Rise of Athena was released in November 2020 by award-winning slot providers Play’n Go. As you might be able to guess from the title, Rise of Athena is based around the world of ancient Greece, and Athena is one of the most famous Greek deities. Athena was the God of war. She was Zeus’s favourite daughter who had no mother and instead was born from Zeus’s head, fully-grown and clothed in armour.
This game is played across a 5×3 set of reels with ten pay lines. Bets start from just £0.10 per spin and reach a maximum of £100 for any high rollers looking to risk more for greater returns. It’s packed full of action, and you can expect to find wild symbols, free spins, multipliers, sticky wilds, and a maximum jackpot of 5000x your bet which would mean a maximum payout of £500,000 if you’re betting the maximum.
Graphics and Theme
The graphics take you to a heavenly setting high up in the clouds. The home screen features Athena herself standing on a podium in the middle of a palace fit for the gods. She’s surrounded by tall white golden pillars with golden decorations. It’s exactly what you imagine Ancient Greece to have looked like if you’ve ever seen the ancient ruins. This home screen becomes the backdrop to the reels as they appear from the left of your screen as you hit ‘play now’. The reels themselves are encased in a golden border with a translucent background that keeps Athena visible for the entire game. The game logo sits proudly on top of the reels.
The soundtrack is authentically ancient and features the sounds from the time of Ancient Greece such as the Kithara (a plucked string instrument), the Lyre (another string instrument) and the Aulos (a double-reed instrument) along with various percussion instruments. When you hit spin, you’ll hear the reels flicker quietly, and various noises explode from your speakers as you land special symbols. There is also a satisfying win noise when you land a winning combination.
Rise of Athena symbols
The low paying symbols are made up of playing card symbols 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Five of a kind aces are worth a maximum of £600 or 6x your stake. The high paying symbols are made up of a golden scroll, a steaming clay pot, a warrior’s helmet, Pegasus and Athena herself. Athena is the most valuable and is worth a maximum of £15,000 or 150x your stake for five of a kind.
There is also a white owl scatter symbol worth £50,000 for five of a kind which is how you win the maximum payout of 5000x your stake. There are also three wild symbols, a bronze, silver and gold which have a 1x, 2x, and 3x multiplier attached to them.
As we already mentioned, the wild symbols have multipliers attached to them to help you create bigger prizes. The wild symbol can be substituted for all other symbols except for the scatter symbol. What’s great is that if there is more than one wild symbol on a winning pay line, the multipliers will accumulate (up to a maximum of 27x) to produce even bigger prizes.
Free spins feature
To trigger the free spins feature, you will need to land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This will give you 12 free spins. During the free spins round the wild symbols are sticky and will remain in the same reel position until their multiplier runs out. The multipliers will decrease by x1 on each spin. So, if you land a 3x multiplier, it will stay in position for three spins.
Game How to Play
Rise of Athena is played across a 5×3 set of reels with ten pay lines. Bets start from as little as £0.10 and reach a maximum of £100 for anyone looking to bet big for maximum returns. The gameplay features regular but highly rewarding game features such as free spins with sticky wilds and multiplier wild symbols. The maximum payout in the game is 5000x your stake or £50,000 if you’re betting the maximum which can be achieved by landing five scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. There is an auto spin feature that will carry out up to 100 spins for you so you can sit back and relax while it does the hard.
Rise of Athena on Mobile
Play’n Go has made sure that Rise of Athena is compatible with all iOS and Android mobile devices. The game has been designed to respond to different screen sizes so you can play it from your mobile, tablet or PC. All you need to do is log in to your favourite online casino via a mobile web browser, and you’re ready to go.