Put on your sandals, sharpen your blades and get ready for the fabulous online slot Sword of War from software provider Pragmatic Play. The studio is no stranger to the mythic side of life, and in fact, Ares’ Sword is a follow-up to an earlier game, Gates of Olympus. Like its predecessor, Ares’ Sword is full of ancient Greek imagery and uses a decentralized payment system to reward wins with ever-growing multipliers. However, the multipliers are unlocked differently than before. Would this be better? Let’s see if we can find out.
Like Gates of Olympus, the protagonist in Sword of Ares stands by the scrolls, and is actually very angry when certain events happen on the grid. In this game, the main character is Ares, the Greek god of war (among other things), son of Zeus and Hera. Ares hangs out in a cloudy realm, arguably not as sacred as the Gates of Olympus, but a fantastical place of mossy columns and ancient buildings. In comparison, a six-axis game grid is fairly simple. Maybe some kind of mode will be added later, like Gates of Olympus having to break the monotony.
Statistically speaking, the return to player value is down compared to the previous game, but not by much. Offers three RTP settings, up to 96.4%, and features a highly unstable math model, rated 5 out of 5 by Pragmatic Play. There are two ways to play the game, the normal default mode or buying free spins. In the first case, personal paid spins can bet from 20 p/c to £/€100 and can be used on any device. When buying free spins, the RTP drops slightly to 96.39%.
Sword of War uses a scatter system, and a victory is formed when at least 8 matching symbols land anywhere on the 6x5 game grid. On the side with the lower payout, five gems appear, while on the high side are the sword, shield, chariot, and helmet. An 8-9 cluster pays 0.5 to 8x your stake, for a 12-30 cluster the stakes rise to 2-40x. The wild symbol does not appear on the board at any time.
1st November 2022
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