Achilles is a nice enough slot that could result in many victories, but its occasional painfully slow pace, below-average RTP and wilds sticking for a limited amount of spins could be its downfall.
- Base game with 4 modifiers
- Free spins with sticky wilds
- Potential wins of over 5,000x your stake
- Gameplay feels too slow sometimes
- Wilds stay sticky for up to 3 free spins only
Based on the legendary Trojan Horse fable, Achilles is a humorous 5-reel and 3-row video slot from Jelly and Yggdrasil. Starting with the hero himself, each character here has its own role to play, from stacking reels with wilds to awarding instant cash and supersized symbols. The plot, themed on Greek mythology, takes place near the gates of Troy, but can you sneak enough soldiers into the wooden horse to help you take on the most powerful kingdom of the Heroic Age? Read our slot review below for more intriguing details.
|SLOT FEATURES||Stacked Wilds Sticky Wilds, Mystery Symbols, Instant Cash, Pick Bonus Game, Colossal Symbols, Free Spins, Bonus Buy|
|RELEASE DATE||31st March 2022|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 3, 20|
|BET LEVELS||0.20 – 80|
|MAXIMUM WIN||5, 248x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||95%|
Like the notorious Trojan horse filled to the brim with Greek soldiers, Achilles is stacked with what seems like endless bonus features. There are 3 main bonus games including the free spins bonus round, and 4 modifiers that can trigger on any spin. If available, players can also engage the buy bonus feature for 80x the initial stake and march right into the free spins session.
Appearing as the eponymous hero of the slot, wilds are worth from 0.25x – 50x your stake and can step in for all symbols except scatters to achieve a win. They act as sticky wilds during free spins, but more on that below.
Pay close attention to the 4 different golden scatter symbols representing a trojan horse bonus, the empire bonus or a free spins bonus. Whichever scatter lands on reel 5 determines your next bonus feature. Landing 2 bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3 and 1 free spins scatter on reel 5 triggers the free spins bonus round.
Agamemnon will stack at least one reel with wilds when activated randomly on any spin.
During this random feature, the beautiful Helen sprays her perfume across the reels, creating supersized symbols as big as 2×2 or 3×3.
Skinny Greek Soldier Modifier
When triggered, a skinny Greek soldier will appear next to the reels and start catapulting rocks, which, as well as hitting his head, will land anywhere on the reels. At the end of the feature, the rocks will reveal mystery symbols.
Watch out for Achilles appearing on the screen on any spin. He’ll order you to choose 1 out of 6 shields to reveal a prize when he does. Hidden behind the shields, the prizes range from 5 of a kind win, big win and bonus round.
Finally, triggered with 2 standard bonus symbols and 1 free spins scatter on reel 5, the bonus round awards 10 free spins with sticky wilds. Each time a wild symbol lands, it will be studded with 1, 2 or 3 stars, indicating for how many spins the wild stays locked in its position.
Trojan Horse Bonus
Triggered with the titled bonus symbol landing on reel 5, the feature sees soldiers sneaking inside the infamous Trojan horse. Every soldier that enters the wooden horse awards a cash prize.
The Empire Bonus
During this bonus round, you’ll be helping Agamemnon to build his empire. Pick any country on the world map, and if you win a battle, you’ll be rewarded with a cash prize.
There’s no jackpot feature added to this slot, but you can still look forward to some triumphant wins of 5,248x your stake.
Achilles is a fully mobile-optimised slot and therefore, compatible with all the latest Android and iOS devices for the most enjoyable gaming experience on the go.