Playtech’s ‘Age of the Gods’ is one of the most played and largest casino games series online. It all began with the release of the original release of the Age of the Gods 5 reel and 20 pay line pay both ways video slot. Since then, back in 2016, over 20 new titles sporting the Age of the Gods title have hit online casinos globally. And Playtech didn’t stop with only slots as this formidable series also includes live dealer roulette titles, live dealer slots, and a virtual wheel of fortune game adding diversity to this continuously growing collection.
The question is, just how did the Age of the Gods series become a brand unto its own under the Playtech label, and why is this series perhaps the most popular online right now?
Here are some of the reasons why…
Gods & Mythology Themed Series
Age of the Gods is based on, you guessed it, gods. Hopefully the name gives the theme of this slot’s series away. It all began with gods from classical mythology mainly from ancient Greece and Rome. The series includes gods and mythical characters such as Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, Hercules, Medusa, King Midas, and the epic Troy.
In the beginning the gods battled out in Olympus, but as the series moved on it began adding more legendary eccentrics such as the Norse gods in slot releases like Age of the Gods Norse legends, Age of the Gods Norse Ways of Thunder, and Age of the Gods Norse Gods and Giants. The collection continued to grow with more divine and mythical characters via Age of the Gods Book of Dwarves, Age of the Gods Fate Sisters and Age of the Gods Furious 4.
It is this diversity in themes while sticking to the mythological concept that it started out with that has captured the imagination of slot diehards. Consequently, the Age of the Gods collection has a loyal fan base with some of those players rarely venturing outside of the series.
Pooled Progressive Jackpot
At the time of writing this Age of the Gods guide, there were 20 different video slots, x2 live roulette tables, and a wheel of fortune title. Every one of these games links up to a pooled jackpot i.e., every bet you make on any one of the Age of the Gods titles with a progressive jackpot will contribute a percentage of that bet to the central progressive jackpot.
As you can imagine, every game in the series is being played simultaneously by multiple players across 100s if not 1000s of online casinos. This means the jackpot will invariably build up the progressive jackpot faster than if each game had a stand-alone jackpot. The end result is a slot series that builds up huge jackpots in short spaces of time. No sooner does the top valued jackpots pay out, it quickly builds back up to a 6-figure sum within just a couple of weeks and gets ready to pay out the next lucky winner.
What’s even more exciting about this series is that the jackpot bonus game triggers and pays out at random. You just have to be playing any one of the Age of the Gods slots, roulette, or spin a win titles and you stand a chance of landing one of the 4 jackpots.
- Power Jackpot: This jackpot drops roughly every hour with prizes between €50 and €300
- Extra Power Jackpot: Pays daily with amounts paid out between €500 and €5,000
- Super Power Jackpot: Pays between €5,000 and €30,000 usually every 2 to 3 days
- Ultimate Power Jackpot: Pays between €100,000 and €600,000 on average every 3 to 4 weeks. This jackpot has paid out over €1 million.
A Variety of Pay Lines & No Pay Lines Options
Fans of the Age of the Gods slots series have a wide variety of slot mechanics to choose from. Rather than list the entire collection, we selected one of each to give you an idea of the reel mechanics in action.
- (20 pay lines) Age of the Gods – (pay both ways)
- (25 pay lines) Age of the Gods Prince of Olympus
- (40 pay lines) Age of the Gods Ruler of the Sky
- (50 pay lines) Age of the Gods Apollo Power
- (164 ways-to-win) Age of the Gods Medusa & Monsters
- (243 ways-to-win) Age of the Gods Epic Troy
- (4096 ways-to-win) Age of the Gods Glorious Griffin
Whether we will see cluster pays or Age of the Gods Megaways titles in the future is not clear. At this time, Playtech has not taken up BTG on its Megaways tech and neither has this developer created any cluster pays slots to date.
Live Dealer Titles
For live casino players or those that like to switch from virtual games to live dealer games to mix up their casino gameplay, the Age of the Gods series is perfect because there are 2 live dealer titles that will trigger the Age of the Gods bonus game at any time during your session.
- Age of the Gods Roulette Live: A European Roulette wheel with an extra slot for a bonus bet, which is separate from the jackpot. This game has all the trapping of regular roulette with stats, racetrack, and hot numbers but also has a jackpot bonus that links up to the Age of the Gods jackpot that triggers a bonus game at random.
- Live God of Storms Video Slot: This is a live dealer video slot titles streamed via webcam complete with a presenter. You play the live version in the same way as you would play the virtual version, but you have a live chat making this a sociable way to play slots. You get the same chance of winning the jackpot as any other Age of the Gods game in the series.
Rounding up the Age of the Gods Series
It is easy to see why the Age of the Gods progressive jackpot series is so popular. It has multiple slot themes with varying reel mechanics, plus the chance to play one of the slots as a live dealer game. On top of this, including the Age of the Gods Roulette live title is also a nice touch. Players in both the live dealer and virtual casino realms all have a shot at this jackpot. Let’s hope the action spills over to other games in the future with Age of the Gods blackjack or baccarat possibly on the horizon.