Don’t let your girlfriend know that you’re too busy with Goddess of Life to spend any time with her. Firstly, because it would make you a lousy partner, but secondly, because she’s likely to comb your Facebook in an attempt to weed out your mistress. We’re japing, of course. Goddess of Life is, in fact, a 20-line video slot with a 10,000 credit jackpot.
Designed by Playtech, those arbiters of casino-based, largely-dependent-on-luck fun, Goddess of Life is a rather magical 5-reel slot game. The non-progressive slot has a mythological theme, with the Celtic strain of lore put firmly in the spotlight. You can play the game for free, or with real cash, at a brace of live casinos.
Anyone with a few coins jangling in their pockets can play Goddess of Life. That’s because coin bet sizes start at just 0.20 per line. Those wishing to stake a little – or a lot – more can wager up to five credits for all 20 lines. Goddess of Life also includes a range of options to enable you to customise your gameplay, including controls for Autoplay and Bet Max.
There are many significant symbols on the reels, including those representing earth, wind, fire and water. As you would expect, there’s also a character symbol for the eponymous Goddess of Life, an attractive female with corn-blonde hair sporting the occasional braid. Further symbols include ancient monuments and the typical assortment of playing cards.
Among the regular symbol, the fire is the most potent, paying five for two, 50 for three, 300 for four and 2,000 for five. The earth logo’s pay-offs drop steeply: to 25 for three, 100 for four and 750 for five. Thereafter, the water and wild logos grant modest pay-outs, although you can still claim 500 for five waters and 250 for five wind icons.
The Goddess of Life symbol is imbued with special properties. For one, she’s wild, able to substitute for all other icons in the game to help you form wins. She does not, however, have the power to replace the scatter. As well as being wild, the GoL is the highest-paying in the game, granting 10,000 for five in a line, 2,000 for four, 250 for three and 30 for two.
The scatter, meanwhile, is the game logo. The gateway to free spins, it must be found in combinations of three, four or five. The number of free spins varies at random, and you can re-trigger the bonus round indefinitely. What’s more, all free spins come with a generous 3x multiplier attached to wins.
Given that it holds the key to free spins and multipliers, you’d think the scatter would be content. But oh no – there’s more. The Goddess of Life scatter is also linked with some handsome pay-outs. Land two to win a single credit, three to win five, four to claim 50 and all five to trouser 500.
Stonehenge has been a site of worship for many years, and though we’re not 100% convinced that the bonus logo in GoL is an exact replica of the prehistoric site, it certainly seems to be. The Stonehenge bonus icon (as it shall henceforth be known) initiates the game’s Crystal Bonus. All you need to do is land the symbol on reels two, three and four. At this point, you’ll pick crystals out of a group and, well, hope for the best. When you find the one marked Collect, the bonus round will come to a speedy end. You can win some good money during this round, but you can just as easily return to the base game empty-handed.
Goddess of Life is a wonderful little slot game from Playtech. While the graphics aren’t especially elaborate, the Celtic-themed title has a certain mystical allure. The artwork is sharp and detailed, the theme is original and the animations underline the game’s sense of drama.
Veteran gamers are certain to appreciate the range of coin sizes supported, while the functionality will be familiar to those au fait with Playtech’s typical modus operandi. When you factor in the presence of both a wild, and a free spins bonus complete with multiplier, you can be under no illusions: this is a top-quality video slot. Let’s just hope Lady Luck – or the Goddess of Life – is shining on you.