Age of Spartans is an Ancient Greek-themed slot which first debuted in early 2018. It is considerably more visually impressive than many other similarly themed games and naturally focuses on the Battle of Thermopylae. That epic battle between the Persians and the brave Spartan 300 comes across clearly in the imagery found on the reels of this slot release.
The game itself sees its reels inlaid against a set of stones. Each reel consists of three rows of symbols, and there are 9 adjustable paylines spanning them. By tinkering with paylines, players can get their bets down to as little as 1p per line per spin on the Age of Spartans slot. The Genii developed release also permits larger maximum bets of £11.25 per spin, but even that won’t bust the bank. With a bit of luck, prizes worth a non-progressive jackpot of 10,000 coins can be snared in the game. A word of warning, though, the slot’s RTP rate is incredibly unfriendly at 90.6%. This is substantially lower than anything near resembling the industry standard for a modern slot.
Who else but King Leonidas would show up as a wild symbol in this game? The epic King of the Spartans can replace all other icons save for shield scatters. On top of that, wild symbols will also double the value of any win they play a part in.
Those shield scatters are instrumental in triggering a free spin bonus round. Three or more should do the trick, with the bonus game commencing immediately after the icons have appeared on the reels in any position.
A gamble feature can also be found in Age of Spartans. It is not the most exhilarating bonus found in a slot, but it can double or quadruple your win. Triggerable following any win on the reels, all you must do is guess the colour or suit of the next card to boost your winnings. You’ve got a 50% chance of success or less, though, so players may want to leave this one alone. The risk of crashing out with nothing is just too high.
Back to the free spin bonus round now, and as mentioned, it is triggered when three or more shield-shaped scatters appear on the reels of the Genii slot. This will dish out a total of 15 free games to the player. During the free spin bonus, anything which is won will be tripled courtesy of a 3x multiplier. Players can also retrigger the free spin bonus by landing further icons on the reels, as they would probably expect.
Age of Spartans has its highlights, which include gorgeous 3D imagery and graphics. However, that RTP rate and a lack of original features are a cause for concern. The lack of gripping features could be tolerated, but few players are going to want to spend their hard-earned cash on a slot with such a low return to player rate. There are, after all, better Spartan-themed slots out there on the net.