Rise of Olympus 100 Review
Play'n GO has started a recent trend of improving classical slots and making them even better. This first happened with Moon Princess being updated to Moon Princess 100.
The next one to get the 100 treatment is Rise of Olympus. Just like the original slot, this game follows Greek Gods trying to save humanity from the Titans. However, the difference is more explosive gameplay paired with massive wins.
As expected for a mythical Greek slot, the game takes place around Mount Olympus. Throughout the game, you'll find yourself in the clouds or near the ocean depending on the active god.
Zeus, Poseidon and Hades take the reigns in this slot leading the victory against the Titans. One common visual theme throughout is the broken ruins at the front of the screen. However, the background does change to specific gods such as the clouds for Zeus.
Each of the characters stands to the right of the reels. They stand firm and animate throughout the game. Thankfully, these characters are not mute and end up providing dialogue throughout.
To add to the epic feeling throughout, there is a perfect musical score to accompany the visuals. It's full of drums, guitars and other stringed instruments building up to an intense musical track that fits well into the slot.
If you've played Moon Princess, then you'll be familiar with the gameplay. Each of the gods has special powers that are built up on the reels leading to the biggest wins.
In order to obtain free spins, the grid must be fully cleared. You are given the option of three different free spin options with each having different amounts of spins.
If it wasn't clear already, this slot uses Cluster Pays. Ultimately, this means that symbols match up to make wins instead of lining up on paylines. It's incredibly easy to follow and perfect for newcomers to online slots as there isn't a huge amount to follow.
Just like the original slot, the volatility is high in this game. However, there are bigger wins in this slot with a maximum win of 15,000x stake up for grabs.
To obtain the biggest wins, free spins must be triggered leading to multipliers. This is not an easy feat but thankfully there should be decent big wins throughout the base game.
As for the RTP, there is a standard level for Play'n GO here with 96.20%. This is over the amount and definitely welcomed. However, it has become expected for Play'n GO, so we'd love to see something higher in the future.
If we had to choose between Rise of Olympus and Rise of Olympus 100, the answer would be simple. Rise of Olympus 100 surpasses the original in almost every way and shows exactly how a remake should be done.
The core gameplay is kept the same but upgraded with an improved win potential. There's no denying that Greek myth slots have become overused but this slot manages to keep it fresh with the cluster gameplay, detailed design and wonderful win potential.