The Legend Of Olympus™ Game Review
The Legends of Olympus new video slot game really stands up to its name. Microgaming has once again succeeded in refreshing an overused theme, that of the ancient Greek gods, and has turned what would otherwise be your usual spin the reels kind of game into a stellar adventure. Venture into helping Zeus defeat the Lord of the Underworld, Hades, and banish him from Mount Olympus once and for all.
The game runs on 5 reels with 20 paylines, 5 paylines less than the usual Microgaming slots, but for good reasons. The visuals are absolutely staggering and many players report to playing it just for the graphics. The animations are amazing and lots to be discovered. Beside the ever-present King of the Gods and his rival Hades, you will recognize other smaller gods as you spin those reels.
The God of Health and Prosperity is there to raise a glass in your honour, Aphrodite enchants by her mere presence, Ares stands tall but is probably working against you behind your back, and Poseidon clears the water of krakens and other monsters to allow you free passage. The Wild symbol is his deathly-highness, Hades himself, whose hell-fires furiously animate behind him like a warning not to touch or else get burned.
There’s also a gold coin Bonus icon with Zeus’ face on it, and regular symbols like a golden chalice, arrowhead, Hermes and his winged helmet, and a shield to ward off any other bestiary creatures, all make for winning combinations if hit properly.
Three features make this game stand out from all the others. The Free Spins Bonus round reveals a one-sided battle between Zeus and Hades. Getting three Zeus symbols will activate this feature and will have the God of all gods zapping Hades with lightning bolts until he falls over, resulting each time with a higher number of Free Spins. You can re-trigger this round by landing another three Zeus’.
The second interesting round is the River Styx Bonus. Once active, this round shows the river guardian that awaits your two gold coins to let you pass. You trigger this option by hitting three gold coin symbols that result with three spinning coins. Whether you win the round or not, a nice reward for reaching this far will still be up for grabs.
A double or nothing Red/Black mini game will result from winning a standard spin play. This Gamble feature will keep going until you either hit it big or bust. All-in-all this is an extremely entertaining game with low risks, perfect for a younger audience and newbies looking to sharpen their gambling skills with a free version of 5000 credits apiece.