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Introduction Theseus Rises slots
The legend of Theseus, and the quest that led him to defeating the infamous Minotaur, sits at the centre of this brand-new slot by 1x2 Gaming. In essence, an online slot machine that explores one of the many legends of Ancient Greece – something the slot world does not lack. Nevertheless, Theseus Rises manages to bring a little uniqueness to this somewhat overdone theme. It does this by focusing away from the most popular sections of the myths. From the potential wins, to the incredible graphical quality, there is plenty for the player to enjoy in this slot. A plethora of features, including free spins, bonuses, and wilds galore, will keep you on your toes as you battle alongside Theseus for those incredible wins!
The slot is based on a grid of 5 reels and 4 rows, which gives the player an impressive 1,024 ways to win. With a good RTP and the potential to win up to 7,500 times your stake on a single win, capped at £375,000 at most, there is plenty for the player to enjoy.
Betting and RTP
Betting for this slot begins from as low as 20p and increases up to a maximum £50 per spin. While it is not the biggest betting range we have seen in recent releases, it gives plenty of chance for the player to change their bets and alter the amount they wish to risk within a decent spectrum.
The volatility is set at medium to high and has been rated as 4/5 by 1x2 Gaming. The RTP, as mentioned above, is good; it sits bang on the average we see with free slots on the market today at 96%. The maximum exposure for the player is 7,500 times the stake, which is a decent pay out for a slot of this calibre.
Symbols and Design
1x2 Gaming has done an impressive job when it comes to the graphics and design of this slot. The reels are placed in the middle of what looks to be a Greek garden and they have white edges, in keeping with the traditional Greek architecture which sees temples made of brilliantly white stones. The white theme dominates through the slot also, with ivory statues littered around the garden behind.
While the slot is designed to have a cartoon-like style about it, the developers at 1x2 Gaming have managed to do this with elegance and both the background and symbols are tastefully put on display for the player. In the background, there is a stereotypical Greek tune playing for the player’s entertainment; it fits perfectly with the overall theme of the Ancient Greek mythology.
The symbols for the slot are relatively standard for a theme of this kind. The higher paying, premium symbols consist of four Ancient Greek characters to spin with; King Minos is the highest paying of these four and will pay out a total of 20 times the stake for 5 of a kind.
The medium paying symbols come in the form of swords, shields and sailing ships, which ties back to the legend of Theseus. The lowest paying symbols are the royals: A, K, Q and J. These are colourful, as always, and designed in the form of Greek Letters.
The wild for this Theseus-themed slot is, you guessed it, Theseus. As the wild, he can substitute for all other regular symbols on the reels, except for the Minotaur, which plays as the Scatter and will activate the free spins feature when three or more land on the reels.
Cascading reels, free spins, and a board game chase
There are plenty of features in this incredible slot, but we will start with the cascading, or avalanche, reels mechanism which is utilised on every single winning spin. Whenever a winning combination of three or more matching symbols is made, the winning ones will be removed from the grid, allowing for brand-new symbols to land in their places. This will continue happening until no new winning spins land and the player is then paid out their winnings. Realistically you can have an infinite number of spins with a single bet thanks to this feature.
Next we have the free spins feature which sees the player being given 10, 15 or 20 free spins when landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Minotaur scatters, respectively. Alongside this feature there is a multiplier, which will increase by x1 every single time the Golden Thread symbol graces the reels. Landing additional scatters will give the player additional free spins during the feature!
Labyrinth Chase is the third bonus feature in this slot, activating when three of the bonus symbols land on the reels during the same spin.
This feature will then trigger automatically and does not require the player to do anything. It will be played on a new screen which sees a duel between the Minotaur and our hero, Theseus. The bonus is a board game which sees Theseus and the Minotaur progressing around the board by numbers decided by dice. When one catches the other, the feature will come to an end.
If you do not feel like waiting to activate the Free Spins or the Labyrinth Chase, you have the option to buy each with the Buy Feature Option. This is a good way to potentially increase you wins quicker. Be sure to check if your casino does this feature as regulations may prohibit them.
Concluding Theseus Rises
Concluding this impressive slot is easy. It has impressive features, fun graphics and a tune that will stay in your head for days. There are plenty of positives to this slot, including the RTP, volatility and potential for wins. We are a little disappointed at the cap of £375,000 but this just shows that the slot is more for the beginners and up-and-coming players of the industry. Regardless, this slot is definitely one that will entice you in.