The Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is a 5-reel, 10-payline slot, playable across desktop and mobile devices and accepting bets between 0.10 and £70 per spin. We have been rather critical about the Arctic Valor – a collaborative project of Microgaming and Crazy Tooth Studio. It would have been a brilliant slot if we were living in 2010 or earlier. However, the design of the Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is a completely different story. Its mesmerizing visuals are on par with the design of the contemporary slots. When you load the game, you will see the skies, the clouds and the gold coins and get a feeling of peace and tranquillity. You will also see Zeus temple and the majestic Mount Olympus.
Symbols and Features
Zeus himself is the wild symbol. The scatter symbol that triggers the free spins. The low paying symbols are represented by a lightning bolt, vultures, snakes, Kraken, and panthers. The premium symbols are the Greek gods Ares, Hermes, Possession, and Dionysus with Ares, the God of War, being the highest paying among them.
The most important features we would like to highlight are the free spins and the Rolling Reels feature.
The Rolling Reels
The Rolling Reels is just another name for the Avalanche feature. The Rolling Reels feature is activated when you hit a winning combo. The symbols that form the winning combination disappear and they are replaced by new ones. Every time you have a winning combination, the multiplier increases and can reach up to 7x. When the Rolling Reels feature is active, the “win both ways” mechanism is also active. The winning combinations do not pay only left to right or only right to left but both ways.
If you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels, you will be awarded 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. You can get a retrigger, but you cannot win more than 50 free spins. The Rolling Reels feature is active during the Free Spins round, and the multiplier can reach 21x.
Microgaming has been in the industry for more than two decades and it is well aware of what players want – captivating slots with decent payouts. The Ancient Fortunes: Zeus ticks all the right boxes in terms of graphics and payouts and we are positive that it will become a hit soon after its release.
* The Ancient Fortunes: Zeus video slot from Microgaming can be played from 15 March 2019. Some information might be missing, but we will update the review once the slot is launched.