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Zeus Ancient Fortunes Slot Review
Zeus Ancient Fortunes Overview
Played on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 10 pay lines, Zeus Ancient Fortunes Online Slot by Microgaming takes us into the clouded realm of Mount Olympus of the Greek Mythology. You get to meet the all powered Zeus, and all his gods live. The slot uses what you know from Gonzo’s Quest as the avalanche feature with consecutive wins leading to up to a 7x multiplier. Multiplier values continue swelling as you enter the free spins round until you’re facing a whopping 21x multiplier.
You can bag up to 70 free games once you hit the initial free spins round thanks to the re-triggerable free spins bonus round. The rolling reels feature still has you backed during your free falls. Dedicated slot fans will find Zeus Ancient Fortunes playable majorly based on these winning features. There is a non-progressive jackpot worth 1000x your stake which we find enticing. Our full review of Zeus Ancient Fortune seeks to explore the full potential of this Microgaming 2019 release.
The slot features a crisp design. The thunderbolts sounding in the background create an adventure-packed atmosphere that is just as inviting as you enter the realm of Mount Olympus. Symbols on the reels include Zeus himself, the premier god in the Greek hierarchy of gods. There is Hermes (god of trade, sports, travellers, and heraldry), Ares (the god of war), Poisedon (god of horses, the sea and earthquakes), Dionysus (god of wine), the lightning bolt scatter, panthers, snakes, krakers, and vultures.
Look out for the powerful Zeus who serves as the wild, doing all the substitution duties, and the mighty Ares who offer a premium pay of up to 6.25 times your stake for 5 of a kind. Poisedon is next in the high paying category, followed by Dionysus then Hermes.
The low paying bunch consists of krakers, snakes, panthers, and vultures. This will occur more often than not in winning combinations to compensate for their low returns.
After the Favour of Gods?
Your adventure with the gods of the ancient Greek follows pretty simple rules. You play on 5 reels, 3 rows with 10 pay lines that pay both ways. You need at least 3 matching symbols to start counting your payouts. The line bet varies from 0.001 to 7 coins. With 10 active pay lines, your minimum wager becomes 0.10 coins while the maximum is 70 coins per spin.
The size of your payouts will be jointly determined by your total wager and the value of symbols that complete your winning combination as provided in the paytable. Thanks to the rolling feature, you can earn multiple times from a single spin.
Zeus Ancient Fortunes is a medium volatility slot, which means you’ll land a series of small wins with more potential concentrated in the free spins round.
The Rolling Reels Feature
If you’re looking for some action in Zeus Ancient Fortune, the rolling reels feature should be your target. Wins are taken in both directions. When you land a winning combination in the base game, payouts are allocated, and the contributing symbols are whisked off the reels as new ones settle in their positions. More wins lead to more rolling reels until there are no more winning combinations landing on the reels.
More importantly, a multiplier trail applies to consecutive wins. Multiplier values will increase from 2x to 3x and then 7x.
Up to 70 Free Games
Land 3 to 5 lightning bolt scatters to activate the free games bonus round in this slot. You have 10 free games for 3 scatters, 15 for 4 scatters and 20 for 5. Being a re-triggerable feature, more free games are bound to come when you land more bolt lighting scatters. 5 more scatter, for instance, will attract another 50 extra free games. Thus, you have up to 70 free games to trigger.
You still benefit from the rolling reels feature during the round with even higher multiplier figures on your wins. The multiplier trail moves from 3x to 7x, 11x and to 21x for consecutive wins. Hit a 21x multiplier on a maximum wager, and you’ll be in for a royal treat courtesy of the Greek gods.
Does it Hit the Mark?
We think so. Ancient Fortune may not have something of its own to offer except some nice payouts that may come out of these clone features. We like the sound of up to 70 free games in the re-triggerable free spins feature and increasing multipliers on consecutive wins.
We, however, cannot provide any guarantee that you’ll hit a whopping 70 free spins or a 21x multiplier quite easily. That said, this slot certainly offers the appeal of the famous Asgardian Stones and Gonzo’s Quest by Netent, and Contact slot from Play’N Go. Mobile enthusiasts can enjoy the gods adventure among other latest Microgaming releases perfectly from their smartphones and tablets.