Slot Name: Achilles
USA Players: Accepted
Achilles is one of the titles that are part of RTG’s collection, a modern slot machine which takes inspiration for its design from the heroes of Ancient Greece. In this case, the action focuses on Achilles, the best warrior mentioned by Homer’s Iliad and one of the heroes from the Trojan War. The game’s layout is a standard one, and at 5 reels with 20 win lines it’s probably one of the most common you can find. The maximum payout you can hope for while playing Achilles is worth $10,000.
RTG is one of the few developers that create games which are accessible to US players as well, so while Achilles might have plenty of competition from other Ancient Greece themed slots, most of them will not be available to you. Achilles will be though, and as you can read below it’s going to be a decent choice.
Betting & Jackpots
RTG made it easy for its players to get started playing Achilles. You can modify the number of active lines and you can change the coin denomination. The denomination is the same as the line bet, since only one coin is needed for each payline. The betting range is between $0.01 and $1 per line, or $0.01 to $20 for the entire game. The top prize advertised on the paytable offers back 10,000 coins, so at most you can win $10,000. A random progressive jackpot is also mentioned, but there is nothing you can do in the game to trigger it.
One of the most common features that modern slot machines will offer is the wild symbol. In this game, like it does in many others, the wild is the one that is offering the top jackpot when it forms its own combo of five icons, but the rest of the time it will act as a substitute that is capable of replacing any regular symbols if it lands in the right place. The image which you will see when the wild appears is that of Achilles himself.
There are two ways you can get the free spins started. One of them would require the same wild to appear a minimum of three times in scattered positions. You pick one of the symbols, and it will reveal 25, 20 or 15 free spins. Troy symbols are changed into Helen or Achilles for the duration of these free spins and all the prizes are tripled.
The second way to trigger free spins is by using the more common method, with 3+ scatter symbols. These have the image of Troy on them and they also offer payouts of up to 500 times the wager when there are enough of them present. At the same time, you get 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier to double all payouts along the way.
The inspiration for its design came from Ancient Greece and from the Trojan War. You see the city of Troy in the background, with its great walls that protect it from invaders. The reels are placed underneath, and they are occupied by both themed symbols and others which have playing cards on them (though with a certain Greek influence in the letters).
It’s an enjoyable game, with better than average top payouts, with two different ways to trigger free spins and a theme that takes you back to the legendary war of Troy.