Achilles Slot Game Review
Achilles is a video slot from Real Time Gaming - and as you can probably gather from the name, the slot is centered all around Greek Mythology - a common theme in online video slots today, and one that we’ve seen successfully replicated by almost all major game developers.
Now, while Achilles isn’t the most - graphically speaking - impressive slot in the world, this is more-than-made-up-for by the fact that there’s a whopping progressive jackpot to be found within the game.
This, we’ll cover a little later on in this post, but it’s definitely worth pointing out now, so that you know what to expect.
The game is built using a 5-reel, 3-row format, and you’ll find an adjustable 20 paylines for you to take advantage of. It’s now worth noting that the more lines you play (and the higher your stake), the better your chances of winning the progressive jackpot, so just bear this in mind if that’s one of the sole reasons for you playing.
Now, we’re actually going to jump into looking at the features and bonuses (which will cover the details surrounding the progressive jackpot), so, without further ado, let’s get started!
The main attraction - aside from the progressive jackpots, of course - is the free-spins bonus, and this is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view.
Once you manage to do so, you’ll be awarded a relatively conservative number of spins (25) - and while that may seem quite low for a RTG slot, it’s well-worth pointing out that during the free-spins round, you’ll enjoy a handful of in-game features, including wild multipliers, and scattered symbols.
Now, we can tell that you’re eager to learn more about the progressive jackpot side of things - so let’s get right into that, next.
There is one main progressive jackpot you can win, and this is known as the “Random Jackpot”. You can view the current amount of the jackpot at the top of the reel set (just above the Achilles logo), and this jackpot is won purely by chance.
There’s no bonus round to hit in order to win it - and during any spin in the base-game (the free-spins round unfortunately doesn’t count), the random jackpot can trigger, which awards you the full jackpot amount, which is then credited straight to your balance!
Other than the free-spins and the progressive jackpot, there’s not much going on. (There’s no bonus round feature, like we’re used to seeing in the vast majority of RTG’s titles - but combined, they do make for exciting gameplay, and it’s not hard to see why the slot’s become one of the developer’s most popular releases to date.
Pros: The random jackpot amount can trigger on any spin - regardless of your stake - so it’s pretty nice to know that you can play along, knowing you stand a chance of hitting the progressive at all times!
Cons: Unfortunately, the fact that the jackpot is distributed completely randomly can be a turn-off to some players. It’s often nice to see that there’s actually a bonus round to hit, in order to trigger the bonus. Still, it makes for nice, and exciting gameplay on every spins!