The Wisdom of Athena is an Ancient Greece themed slot that draws inspiration from Hellenistic myths and legends. It skillfully utilizes the scatter pay mechanic pioneered by Pragmatic Play with games like "Sweet Bonanza" and "Gates of Olympus" , combining the allure of ancient Greek themes with modern slot machine gameplay. Players can choose from regular betting, activating the Ante Bet for extra scatters, or buying free spin entries.
You can read more about Wisdom of Athena slot game mechanics below.
The game is played on a 5×6 reel layout. Wisdom of Athena is a high volatility pay-anywhere slot, meaning at least eight matching symbols anywhere on the reels trigger a win. Winning symbols are removed, triggering a cascade of new symbols from the top, creating more winning opportunities. The RTP varies slightly depending on the betting method and is around 96.07% - 96.08%.
The game's low-pay symbols are all Ancient Greece themed and pay 0.25x to 0.75x the bet for 8-9 of a kind and 2.5x to 7.5x for 15+ hits. The premium symbols (scroll, pot-like object, helmet, golden image) pay 1x to 5x the bet for 8-9 of a kind and 10 to 50 times the bet for 15+ of a kind.
Regular betting (20 p/c to $/€100 per spin), Ante Bet (25% higher stake for extra scatters), Free Spin Purchase (100x the bet)
Regular Betting RTP
Ante Bet / Free Spin RTP
Low-Pay Symbol Payouts
Ancient Greek Objects 1: 0.25x to 0.75x for 8-9 of a kind, 2.5x to 7.5x for 15+
Premium Symbol Payouts
Scroll: 1x to 5x for 8-9 of a kind, 10x to 50x for 15+
Pot-like Object: 1x to 5x for 8-9 of a kind, 10x to 50x for 15+
Helmet: 1x to 5x for 8-9 of a kind, 10x to 50x for 15+
Golden Image: 1x to 5x for 8-9 of a kind, 10x to 50x for 15+
Main Features of the Wisdom of Athena slot
Free Spins and Multipliers
10 Free Spins can be triggered bylanding at least 4 scatter symbols. During free spins, the top row is initially locked, with tumbles unlocking locked positions.
Multiplier Symbols are present on all reels. Their values are summed up and applied to the total win after a sequence of tumbles ends.
Grid Unlock Feature
A unique aspect of the game is the grid unlock feature. Above the standard 6x5 grid, there's a row displaying numbers 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15. Blocker symbols are removed at specific tumble milestones, unlocking new symbols and increasing winning possibilities. This feature resets between paid spins in the base game.
The game also includes Ante Bet and Bonus Buy features, that add strategic elements to the game, allowing players to choose between regular play and higher risk and reward tactics.
Ante Bet Feature
When activated, this feature increases the player's stake by 25%. The primary benefit of the Ante Bet is that it adds extra scatter symbols to the reels. These additional scatters should theoretically increase the chances of triggering free spins.
Bonus Buy Feature
This feature allows players to directly buy entry into the free spins round. The cost for this instant access is 100 times the player's current bet. This feature provides an immediate route to potentially lucrative free spins, bypassing regular play.