Gods of Gold is an epic slot that takes you back to the days of Ancient Greece, when Gods were said to roam the lands. This slot takes a humorous look at the era, with a series of cartoon style symbols representing the various Gods. Zeus stands to one side, looking over the proceedings. This game features a wheel of fortune style bonus feature, re-spins with added wilds and a progressive jackpot, all of which will keep you highly entertained.
This 888 Games designed slot has five reels and a fixed amount of 25 pay lines. Paying from left to right, the five highest paying symbols are a collection of cartoon style gods. While not being particularly easy to identify, these could represent such gods as Aphrodite, Hestia, Ares or Apollo – there are three female goddesses and two male gods. The best option in the game is the auto play feature, which can be set for 10, 25, 50 and 75 spins, where you can sit back and watch the epic action take place on the reels.
A brown-haired goddess is the highest paying of the symbols, worth 1,500 coins for the maximum five in a row, whole a blonde and a black-haired goddess have top prizes of 750 and 500 coins respectively. Each of these three symbols pay out when you hit two or more in a row, while each subsequent symbol requires a minimum of three in a row.
These other symbols start with a blonde and silver haired gods and are completed by the playing card icons 10, J, Q, K and A.
During the base game, you see two different wild symbols. The standard wild is represented by an ancient Greek temple and this will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter and the Lightning wild – this being another wild symbol which activates its own bonus feature.
The first of the features is the ‘Lightning Wild’, which is activated any time that this symbol appears on reel 3. At this point you will be randomly assigned up to 3 spins and between 2 and 4 wilds which will remain in place throughout these free spins. This short, sharp, shock of a bonus round can pay big, as those large paying 5 in a row prizes can be much more accessible.
The second feature involves the wheel of fortune and is activated when landing this bonus symbol on each of reels 2, 3 and 4. You’ll now be directed to spin the wheel of fortune, which will initially award you a multiplier and then you’ll spin again to be directed to one of five pick me games, each denoted by a different ancient Greek symbol. Each prize after a pick will be based upon your total stake for each spin.
The final bonus feature is the progressive jackpot. The jackpot amount that can be won is well into six figures, making this a life changing game for anybody who is lucky enough to bag that huge win. This jackpot isn’t won by any achievements on the reels, as it is awarded randomly after any spin. Although random, players will have more of a chance of winning it the higher stake levels they play at.
Gods of Gold takes a fun look at ancient Greece, with all the symbols designed in a cartoon style, each looking out from the reels with a glint in their eye. The most imposing God of all is Zeus, who simply stands to the left of the reels (he is too powerful to be amongst the mere normal gods and goddesses on the reels). Opposite Zeus on the right-hand side sits an eagle, complete with a parchment around its neck, the ultimate messenger to the gods. Throughout play, you are met with a movie style soundtrack which really comes alive when those all-important wins start coming through.
This ancient Greece themed slot is very enjoyable from start to finish. The overall game is easy on the eye throughout, the impressive cartoon style symbols giving the game a very professional air. The gameplay keeps you involved at all time too. In a change from the norm, the free spins feature is a shortened, but still highly profitable round, while the wheel of fortune style game adds some nice variety too. While any slot that offers a jackpot of this magnitude is enough to keep the interest levels high.