The Golden Owl of Athena is a 5-reel and 10-line slot which has been produced by BetSoft Gaming. The basic premise of this theme is one of Ancient Greece, particularly the legends and mythology surrounding the Greek goddess, Athena.
The game features some rather dashing imagery, although the content of which is nothing we haven’t seen before in similarly themed games.
BetSoft Gaming have a knack for producing classy, rather beautiful graphics in their games, almost all of which are 3D in nature.
That appears to be absent from The Golden Owl of Athena, which is instead far more akin to a simple 2D mobile slot. Either way, this doesn’t really impact on the gameplay available in the mobile casino game, which is exactly as you would expect it to be – epic.
How to play
There are 5 reels and 10 lines to The Golden Owl of Athena mobile slot, as mentioned. Players are at liberty to choose coin values which range from $0.01 up to $1, and those coin values will see stakes in the game range from $0.10 per spin up to no more than $10 a spin. This makes the game considerably cheaper than many of its Ancient Greece-themed counterparts.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Scatter Wilds: Wild symbols and scatter symbols are one and the same in this game. The titular golden owl appears as that symbol. The icons can substitute for all others in the game, without exception, and act as bonus triggering symbols, as well as the best paying icons in the mobile slot.
Free Spins bonus: Athena’s golden owl will trigger a free spin bonus round when 3 or more scatter wilds appear on the reels of the game in any position. Players will start with 8 free games if they can land 3 such symbols. This rises to 12 spins if 4 of them appear on the reels. Land all 5 scatters on the reels, and you can expect to walk away with 20 free spins in all for your bonus feature.
During the free spin bonus round, a single icon will be chosen at random. If this symbol appears on the reels, it will expand, leading players down a more accessible route to secure decent cash prizes and wins.
Funnily enough, the RTP (return to player) rate is The Golden Owl of Athena just about scrapes past the industry standard. It is set to around 95.05%, and that coupled with the high variance gameplay you can find means that wins are few and far between. When a big win does occur, though, it is usually epic.
Maximum wins are capped at 20,000 coins and won when 5 wilds appear on a line. Failing that, Athena herself can deliver wins worth a quarter of the non-progressive prize just discussed.
The free spin bonus turns out to be the most profitable aspect of this game, namely thanks to those expanding randomly chosen symbol. Don’t expect too much in the way of frequent wins in this game, which is ideally suited to players who favour highly volatile mobile slots.
T&Cs Apply 18+