The series of Marvel slots will be removed from the portfolio of Playtech in this 2016 due to the expiration of the license for use of this brand, which incidentally, it will not be renewed by order of Disney, the new owner of Marvel Entertainment since 2009. Anticipating empty spaces they will leave these popular games, Playtech has started since April to create a new series of slots with a view to replacing Marvel games.
The name of the series will be “Age of the Gods,” which will be based on the exciting Greek mythology, and their names will be: Zeus, Hercules, Furious 4, Athena, Roulette, and Fate Sisters, all they preceded by the words “Age of the Gods:”
This game takes only the name “Age of the Gods” and it is the first one of this series, and it can be said that it is a very visually appealing game thanks to the general fascination it arouses Greek mythology itself.
What I personally find more exciting and really appealing on this game is its feature “Age of the Gods Bonus” which is to reveal, one by one, 20 coin-shaped symbols that hide faces of Olympians: Athena, Zeus, Poseidon and Hercules; so, you start to click to reveal 3 images of the same god and then proceed to enjoy a round of 9 free spins; each god has different features associated with its free round such as fixed wilds, multipliers and so on; the most interesting of this bonus round is that after your 9 spins your round does not end, but you return to the previous stage to try to get a new round of free games with another god, and the round will only be finished when instead of revealing the face of one of the previous 4 gods, it is revealed the face of Hades on one of the coins.
All this means that it is possible to enjoy more than one round of free spins consecutively. Personally, I have come to enjoy two consecutive rounds of free games before bumping into the face of Hades.
Now, and based on my personal experience, managing to trigger the round “Age of the Gods Bonus” is quite a feat because it may take hundreds or even over a thousand spins previous to meet the 3 scatters necessary to gain the entrance ticket to Mount Olympus.
Additionally, payouts during the base game are usually not good enough because prices established for each of the symbols are somewhat tight, excepting perhaps wild and Athena symbols, that built the best-paid lines of the whole game, and of course, they are also the most difficult lines to be formed; I've never managed to get a line of 5 of a kind with the symbol of Athena; once I formed a line of 3 of a kind with wild symbols, and I think this has been the best-paid line I have ever matched so far on this video slot.
In conclusion, “Age of the Gods” has seemed an incredibly exciting slot to me, however, my two first sessions with this game have not been successful economically at all, rather they have been a kind of walk through the underworld; I just hope that subsequent slots within this same series are more generous.