First things first, let’s consider the playing card symbols. There’s King, Queen and Jack to call upon, and these all pay out at the same rate of 5 coins for matching three, 20 coins for matching four and 100 coins for five.
Then there are the Grecian Urns, which just happen to be full to the brim with shiny gold coins. And no wonder, because they pay 10 coins for spinning three on an active payline, 50 coins for four and a respectable 200 coins for picking up five.
Next on your spin list are two equally paying symbols: the War Ship and Achilles’ Helmet. These fantastic Roman artifacts earn 20 coins, 100 coins and 400 coins for matching three, four and five respectively.
At the head of the table are the delectable Helen of Troy and the evil warrior. Helen comes up with the goods in abundance; paying as she does 50 coins for three of her visage, 150 coins for four and a not disappointing 500 coins for five.
Then there is the Warrior, responsible for keeping Helen of Troy under lock and key in the Colosseum. Well, we can’t have that, can we? So spin him on your reels to make him dizzy and earn yourself some dazzling prizes: there’s 5 coins for a double, 50 coins for a trio, 200 coins for a quadruple and 1,000 coins for a full nap hand.
Of course, there’s more to Troy than meets the eye – that much we know from the classic tale. There are two further symbols to look out for on your five reels: there’s the Trojan Horse and his rather surprising cargo inside. This is the wild symbol, and will substitute for all other symbols on the game board except for the scatter to help players secure some fantastic prizes. It’s a little surprising that the Trojan Horse doesn’t have its own payout for spinning three or more on your reels, and that’s a slight disappointment as far as the Age of Troy game is concerned.
Luckily, there’s more goodness to come that makes up for that loss. The scatter symbol, which is the Colosseum, is the home to some rather feisty battles, but if you spin three of these on your reels then you will feel in the mood for love rather than a fight as you will be rewarded with 12 free spins; which will incorporate stacked wilds on a new set of reels for some extra prize-winning potential. This bonus can be re-triggered as well, so keep your eyes peeled for the scatter symbol at all times, with all winnings paid at the end of the round in accordance with your line bet.
If you win an amount of less than 700 coins, then you will be generously offered the opportunity to gamble this for the chance to double up your winnings. This is simply a game of choice – red or black – as a standard playing card is upturned. Guess the correct colour and you will double your winnings from the triggering spin; guess wrong and your winnings are gone.
Play Your Cards Right
One of the reasons we are such big fans of EGT games is the Jackpot Cards feature. This enables players to win one of four jackpots (linked to those numbers you can see whizzing by at the top of the screen), and the best bit is that there are no triggering requirements: Jackpot Cards is triggered at random.
The prizes are paid out at different levels – Clubs are the first level, Diamonds the second and then Spades follow Hearts – and your payout, which is guaranteed, is determined by which of the suits you pick. So you have 12 playing cards laid face down in front of you, and you pick your preferred cards until you have matched three of the same suit.
And the best bit about Jackpot Cards? There are no qualifying bet requirements either: a wager from 0 to 1,000 coins is just as valid as the next.