Novomatic once again goes back in time to the land of myth and legend in Coin of Apollo. Played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine, it comes with a free spins round complete with special expanding symbols that can fill multiple reels. Play from as little as 40p to 50p per spin.
The setting here is a traditional, columned building. Joining the lower value A to 10 playing cards are a more valuable selection of people and objects relating to the Ancient Greek theme. They include harps and bows and arrows which pay up to 30 times your stake. Next comes the temple building which awards up to 80 times your bet. Most lucrative is the mighty Apollo on horseback – land 5 of the Greek god in combination and you’ll pocket an award of 200 times your total stake.
There’s also a wild, the golden shield – to bring this into play, you’ll need to activate the Extra Bet feature. Wilds can then land on the even numbered reels. Activating the feature will increase the number of coins from 40 to 50 meaning that the minimum stake, for example, would jump from 40p to 50p a spin.
Like many Novomatic video slots, Apollo’s Coin comes with a Free Games feature – it’s triggered by landing 3 or more of the scroll scatter anywhere on the same spin. You’ll pocket an instant payout of 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake as well as being granted 10 free spins.
These comes with a special expanding symbol which can land once the standard spin is completed. This special symbol can fill a reel or multiple reels. A new payout is made with the special symbols in play. Re-triggers are possible here too.
The gameplay in Apollo’s Coin is nice and simple. If you can afford it, we recommend playing with the Extra Bet feature active as the added wilds on reels 2 and 4 liven up the action. Like most Novomatic games, the likeliest route to riches comes via the Free Games feature – land multiple high value expanding symbols and Apollo’s Coins can soon build up.
There’s no shortage of video slots set in the ancient world – such as Playtech’s Age of the Gods or WMS’ Zeus. With it’s nice design and potentially hard-hitting bonus feature, Apollo’s Coin is a welcome, if a little unspectacular, addition to this packed field.