Ancient Greece is considered a source of modern Western civilization as we know it. Even while science and technology of Greek cities (poleis) was superior for ancient times, the main reason of Greece dominance was actually their culture. Greek literature and other arts were known across almost all the ancient World, so no wonder that even after Greek poleis have fallen one after another, their heritage continued to live through millennia. Greek legends inspired many other forms of art, including video games.
Even while Titan Quest is (and probably will be) the most famous Greek-themed game, Lady of Athens is also a very interesting slot with such setting. This game differs from other antiquity-themed games by the fact that it is an online slot game. In addition, it is actually a developed version of famous real-life slot machine that can often be seen in Las Vegas casinos. The fact that this game allows its players to gamble for real money and demands no registration and no download is also definitely worth of attention.
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Gameplay and Prizes
As Athens was the most prosperous city of ancient times, Lady of Athens offers its players a chance to win an impressive Jackpot of 600,000 dollars. Furthermore, there are not just 1, 3, 20 or 30 paylines in the game – there are actually 4,096 possible winning combination. This is possible because Lady of Athens uses an Any Way paytable and 6×4 reels, so winning combinations are counted just from left to the right without any regard to vertical position of symbols.
As the game graphics and animations were developed for stationary touch screen slot machines developed at the beginning of 2010-th, the visual component of Lady of Athens will not impress players that are used to magnificent animations of some modern online-only games, that were developed to utilize the features of modern technologies. Still, the style of the game is pleasant and its animations are smooth, so nothing distracts you from playing.
The game uses a typical deck of video poker cards from a Jack to an Ace as its paying symbols. As this game is based on Greece, there are themed paying symbols alongside the cards, which include a cup, a chariot, a helmet, a harp, an owl (a symbol of Athena goddess), a portrait of Ares (the god of war) and, of course, a portrait of Lady of Athens. Her symbol is slightly different from others, as when such symbols take the whole reel, her full-standing portrait is shown instead of 4 separate symbols. There is no autoplay option in Lady of Athens.
Magic of Lady of Athens
Features and Bonuses
There is a typical free-spins bonus round in Lady of Athens that is triggered by combining 3 or more Golden Parthenon symbols. In addition, there is a simple x2 multiplier triggered by collecting the Athena coin alongside with a winning combination.
However, the most interesting bonuses are usually obtained on the sixth reel, where three kinds of special symbols known as “Awesome” can be found. An Awesome Re-spin locks the paying symbols with the highest price on screen while re-spinning the other ones. Awesome bursts turn random regular symbols to the wild ones, and an Awesome Multiplier applies a multiplier of up to x20 to any obtained win.