Age of the Gods God of Storms 2 slot REVIEW
Age of the Gods God of Storms 2 ReviewWhile Playtech Vikings developer doesn't boast a lot of slots, it certainly won't fall flat when it comes to the quality of its games. We reckon many players will agree that quality is of greater importance than quantity. The provider tries to release games in different genres, with a diverse abundance of functions, plus a lot of attention is paid to the visual design of games so that the player feels as immersed in the process as possible. Popular titles include Justice League, Legacy of the Wild, Age of the Gods: God of Storms, and Ice Cave, so it's not surprising that the developer decided to release a sequel in the hope that it would be as successful as the original. If you want to know if this version managed to outshine the original, read our full review below.
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 - Slot Review
According to preliminary data, the wide release of the game will take place at the end of the 1st quarter of 2022, so we are writing this review based on the demo version of the game. Despite this, at first glance it becomes clear that the game inherits the original in many ways. Speaking about the visual design, it is worth noting that it is made in the same Ancient Greece theme, so, again, the actions take place on the floating island of Aeolia, which is ruled by Aeolus, the God of Storm. A slight difference regarding the background is that the main game is played in the daytime when there are no clouds in the sky and the sea is calm (during the Wild Wind Respins bonus round, the sky becomes cloudy and a storm begins). In addition, there is one more detail that may seem insignificant to some, but still: the grid in Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 takes up almost the entire screen, and therefore you will pay little attention to the picturesque background, while in the original version, the grid occupied a smaller area, allowing players to admire the scenery of the mythical island.
The symbol set has remained unchanged: you will have 5 premium symbols and 5 low-value symbols that consist of A-10 royals. Among the premium symbols, you will find, in ascending order, Antique Rune Vase, Hydra Water Serpent, Archer Warrior, Female Warrior and Spartan, which pay between 150x and 500x for 5-of-a-kind on a payline. However, in this game, all the characters have received an upgrade - they look more realistic and colourful. As before, winning combinations are paid from the leftmost reel if there are at least 2 identical symbols on a payline.
The working panel, which is located under the reels, has also remained almost unchanged: on the left side there is an “i” icon that will take you to the paytable and description of functions, and after this icon, you will see a button that adjusts the number of active lines. Then you can set the optimal bet amount per spin. On the right side of the working panel is the autospin option, where you can choose from 10 to 100 autospins (or until feature), as well as a handy turbo mode option that speeds up the process of spinning the reels. At the bottom of the screen, there is the "?" icon, where the rules of the game are described in detail, as well as a button responsible for turning on/off the music in the game. To be honest, the soundtrack here is extremely soothing: in the main game, you will hear the sound of the surf, the creak of a rocking ship, and the cries of seagulls.
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 - Reel Screen
Even though the slot mostly copies its predecessor, the main changes have affected the technical characteristics. In the base game, the reel set is 5x3, but when the respins feature is activated, the grid expands to 5x4, 5x6 and 5x8 (depending on the number of respins). In the original version, the grid expanded to 5x4, and only during the jackpot game. Therefore, we can say with confidence that with this slot you have more chances to get winnings. In the base game, you can choose the number of paylines yourself - from 5 to 25, which increases up to 90 in the bonus round, but we will discuss this in more detail in the next section. In addition to the reel set, the Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 slot differs from its predecessor in its modified volatility, win potential, betting range, as well as RTP. In this version, the volatility is on a medium level, which means that winnings will be generated only a little less often than in the original version. The win potential here is almost twice as big - you can win up to 4100x your stake when playing with the maximum bet, which is very cool for this kind of variance. Bets range from €0.01 to €20 per line, or from €0.05 to €500 when playing with all active lines. Such a wide range is ideal for both beginners and high rollers, isn't it? Perhaps there is only one Achilles heel in the game, and that is RTP, which has adjustable ranges (from 95% since progressive jackpots contribute 1.01% down to 88%).
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 - Bonus Features
From a technical point of view, this slot has the same features as the original version, but they have their nuances. The only thing missing from this release is the bonus round win multiplier. In the base game, standard wilds can help you, but the main action still takes place in the bonus round. However, at any stage of the game, you have a chance to get into the pick'em game, where you are guaranteed to get one of the 4 Progressive Jackpots. Anyway, if you are familiar with the original game, then you will not be surprised by the fact that the game focuses on the respins feature.
Wilds can land on the grid at any stage of the game (reels 2, 3 and 4 only). Here, there are 2 types of wilds - standard wild and Ship Wild, and they both appear stacked. Both wilds substitute for regular symbols, but they cannot substitute for each other, and they also have no value of their own. The Ship Wild is responsible for triggering the respins bonus round, which also expands the grid.
Wild Wind Respins
As we mentioned above, when landing on the reels, the Ship Wild symbol activates the Wild Wind Respins feature. When this expanded symbol appears on the reels, the God of Storm immediately begins to blow the Ship off to the left one position with each respin. Therefore, the number of respins depends on which reel the Ship appeared on. By the way, during the game, you can get several Ship symbols at the same time (up to 3). The function ends when Aeolus succeeds in blowing the Ship off the grid, after which the storm ends and you return to the quiet haven of the base game.
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 - Wild Wind Respins
During the Wild Wind Respins bonus round, your reels will extend and this is the only feature difference compared to the previous game, Age of the Gods: God of Storms. With each movement of the Ship, the grid will expand. Again, it all depends on the number of respins, which in turn depend on how far the Ship was originally from the leftmost edge. In addition, the wider the reel set becomes, the more active paylines you have, so it is in your best interest to set the maximum number of active lines (25) on the working panel. Below, we will give a numerical comparison of how the reel set and the number of betways change depending on the number of active lines you choose:
5 active lines in the base game: 6, 12, 18 active lines in the bonus round with 5x4, 5x6 or 5x8 reel set, respectively
10 active lines in the base game: 12, 24, 36 active lines in the bonus round with 5x4, 5x6 or 5x8 reel set, respectively
15 active lines in the base game: 18, 36, 54 active lines in the bonus round with 5x4, 5x6 or 5x8 reel set, respectively
20 active lines in the base game: 24, 48, 72 active lines in the bonus round with 5x4, 5x6 or 5x8 reel set, respectively
25 active lines in the base game: 30, 60, 90 active lines in the bonus round with 5x4, 5x6 or 5x8 reel set, respectively
4 Mystery Progressive Jackpots
The pick'em game can start anytime (even if you lost), which guarantees winning one of the 4 Progressive Jackpots. Next, you will be taken to a new 5x4 screen with 20 gold coins engraved with jackpots. You need to click on these coins so that they display their jackpots. As soon as you collect 3 identical values, you will win the corresponding jackpot. The available jackpot prizes are just like in the previous slot:
Power Jackpot - starts from €50
Extra Power Jackpot - starts from €500
Super Power Jackpot - starts from €5,000
Ultimate Power Jackpot - starts from €100,000
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 - Review Summary
Usually, when a sequel to a game is released, it's natural to assume that the developer was able to improve/add some stuff compared to the first part. Did Playtech Vikings manage to improve the previous version with this release or is it just an unimpressive copy? Well, we think that the developer did a pretty good job: you will get updated graphics and almost all the same features that were in the original slot. The new slot machine lacks the bonus round multiplier, but it makes up for it with the new Extended reels feature and vastly increased win potential – up to 4100x your current stake. Thus, when playing with a maximum bet of €500, you could win up to €2,050,000! Alas, the situation with payouts is overshadowed by RTP ranges, which take a considerable percentage of your winnings.
Age of the Gods God of Storms 2 Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2?
The official 96.14% RTP is a tad above average, but the final Return to Player will be at 95% since progressive jackpots contribute 1.01% to this number. However, the slot has regulated RTP ranges (down to 88%) so we recommend you check this information before playing.
How volatile is Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2?
This is a medium volatile release from Playtech Vikings, thus wins will occur often enough.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 4100х your stake (more than €2,000,000), while the previous version offers a 2500x potential.
What is the difference between Age of the Gods: God of Storms and this follow-up?
The potential has been increased to 4100x, highrollers can bet up to €500 per spin, and the volatility of the game has shifted to the medium level. In terms of features, this version does not have a win multiplier in the bonus round, but there is the Extended reels feature where up to 90 paylines can be active.
Is there a free spins mode in Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2?
No, this game does not provide free spins mode, but you will definitely benefit here from Wild Wind Respins with stacked wilds and Extended reels.
Can I play Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Age of the Gods: God of Storms 2 demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).