Sat, Dec 15, 6:48am by Mia Chapman
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A Dramatic Greek Myths Pokie with Two Bonus Games
Of all the Greek myths, the legend of the lost city of Atlantis has survived best into modern times. Explorers are still looking for the sunken metropolis. Some suggest that the island of Santorini is the location – while others think this is just another myth. Either way, Aristocrat has done an excellent job of bringing the drama of this legend to life with their Fortunes of Atlantis poker machine.
This is far from the only Greek myths themed pokie in their extensive range. You can also play Queen of Atlantis, Flame of Olympus or Temple of Zeus.
Bold colours, amazing artwork and dramatic music are only the surface details with this gambling machine. There are some great game-play reasons to check it out too:
Generations of Aristocrat pokies have used gold coins to trigger the bonus games. These coins show a Greek god, complete with eerie glowing eyes. You need to line up at least 3 from the left to trigger the free games. That gets you 10 spins, with 15 or 25 available for 4 or 5.
Wild symbols, which show a volcano spewing lava, will substitute for the bonus symbols (as well as the regular ones). Making it easier to trigger the bonus.
Once the free spins start, those volcanos are the key symbols. These appear only on reels 2 and 4. The one on reel 2 has a 3x win multiplier, and the one on reel 4 gives you 5x. These are a welcome sight individually, though when they both get involved in a win, things get exciting fast.
These wild multipliers work together. If they both get involved in a win, you’ll get 15x the prize listed on the pay table. With all-ways wins in play, this can sometimes cover multiple winning combinations.
On reel 1, there are gold coins showing the same sinister god, with ‘Super Feature’ written on them. This bonus game is way better than the regular one. There are two main differences. First, the reels expand. Instead of 243 winning combinations, you’ll get 1024. That can lead to many more winning combinations.
Even better, you’ll see a dramatic animation at the start, where a lot more 3x and 5x multipliers are added to the reels. Again, these work best together. Your chances of hitting them go way up. This is where the potential for mega-wins comes into play.
With a 5×3 grid and all-ways in play, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to line up the winning symbols. Spins start at just 40c, covering all these combos.
There is a big mix of symbols, with Greek legends the common theme. Your biggest wins will come via a handsome prince – complete with golden laurel wreath as a hat. There is also a traditional ship, winged helmet and an ornate golden crown. Playing cards, aces down to nines, provide your smaller wins.
In common with many Greek Myths pokies, the reels are enclosed by stone pillars with a distinctive geometric design on top. The reels are backed in blue, which lets the bold colours of the different symbols shine through.
There are a few stand out symbols, including the prince and the crown. My pick is the bonus symbol. Those glowing eyes will come to life if you get 3 or more to trigger the free spins bonus feature. I love the classic music which plays during the free spins bonus. This adds a lot to the vivid graphics, creating a very atmospheric pokie.
Next level design and engaging game play make this pokie one for your short-list. The colours and design are distinctive enough to feel different from the many other Aristocrat Greek myths titles.
All-ways wins, and multiplier wilds make the game-play as dramatic as the design. If you get the super feature, you’ll have more than 4x the winning chances (1024 rather than 243), plus a lot more of those 3x and 5x multipliers on the reels!