BETSOFT’S GOLDEN OWL OF ATHENA SLOT HITS THE MARKET
Betsoft’s latest offering, The Golden Owl of Athena, is a 5×3, story-focused slot machine that offers gamers an opportunity to aspire to ancient wisdom and longevity. Set in the era of antiquity in Athens, Greece, The Golden Owl of Athena allows gamers a chance to explore the Greek mythology of times gone by. Guided by the Golden Owl, they progress through a wealth of bonus features as they attempt to secure high-paying symbols. While players stand to make some serious cash by collecting symbols like spears, helmets, and Grecian urns, it is the golden owl that marks the big money. The owl substitutes itself for any other symbol that appears on a winning line and its appearance helps players progress toward major scatter wins. The owl may also help lucky players to locate a flock; when three of more owls are displayed on a single spin, Athena blesses the reels and players are awarded between 8 and 20 free spins. As these bonuses are played, the owl and the goddess randomly choose a symbol. If this symbol appears on the win lines, it expands to full height as a tribute to the goddess and gives the players a chance to benefit from a transformative win. This highly visual game features images of Ancient Athens in all its ancient glory: pastoral gardens shine in the sunlight, intricate fountains adorn the courtyards, and signal fires burn at dusk.
The vibrant imagery of the game is accompanied by an impressive set of sound effects that add to the atmosphere and enhance the excitement of the play. Describing Betsoft’s latest release, Dan Cooper, the group’s Head of Product Development commented: “With The Golden Owl of Athena, we wanted to set a game in an under-served period of history and myth, and to build several rewarding slot mechanics around a single symbol. In the story of Athena and her namesake city, we saw a chance to create an experience with real personality, where a standout character could serve as the key to a series of features, and the guide to both a rich setting and a clear paytable.”