Destiny of Athena
The mythology of Ancient Greece, tales of gods residing on the top of Mount Olympus, epic adventures of heroes and all sorts of magical creatures, have been stirring the imagination of humans throughout the centuries.
Zeus’ daughter Athena, also known as the Goddess of Wisdom and War, served as inspiration for this Konami’s release.
In the background …
… is the partial view of the magnificent Temple of Athena on the Acropolis which was built using white Pentelic marble.
The soundtrack is pretty much nonexistent and very simple sound effects are not enough to completely draw the player in. The graphics are terrific and the colorful symbols pop – up nicely on the dark purple reels.
Betting Options and Symbols
First, let’s mention that this is 5 reels, 3 rows, and 30 fixed paylines slot.
In order to start spinning the reels, the player needs to place the minimum bet of 45 coins per spin. The bet can be raised up to 2.250 coins per spin.
… What about the symbols?!
The low – value icons are standard 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The top paying among them are A and K with 25 coins for landing 5 on the line.
On the higher end of the paytable, you’ll find the mighty goddess herself, as well as her sword, shield, warhorn, and snake ring. Athena, the favorite daughter of Zeus, is the highest paying among them with 125 coins for the ultimate combination of 5.
There are two types of Wilds in this game.
The Normal Wild, appears on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. It also serves as the substitute for all regular symbols on the reels.
Since the ancient times, owls have been used as a symbol for knowledge and wisdom, so it’s not a surprise that goddess Athena was often represented as one or was accompanied by one.
The Owl of Athena in this title is silver with big green diamond eyes. This owl acts as both the Wild and the Scatter. As a Wild, it substitutes for all regular symbols and appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4. If you manage to land 3 of them, Selection feature will be activated …
… and you need to pick one of 3 owls so your reward could be revealed. The first option is 8 extra spins with multipliers up to 20x for every winning combination made. The second option, Super Bonus Feature is8 extra spins with multipliers starting at 10x and going up to 100x. All multipliers are random and the great news for the players is that both of this bonus features can be retriggered.
… That’s not all!
Many Konami releases feature Action Stacked Symbols game. Each reel contains a number of adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with one of the regular symbols before the spin is initiated.
Japanese developer did a great job with this slot!
With crisp graphics, colorful and wonderfully designed symbols, this title has great visual appeal. The lack of the proper soundtrack is definitely the downside but immersive gameplay is created by the amazing bonus games that include extra spins and a wide range of multipliers.