Age Of Gods - Gods Of Storm Live Review
Following on from the success of Buffalo Blitz Live it's no surprise that Playtech have added another game to their live slot roster. The latest addition is from their Age Of The Gods series and is the Gods Of Storm game. This ia 5 reel 25 payline slot also features the Age Of The Gods jackpot. Instead of playing a slot by yourself you spin the reels with other players whilst in the company of an over enthusiastic live presenter.
When you first enter the Age Of Gods - Gods Of Storm Live studio you'll be greeted with the Gods Of Storm slot. However to the left of the screen you'll find a chat window whilst a live presenter sits to the left of the screen. We're not sure whether the presenter is being social distanced but it looks like they're on a zoom call. Their job is to commentate on the proceedings, explain the game to new comers, chat with those who are involved with the game and encourage players to stay in the room.
How To Play God Of Storms Live
Live game show slots are slightly different to a normal game. You can't just login and play one spin. To get started you need to first set the number of spins you want to play and the wager amount. The minimum wager is £1 and you can play a minimum of 10 lines. A minimum play is therefore £10. These limits may vary depending on the casino you play at. If you're new to the game then you're strongly advised to pick the low bet per line options first. As well as the lines and wager amounts you can also set a loss limit, single win limit and whether to stop play after the feature bonus round has been played. Once you're set it's a case of press the button and watch the game.
It takes about 30 seconds for your turns to start being active. This is fine for the first round but if you wish to wager on then you do tend to miss a couple of rounds as you reset your entry. You are reminded that your spins are running out and to add more plays. Back to the reels - when these stop spinning hopefully you have a win line or two. Your rounds continue until you either stop, loss/win limits are reached or all your spins are used up. Usually on a slot you'll see the amount won per line if you do win. With this live game you will see multipliers (e.g x0.2, x0.5 etc) instead.
Free Games Bonus Round
On the reels you will see card symbols alongside a number of mythological characters and symbols. The highest paying symbol is the red warrior and that pays x500 for five of a kind. Also on the reels are stacked wilds and ship wilds. The latter when it appears fully on a reel activates wild wind respins. After each respin the Gods Of Storms will blow the wild wind symbol across one reel to increase the win multiplier. Respins occur until the symbols are blown off the reels on the left hand side.
As with Buffalo Blitz Live, the presenters do love to ramp up the excitement especially when it comes to the ship wilds. For some reason they like to refer to this as a free games round. These rounds do give the presenters something to keep referring to which can be quite tedious. For half the time they'll be commenting on how many free games they've had and then the rest it'll be how long it's been since the last free games. To be honest these free games aren't as exciting as those offered on Buffalo Blitz.
As well as the bonus round it's also possible to win 1 of 4 Age Of The Gods jackpots on any spin. The jackpots are The Power, Extra Power, Super Power and Ultimate Power. The latter is the biggest and at time of writing was just over £650,000! Entering the jackpot game does guarantee a win. If you get to play this game then you need to match 3 identical symbols to win the respective jackpot prize. You'll be faced with 20 gold coins are need to select coins until you match 3 of a kind.
After our first experience of live slots with Buffalo Blitz we were hoping to be blown away by Storm Of The Gods. Unfortunately it left us feeling a little bit flat. Although the live presenter kept saying wagering was from 25p it was actually from £1 meaning a minimum £10 play each time. The game itself isn't that exciting and the presence of the presenters didn't add that much to the process. Whilst Buffalo Blitz felt like a live game show, God Of Storms feels like you're watching a gamer streaming their play on a Youtube video.