Age of the Gods King of the Underworld
Age of the Gods King of the Underworld is a 5-reel, 20 payline Mythical-themed slot from developers Playtech that sees players chase after prizes as large as 10,000x their initial stake. This healthy sum of money can be won by way of two bonus features, the Gates of Hell feature and the Thread of Fate feature.
King of the Underworld is absolutely nothing like any other Age of the Gods slots, there are no reels whatsoever! 15 symbols float precariously above what can only be described as a true pit of despair. Behind the symbols is a cavern situated in the depths of hell, piles of skulls and bones sit amongst jagged rocks, chains and stone pillars.
The symbols are just as hellish! Low paying ones are your standard Q, K, A, however, they're on fire! High paying symbols include a pile of phantom skulls, a murky coin, an evil-looking staff, a heroic warrior. an evil undead woman, a beautiful Goddess and the Tartarus (the abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment for the wicked and as the prison for the Titans).
The highest paying symbol, the Tartarus also acts as a wild, whilst a skeleton wielding a weapon acts as the scatter symbol. Both the Cerberus symbol (a three-headed dog) and the Fate Sisters symbol (the three sisters from Age of the Gods Fate Sisters) will trigger bonus rounds.
In terms of sound, King of the Underworld is actually pretty impressive, there's a high-octane orchestral score playing at all times, which helps create an air of suspense and excitement. It's actually better than most Age of the Gods soundtracks.
This slot shares similarities with Age of the Gods Athena vs Ares in the sense that it's laid out completely different to any other game in the series.
rather than utilising an action bar below the reels, players must click an arrow on the left-hand side of the screen to open an expanding menu. This expanding menu allows players to change the number of paylines they're playing on (between 1 and 20), their stake (between 0.01 and 10.00) and set up to 100 automated spins. On the right-hand side of the game reels there's a play button, and that's all!
Age of the Gods King of the Underworld is one of the only games not linked to the Age of the Gods Progressive Jackpot, and for that reason this is actually one of the better paying games in the Age of the Gods series.
It has an RTP of 96.02% and a maximum potential win of 10,000x the player's initial stake, it's a shame not to see the jackpot this series is so famous for included, but it's still nice to see this game pays out well.
We're in two minds about Age of the Gods King of the Underworld, on one hand, it's hard to get behind a slot that's missing the iconic progressive jackpot, often AOTG slots that don't have the jackpot will have another to make up for it, but not this one. On the other hand, this is a unique title that boasts some interesting bonus features and has a decent win potential.
Ultimately, it's another middle of the road Age of the Gods slot for us, but worth playing if you're curious! However, there probably are some better options out there if you're not fully convinced by this one.