Ancient Fortunes Poseidon Megaways slot review
Following in the footsteps of their somewhat unexpected success, Ancient Fortunes: Zeus, Triple Edge Studios has implemented a few tweaks, injected the megaways steroids and built a game around another popular ancient Greek deity. Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways is a subsea adventure, where fixed jackpots and a progressive multiplier are the headliner features.
Compared to the first game in the series, if we can call it that, we much prefer this upgraded follow-up. The 10,000x potential is 7x higher, while the medium volatility has been retained. The base game is much more of a grind though, with no real features to keep you going. A jackpot game and a unlimited multiplier bonus round is pretty standard stuff, so we see this as nothing but a decent enough shelf-filler from the Microgaming partner.
Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways Slot - Reels Screen
Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways Features
The Rolling Reels feature makes sure winning symbols are removed from the grid, and the gaps are then filled by new or existing symbols dropping down from above. This process continues as long as you keep landing new winning combos, and it gives you the possibility for indefinite repeat wins per paid spin.
You can land trident wild symbols on the top horizontal reel only, and these will step in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos. All wild symbols that appear on the top reel are collected in a chest on the left-hand side, no matter if they’re part of a winning combo or not. The more wilds you’ve collected, the higher are your chances of triggering the Jackpot Pick’em Game after a Rolling Reel sequence has come to an end.
Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways Slot - Jackpot Game
When the Jackpot Game is triggered, you’ll choose from 12 face-down tokens, and you’ll keep picking until you’ve revealed 3 matching tokens. You then win the corresponding fixed jackpot, and these are as follows:
- Mini Jackpot = 15x your stake.
- Minor Jackpot = 50x your stake.
- Major Jackpot = 100x your stake.
- Mega Jackpot = 5,000x your stake.
You trigger the Bonus Round by landing 4 scatters anywhere that spells the word “G-O-L-D”. You win 12 free spins for the minimum of 4 scatters, while each extra scatter above that awards +5 extra spins. You’ll benefit from a progressive win multiplier during the feature, and it starts at x1 and increases by +1 per rolling reels win. Land 3 or 4 scatters on a bonus round spin (top reel only), and you’ll win 5 or 10 extra spins, respectively.
The 200 Spins Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways Experience
It’s always exciting to test any new Megaways release, even though this one doesn’t deviate too far from the tried and tested formula. We have whipped together a brief and edited highlights video from our test session as usual, and you can see how it all played out by hitting the play button.
We’ve long since past the point where the Megaways engine alone is enough to ensure success. Triple Edge has basically made a beefed up version of Ancient Fortunes: Zeus, except there is no progressive multiplier to keep you engaged in the base game here. Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways is therefore very much a tedious grind most of the time.
When the bonus round finally triggers, it can take you for the standard progressive multiplier “thrill ride”, but there’s nothing new or exciting to see here. The fixed jackpots are an okay side-kick, but hardly enough to convince savvy punters. With so many better alternatives out there, the only reason to pick this one would be the lower-than-usual volatility.
- Wild collect jackpot game trigger
- 4 fixed jackpots up to 5,000x
- Bonus round w/ progressive win multiplier
- Medium volatility and 10,000x max win
- Beware of customizable RTP ranges
If you enjoy Ancient Fortunes: Poseidon Megaways you should also try:
Ancient Fortunes: Zeus - is Triple Edge Studio’s predecessor release, and here you’ll benefit from a rolling reels progressive multiplier up to 7x in the base game. It goes up to 21x in the bonus round, and you can win up to 1,399x your stake in this medium variance title.
Atlantis Megaways - is a pretty similar slot to the game at hand, and it comes with cascading reels and wilds in the base game. Instead of a regular bonus round, you get a streak respins feature with jackpots up to 2,000x your stake, and the overall max win is 8,641x your stake.
Power of Thor Megaways - is a Pragmatic Play slot about another powerful god, and you can look forward to dual wild reels and a progressive win multiplier bonus round. You can gamble for extra free spins, and win up to 5,000x your stake.