Olympus Zeus Megaways Review
Take a look at the extensive collection of iSoftBet slots, and it’s clear that the slot developer has plenty of experience when it comes to creating Megaways slots.
With so many slot themes already covered, it was only a matter of time before the studio turned its attention towards the gods of Ancient Greece. The question is, could this be a game that you’d enjoy playing?
From the moment Olympus Zeus Megaways launches, you know you’re in safe hands. The reels are depicted in shades of blue and supported by columns, with the animated figure of Zeus alongside, ready to get involved in the action.
We were pleased to note that iSoftBet has gone the extra mile with the game’s soundtrack, which rises and falls along with gameplay for a more immersive experience.
The cascading reels feature maximises every win, with winning symbols vanishing from the reels. The gaps are filled by new symbols falling from above in the case of the vertical reels, or sliding in from the right for the horizontal reel. If this new formation results in a further win, those symbols vanish, and the cascades keep on coming.
Throughout the base game and free spins, Zeus can come to life beside the reels. He throws thunderbolts, which turn random symbols Wild, guaranteeing a winning combination. Land 4, 5 or 6 Zeus Scatters to receive 12, 17 or 22 free spins respectively. Now every cascade that follows a win comes with an increasing multiplier, and there’s no limit on how high it can climb.
You can keep on retriggering additional free spins too, thanks to Scatters that appear on the horizontal reel. 3 Scatters add an extra 5 spins, with 4 Scatters increasing that to 10 extra free spins.
Playing card symbols just about return your stake at the highest levels, but the themed symbols offer the best returns. Harps and lions pay up to 2x your bet for six-of-a-kind wins, increasing to 7.5x for Pegasus, the flying horse. Naturally enough, Zeus tops the paytable with a top payout worth 50x the cost of the spin.
The free spins bonus round is where the game’s biggest winning potential can be found, thanks to that unlimited increasing multiplier. The 50,000x stake max win is bound to attract a huge amount of attention, but keep in mind that this is a highly volatile game. Be sure to divide up your bankroll for an extended gaming session, as wins could be few and far between for lengthy periods.
In jurisdictions where buying the bonus round is allowed, you can purchase the Olympus Zeus Megaways free spins for 75x the bet. This feature isn’t available to UK players.
There’s something about the gods of Ancient Greece that makes them ultra-compatible with the Megaways mechanic. And it has to be said that iSoftBet have certainly put together a game that looks, sounds and feels epic. Not only that, but there’s a huge maximum payout worth 50,000x the bet to play for. Form an orderly queue – we think this slot is going to be popular!