Rise of Olympus is a new game from Play N Go. It caught our eye because it looks unusual, so we wanted to test it out for you and let you know if it is worth your time. We spent about 90 minutes playing it and got a really good feel for the game. Now we are going to share our experience with you to let you know if you should play it or not.
There are five reels with five rows – not particularly unique, but what is unique is how the rows interact, and how this affects you as a player.
When you land a winning combination, those symbols disappears from the screen. Then the icons located above them fall in to take their place. If this new screen creates a prize, the multiplier goes up to two times your normal win. When they disappear the ones above fall into place, and if they make a winning combination, the multiplier goes up to three. This seems to last until you have a multiplier of five times your normal win. Of course, once you've stopped building wins, it will set itself back to the normal payout on your next spin.
So the name of the game is to score multiple wins per spin. The initial win won't be very much, but by getting the multiplier up we were able to win 22.75 on a single spin. Nothing to scoff at there.
Meanwhile, because this is a game about the gods, the gods come into play. They rest on the right side of the screen, and you will cycle through them.
Zeus will eventually throw god coins onto the screen. So will Poseidon and Zeus. Zeus throws by far the most amount of gold coins on the screen – at least eight, and possibly nine. When you collect enough gold coins, they will create a ton of wilds. These wilds will disappear and create new wilds. As they do so, the multiplier will continue to go up. When it happened to us, it got to seven times the usual win. And when the screen was wiped out, it brought us to the free spin section of the game.
Here we were asked to choose between Hades for four free spins, Poséidon for five free spins, and Zeus for eight free spins. It also told us that the multiplier can now go up to 20 times our normal win. Before the free spins started, we were told that we had won 55.7 credits on a bet of .5 credits. Not bad at all!
We chose Poseidon, who threw out magic gold coins with every spin – and increased our free spin counter to a total of eight free spins. By the end of the round we had won 187.6 credits – which is phenomenal!
Overall, we found this game very balanced. You could top up your losses with a five-times win on the regular gameplay, or you could do so in the free spins round. This meant that we were always even and sometimes above what we brought to the table. Of course there were down times too, but they were offset as long as we kept playing.
Our verdict is that this is the first game we are giving five out of five stars. It has an agency and a level of fun to it we have not found in another game. We really liked it and found the ability to choose what type of free spins we wanted to greatly enhance game play.
The bottom line is we can't recommend this game enough! It has it all.