It was only recently that we talked here on the blog about how the Marvel slots from Playtech were no more, and it was one instance of games disappearing that was really rather shocking. We are well aware that licenses for games are generally only granted for certain periods of time and the fact that we did not really get anything new following the Avengers slot meant that we saw the decision coming. Throw in the fact that the Age of the Gods slots series was not branded, but shared many of the same gameplay elements and it soon became clear that it was being teed up to serve as something of a replacement as far as we could tell. It all came true, and while the Marvel slots themselves will always be sadly missed, we can at least admit that the Age of the Gods slots have done a decent job of filling in.
The existing selection of these games back when their Marvel equivalents were pulled were decent enough, although they perhaps lacked the spark of some of their superhero counterparts. However, Playtech, no longer hindered by licensing terms, is now free to put out as many games in the series as they like and they certainly seem to be paying plenty of attention to it as the range has grown already with the addition of Age of the Gods – God of Storms.
As any player would expect nowadays, the game has been created to be compatible with any device, so whether you are on a desktop or laptop or prefer to play on your phone or tablet, you will be able to get involved with an identical experience that has more than a touch of the Marvel greatness to it. As with the majority of the slot games in this series, this one is played out over the course of 25 win lines and utilises the Ancient Greek setting to its fullest, while also giving players the opportunity to win one of several progressive jackpot prizes through a randomly triggered base game bonus.
One of the main draws of this game to set it apart from the crowd is the Wild Wind respin feature, which is awarded to players when the ship symbol lands on a reel in its entirety. The God of Storms will then be summoned and up to four respins, together with increasing multipliers, can be awarded. Wild symbols are stacked in such a way that they can cover entire reels as part of the bonus too, so there is plenty of winning potential.
Speaking on the release, James Frendo, Casino Director at Playtech, commented: “The global success of our Age of the Gods suite across our many international licensees and their players has been incredible, adding a dynamic dimension to our extensive casino offering of more than 600 cutting-edge and classic, tried and tested, best-performing titles. Our latest addition, bursting with unique features and bonuses, is certain to take the gaming world by storm.”
In all honesty, we must have missed the cutting-edge games when we were playing, as Playtech has been on a bit of a downswing in terms of gaming quality, lagging further behind the big players like Microgaming and NetEnt than ever. However, if you want to play with them, the Age of the Gods series looks set to be the way to go, and you can still find their games at some of the biggest-name mobile casinos in the UK, including Bet365, Paddy Power and many more.