American Gods slot REVIEW
American Gods ReviewSkyrocket Studios is a brand new developer whose ambition is to deliver up to 20 branded slots each year. First out is American Gods, based round the Amazon Prime fantasy drama by the same name, and the TV series, as well as this branded slot effort, revolves around the epic battle between the Old Gods and the New Gods.
Fans will recognize the main characters on the reels, and the series starts with ex-con, Shadow Moon, being hired by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday to be his bodyguard. The game could have been even more developed in the audiovisual department perhaps, but it’s not too hard to forgive once you get overwhelmed by all the features that’s on offer here.
American Gods Slot - Reels Screen
American Gods Slot Features
On the reels you’ll find 3 mid-level character symbols that pay between 1.5 and 2 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and these are The Queen of Sheeba (Yetide Badaki), Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) and Technical Boy (Bruce Langley). The 2 top-tier character symbols pay 4 and 5 x your stake for 5-oak wins, respectively, and they are, of course, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).
In addition, you have the flaming buffalo Wild that can substitute for any pay symbol to help complete winning combos, and it pays 7.5x your stake for 5 on a payline. Wilds play a central part in many of the game's features as well, and we’ll start with the 4 base game Mini features, as they are called.
Any of the 4 Mini features can trigger at random times in the base game (1 in 37 spins hit rate), and they always expand the grid with +1 or +2 extra rows. This gives you a 5x5 grid with 40 paylines at best, and the 4 mini features are as follows:
Random Wilds - award a random number of wilds to random positions.
Wild Reels - award between 1 and 5 fully stacked wild reels.
Reel Sync - gives you 3 to 5 synced reels that land the same symbols.
High Symbol Transformation - turns all present character symbols into the top-tier Mr. Wednesday symbol.
The Worshipper Bonus is triggered when you land 3+ Sweeney’s Coin scatters anywhere in view (1 in 194 spins hit rate), and you’ll then decide to join forces with either the Old Gods or the New Gods. You get 2 bonus round options in other words, and these play out as follows:
The Old Gods Free Spins feature gives you 10, 12 or 15 spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters, respectively, and the feature starts with a spin on the Prize Wheel. This turns a random pay symbol wild for the duration of the feature, and it’s added to the left-hand side Wild Collection Panel. Landing the Sweeney Coin scatter on reel 5 awards +1 Prize Wheel spin, as well as +2 free spins, and you can turn all pay symbols wild this way. On any winning spin you may trigger the Invasion Multiplier, which boosts your payout with a random multiplier between x2 and x20.
The New Gods Free Spins feature awards 12, 15 or 20 spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters, respectively, and the aforementioned Prize Wheel now consists of multipliers between x2 and x20. You thus get a random win multiplier as the bonus round starts, and the Accumulating Multiplier keeps growing as you land the Sweeney Coin on reel 5 for another Prize Wheel spin. This also awards +2 extra spins, and the Invasion Wilds feature can turn up to 3 symbols wild on random spins.
Finally, the Mega Bonus is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 Sweeney Coins that glow with the Leprechaun King Power (1 in 394 spins hit rate). This awards 12, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively, and it starts with the Feature Collection Game. You thus start by collecting one Sweeney Coin which gives you a spin on the Prize Wheel, and landing the Sweeney Coin on reel 5 during the feature awards +2 extra spins and another Prize Wheel spin.
Once a feature is collected, it’s replaced by a cash prize on the Prize Wheel, and the following 4 features are up for grabs per round:
Random Multiplier - awards a random multiplier between x2 and x20 for each spin.
No Lows - removes all low-value royal symbols for the remainder of the bonus round.
Wild Symbols - turns between 1 and 3 random symbols wild for the remainder of the bonus round.
Wild Reel - turns 1 random reel fully wild per spin for the duration of the bonus round.
If you manage to collect all 4 features during the Mega Bonus round, the grid expands to 5x5 with 40 paylines. Landing the Sweeney Coin on reel 5 will then simply award +2 extra spins.
The 200 Spins American Gods Slot Experience
You get to see a larger Wild Reels win in the base game, before we trigger the Worshipper Bonus at 1:20 into the 5:45-minute highlights video. We went with the Old Gods feature first, and then we skip to the New Gods feature right after. You can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
A larger and more experienced studio would probably do more with the visual presentation than what Skyrocket has done in this slot version of American Gods, but getting the branded license was probably not cheap. The static thunderstorm backdrop, as well as the static character symbols, doesn’t exactly scream blockbuster budget, but it might be enough for fans of the popular TV series.
The feature department is jam packed however, and we like the “yin/yang symmetry” that allows you to get a small taste of the bonus round you didn’t choose. The 4 base game features triggers on a regular basis to keep you warm, and the more rare Mega Bonus is probably your best bet at cracking the decent 4,800x potential. The well put together features kind of saves the day, making this a worthwhile game that otherwise would be for diehard fans only.
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American Gods Slot FAQsWhat is the Return to Player of American Gods?
The 95.79 %RTP is a tad below the industry average. However, the eCogra independent testing process calculated the RTP to be 94.82 %.
How volatile is American Gods?
This is a medium volatile release from Skyrocket Studios, making it suitable for most player types.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 4,800x your stake in American Gods, which is a decent potential for this kind of risk/reward profile.
Is there a free spins mode in American Gods?
Yes, you choose between the Old Gods bonus round with symbols to wild transformation, or the New Gods round with an accumulating win multiplier. Elements from the opposite bonus round may “invade” the current feature at random times.
What about the Mega Bonus?
It triggers more rarely, and it comes with up to 20 free spins for starters. Up to 4 unique modifiers can be active as you collect extra spins on the Prize Wheel.
Can I play American Gods Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free American Gods demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).