Everyone has their own personal Achilles tendon or weakness that there is no armor or strength tough enough to protect us from (hopefully yours isn’t losing at online slots). Achilles was a Greek hero and a great warrior who fought in the Trojan War, but his enemy found that one place where he was invulnerable to attack—a tendon in his ankle, now forever known as Achilles tendon. Achilles the slot, however, is set before his death, when his strength and power was at its peak, and no one could defeat him.
Set amid the modern-day ancient ruins of what once was among the most powerful empires in the world; Achilles the online video slot spans 5 reels and encompasses 20 paylines. The sounds and graphics in Achilles are fairly basic, similar to many other RTG slots, and images of Troy are portrayed throughout the game, spanning across the background. There is a substitute icon (aka wild), a scatter, 2 free game bonus features, and a progressive jackpot.
Achilles slot symbols portray appropriate symbols such as Achilles himself (the wild substitute), the City of Troy (the scatter symbol), Helen of Troy, the Trojan Horse, a Shield, a Crest, and A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9.
Achilles is the wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols except scatters to complete winning combination payouts. But Achilles also is the highest paying symbol in the game, paying out 10,000 credits when 5 Achilles symbols land on a payline when the maximum bet is applied to the winning spin.
The Achilles slot progressive jackpot can be won at the end of any game and is triggered at random. Progressive jackpot earnings will be added to any other wins. The current value of the progressive jackpot is displayed at the top center of the reels.
Achilles will award deserving players with 10 free bonus spins whenever 3 or more Troy symbols appear anywhere on the reels. During these free games, all will are doubled. More so, you can retrigger 10 more free spins whenever 3 or more mixed Troy and/or Achilles symbols land on the reels.
Being the generous and valiant hero that he is, Achilles will award another free games feature when 3 or more Achilles symbols appear on the reels. Upon triggering this feature, the player will be asked to select 1 Achilles to reveal 15, 20, or 25 free spins. During these free spins, Troy symbols are changed into Helen or Achilles, and all prizes incurred are tripled. This feature can also be retriggered.
Bet from 0.01 credits per line up to 5.00 credits per line on all 20 lines for a maximum bet worth 100.00, which makes this an extremley high-limit slot machine (if you want it to be of course). Achilles will appeal to penny slot players as well as medium stake players looking to spend no more than $5 per spin.
Achilles is an engaging slot game for a couple of reasons. First, its simplicity offers effortless play while still incorporating 2 bonus features that hit fairly often. Second, the impending chance of hitting the randomly awarded progressive jackpot is a welcome addition that keeps play interesting and suspenseful, a key trait of any good online slot game. If you like Achilles, other slots by Real Time Gaming that you might enjoy include Caesar's Empire and Cleopatra’s Gold.