Guardian of Athens is based on the same game mechanics as the game it’s emulated from, Eastern Emeralds. The theme is Ancient Greece rather than East Asia, but the gameplay is similar. Guardian of Athens will be available from Swedish developers Quickspin in June 2021.
Video Guardian of Athens™ – Quickspin
Quickspin has a well-deserved reputation for entertaining gameplay with volatile and exciting game mechanics, and Guardian of Athens is sure to add to their excellent standing.
Guardian of Athens feels epic. The graphics are crisp and detailed, with bright colours and intimidating yet beautiful Athena statues flanking the game grid. The music is classical and impressive, nothing cartoonish or tacky. Triggering the bonus round displays a beautiful temple with a blue sky and white fluffy clouds. The flanking statues of Athena turn golden.
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The low-pay symbols in Guardian of Athens are the royals ten to ace, designed as brightly coloured Greek runes. The high-pay symbols are classic Greek symbols: a gold spartan helmet, a golden shortsword, a golden bird, a cornucopia filled with gold, and a vase overflowing with gold. The scatter symbols are the temple. The wilds are gold shields, either with a W in the center or multipliers.
We’re sure this aesthetic is coming through loud and clear, but just in case you missed it, Guardian of Athens has gold everywhere.
Guardian of Athens is a 5×3 video slot with 20 pay lines. The RTP is a respectable 96.58%, and the maximum win is 16,000x the stake. The volatility is high, which is what we’ve come to expect from Quickspin with their exciting lineup of dramatic games.
Betting ranges from 0.20 to 100.00, which is a wide enough scale to satisfy most players. This puts the maximum win for slot at a very impressive 1,600,000.00, enough to keep you in togas for years to come.
Guardian of Athens can be played on any device and has the usual autoplay function, which is always welcome for lazy players like myself.
Guardian of Athens has two main bonus features, the Multiplier Wilds and the Fate Bonus.
The Fate Bonus is triggered when you land three bonus scatter symbols. This feature allows you to choose your fate, or in this case, the volatility. This means that players of all risk comfort levels will find something to love. The higher the volatility, the bigger the wins and losses. If you’re not feeling super lucky, no worries, play the lower volatility options and live on the safe side
- Six free spins award multipliers of 5x - 8x
- Nine free spins give you multipliers of 4x - 7x
- 12 free spins and the multipliers decrease to 3x - 6x
- 15 free spins are the lowest risk option with multipliers of 2x - 5x.
Multiplier wilds in the base game increase according to which reel they land on, 1-5, respectively. In the bonus round, they play out as described above.
We like the look and feel of Guardian of Athens, and I’m guessing a lot of other people will, too. The Fate Bonus is a great game mechanic; the ability to choose your volatility level is an unusual one, allowing the player to decide at the moment how lucky or unlucky they feel. The bump-up that the multiplier wilds receive in this round is significant and makes this already sensational bonus even more exciting.
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Guardian of Athens looks gorgeous, it sounds magnificent, and it has the potential for big wins along with exciting gameplay. Immerse yourself in Ancient Greece, and hopefully win some cash while you enjoy yourself.