Athena Ascending Overview
Play’n Go released a new online slot game called Athena Ascending. But the game confused me, because I was thinking, this isn’t new, this is an older title. And I wasn’t completely wrong. Play’n go released a game called Rise of Athena in 2020. And this supposed to be a follow-up on that game. But the game does look a bit too similar.
Athena Ascending comes with the same Greek theme surrounding the God Athena. You will find standard card symbols and ather Greek looking symbols, including Athena herself and an Owl as the scatter symbol.
The game is played on 5 reels which are each 3 symbols high and comes with 20 lines.
Besides all regular symbols you will also find special wild symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. And scatter symbols on all reels.
Athena Ascending comes with a solid maximum payout of 10.000 times your bet.
Athena Ascending Features
Wild symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. When they appear they will have a random multiplier of x1, x2, x3 or x4. If more than one wild symbol appears in a winning combination the multipliers are multiplied, meaning you can reach a maximum multiplier of x64.
Free Spins Feature
3 or more scatter symbols will award 5 free spins.
During free spins any wild symbol appearing will become a sticky wild symbol and will increase by x1 after each spin. When it reached the maximum level of x4 it will be removed for the next spin.
If the free spins end when there are still wild symbols on the reels, you will receive respins until no more wild symbols appear.
You can’t win extra free spins beside those extra respins.
As you might noticed, this follow-up is very identical to the original. The same theme and even symbols, the same multiplier wilds and even a very similar free spins feature.
But they did make some changes. For instance on Athena Ascending the multipliers on wild symbols go up during free spins, which was down on the other title. Going up is more exciting I think.
And the maximum payout is also doubles, from 5.000 to 10.000 times bet. Which is also a lot better.
With this game I feel it’s a bit like, if you liked Rise of Athena, you will like Athena Ascending. If not, I don’t think this new title will change your mind.