Ancient Fortunes: Zeus
“By Zeus!” When the ancient Greeks invoked that name, they were calling on what they believed the most powerful being in the universe: Zeus, father and supreme leader of the gods. If you could get a message through to Zeus, your fortune might change for the better, or so they thought. That’s the concept behind Ancient Fortunes: Zeus. Developed exclusively for Microgaming by Triple Edge Studios, this epic online slot invites you on a wonderful journey all the way to the top of Mount Olympus. Undergo the trial of the rolling reels and take the multiplier trail all the way to the heavenly realms for a close encounter with the big boss. His thunderbolts give you the chance to spin like a boss yourself in a truly godly bonus round that sets Ancient Fortunes: Zeus apart from other online pokies. Let’s take a look at the nuts and bolts of this great game.
All about the Ancient Fortunes: Zeus online slot
The best online slots always have a solid base game, and Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is no exception. Once the game has loaded on your screen, you see a 5x3 grid that seems to be built into a fortress wall of big stone blocks with a dramatic mountain landscape in the distance. The multiplier trail above the reels suggests that this isn’t going to be a static game – and it won’t, because you get a bigger win multiplier with consecutive wins. The reels aren’t the regular spinning kind but rolling reels: winning combinations vanish from the grid and new symbols fall into their places from above, which generates more chances to win.
The reels are populated with exquisitely rendered symbols drawn from ancient Greek mythology. Low pay symbols include vultures, panthers, snakes and krakens (or giant octopuses, if you prefer) while the high pay symbols are the top echelon of Greek gods. Ares is the god of war, Poseidon is in charge of the ocean, Dionysus deals in wine and Hermes is the gods’ messenger, thanks to his winged sandals. The highest value symbol is the wild, which shows Zeus himself in all his glory. He can change his shape to substitute for any regular symbol, which is a pretty nifty trick if you think about it. Zeus wouldn’t Zeus without thunderbolts, of course, and there are plenty of them showering the reels as scatter symbols.
The soundtrack to all this is suitably epic, and the visuals look stunning whether you’re playing on the desktop or mobile casino version.
How to play Ancient Fortunes: Zeus
Every journey begins with a single step. If you want to make it to Mount Olympus, the first step you have to take is to place a bet. What you’re betting on is landing winning combinations of three or more matching symbols on one of the game’s 10 fixed paylines, which pay both ways. In other words, symbols can match up from right to left and left to right, unlike in many other online pokies.
Betting starts at $0.10 and you can wager as much as $140 per spin, which is a good proposition for low stakes players, high rollers and everyone in between. Be sure to check out the pay table for more information on the potential risks and rewards so you can make an informed betting decision.
With its medium volatility, Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is one of those casino games that strikes a good balance between payout size and average win rate. If you don’t want to pay to play, you’re welcome try the game out in demo mode. At Ruby Fortune Casino, we only want you to have the best experience playing NZ slots online.
Heavenly special features
Whoever said lightning never strikes the same place twice obviously never played Ancient Fortunes: Zeus! Thunderbolt scatters can strike the reels in any position and at any time. When three or more of them hit a payline, you get to play the free spins bonus feature. This rewards you with 10, 15 or 20 free spins, depending on whether you land three, four or five thunderbolts. In terms of entertainment, it’s tremendously impressive to see Zeus loom above the reels in all his glory when you make a big win! At the same time, your chances of winning increase during free spins. That’s because the multiplier trail awards bigger multipliers during the feature than it does in the base game, going from a track of 1x, 2x, 3x, 7x to 3x, 7x, 11x, 21x. In other words, you’re on a 21x multiplier after four consecutive wins, which is pretty phenomenal for a mobile casino game. It’s also good to know that you can retrigger free spins during the bonus round, up to a maximum of 50. All in all, it’s plain to see that Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is well worth a spin!
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