Rise of Olympus is a slot by Play’n GO, themed around the mythology of Ancient Greece. Players come face to face with Greek Gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades in this classical slot from 2018.
The reels are set in different environments depending upon the active God, which means Rise of Olympus feels slightly different every time you play.
Rise of Olympus is a little like a grid slot; only players must line up three to five symbols in lines, rather than clusters, to win. Lines can be formed either vertically or horizontally, and the same symbol can be used in different winning combos. The slot also features cascading reels, which means that when wins form, those symbols disappear, and new ones fall into place. It means multiple wins can land on one spin. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are the highest paying standard symbols in the game, paying out up to 10x the bet for five in a line. Other crest symbols payout up to 2x or 3x the stake for five symbols.
Special features in Rise of Olympus are all related to the three Gods. The Hand of God feature can be triggered randomly on any spin and differ depending on which God is currently active. Zeus will destroy two sets of any symbol, while Hades transforms one set of symbols into another, and Poseidon will make up to two Wilds appear on the reels. There’s also a Wrath of Olympus charger, which slowly fills up as players land winning combinations of God symbols. Once the symbol is complete, the Gods will take their turn performing their Hand of God feature to boost the winning opportunities on the reels significantly. Finally, players can unlock one of three Free Spins rounds by completely clearing the grid. Players will unlock between four and eight free spins alongside a chosen Hand of God feature and other bonuses during the round.
Rise of Olympus offers an average return to players of 94.51%, which means that for every $100 a player spends on the reels, they can expect to make back an average of $94.51, although, of course, many players hope to be one of the lucky ones who make much more than this. It’s not a great RTP, with many online slots offering 96% or higher rates. It’s also a high volatility slot, so you may have to be prepared to spend a lot of money on the reels before making this return back. If you’re in it to maximise profits and minimise risk, you might want to try another slot.
Rise of Olympus is an excellent looking slot with a great theme and fantastic graphics. While the RTP can be a little low, this doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker if you’re a casual player; the variety of features on offer in this slot means it’s a lot of fun to play. It plays very similar to Rise of Athena, another slot by Play’n GO with an anime style.