Ancient Greece has plenty of heroes and conquerors to boast about. Mythical king and founder-hero of Athens – Theseus – is getting his slot by the name of Theseus Rises. This is the latest title by the 1x2 Gaming – a studio that’s lately been getting more recognition.
This is a back to back mythological slot release for the provider, as they are freshly coming off their Book of Loki release. Stat-wise they are similar, with Theseus Rises having a higher 96% RTP and also a higher max payout of impressive 7,500x, even the game layout has been expanded by a row. It’s looking promising so far, so we have to see what our hero is truly capable of.
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Theseus Rises Review
Design and Gameplay
It's a battle between the good and evil, mighty warrior Theseus against the ferocious Minotaur, who dwells at the centre of Labyrinth. On the contrary, the Theseus Rises slot starts on a quite relaxed groove. Ancient drum-banging music leads the background sounds. The scenery is balmy, with butterflies and foliage around. It's the calm before storm, as the bonus features will turn up the intensity.
On Theseus Rises all the symbols and visuals are Ancient Greek themed, even the lowest symbols, that some providers don't remake. Theseus Rises has gone with cartoon styled visuals, which look quite alright, but it slightly reminds the quality that we already had a couple of years ago. Theseus Rises also utilizes the Cascading mechanism, meaning that every winning symbol explodes away and is replaced by fresh symbols, possibly creating even more wins.
Symbols and Payouts
Graphically this could be one of the nicest parts of Theseus Rises. Symbols are well-made and they fully represent the theme. In total there are 4 card symbols (J, Q, K, A) and 6 picture symbols. They portray various characters and items from the mythology, for example, the sword that Theseus slew the Minotaur with. The wild symbol is Theseus himself and it can appear on reel 2, 3, 4 and 5.
We already gave some praise to Theseus Rises payouts, as the max win of 7,500x, especially, gives a reason for excitement. Like usually, winning combinations are paid from the leftmost side. There are 1024 payline in total. Theseus Rises RTP is precisely 96%, which we have no complaints with. Same goes for volatility, which is a nice medium/high rating.
All the stats are balanced quite well, for the game to be awarding and fun at the same time. Bet range on Theseus Rises is not the widest we've seen being 0.20 – 50EUR, but for general players, this should suffice.
Theseus Rises Bonus Features
This is the part where warrior Theseus gets into the battle, the moment to encounter the human devouring Minotaur is here. We are, of course, talking about the bonus feature called Labyrinth Chase. It's a game of cat and mouse as both Theseus and Minotaur are chasing each other.
Rules are following, you take turns in a throw of dice. The number that you get on your dice roll is the steps that you take on the game board. If you land on a tile that you have been on before, you're awarded additionally. Size of rewards is represented by colours blue, green and red. If Theseus catches Minotaur first, then the player is awarded an extra jackpot. It's a day and night difference when we talk about the pacing and atmosphere of the bonus game compared to the main game. Labyrinth Chase is triggered by landing 3 Bonus symbols on middle reels.
The other bonus feature that we on Theseus Rises are the Free Spins. They are activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters. Accordingly, the rewards are 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins. Each scatter you land in the bonus game, adds an additional Free Spin. Exclusively to Free Spins, there is a chance to land a Multi Symbol. It increases the global multiplier by 1.
Theseus Rises also offers to buy both bonuses straight away, this is perfect for those who want an instant action without the need to invest time.
Theseus Rises is on a fine line between being simple and complex. At first, it strikes as a regular Ancient Greece hero slot, but the more we get into all the features, the more it starts to impress. Theseus Rises is not going to be known for breath-taking visuals or aspiring effects, but it has its charm that makes you want to stay for a while longer. Overall, we can say that it's well-made and 1x2 Gaming is making a step in the proper direction.
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