Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021
Game supplier:Play'n GO
Max. win:bet x 5000
Paylines from both sides
Bonus game or special game
Greece & Rome
Adventure & action
Heroes & villains
Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen
Rise of Olympus sets its sights on Greek mythology and its pantheon of gods that inhabit the place. The slot brings a selection of these gods to life, as well as giving players access to a bonus game, Cascading Reels, and multipliers.
This slot features a 5-reel, 5-row playing field that is populated with themed symbols, consisting of different characters as well as thematic icons. The game was developed by Play ‘n GO and released in 2018, where I played it for quite a while as there is a lot to grasp. Players can enjoy an original variety of symbols and there is also a lot of animation work done, which I think the creators deserve credit for.
There are a lot of things to see during almost every spin, with wins being counted whenever the same symbol appears on any horizontal or vertical line at least 3 times. This is quite a unique approach when compared to other slots, especially the vertical wins. Even so, the game has High Volatility as the payouts aren’t very high and the features make it more likely to get a win. As a result, a regular win has a low payout.
Rise of Olympus gives players a collection of original symbols that fill up the reels and keeps it looking engaging. There are a lot of colours used, as well as animations whenever a symbol is part of a win. These animations are simple and quick but help keep the slot look more alive.
The symbols in the game include:
Players can pick a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin like most slots, allowing the player to decide how much they want to spend. The wins will be bigger with larger bets, but it will obviously also drain their funds faster. With high volatility, this is always a risky choice since betting too high might cause funds to run out before any big win is triggered.
As an incentive to keep playing, the game offers a max. win of 5,000x your bet. This is a sizeable reward but in my time playing, I never felt like I was close to winning it.
Rise of Olympus has a selection of rather original features that give the player something interesting to watch almost every win. They also change up how other features are triggered or function.
During the base game, players can expect a steady stream of small wins. These are quite common thanks to the limited number of symbols and the larger playing field. The Cascading Reels also help with getting multiple wins. One of the differences with most games that use this feature is that the symbols that disappear aren’t replaced. Instead, the goal should be to clear the entire field.
3 gods can appear whenever a spin doesn’t net any wins. These gods also operate the same way during the Free Spins mode.
It was common to see the gods randomly show up during the base game, but getting them to appear multiple times during the free spins mode had much better results. The difficult thing was to get the free spins mode to activate at all, which I only managed to do once. It did get me quite a big win, and the player will be asked to choose one of the Gods to help them which also influences it.
Even though the Greek pantheon is an exhausted setting, Rise of Olympus did its best to improve on the formula. With a lot of different graphics and animations, as well as a number of different backgrounds players will stay interested in what’s on the screen for quite a while.
The features are a nice variation of the usual collection as well, especially focused on clearing the screen made it feel more accomplished when it worked out. Having the free spins mode trigger this way was a lot harder than the normal way though, so players shouldn’t expect too much out of it.
Players that don’t mind to spend some time learning the scope and functionality of the features will likely get a good experience in return. If you would rather have a standard slot that operates like most other games, it will probably be best if you keep looking.
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RTP (Return to Player):96.5%
Max. win:bet x 5000
Win both ways:
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You can play Rise of Olympus in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.
Rise of Olympus supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.
When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.
Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.
Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.
A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.