Coins of Olympus Slot from Rival Gaming
This is a beautifully produced game, which has a certain humor to it (in the animations when you hit wins). You will also have some opportunities for bigger wins.
These come with the expanding wild symbol, which comes with a multiplier during different parts of the game. For me this slot compared well to the most famous Greek myth slot of all – Zeus by WMS.
How to Win on the Coins of Olympus Slot
There are 25 win-lines on this slot, giving you plenty of opportunities to win. The best paying symbol is Poseidon, rather than Zeus as you might expect. Zeus plays a role during the free spins bonus game instead. Poseidon is worth 1500 coins for 5 on a win line, 150 for 4 and 40 for 3.
Next in the payout charts comes death, which hits the reels with a somewhat evil cackle. This is worth 750 coins for 5. After that you get a whole bunch of ancient Greeks, though it is not particularly clear whether these are gods or just citizens. The lady with the apple is worth 500 coins for 5, the golden helmet wearing warrior 250, female warrior 200 – with others going all the way down to 65 coins for 5. The design of this slot is certainly better for not using playing card symbols to make up the smaller wins.
During the base game there are two different special symbols. These are a silver and gold coin. The gold coin triggers the free spins bonus game (see below), while the silver is an expanding wild. When this lands on a reel and can complete wins it will expand to make the entire reel wild. This can sometimes trigger multiple wins at the same time – especially if you are lucky enough to hit more than one.
Coins of Olympus Bonus Games
This slot has a game within a game system for the features. You can only trigger the break out bonus game while you are enjoying the free spins.
How many free spins you get depends on the number of gold coins you hit to trigger this bonus. The maximum 5 gold coins gets you 30 free spins, 4 coins is worth 15 and you’ll get 7 free spins for just 3. The main difference in game play is that the expanding wild comes with a 2x multiplier during the free spins round. Zeus, the leader of the Greek gods, also makes an appearance.
First, if you trigger more free spins within the original free spins round you get an even better deal. These are known as ‘Titan Spins’ and the expanding wild now has a 3x multiplier. 30 of these (for the maximum 5 gold coins) could mean a very profitable bonus round!
Zeus appears as a new scatter symbol, 3+ will trigger the break out bonus game – and also a cash prize. Prizes are as a multiple of your total bet amount. 3 Zeus symbols is worth 1x that amount, 4 gets you 3x your bet while the maximum 5 is worth 20x your total bet.
At the start of this bonus you will see a story dialogue. An earthquake has caused gold coins to fall out of mount Olympus, and the guy with the Pegasus offers to collect them. Next you play a scrolling type game where you move the Pegasus up and down to collect as many gold coins as you can – which turn into a cash prize at the end. This game is simple, short and entertaining!
How the Coins of Olympus Slot Works
The 25 win lines go from left to right over a grid of 5 reels and 3 symbols on each. You can play all the lines from as little as 25 cents. By configuring the coin size, coins per line and playing the maximum lines this spin amount can go as high as $125.
Design-wise, this slot has the slightly cartoon like feel of many Rival Gaming titles. The reels are transparent. When they spin you will see mount Olympus in the background, along with lightning strikes hitting random reels. Symbols are colorful and vivid, and have their own small animations. Some humor is included, for example the guy drinking wine and belching when he makes up a win (which does get a little jarring after a while!).
While you are playing a guitar (or maybe lute?) track plays in the background, swelling up like a movie soundtrack in places. Wins are met with a trumpet fanfare.
I enjoyed this slot, which is colorful and entertaining – at least for the occasional session. The expanding wild came in reasonably frequently, and the free spins round having a 2x multiplier is a big help. The Pegasus game is fun for the first couple of times at least too. Check out Coins of Olympus for yourself, and see how it compares to WMS’s Zeus.