthusiasts. Players can bet between 1 and 200 credits per line.
A Mixture of Theme-Related Symbols
The Legend of Olympus uses no poker symbols, opting instead to theme all nine ordinary icons around the Olympian concept. The four low-value icons: a spear, Zeus golden wine goblet, Hermes’ winged helmet and an ornate shield, win prizes for two matches or more on a payline. These range from 2 credits for two spears to 100 credits for five shields.
The higher-value icons are all Greek gods: Hephaestus, god of metalwork, wins 250 credits for five of a kind, while Aphrodite, goddess of love, wins 500 for the same combo. Ares, god of war, has a top prize of 1,000 credits, while god of the sea Poseidon’s prize for five matches is 20,000 credits. Hades has the same top prize, but also begins payouts with 5 credits for two matches. Hades also serves as The Legend of Olympus’ Wild, standing in for other symbols to complete more combos.
Zeus Triggers Free Spins Bonus
Father Zeus is the Scatter symbol in The Legend of Olympus. If he appears in any three positions on the reels, he strikes Hades with a sequence of thunderbolts, each one yielding a number of free spins.
When Hades succumbs and disappears, leaving the entire temple pristine, flawless and sunlit, the player gets the total number of free spins unleashed by Zeus’ thunderbolts. Free spins can be re-triggered by three more Scatters during the free spins round.
River Styx Bonus on Second Screen
The final Bonus symbol in The Legend of Olympus is a gold coin. It is also a Scatter, so three in any position trigger the River Styx bonus. First, the player is faced with three coins, spinning and changing from gold to silver and back as they do so. The player must stop all three coins, with at least two of them showing gold, to be able to pay the ferryman. If they succeed, they are shown three chests. Depending on the chest they pick, their mystery bonus could be as much as 1,000 credits.
The Legend of Olympus also has the Gamble feature common to many slots. It doesn’t make much sense to risk big wins on a Gamble, but when a payline win is less than the total bet per spin, many players are prepared to risk the small win in the hope of doubling it up.