Almighty Reels Garden of Persephone slot review
Almighty Reels Garden of Persephone slot is the second in Novomatic's Almighty Reels series following Realm of Poseidon. It seems to be their strategy now to have linked games as we have only just seen a pair of Tales of Darkness games with Lunar Eclipse and Break of Dawn as the two titles. Ancient Greek Mythology is the theme here so the reels are set over an Acropolis temple and spin silently with the usual Novo trotting sound as they stop with the occasional anticipation roll thrown in. Perspehone was the daughter of Zeus and goddess of the underworld, whose job was to bestow curses on the souls of the dead so let's hope she doesn't extend them to our bankroll too.
On The Reels...
Almighty Reels Garden of Persephone has the standard format of 5 reels of 3 rows each with 25 paying lines in play. The icons are single usually but each spin one picture symbol aside from the Wild is selected as a colossal 3x3 icon which will spin on the centre reels. There are single Wilds on all showing the Acropolis the game is displayed over which don't multiply. Persephone is top pay at only 100 coins (4x bet) for a 5-of-a-kind followed by the Helmet at 80, Vase 70, Lyre and Horn 60 with the five card values present each paying 50 or 40 coins.
You may be somewhat disappointed with the low pays above and to make up for this you will get a stacked symbol on reels 1 and 5 each spin which is the same as the Colossal one chosen. This makes the possibility of a full screen of a picture symbol each spin. If this does happen you would only get 100x bet for Persephone the top symbol. If a Wild or any part of the stacked symbol matching the Colossal one lands on reel 1 you get a slowed spin with dramatic music in anticipation of the Colossal one landing fully or partly in view. The tension is unbearable.
You may have seen a Colossal Gold Coin scatter on reels 2, 3 and 4. You need to land this fully in view in all 9 centre positions to get 10 free games. Before they start the game randomly selects one of the 5 top symbols as the permanent Colossal 3x3 that will be on the reels for every spin. No retriggers are possible.
Almighty Reels Garden of Persephone slot is in one phrase a complete waste of bandwidth. It's a straight clone of the Realm of Poseidon version and the only thing different even on the symbols is that Persephone has been pasted in over him! The appearance is okay as are the effects, sounds and animations but there lie the only positives. The maximum pays are absolutely shocking especially for a developer known for more volatile and exciting games like Lord of The Ocean and Katana. You can soon recognize a spin which is going to match anything on reel 1 with any part of the Colossal symbol and the RTP is a rather sub-mediocre 95.08%. The free games would have very low potential returns even with Persephone chosen as the 3x3 icon but when any other of the so-called top symbols is selected they're just an even bigger let down. I just cannot see how it would be possible to make any significant gains playing it because the base game is awful too. I'm starting to believe Persephone has cursed Novomatic too if they are now putting their name on garbage like this...