Simply Divine: Play'n GO's Rise of Athena SlotPublished November 9, 2020 by Elana K
Play'n GO's new slot, Rise of Athena, is simple yet beautiful. Its main features are multiplier wilds and free spins, and there's a maximum win of 5000x the stake.
Rise of Athena from Play’n GO is a Greek-mythology themed slot that doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. Simplicity is the name of the game, which centers around Athena, goddess of war and wisdom. The reels are set against a temple floating in the blue sky and the graphics are divine. The features, on the other hand, are few and far between, with multipliers and free spins leading to the majority of payouts.
Rise of Athena is a 5-reel, 3-row, 10-payline slot that's playable on all devices. Bets range from $.10 to $100 per spin and the slot is highly volatile with an RTP of 96.25%.
Symbols include low-paying 10-A royals and high-paying scrolls, jars, helms, Pegasus, and Athena. There are also wild symbols that only land on the 3 middle reels and come with random multipliers of 1x-3x. If more than 1 wild is used to make up a win, wilds are combined, with a maximum multiplier of 27x.
When 3 or more owl scatter symbols land on the reels, the Free Spins feature is triggered. Players receive 12 free spins and owls offer extra rewards. When 3 owls land, they pay out 1x the bet. When 4 owls land, they pay out 20x the bet. And when 5 owls land, they pay out a whopping 500x the bet.
If a wild lands during the free spins, it remains stuck in place until its multiplier runs out. The multipliers on wilds are reduced by 1 with each successive free spin. Another bummer is that the free spins round can’t be retriggered.
Rise of Athena is a straightforward slot that’s lovely to look at but also has the potential to become boring quickly, especially if the Free Spins round is hard to trigger. The ideal player is someone who enjoys pretty slots that offer simple gameplay. At the same time, the maximum payout is 5000x, not too bad for a 3-row slot that prides itself on simplicity.