Elysian Jackpots Review
There have been many names for Elysian throughout history but most people in the modern world know it as heaven. It's considered the paradise and final resting place for heroes and citizens that deserve it.
Naturally, this makes the perfect place for a jackpot slot. Elysian Jackpots takes you back to Ancient Greek and offers up five different jackpots that can be triggered throughout. This Yggdrasil slot also offers pick-and-click features, free spins and dazzling graphics. If this sounds like the slot for you, then be sure to keep reading.
When the slot opens up, any seasoned slot player will immediately think of the Age of the Gods series as that is definitely a clear inspiration here. The background is nothing overly special as there are no animations but the overall design looks decent enough. It shows you a glorious paradise with some stunning views - but on a static image.
As this is supposed to be heaven, there are blue skies in the distance followed by majestic-looking clouds. Alongside this, you'll find Greek architecture and greenery throughout the slot as well to create something quite ethereal.
All the symbols on the reels relate back to Ancient Greek with different items such as chalices and Porpax shields. In addition to this, the reels feature Greek men and women with the male looking extremely like Zeus.
Matching with the heavenly theme, the music throughout the slot feels like ambient spa music. It's incredibly relaxing and does definitely put you at ease.
The main goal of this slot is to open up the jackpots. Sadly, that is not as easy as we'd like it to be as you'll have to collect 5 of the coloured gems to open up the jackpots.
In order to do this, you'll need to trigger the free spins round to collect them. Thankfully, there are multiple ways into the free spins. There is also another bonus round called Treasure Bonus which awards cash prizes and keys to unlock the gems.
It all sounds quite complicated but the main goal is to collect the gems. This is definitely a difficult feat and for the players not wanting to do this, we suggest looking at the Age of the Gods Jackpot instead.
The jackpot in this slot pools with Jackpot Raiders, Jackpot Express, Frost Queen Jackpots and Atlantean GigaRise making them progressive. However, you'll need to unlock the gems in order to be able to trigger the jackpot which can take some time.
According to the developers, this slot has an RTP of 96% which is pretty good. Sadly, there was no mention of the jackpot RTP as we expect the level to drop with the progressive jackpots.
During the base game, you can win up to 1,265x the stake which is okay for a low volatility slot. If you are not here for the jackpot, then you'll most likely stay for the small but frequent wins found in low-volatility slots.
Yggdrasil is not a developer that comes to mind when you think of jackpot slots but Elysian Jackpots is proof of this. We commend the gameplay mechanic with unlocking the jackpot and the wide range of features throughout.
However, we did not love having to unlock the jackpot. For some, this may seem like a challenge but our efforts felt quite futile as we never managed to unlock it. If you love jackpot slots and are looking for something unusual, then Elysian Jackpots is one worth spinning as there are some amazing moments throughout. Those looking for straightforward jackpots, definitely stick to the classics such as Mega Moolah.