Free Olympus Thunder slot
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Olympus Thunder slot joins the vast array of Classic Greek Mythology slot themes available and indeed looks little different to some of the Playtech Age Of The Gods slots which replaced the Marvel Series in 2017 and graphics-wise bears striking similarity to the WMS Zeus series too, especially God of Thunder. That said, this is always a safe and fruitful theme which gives the designers scope for loud and dramatic animations and events, which Nextgen have clearly taken advantage of here. It will be no surprise therefore that the reels lie in a temple with a background of mountain peaks and clouds with the obligatory portentous classical music and drum rolls as we play and stop the reels. Will the God Zeus be merciful upon our bankroll when we visit Olympus though?
Olympus Thunder gives us 20 paying lines over the standard 5x3 grid with single icons. The Wild takes the form of Zeus naturally and will give a Godly award for a 5-of-a-kind win of 500x your 20-coin bet, which is made a little more likely by the fact that when he appears on reels 3 Zeus expands and remains in place for 3 re-spins! Pan awards 37.5x, Athena 30x, the Harp 25x, Urn 20x with six card values offering either 10x or 5x bet for a full line. We couldn't have thunder without lightning so 3 Lightning Bolt scatters on the centre 3 reels will trigger a possibly rewarding free spins bonus.
Having landed these 3 scatters we are faced with the grid becoming a pick-me on the temple mountain with 18 lightning icons available. You simply select icons until you match 3 identical types, which will be the free spins and multiplier you are awarded. The possible outcomes are 5, 7, 10 or 15 free games with a 2x multiplier attached or if the Gods are smiling, you'll end up with 20 spins on a 3x multiplier. You can retrigger these indefinitely and if you do will be given a repeat of your present spins/multiplier combination. This round still has the Zeus expanding Wild on reel 3 so your potential for top paying 5 Wilds is now 1000x or even 1500x stake!
Olympus Thunder slot is nothing special and has nothing new or unique in the model or set-up. That said, it has a high RTP of 97.12% and offers frequent but usually small wins in the 0.25 - 5x bet range, even on the respin feature therefore the volatility could be too low for the player's preferences. The graphics, effects and animations aren't at all that spectacular by any means so I simply felt I was playing a pretty generic game churned out to match the theme offerings of Playtech and WMS which in nearly ever case are infinitely better games. Getting decent returns in the free spins is hard too and with that in mind I cannot find a reason to justify playing it again; like those Gods, for me this game is history...