The Golden Owl Of Athena Review
It was July 2018 when The Golden Owl Of Athena was released by Betsoft, and to date the game hasn’t really convinced us. In any case, Betsoft is a provider that is not doing too well, because they do not have the correct license. For example, the payout percentage of this slot machine is not exactly known, and this makes many players doubt. This review will show what this game is exactly, and how to play it. So please read on if you are interested in this.
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game is 95,05%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is medium. A medium volatility means that the game scores average in terms of frequency and amount of winning amounts.
In the background you can see a kind of magical landscape with Greek buildings, and you can hear this in the music. Furthermore, the playing field consists of a slot machine with 5 reels of 3 rows, and on the top of this you see the title of the game again. All the options you need further can be found at the bottom of the slot machine, such as the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature in the bottom right corner. You can also see from left to right: Your bet, the music, the settings, Double Up feature, autoplay function, the amount you win, the ‘spin’ button, and your balance.
How does The Golden Owl Of Athena work?
So here we are talking about a slot machine with 5 reels of 3 rows, and there are a total of 10 possible paylines that you can achieve. These paylines all start on the first reel, as usual. Each turn, you try to form profitable combinations on these paylines, or even reach the bonus round!
How do you play The Golden Owl Of Athena?
The betting range consists of a number of different amounts between 0.10 euros and 10 euros, which is a relatively low maximum. Your first and most important step is to choose the right bet, on which the win amounts also depend. Then decide for a moment whether you want to use the autoplay function, or whether you prefer to press spin every turn. Then the game can begin, and it is a matter of hoping for a good result.
The Symbols / The Prices
We can easily classify the symbols according to payout, and we do that in 3 different categories. In addition to the amount of the payout, there will also be a short description of the symbols.
- Low value symbols: These are the playing card symbols. These yield up to 150 times the bet per payline.
- Mid value symbols: These are three objects from Greek stories. These will give you up to 750 times the bet per payline.
- High value symbols: These are Athena, a Greek temple and an olive tree. Athena delivers the most: 5,000 times the amount wagered per payline if you spin Athena five times.
- The wild symbol looks like a golden owl, and can replace all of the above symbols as always! This makes it easier to form combinations.
- The bonus symbol allows you to clear the bonus round if you collect enough of it.
Double Up Feature
As soon as you have won something you can activate the ‘Double Up’ feature at the bottom of the screen. You then get the chance to double your money, but at the same time you have the chance to lose all your winnings. However, there is also the option to play this game with half your winnings!
From 3 bonus symbols you unlock the bonus round, and you can start playing for the real prizes. The more bonus symbols you spin, the more attractive the bonus:
- 3 bonus symbols gives you 8 free spins.
- 4 bonus symbols gives you 12 free spins.
- 5 bonus symbols gives you 20 free spins.
You play the bonus game with a so-called ‘expanded symbol’, which we saw earlier in ‘Book of Ra’. This symbol is determined in advance and expands during the bonus spins.
Buy a bonus feature
You can also buy the best bonus variant (20 spins) directly, but this will cost you 93x your bet. Suppose you pay 93 euros, then you play the bonus round as if you just bet 1 euro. The prizes you can win are adjusted accordingly, so it is not certain that you will walk out the door with a profit.
Max win & Rating
The maximum win at ‘The Golden Owl of Athena’ is 5,000x your bet per payline! In addition, we give this game a score of 2/5 stars.
Since Betsoft is not really good and the reliability is still somewhat doubtful, we are cautious in our score. Furthermore, it is a nice game, but it has nothing special.