Who knew that mixing progressive jackpots with reel modifiers and a dash of Greek mythology would work so well? Playtech apparently did and they followed this formula to produce Age of Gods: Furious 4. The title immediately brings epic settings to mind, and the slot doesn’t disappoint. Sure, we’ve seen better-looking slots out there, but Age of Gods: Furious 4 still manages to stand out, with beautifully animated visuals. Each deity feels distinct and this extends into the features they bring to the reels.
The base game seems like an absolute drag at times, but that’s only until you land the free spins bonus. Once you’re in, the four gods apply their reel modifiers whenever they land on the third reel, making gameplay much more dynamic. We managed to hit free spins quite a few times during our playthrough and managed to activate quite a few reel modifiers during their 12 free spins. Getting to the 50,000x maximum win isn’t particularly easy, but the bonus segment helps push you closer to the top.
So, you’ll look to the progressive jackpots to push beyond the 50,000x figure. The bonus triggers at random, guaranteeing at least one of the four progressive jackpot prizes. But more on this below, in our review of Age of Gods: Furious 4.
Age of the Gods: Furious 4
5 x 3
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Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Expanding Wilds, Win Multipliers, Locked Symbols, Progressive Jackpots
Wilds – You’ll always be on the lookout for Furious 4 logos landing on the reels. As the slot’s wild symbols, they step in for any missing pay symbols to form a winning payline. During our playthrough, wild symbols saved loads of rounds which would have otherwise been lost and even come with a value of up to 500x.
Scatters – The golden throne of the gods is your way into free spins. They land quite often, but you’ll need a minimum of three tokens to make your way into free spins. This gets you 12 free rounds, with the chance to trigger four reel modifiers.
Free Spins – As opposed to the somewhat bare base game, Playtech poured all of its mechanics into the free spins feature. You even get unlimited retriggers by landing additional scatter symbols. The gameplay remains largely unchanged, but the action is kicked up a notch when the reel modifiers start landing.
Reel Modifiers – Whenever one of the four god symbols lands on the third reel, they trigger their respective reel modifier. Apollo expands to cover all reels, substituting all other symbols, except for wilds and scatters. Pandora adds a win multiplier that can reach 5x. Prometheus locks in his symbols on reel one and randomly scatters more of his symbols on the remaining reels. The modifiers landed quite often, and we got a taste of all four during our playthrough. They were absolute game-changers, adding a whole new level of excitement while pushing us closer to the 50,000x maximum win.
Progressive Jackpots – Triggering at random, the jackpot bonus clears the reels completely and instead covers them with 20 coin symbols. You have to uncover and match three symbols to claim one of the four jackpot prizes. Each trigger guarantees a jackpot win and the higher your bet level, the higher the odds of triggering the bonus.
Age of Gods: Furious 4 takes progressive jackpot slots to the next level with its special features. Each reel modifier adds new possibilities, increasing your odds and your maximum winnings. We managed to experience all four reel modifiers across several rounds of free spins and even managed to retrigger free spins a couple of times. Overall, we landed quite a few wins and even walked away with some winnings at the end of our playthrough.
On the downside, the RTP here is incredibly low. Even though this is ultimately a progressive jackpot slot, the 94.88% rate is still below average. But the promise of huge progressive jackpot wins ultimately overpowers this. The Ultimate Power jackpot seeds at £406,579.02 and can give away some incredible wins.
There’s huge win potential for high rollers here, through both the base game’s 50,000x max win and the progressive jackpot prizes. So, we figure Age of Gods: Furious 4 can be the perfect progressive jackpot slot for VIP players. The features here are a bit more complex, and the slot might be better suited for more experienced players. Beginners looking to experience progressive jackpots for the first time are better off with the likes of Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune.
Age of the Gods: King of Olympus is Furious 4’s predecessor. You still get four randomly activated progressive jackpots, but this time round, they’re supported by sticky wilds, free spins and a base game maximum win of 3,000x. King of Olympus enjoys a higher RTP of 95.98%, although this raises the volatility to a higher level.
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