Of all the heroes that have ever lived, it can be said that Achilles, son of Peleus and the lovely sea nymph Thetis, is the greatest of them. The only argument that supersedes this one is Hercules son of Zeus. Achilles was so mighty that it was said the God of War, Ares, did not look forward to having a bout with him in the courtyard of Olympus. In commemoration of his skill, Real Time Gaming has made a worthy slot to bring attention to the most skilled fighter of them. Sporting 5 reels and 20 paylines, Achilles Slots is a real eye-catcher - and it’s got plenty of ways to win, to boot.
The Visuals of Achilles Slots
As one of the so-called Real Series Slots, the visuals are mesmerizing. The multitude of bonus features only adds to the allure, and the presence of a random jackpot keeps you playing and guessing as the young night gets old. The Substitute symbol is of course Achilles, himself, and he can replace any other symbol except for the Scatter to help the gamer complete a winning payline. As for the bonus icon, the Scatter is the city of Troy. It was Achilles who stood before Hector, enraged that the Prince of Troy had slain his cousin, Patroclus, when the latter had masqueraded as the demigod on the field of battle. “There are no pacts between lions and men.” This was the last words Achilles said to mighty Hector before he slew the zenith of man with two impossibly quick sword strokes.
If you chance upon at least three Achilles symbols on the reels, then you unlock the embedded feature game. The primary benefits of this is the delivery of 15, 20, or 25 Free Spins with which to extend your present game. The extra beauty of this feature is that any the normal prizes that you happen to win are tripled in value! The pay table describes it all and is available at any point in the game without interrupting your flow. The other bonus symbol is Helen of Troy; the dazzling and lovely lass for whom the entire Greek squadron sailed. Another potential prize is the Troy Scatters, which can deliver a 2x multiplier along with a batch of 10 Free Spins.
Symbol Values on the Paytable
As for the symbol values, we begin with the monstrous Achilles Wild symbol. For five of a kind of this one on the reels, your payout is 10,000 coins. For four of a kind of Achilles, you get 2,500 coins; for three of a kind of Achilles the demigod symbol, you win 500 coins; for two of a kind you get 25 coins and for 1 of him you win 2 coins. Additionally, as mentioned above, he triggers a special feature that delivers free games and can be retriggered even during one of the free games runs. When one of these magnificent runs transpires, every single symbol on the game board is transformed into either the Achilles special symbol or the Helen of Troy special bonus symbol.
As for the Helen of Troy special symbol by itself, when five of a kind dominate the reels you receive a 5000 coin payout. For four of a kind you get a 1000 coin payout; for three Helen of Troy symbols you win 100 coins and for two of a kind, your prize is 5 coins. The mythical and brilliant Trojan Horse symbol, for five of a kind, gets you 800 coins. For four Trojan Horse symbols on the reels, you win 500 coins; for three of a kind, the prize is 30 coins and for two of a kind, you win 3 coins. Next up we have the symbols in batches of two; the Greek Shield and the Greek Banner. For five of a kind of either one you win 800 coins; for four of a kind you get 200 coins; for three of a kind of either the Greek Shield or the Banner, you get 30 coins and for two, finally, you still receive 2 coins on the paylines. The Scattered City of Troy symbol is worth 500 coins for five of a kind on the reels, and for four of a kind, 30 coins. The final payout of 3 coins comes if you get just three City of Troy symbols simultaneously.
Finally we get to the lowest-paying symbols of them all: the Ace and the King icons; for five of a kind, you win a solid and considerable 400 coins. For four of a kind of the Ace and the King, you get 50 coins and for three of a kind, the prize is 10 coins. For five of a kind, the Queen symbol gets you 250 coins; for four of a kind, the Queen symbol is worth 30 coins and for three of a kind, you win 5 coins. Finally, for the numerals 10 and 9, the prize for five of a kind is 200 coins; for four of a kind you get 25 coins and for three of a kind, 5 coins.
Lastly, all of the symbols in Achilles Slots pay you from the left to the right direction, except for the Scattered City of Troy symbol, which pays from both left to right and right to left (it’s a so-called All Ways Pay feature). In addition to all of the prizes above, keep in mind that there’s a potentially gigantic progressive jackpot lurking inside for the lucky real money gamer. It is an additive feature, which means that you can win the random progressive in addition to the other lofty prizes on the reels. Enjoy this RTG crowd favorite.