In Greek mythology, Olympus was considered a heavenly realm home to various Gods who enjoyed a blessed existence of splendour and extravagance.
Divine riches awaited beings accepted within as Zeus ruled over the mythological ancient acropolis.
The almighty Zeus is also the star of the show in Pragmatic Play’s highly volatile 5x6 slot adaptation that attempts to lure players inside with the use of effective bonus features, alluring imagery and dramatic music.
Zeus appeared to be in particularly generous mood last month, welcoming one lucky Wheelz player with untold fortune beyond the sacred gates.
With a big help from a 100x multiplier dropping in Free Spins, just shy of a quarter of a million euros - or €249,060 to be precise, was our big winner’s reward for braving Mount Olympus on August 20th. See exactly how it unfolded in the following video we’ve lovingly recreated.
Gates of Olympus
Played across 5 reels and 6 rows, Gates of Olympus provides 20 paylines, along with a bunch of bonus extras to aid players in their quest.
Cascading Reels are fundamental to play, kicking in after every win to remove symbols from winning lines and replacing them with new ones from above. This continues indefinitely on the condition of consecutive wins occurring.
Cascading Reels operate in conjunction with the less familiar ‘Pay Anywhere’ engine, which awards payouts whenever clusters of 8 or more identical symbols take up positions anywhere across the reels. You might recognise this system from another Pragmatic Play creation, Sweet Bonanza.
Design-wise, you’ll notice Zeus standing guard ominously aside the entrance of Olympus, sizing up all prospective entrants to the sacred heavenly realm. It’s up to Zeus to decide who gets to enter, and who is banished back from whence they came.
There’s a heavy fantasy theme running throughout the game, one which meshes well with the celestial subject matter. Precious gems and mysterious artefacts line the reels, meanwhile, contributing to the vibe.
Needless to say, Gates of Olympus' headline attraction is its Free Spins feature. Players are awarded 15 Free Spins in return for four Zeus scatters showing up during a spin. The round then ensues with the benefit of additional multipliers in play, which can quickly spiral into huge rewards.
At the end of the sequence all multiplier values are totted up and applied to the main prize to determine your resulting payout.
It’s also possible to retrigger Free Spins by landing three further scatter symbols during play.
Unsurprisingly, the bonus feature is where our lucky Finn found their life-changing payday to make their journey to Olympus one they’re unlikely to forget.
Gates of Olympus possesses all the ingredients of an engrossing mythological adventure which has won scores of fans since it launched earlier this year. That should come as little surprise in light of last month’s ‘Sensational’ win!
Join the ranks of immortal Greek deities today and grab some divine riches of your own!