Myth, Predictable Slot with Some Big Wins
There are certain standard tropes in online casino slots that all developers end up taking a stab at: the pre-Columbian jungle adventure, the treasures of ancient Egypt, the African safari, and classic fruit machines are prime examples. A nod to ancient Greece is another stalwart, and the online slot Myth is developer Play’n GO’s take on this subject.
With five reels, two standard bonus features and no plot, Myth does not offer much for the mobile pokies NZ fan who craves novelty. It’s a medium to high-variance game, meaning the bigger wins come infrequently, but when they do, they are impressive enough to make up for a long string of losses. Players should therefore adjust their betting according to their budgets to enable long-term play. Myth offers 20 paylines, four coin denominations ranging from 0.01 to 0.25, and bets of up to 5 coins per line, all fully adjustable. So the minimum bet per spin is 0.20, and the maximum 25.00.
Artwork Well Suited to the Theme
Despite somewhat pedestrian features, Myth does a good job of tying in the theme with its bright, detailed artwork. The reels, bounded by chains, hang between the marble pillars of an ancient hilltop Greek temple, a divine light shining through the game logo on the temple roof from the cerulean sky in the background.
Myth uses 10 ordinary payline symbols, and true to the theme, the five Poker values 10 to A are drawn in angular Grecian fonts as if carved from marble, inlaid with decorative lines in contrasting indigo, green, mauve, turquoise and red. Three or more matches on the same payline, running sequentially from Reel 1, will win the player a prize: from 5X the line bet for three 10s, Js or Qs, to 150X for five Ks or As.
Top Icons Reference Several Greek Myths
The five higher-paying icons in Myth are all based on chimera: fantastic creatures from different tales in Greek mythology. The Harpy, a vengeful winged woman, and Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of Hades, both win identical prizes for the same matches: 15X, 75X or 250X the bet per line. A one-eyed Cyclops wins 20X, 150X or 500X the bet for three, four or five matches.
The two top-value Myth symbols, Medusa the snake-haired Gorgon and the man-bull Minotaur, pay prizes beginning with two matches: 2X and 3X the line bet respectively. For three, for or five matches, they too win identical prizes: 25X, 250X or 750X the bet.
Usual Wild and Free Spins Features
A doughty Spartan hero, armed against the monsters, is Myth’s Wild symbol. It has the standard ability to replace other payline symbols and complete wins, but also wins prizes for two or more Wild matches starting on Reel 1: 10X, 100X, 1,000X or 5,000X the line bet.
The Myth Scatter icon is a glowing, golden Grecian amphora, and when two or more crop up in any windows on the reels, it pays the player a multiple of the full spin bet: 2X, 5X, 20X or 200X. In addition, three or more Scatters at once will trigger a bonus round of 15 free spins, that can be re-triggered three times for a total of 60. During free spins, all prizes are tripled. Combined with wins for big Wild combos, it is this feature that contributes to the large, less frequent prizes that make Myth a medium to high-variance slot.