WMS is one of the lesser-known casino software developers to most mainstream players, but they are capable of producing top quality games just like the big guns: Zeus, God of Thunder, is one of those games.
While you might think that the market is a little saturated with big-hitting Ancient Gods-type games (with the Thunderstruck series, Hall of Gods etc) it looks like you’d be wrong – Zeus is already being very well received by players!
The reason? Probably that, just like Thunderstruck II, Zeus: God of Thunder is packed with a few unique gameplay options which sets it apart from its potential rivals. For example, you can push the “Extra Bet” button to add an addition fifty percent to your original wager, taking the maximum bet from $50 to $75 – this feature also comes with the benefit of increasing the size of the bonus rewards if you manage to trigger one!
Unlocking and activating the bonus features in Zeus: God of Thunder works a little differently to most video slots. During the game, there are 3 always-rotating wheels at the top of the screen. On these wheels, there are prizes like free spins, cash and wilds up for grabs.
The way you unlock these wheels is by landing 3+ “background” symbols in a row: most symbols have a pink-orange background, but if you get 3, 4 or 5 with a blue background, you unlock that respective wheel. Naturally, the wheel requiring the most of-a-kind symbols has the highest value rewards.
- 3-of-a-kind – triggers 5 extra wilds, 7 free spins or mini-minor jackpot
- 4-of-a-kind – triggers 6 extra wilds, 12 free spins or minor-major jackpot
- 5-of-a-kind – triggers 7 extra wilds, 50 free spins or major, mega & grand jackpot.
For players who are in it for the big wins, there are various different jackpots which can be won to directly add to your coin pile! As described above, there are 5 different levels of jackpot while can be accessed: mini, minor, major, mega and grand. The wheel stops absolutely randomly, so you’re always guaranteed at least one of the prizes highlighted above, though most of us will hope for a jackpot.