Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning

by Playtech

Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning is a 5-reel, 20 payline slot from Playtech that boasts four lucrative bonus features named after four iconic Mythical gods: Athena, Zeus, Poseidon and Hercules. 

Each bonus features offers players a number of free spins with different modifiers such as multipliers, sticky wilds, stacked wilds and substitute symbols.

This is one of a few Age of the Gods slots that doesn't feature the networked Age of the Gods Jackpot - but, it does have its own unique local jackpot called the Lord of Lightning Progressive.

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RTP: 93.00%
Volatility: High
Reels: 5
Paylines: 20
Min Bet: -
Max Bet: -
Max Payout: 5,000x stake
Jackpot: Lord of Lightning Progressive
Theme: Mythical
Series: Age of the Gods
Release Date: July 2016

Our rating

“ For an Age of the Gods game with a more achievable progressive jackpot - check this out ”

3.5 out of 5

Features
Design
Gameplay
Win potential

Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning Features

There aren't too many bonus features to talk about in Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning. First and foremost we have the free spins feature that can be activated by landing 3 or more Pegasus symbols. The number of free spins that can be triggered are as follows: 

Players should also keep a keen eye out for the Zeus symbol, this acts as the game's wild symbol and when five of these symbols land on the reels at once then they'll trigger the Lord of Lightning Jackpot. However, it's well worth noting that players will only win the full jackpot if they're playing the maximum stake. Any lower and they'll only win a portion of the jackpot.

Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning - Free Spins

Free Spins

Whenever players land 3 or more pegasus symbols they will be able to trigger up to a maximum of 30 free spins. 

Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning - Progressive Jackpot

Progressive Jackpot

Players can win either a percentage (or all) of the Lord of Lightning jackpot when they land 5 Zeus symbols along a winning payline.

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Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning Review

Design

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.

Gameplay

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.

Win Potential

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: 

Our Verdict

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.  

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