Wisdom of Athena slot REVIEW
Wisdom of Athena ReviewThere have been plenty of reskins and other follow-ups in the wake of Pragmatic Play’s smash hit, Gates of Olympus, and with Wisdom of Athena we once again return to the cradle of civilization where this whole series started. This is not your regular reskin job, however, as it comes with a brand new and somewhat innovative position Unlock system. Tumble wins unlock top positions, but you need quite a few consecutive tumbles to unlock the whole row.
In addition, you get the usual multiplier symbols up to x500, and these build the total win multiplier per tumble sequence. Everything is enhanced when the multiplier never resets in the bonus round, and the unlocked positions don’t reset for the duration of the bonus round as well. Athena is definitely a looker, and she sprinkles in words of wisdom on a regular basis as well. The 5,000x potential is the same as usual, and Wisdom of Athena is well worth a try for both newcomers and fans of this Scatter Pays series.
Wisdom of Athena Slot - Reels Screen
Wisdom of Athena Slot Features
The Ante Bet can be turned on between any base game spin, and it will cost you 25 % more per spin to keep it on. You get extra scatters on the reel strips with the ante bet on, but how much this increases your bonus round chances is unfortunately not specified.
You win by landing 8 to 15+ matching symbols anywhere in view, and the premium symbols pay between 1 to 5 x your stake for 8-9 symbol wins and 10 to 50 x your stake for 15+ symbol wins. On the lower end, the low-value symbols award 2.5 to 7.5 x your stake for 15+ symbol wins. There are no wild symbols in this game, which is usually the case in this scatter pays series.
The Grid Unlock feature is the big innovation in this game, and the top row comes with symbol blockers that display the numbers 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15. The numbers represent the number of tumble wins needed to unlock the respective blockers, and the cascading wins go on indefinitely as long as you keep winning. Everything resets between base game spins.
You can land Multiplier Symbols on all reels, and they come with values between x2 and x500. The multiplier symbols accumulate in tumble win sequences, and the sum total of the accumulated multiplier will boost your total win at the end of the tumble sequence.
The Bonus Round triggers when you land 4 scatters in the same tumble sequence, or on the very same spin, and this awards 10 free spins. All positions are locked on the top row as the bonus round starts, and tumble wins unlock them like in the base game.
The big difference is that the positions remain unlocked for the duration of the feature. The multiplier also keeps building for as long as the bonus round lasts without resetting, and you win +5 extra free spins when you accumulate 3+ scatters in the same tumble sequence.
Non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can purchase the bonus round for 100x the stake. The bonus round comes with an organic hit rate of 1 in 433 spins, and the RTP remains more or less the same if you go for the Bonus Buy option.
The 200 Spins Wisdom of Athena Slot Experience
You get to see some base game wins here and there, before we purchase and trigger the bonus round at 0:56 into the 3:56-minute highlights video. We managed to unlock quite a few positions on the top row, and you can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
The minute we laid eyes on the female deity on the left-hand side, as well as the scatter pays grid, we feared yet another Gates of Olympus reskin. However, Pragmatic Play has actually taken the time and effort to add a somewhat innovative twist to this game, and the upgrade makes sense as they’ve now circled back to the ancient Greek roots that spawned this popular series. The visuals are what you can expect from this developer and this series, but Athena doles out words of wisdom with a deep sexy voice between her Instagram-worthy posings.
It’s not too often you get a female deity companion like this, and her skirt-length might distract certain players from the actual gameplay. The gameplay is solid as usual, however, as you get to unlock extra top row positions in all stages in addition to the multiplier symbols system. It can be hard to unlock the whole row, however, and not least in the base game, but progress can be made more easily when nothing resets in the bonus round. The multiplier keeps building to unknown heights, and you can win up to 5,000x your stake with a solid 1 in 2,169,197 spins hit rate.
Wisdom of Athena Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Wisdom of Athena?
The top-tier Wisdom of Athena RTP of 96.07 % is a tad above average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 95.09 or 94.09 %, as they see fit.
How volatile is Wisdom of Athena?
This is a high volatility installment from Pragmatic Play, and it scores 5 out of 5 on the in-game volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 5,000x your stake in Wisdom of Athena, and the max win probability (hit rate) is 1 in 2,169,197 spins.
How does the Unlock positions feature work in Wisdom of Athena?
The top row positions come with the number of tumble wins needed to be unblocked on display, and the reel 1 position is unblocked after only 1 tumble win. The reel 6 position requires 15+ tumble wins to be unblocked.
Is there a free spins mode in Wisdom of Athena?
Yes, you get 10 free spins for starters, and the multiplier symbols keep adding to the global win multiplier that never resets. The unblocked top positions never reset for the duration of the bonus round as well.
How many winning ways are available?
There are no win ways in this game, as you win by landing 8 to 15+ matching symbols anywhere in view.
Can I play Wisdom of Athena Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you will also find casinos we have confirmed to carry this title.