Rise of Athena is November 11th 2020 release from developer Play’N Go. Here we are taken to ancient Greece with the main character being the Greek Goddess, Athena the daughter of Zeus. It’s a fairly basic setup with 10 paylines on a 5 reel 3 row grid with a medium level of volatility (6/10) and a max win potential of 5,000x. There is a free spins bonus which incorporates the use of Sticky Wilds, otherwise it’s lacking an real depth in features. The default RTP is set to 96.2%. Let’s have a deeper look into how Rise of Athena plays.
Value for Money
Rise of Athena is lacking in bonus features and the base game is a little bland. The free spins bonus with Sticky Wild Multipliers clearly has some good potential but you may well find yourself coming across a lot of very average sized wins which fail to spark much excitement. If you like more basic slots then it may well appeal to you but otherwise you’ll probably be more entertained by a number of other slots from Play’N Go.
Rise of Athena Stats
96.2% Default Setting
Free Spins Bonus
To land the free spins you need to get 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols. This will give you 1x, 20x or 500x repectively but will only ever give you 12 free spins. When Wild symbols during the free spins they become Sticky and count down 1x their starting multiplier on each subsequent spin, disappearing after they get to 1x. Ideally then you want to see them landing with a 3x value attached to them so they stay in place longer. After playing through a good few of the free spins bonuses you could really see the medium level of volatility and just one notable win was had which is recorded in the video above.
Symbols and Graphics
Rise of Athena is set on the background of an Ancient Greek temple with white columns reaching up into the sky whilst you can see a golden statue of Athena with spear and shield in the centre behind the transparent reels. You can also see the clouds rolling by against the blue sky. The reels are framed in gold.
Lower paying symbols are 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace paying from 2x to 6x for 5 of a kind.
Premium symbols are a scroll with an owl drawn on it, a vase, a spartan helmet, the winged horse Pegasus and finally, Athena as the top paying symbol at 150x for 5 of a kind.
Wild symbols are gold, silver and bronze coins and have a multiplier from 1x to 3x. They land on the middle reels only. The multiplier value is added is they land in a winning combination, so you can get a maximum of 3x3x3 for a 27x multiplier.
Scatter symbols are White Owls.
The graphics overall are pretty good but nothing outstanding considering it’s Play’N Go.
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