The ancient Greek gods are back again, bringing with them an experience fit for gods but given to us CA player mortals looking for some cash prizes. Divine Riches Helios is another like ‘Riches’ online slots by Just For The Win, and althoughnot drastically different from other casino games you might have played by this studio it still gives you loads of opportunities to win jackpots. There are 4 of jackpots that you can trigger here, while there's also a free spins feature that comes with added value to possibly add more spins to the tally.
Helios is one of the Greek gods that isn't really in the limelight. Zeus and Hercules are the usual fan favourites. Now that we look at this version of Helios that has been created, it seems more likely that the studio took inspiration from the 1997 animated version of Hercules. The casino games studio that created Divine Riches Helios is Just For The Win, and since starting has produced some top online slot games, with some help from partner studio Microgaming. Big Boom Riches is one of their past attempts that you might have experienced, which also falls into the line of ‘Riches’ titles that never really seem to be related to one another.
This is JFTW's highest-paying slot that they've released - having a maximum win amount of 5,000x your stake. That’s by no means an embarassing jackpot, but when we consider that the best online slot machines are incorporating jackpots in excess of 20,000x a single bet, it makes you think Divine Riches Helios is holding back a little. There are only 30 paylines on the 5 reel and 4 rows. However, one of the significant aspects here is that wins pay both ways, and not only from left to right. The wagering window from which you can choose how much to stake has a minimum bet of 0.20 and a maximum wager of 30 per spin. Just as a reminder, you’ll need to line up 3, 4 or 5 of a kind on an active payline in order to score a win.
The symbols are differentiated into lower-paying and higher-paying icons. The lower paying include playing card suits diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades, while the higher paying symbols are all Greek-themed consisting of olives, a vase, a harp and a Trojan horse head. The highest paying symbol of all the regular ones is Helios himself.
Lending a helping hand is the Wild symbol. This symbol is used to substitute all regular icons to help complete winning combinations. The Free Spins symbol is the scatter and tokens also land as symbols.
The Blazing Bonus feature will be triggered randomly when a token lands on the reels on any spin. This will then take you to a grid with downwards facing symbols that when clicked on will reveal the symbol. The objective is to match 3 of the same icons, as there are four different icons that can be revealed, and each represents a Big, Major, Mega or Divine Jackpot. The first symbol to have three revealed is the jackpot you'll be rewarded. The Divine is worth 5,000x your stake.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters is the way you’ll trigger the free spins, receiving 8, 12 or 16 free spins. You’ll see that during the spins the Helios symbols will be getting collected and if you collect 12 of the higher paying icons their value begins to upgrade.
JFTW has been releasing more slots with a collect feature, and it could almost be a bigger hit than the reveal jackpot feature they’ve implemented here. The collect feature tends to rewards better and triggers more often. The jackpot amounts, with the exception of the Divine, don’t really carry much value, so to look for the cash influx you'll have to rely on the free spins. Divine Riches Helios seems consistent with the lower popular culture exposure of the god it's based on – not on the same level as its peers.