Take on the Ancient Greek Gods in Olympus Thunder, from NextGen

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Take on the Ancient Greek Gods in Olympus Thunder, from NextGen

Written by Daniel Wilson
May 2, 2018

The ancient Greek gods dwelled for centuries at the top of the Mount Olympus, under the watchful eyes of Zeus, the king of the gods. Now, for the first time, you, a mere mortal, have the chance to face the gods and explore the mountaintop in search of their unimaginable riches. Think you’ve got what it takes?

In a blend of haunting music, suspense, and – if we’re completely honest – pretty shabby graphics, this 5×3 slot from NextGen is quite enjoyable, but also a bit repetitive for our liking.


Designed with a few clouds, some thunder, and generic Greek god paintings, this slot may be aimed at those with an interest in Greek mythology, but the delivery is lacking.

Gameplay and Layout

The game is set high up in the sky, just above the clouds, at the summit of Mount Olympus. The reels are designed to look like an ancient Greek temple, with marble pillars up the sides, but otherwise there’s not much to it in terms of graphics.

When you hit the “spin” button, the thunder cracks, but the animation is a bit slow and linear. To be honest, playing Olympus Thunder feels like using the very earliest online slots of 10+ years ago. From a developer as respected as NextGen, it’s a shame to see a game without any real punch or pizzazz.

Players can wager between $0.20 and $100 per spin, and face an RTP of 97%.

Special Features

Zeus Respins

When Zeus appears on reel 3, you are awarded three respins. This causes Zeus to expand and fill the entire reel for the duration of your spins: needless to say, this can lead to bigger, better wins than normal! 

Olympus Bonus

When three bonus symbols appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, you are awarded the Olympus Bonus. You are given coins which contain hidden prizes, and when you match 3 identical prizes, it gets lumped straight into your balance! To give you the specifics, players can win up to 20 free spins and a 3x multiplier to boot!

Our Verdict

Despite being created by one of the world’s most popular developers, Olympus Thunder is a bit of a let down. The graphics are weak, the bonuses are nothing special, and the soundtrack is certainly on the edge of being downright irritating. NextGen know how to create top-tier games, and we hope their next production will reach that usual lofty standard.

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