Intro: Game Theme
Ancient cultures and old empires usually make for great slot themes. That said, most games settle for just one! Blueprint Gaming had other plans when they created Wonder of Ages. This title guides us through the eons to see the rise of many powerful figures throughout history. This is far from a boring history lesson, however. This release has not one but four different free spins bonuses you can look forward to! On top of that, players can score one of three progressive jackpots.
The developers always had a team of talented artists. However, they obviously had a blast designing Wonder of Ages! The slot features several locations, each one more breath-taking than the last. We get to see the beauty of Egypt, the might of Rome, the strength of the Mongols and the rise of Greece from up close! Add a few minor animations like clouds passing by, and you have a winning combination! Blueprint Gaming went all out to make this game look fantastic, and we are happy to report they did an excellent job.
- RTP: 95.49%
- Betting Range: £0.20 – £100.00
- Max Win: £1,000,000
- Similar Slots: Ivory Citadel, Hoard of Poseidon, Halloween Fortune
How it Works
You play this release on a five-reel board with twenty fixed paylines. That means you cannot turn individual paylines on or off in order to adjust your wager. Wins are granted by collecting three or more matching symbols next to one another. All winning combinations must start with the leftmost reel and follow an active payline to grant a cash prize. The control panel is designed to be easy to navigate, and it does its job rather well. It helps that it shares the same design across both desktop and mobile devices. You can use it to spin the reels, set up Auto Play, look at the paytable and change our total bet. Players can bet between £0.20 and £100 on each spin.
Icon designs have been handled quite well. There are no reused symbols like playing card royals here. Roman numerals I, II and III serve as low value icons. We are also introduced to various characters from various cultures, such as Greece, Egypt, Rome and the Mongol Empire. This gives us a diverse and interesting set of characters to go along with the impressive background images. A golden W surrounded by a golden wreath serves as the Wild symbol. The Scatter shows a Greek soldier, Cleopatra and Caesar, with the Wonder of Ages logo placed in front of them.
Line up five different characters on a single payline from reel one to reel five to win a 200x cash prize. This is a minor bonus, but it serves as a nice boost when it occasionally happens.
Collect three, four or five Scatters to win a 5x, 10x or 100x cash prize. On top of that, players will trigger the Wonder of Ages special feature. You are taken to a separate screen, where you are tasked with clicking through numerous face down coins. As you reveal coins, they are collected and fill meters on the left hand side. The first bonus to get three matching coins will result in that special feature being played! After finishing those free spins, the bonus game is played again. This continues until a Fallen Temple icon is drawn, at which point the special feature ends.
Available free spins bonuses are as follows:
- Empire of Rome: During this bonus, the third reel is stacked with Wild emperor symbols.
- Wonders of Egypt: Up to five icons have a random chance of being turned into Wilds.
- Rise of Greece: Free spins round starts with a 1x multiplier. The multiplier increases by one on every third free spin. Until the bonus ends, a special Wild is locked in the centre position of the third reel.
- Mighty Dynasty: Each spin applies a random win multiplier. The multiplier can go up to 5x.
Find five Jackpot King symbols on the playing field. The icons have to appear from reel one to reel five. Once the special feature is active, players have to collect golden crowns. The more crowns you collect, the larger bet multiplier you unlock. If you reach the Wheel King position, you have a chance of winning one of the three available progressive jackpots!
Whether or not you will enjoy this slot all comes down to how much you like progressive jackpots. It is a fun game to play, and a 10,000x maximum prize outside of the progressive jackpot is nothing to sneeze at. Blueprint Gaming’s release can be fun at times, but it just fails to grip us properly. We definitely think you should give it a go, but you should only stick around if you are serious about scoring a progressive jackpot.