Gates of Olympus is a 6x5 puzzle slot that feels like the Sweet Bonanza but less volatile, thus more bankroll friendly. The animation and music are nice but not that unique. What stands out the most is the gameplay, which in my opinion, slightly better than Sweet Bonanza because the multiplier symbol can appear in the normal spin. It's definitely a game that is worth playing from the Pragmatic Play collection.
- RTP (default high): 96.50%
- Volatility: High
- Max-Win: 5,000x
- Release date: 13/02/2021
Imagine a Sweet Bonanza-like game that has 5,000x max-win instead of 21,175x. Would that be a better game? I think so because it means that we will have fewer rekt sessions compared to Sweet Bonanza. In Gates of Olympus, the “Zeus gift” feature (the multiplier) can appear in the standard spin mode to act as a balancer or ease our pain when the four scatters don’t appear.
With the excellent gameplay, too bad the graphics and sound (especially its SFX) are not that unique. It’s nice, though, but lazy because I notice the assets have been used in other games. There is a double chance and bonus buy mode for those who don’t have the patience to wait too long to trigger the free spins, but the RTP remains the same, i.e., 96.50%, unlike other Pragmatic’s game that often has slightly higher RTP on bonus buy. Hence, it might not be worth it to purchase features and use usual spins instead.
Overall, I think this game is worth playing and probably one of the best from Pragmatic’s latest releases. You will be entertained for sure if you like Sweet Bonanza’s gameplay. But remember to control your emotion as this game has high volatility and can also squeeze your balls until you have no juice left.