Greek Gods is not difficult to pin down when it comes to the theme. We get the ancient Greek Gods, of course. Though, the only gods making an actual appearance are Zeus himself and his wife Hera. With this slot, Pragmatic Play goes back to what they are known for: quite generic-looking slots with solid gameplay.
Truly, we’ve seen much more exciting games from the developer lately, which is why Greek Gods doesn’t manage to stand out at all. The reels are framed by a golden temple, which itself sits in front of golden clouds. The Wild is golden as well. Hera is gorgeous and Zeus looks fearsome with his white beard and white-glowing eyes.
The low-value symbols are 10 to A card symbols. And Zeus and Hera aside, there’s also a lyre (not a harp) and a goblet of sorts on the reels. Zeus pays out 6x our stake for 5 on a payline. Hera is worth 5x our stake for such a win. The wild substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter. And the scatter is a lightning here.
You can play this game from 0.25 to 125.00 per spin.
Above the reels you’ll notice an extra row, which shows us either a cash prize, a ‘bonus’ or ‘free spins’. During the base game, this row is unlocked above reels 3, 4 and 5.
If a full reel of scatters lands below one of those Random Awards, that award is triggered and we either get a win of up to 50x our stake, trigger the bonus wheel or activate free spins.
The Bonus Wheel is a wheel-of-fortune type of feature. If we get that, the wheel spins and lands on a prize worth anything between 10x or 1,000x our stake.
The free spins are either triggered through the Random Awards or by landing at least 5 scatters anywhere on the reels. We then get 3 free spins plus 1 for each scatter. Usually you start with 8 free spins.
During the free spins, you get 5 or more free spins for five or more scatters on the reels. You can also get up to 25 free spins from Random Awards. In fact, there are various ways to keep getting more free spins during the free spins.
More importantly, the Random Awards are now active on all five reels. That means you no longer just have to rely on payline wins but you are almost guaranteed to see additional multiplier wins when stacked scatters land on a Random Award and the bonus wheel can also be triggered.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Greek Gods is 96.5%, which is excellent, though this game is almost as volatile as Pragmatic Play slots can get. The payouts across the 243 paylines aren’t too bad, mind you. But the real prizes await in the free spins.
If you play less than 30 free spins, you’re playing the wrong game. We once managed to play 93 free spins in one session, which won us over 360x our stake in total. That’s actually not a lot, considering the enormous number of free spins we played. But it was still nice to win that much.
The only downside was that it didn’t excite us. We kept spinning, consistently collecting smaller wins and retriggering the free spins seemingly ad infinitum. We had no idea how many spins we had played in the end, but once the free spins were over, the game actually told us how many spins we played. And whilst it was nice to walk away with such a win, we were kind of bored with the gameplay. When you play a slot that keeps awarding free spins and you are just wondering when it might finally be over, there is something not quite right.
If you manage to hit a good free spin round, you are likely going to take your winnings and search for something more exciting elsewhere.
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