Apollo’s Rings Review
It is fair to say that I had very little idea of what was happening when Apollo's Rings first appeared on the screen. This is often the case with tiny grids like this one as they throw you a curveball when you were least expecting it. However, after a few spins, I soon got the hang of it and I'm quite glad I stuck with it!
Apollo appears in all his glory to the left of the reels with the tiny two-row grid presenting symbols based on various astrological icons. He was believed to be the god of archery—among other things—so I was glad to see his little bow and arrow made an appearance too! The soundtrack is suitably epic for a man of his stature and he even flexes his muscles as you enter the Bonus round just to remind you of his eternal strength. On that note, the animations that follow this gameplay sequence aren't exactly out of this world and more could have been done to improve this area of the production.
Without matching a pair of symbols in a vertical manner, the base game can drag on a little. Although, the Halo Reels help to expand the premise, quite literally, and the wins can begin to add up at this point.
Watch out for those little added extras in the form of Halo Round Awards as your balance can suddenly get a bump in the right direction if you are lucky. Moving into the Bonus game, the excitement does build somewhat thanks to the Boost symbols and again, your wins can start to grow exponentially.
The 3,559x max payout is quite modest for a slot these days, but it's good to know that it comes with medium volatility, so you should see some fairly regular action replenishing your bankroll as you play. The RTP is 96.14%.
I'm a little torn on how to conclude my evaluation of Apollo's Rings. On one hand, I like the math model and the intriguing way in which these reels aren't actually reels at all. But on the other hand, the win potential is quite limited and I wasn't a fan of the overall design. So I guess my opinion falls somewhere down the middle and I will have to leave it up to you to decide what you think.