Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning Review
This is one hell of an imposing slot, as the game launches smoke clears from the screen revealing the mighty Zeus, the lord of lightning floating on a cloud brandishing a bolt of lightning from in his hand as his eyes glow and hair flaps in the wind. The reels themselves are deep purple, flanked either side by two large stone pillars that are surrounded by gemstones, weapons and armour.
Low-paying symbols are your standard A, K and Q, as well as swords, Pegasus, a warriors helmet and a lion mask. High-paying symbols are a harp, phoenix and of course the main man himself, Zeus.
Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning is not laid out like other games in the Age of the Gods series, at least on the sites we play-tested it. The only visible button is spin, which is situated on the far right-hand side of the reels. Literally everything else (the number of paylines, bet value and autoplay) is hidden and can only be accessed by pressing a button that expands the menu.
The win potential of Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning is what lets this slot down a little bit, unfortunately, it only has a maximum win potential of 5,000x the player's stake.
In fairness, this maximum win was quite good at the time of this game's release in 2016, but now, a few years on, it's just a little bit lacklustre. When you couple this with a below-average RTP 93.00% then it's easy to be disappointed with Lord of Lightning.
All of that said, the progressive jackpot feature does help push this game back up in our estimations, it might not be the main Age of the Gods jackpot we all know and love, but it's still pretty lucrative!
However, it's imperative to remember that you WILL need to play at the game's maximum stake to win the full jackpot, if you opt to play at half of the maximum stake you'll only win half of the jackpot.
The full breakdown of how the jackpot is paid is as follows:
- £0.05 stake = 2.5% jackpot paid
- £0.10 stake = 5% jackpot paid
- £0.20 stake = 10% jackpot paid
- £0.30 stake = 15% jackpot paid
- £0.50 stake = 25% jackpot paid
- £0.75 stake = 37.5% jackpot paid
- £1.00 stake = 50% jackpot paid
- £2.00 stake = 100% jackpot paid
Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning is a bit of an oddity, on one hand, we liked playing this slot because it offers something different to other games in the popular series (despite offering simple, classic online slot gameplay), but on the other hand, it's not at all as lucrative.
If you love jackpots, but don't have the patience to play for one of the main Age of the Gods Progressive Jackpots then you might actually prefer Lord of Lightning as it almost seems as if this progressive is more achievable.