Poseidon Ancient Fortunes Megaways slot review
Poseidon Ancient Fortunes Megaways slot is another Microgaming effort, although their first Megaways designed by in-house developer Triple Edge Studios. The others have been from All41 Studios such as Joyful Joker Megaways slot which isn't bad at all, the silly Shamrock Holmes Megaways slot and finally the Forgotten Island Megaways slot which I'd rate as somewhere in the middle of those three. A good start here is the fact it's not childish in appearance with nice turquoise reels over a blue background, classical music and crisp sound effects as we land those symbols. So can we add some of Poseidon's fortune to our bankroll here or will our cash become ancient history?
On the reels...
You have the usual ways set-up here on Poseidon Ancient Fortunes Megaways slot slot with a top scroll of 4 symbols, 6 reels of 2-7 rows and therefore 324-117649 ways to win. Wilds can appear in the form of Gold Tridents only on the top scroll and scatters on all the normal reels underneath in the form of letters. We have nearly the same pay table as Bonanza here with top 6-of-a-kind paying 50x bet for Poseidon, 7.5x Red Jewel, 2x Green or Blue Jewel and six lower symbols such as the Crab, Fish and Shell paying 1.8 down to 0.8x for each full way of 6. Winning symbols are replaced from above and they can appear stacked.
Every time a Wild appears and is used in the game it is deposited in a chest to the left of the reels. Randomly this can open up a jackpot pick-me of 12 Gold Tridents. Match 3 to win a fixed jackpot prize of 30x stake Mini, 100x Minor, 200x Major and 10,000x Mega.
This is where we return to Bonanza as you need to land 4 or more scatters spelling 'G-O-L-D' out for 12 free games with +5 for each extra scatter. The free games have the unlimited 1x increasing multiplier for each winning tumble and scatters now only appear on the top scroll for +5 or +10 spins for 3 or 4 respectively. So this round is very familiar to most players I'd guess.
With a 95.98% RTP Poseidon Ancient Fortunes Megaways slot is slightly lower in returns than most Megaways. It is good to look at, listen to and has decent animations. I am not sure about the fixed jackpots though as these clearly seem to extract their share of the RTP from the base game which doesn't seem quite as productive as Bonanza's. You will always win the 30x bet one as you might expect! The free spins are the usual format and due to that provide the standard hopes and excitement you would anticipate. The game is much of a muchness and defines the word 'average'...