Legacy of the Gods Megaways: Overview
Someone over at Blueprint Gaming sure has a penchant for ancient deities of the Hellenic persuasion. It wasn't that long ago that we test drove Gods of Olympus, another Megaways driven slot populated with Zeus, Athena and others from the Pantheon. Aside from the theme and game engine though, Legacy of the Gods Megaways is a very different slot. The differences might not be immediately apparent and require a bit of investigation to uncover. With that in mind, let's head back to the golden age of Greece and find out what the gods have to offer.
First impressions are as great as ever with the same impeccable high standards you'd expect from Blueprint. Sure, the theme is a bit predictable, but where else can these sorts of games be set? As usual, it means a trip to the highest peak in Greece, Mount Olympus, where the old gods resided in a huge temple complex. There they could look down on the ant-like people and reward them as they saw fit, or not, much like a whimsical math model in many ways. The domain of Legacy of the Gods is high in the clouds, with the grid set amid misty mountain tops and saturated in a stirring soundtrack.
On to the nuts and bolts. Blueprint provides a 6 reel set up, which pushes Megaways a lot harder than Gods of Olympus did. This time we get the full 117,749 win way thanks to there being up to 7 symbols on each reel. The symbols themselves are split between low pay royals designed in that angular Greek font and 4 high pay deities. Blueprint has captured their likenesses well and they have used what looks like Aphrodite, Athena, Ares, and Zeus at the top - there is no confusing the lightning bringer. Symbol values are higher than Gods of Olympus too with six Zeus' pulling in 50 times the stake, for example.
Zeus, being the boss, only needs two of a kind to trigger a payout, while every other symbol needs at least three. Winning combinations are removed from the grid thanks to the cascade feature which floats new symbols down into the gaps to give players more chances to win. Cascades continue racking up rewards until no new winning symbols appear and players move onto the next fresh spin. Helping pull in winners is the temple wild which can substitute for any other regular pay symbol in the game.
Stakes favour the lower end of the betting spectrum which start at 10 p/c and can be raised as high as £/€10 per spin. The game is more generous this time around as well, with a rather generous RTP model of 96.5%. With the bonus buy option engaged, the RTP is raised even more to a superb 97.05%. As can be expected, the volatility is also high. Players have some input in this matter due to free spins selection as we will see in a moment.
Legacy of the Gods Megaways: Features
Along with free spins, which drip from Mount Olympus like ambrosia, is another in-game feature to go over. This is the golden coin Mystery Symbol which can land anywhere on the reels at any point in the game. When they grace the grid, each one transforms to reveal the same matching symbol to help you form winning combinations.
The mystery symbol is handy to be sure, but not a patch on what is possible during Free Spins. These are triggered when 4, 5, 6 or 7 lightning bolt scatters land in view. When that happens, players launch the bonus game after choosing one of 4 options which corresponds to the number of scatters that triggered the bonus:
- 15, 19, 23, or 27 free spins with an unlimited win multiplier that starts at x1 and increases by 1 with each cascade (medium volatility).
- 10, 12, 14, or 16 free spins with an unlimited win multiplier that starts at x2 and increases by 2 with each cascade (high volatility).
- 5, 6, 7, or 8 free spins with an unlimited win multiplier that starts at x3 and increases by 3 with each cascade (very high volatility).
The fourth option is a mystery choice that combines a random number of free spins and a random multiplier. For example, that could be 15 free spins plus a multiplier that increases by 3. Or, on the not so great end, it could be 5 spins with +1 to the multiplier. Choose wisely, because each option also affects how volatile free spins are. Also, scatters continue to appear during free spins and if three or more land they award more free spins.
Last up, Blueprint Gaming has bolted some feature buy functionality onto Legacy of the Gods called the Divine Bet. For the cost of 100 times your stake, you are guaranteed to trigger the bonus game on the next spin and also get to play it with a significantly higher RTP setting.
Legacy of the Gods Megaways: Verdict
If there is one developer that has got this Megaways thing down pat, it's Blueprint Gaming who has come up with yet another solid example. Looks and theme aren't hugely original and that mystery symbol manages to turn up everywhere from Mount Olympus to practically every realm in the known universe. But a notion of novelty has been injected via the free spins.
Like other Blueprint games, players get several options, but the way that the win multiplier starts and increases at different levels is a great touch. It means plumping for the 5 spins with the +3 option can be a real high-speed ride to the heavens, or somewhere more down to earth like Mykonos.
When it comes to features, Legacy of the Gods Megaways has less of them than Gods of Olympus, but it does come up trumps in several other key areas. First is RTP, which receives a boost, especially when the Divine Bet is selected. The other is the ever-intriguing topic of potential which can hit an impressive 50,000 times the stake here.
So does Legacy of the Gods Megaways win the title for best Geek Megaways slot in the Blueprint catalogue? Maybe, maybe not. That's up to you, the players to decide. But either way, Legacy of the Gods Megaways is a new and interesting alternative. You might not get a feature-rich slot, but you do get rock-solid stats, massive potential, and a free spins round with a win multiplier that has the ability to go berserk.
Legacy of the Gods Megaways might seem more of the same at first, but is another high quality Megaways offering with a twist that excels when it pulls out all the stops.