Age of the Gods: Goddess of Wisdom Slot
Joining the ranks of Playtech’s Age of the Gods slots is now Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. Known not only for her wisdom but also her grace and beauty, we certainly hope that Playtech have done her justice with a slot that matches those attributes. So come with us back in time to the Age of the Gods for a hot date with the Goddess of Wisdom . . .
Goddess of Wisdom slot clearly has the ‘family feel’ of the other Age of the Gods titles but we must say it is a little more light and beautiful, which seems appropriate for Athena. The basegame is a five reel, twenty-payline affair with appropriately themed symbols taking the top-paying roles in the paytable.
Athena, as this slot’s muse, naturally takes on the role of this slot’s Wild symbol, appearing only on the middle three reels but with the power to substitute for all but the Owl Scatter symbol. The top-paying symbol to watch for is the Shield, which will reward you with 5000 times your linebet if five instances land on an active payline.
Whilst Goddess of Wisdom slot’s basegame delivers a very pleasant gaming experience, it’s its Battle Game feature that is the theatre of wagering war most players will want to experience. Essentially a free spins feature triggered when three or more of the Owl Scatter are in view on the basegame, this comprises three options you may freely pick to battle for big wins. These choices are:
The Shield Symbol – A bonus of ten free spins.
The Helmet Symbol – A bonus of seven free spins with all wins quadrupled.
The Armour Symbol – A bonus of fourteen free spins with all wins doubled.
Common to all these free spin bonuses is the feature that any Wilds will now expand to fill the entire reel they appear on, plus the selected symbol will replace the other two on the reels for the free games. This latter event ups the frequency with which that chosen symbol can bring wins from spins.
Assessed on the virtues of its features described above, Goddess of Wisdom slot is a fine game indeed, but it has one more alluring attribute to mention – The Age of the Gods Progressive Jackpot. This progressive game is shared by all the Age of the Gods slots, and when randomly triggered offers players a guaranteed win of one of four levels of prize. The Ultimate Power jackpot is the main attraction here, for it builds from £250,000, however whichever pot you claim from this scratchcard style bonus game, you’ll be delighted the Goddess of Wisdom granted you the opportunity.
Choosing which of the Age of the Gods slots is the best has to be your decision, but we rather fell for the Goddess of Wisdom during our review. Maybe it’s the presentation; maybe it’s the relative frequency of wins – with all paylines active, we seemed to hit a win every one in three spins – but this member of the Age of the Gods dynasty proved to have rather winning ways for us.