Coins of Olympus is an exciting new Greek mythology-themed slot developed by Rival Gaming that boasts a wealth of winning potential for beginners, experienced slot players and Classics scholars alike. We flew up to Mount Olympus on the flying-horse, Pegasus, to see what all the fuss was about, and we’re happy to confirm that the merits of this online slot are no myth.
The game’s aesthetic really nails the classic Greek theme—familiar gods and mortals line the marble-framed reels while Mount Olympus looms in the bright blue sky overhead. The gods are immediately recognizable: Chimera wears the pelt of a beast; Dionysus guzzles wine from the amphora; Sophia, the Goddess of wisdom, holds out her dove; Hera is surrounded by peacock feathers and tosses an apple coyly; Apollo sports his wined helmet and caduceus. You’ll also spot the trident-carrying Poseidon. We had a lot of fun picking out our favourite gods, especially when they started offering up freebies.
The plot lines of the traditional myths can be pretty complicated. Luckily for us, you don’t need a degree in classical mythology to get the hang of this 5-reel, 15-payline slot. The game presents a fun premise in which an earthquake has destroyed the mountain and the gods need your help to restore wealth and power back to Mount Olympus. If you can help the gods by lining up the symbols just right, they will shower you with divine riches. Conveniently, before you even lay eyes on the reels, you’ll be presented with the rules engraved in stone, so you’ll know exactly what to expect in terms of features. Trigger a fun bonus round by lining up three Zeus symbols and you’ll get to fly around on the winged horse collecting golden coins. The gold coin is a scatter symbol and will award free spins while the silver coin is an expanding wild that can fill the entire reel to form new wins whenever possible.
We were quite surprised by how entertaining the game was while still being relatively easy to play. Scoring free spins and prizes requires little effort as well. All in all, we found Coins of Olympus to be a solid game on all fronts, so we’ve decided to give it a full 5 stars.