New game from WMS has arri…err, we mean Novomatic. Apollo God of the Sun is here. Let’s have a look
Let’s state the obvious first – this looks and feels a lot like a WMS game, to be more exact a copy of Spartacus, it’s undeniable. Maybe Novomatic just thought it would be a brilliant idea to incorporate the game mechanics of a WMS slot and they could have made something interesting, yet this falls flat. Why Novomatic?
We don’t have a release date at the point but keep an eye out for it on Quasar and Stargames where it is bound to turn up before anywhere else. We have had the chance to try the game for you and this is our verdict.
Graphically it is stunnig, no doubt about that. It looks much more modernistic than your typical Novomatic slot, a company otherwise known for sticking to their retro roots. The game is based around the greek mythology of Apollo – the God of the Sun. This theme has been used and re-used by many providers across various slots.
The game is made up of a two reel set (left and right) with 5 reels on each. Reel set one has 4 rows and reel set two consists of 12 rows. The total amount of pay lines is 100.
The lower valued symbols are the typical letters J, Q, K and A. The medium valued symbols are represented by a harp, crossbow, snake and a pissed off looking giant with a horn in his forehead. There are 2 premium symbols – a stallion and the super hero Apollo himself.
The wild symbol is illustrated by a burning sun. Get 4 consecutive vertical wild symbols on reel set one (left) to convert the entire corresponding reel on reel set two (right) to a stacked wild.
It took us about 160 spins to trigger the bonus during our test session which to be honest mostly felt like a transportation road.
Three or more scatter symbols in view across both reel sets awards free spins. Land 3 scatters and you will be awared 8 free spins. Land 4 scatters and you’ll get 12 spins and if you’re lucky enough to land 5 scatters you will be awarded 20 free spins.
During free spins, any wild symbol on reel set one changes to a stacked wild across both sets of reels.
The base game as mentioned previously was not exactly action packed or exciting in any way and the game lacks random features. In our case we were pretty much just waiting for the bonus to hit. Base game wasn’t eating all of our money so in that sense it was alright. The game seemed to play more like a medium volatile game than what we’re used to from Novomatic, but we could be wrong.
We’re not impressed, we’ll be honest about that. This felt more like a WMS slot which is rather weird as Novomatic usually has a very strong identity of it’s own. We’re not big fans of this type of game mechanic layout either so that may have contributed to our somewhat pessimistic view.
The theoretical rtp is 96.02% and the minimum bet is 20 coins while maximum bet is 10,000 coins.