Ancient Greece was where many of today's customs started. If legend is true, then the Greeks were beaten to the concept of money by the Egyptians, so all the cash you win could have thanks directed at the Egyptians. Let's not digress too far, however, as we have a brand new slot online to fill you in on, and it's called Age of Athena. This Greek goddess is the face of a game that could see you activating some superb bonus action. There is a hold and spin feature. Plus, a free spins game where up to 25 free spins can be unlocked from the clutches of the 5 reels to bring the cash prizes flowing in.
If we're going by what we're seeing from the online casino games studios, it's becoming increasingly tricky for iGaming producers to be creative these days. This doesn't mean that online slot machines aren't paying out, which they certainly are, but the themes being used are now very repetitive. Ancient Greek and Egyptian themes, plus Aztec and Irish themes, are now so common we know without seeing what symbols the new release will have incorporated. Epic Industries developed Age of Athena, and on appearance, it looks like another slot in order to showcase the hold and spin bonus. You'll have the standard 5 reels and 4 rows on which to land 3, 4 and 5 of a kind winning combinations while playing on mobile, desktop, and tablet are all options for players going for some splendid winnings.
Something we find a bit hard to believe is the size of the maximum win available to players at our bingo site. It looks as if 1,250x your stake is the most all players will be able to achieve, which is very low when looking at other titles we’ve been investigating. Some titles are going well beyond 20,000x your stake as the jackpot, so understandable that the reality in Age of Athena is a bit disappointing. Choosing your stake size is very easy, however, as you can start as low as 0.10 and select various stake sizes to an amount as high as 80 per spin.
If you've tried your hand at enough online slot games, then you'll know all about the wild symbol. This one substitutes all regular icons to assist in making winning lines. The only symbols it won't sub is the olive symbol or the ship symbol. These are the Hold and Win and the Scatter symbols.
The regular symbols are a mixture of lower paying and higher paying symbols. The lower paying ones are playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, with K and A having the joint highest value. The symbols that then represent the higher values are all themed on Age of Athena, being horn, an owl, a shield with the face of Medusa and Athena as the regular icon with the highest value.
The hold and spin feature is very much in vogue right now, and you'll find it in various different slots titles. Landing 6 or more of the olive symbols will activate the feature. You will be taken to a grid where the individual symbol windows spin, with only olive symbols, possibly landing. If one does the 3 respins you were initially awarded are reset to 3. Olive symbols also will reflect a cash value when they land, all of which are collected and paid out to you. You'll see above the reels four different jackpots in the Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, all of which can land during the hold and spin.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 ship scatters will award 10, 15 or 25 free spins. You can retrigger the feature by landing three or more scatters once again. You'll also see that Athena symbols will pay you for 3, 4 or 5 of a kind when the symbols land anywhere on the reels, as they don't need to align across a payline.
When it comes to a hold and spin feature, this could be one of the better ones we've seen, and this is because the level of cash awarded to you during it can be really profitable. However, the paying potential isn't very high in Age of Athena unless you trigger the bonus features enough times to make the experience worthwhile. If you feel you might be a bonus whisperer, then Age of Athena is right up your alley.