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If you are into Greek mythology, then you’ll likely already know that Atlas was the Titan who was condemned by Zeus after failing in the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. His punishment was not to spend eternity in Tartarus but instead to hold up the sky on his shoulders as a way of ensuring that the two never clashed again.
Most depictions you’ll see of Atlas portray him as standing crouched or hunched with the entire Earth perched on his shoulders, and his importance in society has touched a number of realms. The Atlantic Ocean is named after him, as are the Atlas Mountains and even the lost continent of Atlantis. Now though, there’s The Mighty Atlas slot to take a closer look at, so let’s see if it does this legendary figure justice.
Overview: The Mighty Atlas
The Mighty Atlas slot is a 5×3 reel slot that features 40 selectable paylines in play. You can play one, 10, 20, 30, or 40 paylines per spin, though conventional slot strategy suggests that the maximum number of paylines is most beneficial to the player. Wagers start at just $0.01 per payline ($0.40) but you can increase that up to $1.00 per payline for a maximum bet of $40.
This slot is set against a starry backdrop, with the bottom of the Earth peeking out from above, presumably the vista that Atlas viewed every day following his defeat by the Olympians. The jackpot on The Mighty Atlas is a somewhat miserly 1,000 coins in the base game. This jackpot is based on a single line win and, in truth, the bigger wins (well in excess of this amount) are triggered when you land multiple paylines across the reels.
Who will The Mighty Atlas slot appeal to?
There are a number of High5 Games that operate under a similar structure to The Mighty Atlas slot and if you enjoyed those games, such as Cherry Mischief for example, then you will certainly enjoy The Mighty Atlas slot, as it retains the vast majority of features from those slots. This is a medium to higher variance game and as such will appeal to fans of these particular type of slots.
In terms of features, there’s a decent Free Spins round which will certainly draw in players, but this is a game which won’t drag in many of the top jackpot hunter gamers as a top line prize of 1,000 coins is very small. However the other features of the slot, including the Super Stacked Symbols will certainly attract fans who love this potentially lucrative feature.
Gameplay: The Mighty Atlas
Once you have selected your coin value and the number of paylines you want to play (we’re assuming you go for 40 paylines for the purposes of this review), then you can use the Auto Play button or the Spin button to work your way through the spins. A nice touch is that you can double click on the spin button to play through your spins much more quickly. This is an ideal feature if you don’t have much time to play but want to play through as many spins as you can.
The reels feature the seemingly standard choice for the lower value symbols nowadays, the playing card low symbols from Ten through to Ace, all of which offer rather small payouts of up to 15 coins for 5 on a payline.
There are four higher value symbols on the reels: an elderly gentleman and two beautiful ladies, all of whom offer payouts of up to 25 coins per payline. Atlas himself is the highest value standard symbol, offering payouts of up to 50 coins.
The highest paying symbol is the Wild. This pays out as much as 1,000 coins if you land it on a payline across the reels. In addition, the Wild substitutes for all the symbols outlined above to help create winning paylines. It also substitutes for the lower value symbols during the free spins round.
As you can tell from the size of the wins, winning a single payline payout won’t make you much cash, so the aim of the game on The Mighty Atlas slot is to win big across multiple paylines. To help you do that the game boasts a Super Stacked Symbol feature.
During every spin one of the symbols in the game is super-stacked on the reels. You can land this symbol right across the reels to trigger multiple paylines at the higher payouts. This is how you can achieve the biggest wins available on the slot, both in the base game and during the free spins round. The symbol that is super-stacked is selected at random on the click of a spin.
There is also a Free Spins bonus game available. This is triggered by landing the Golden Coin scatter symbol in all positions on reels 2, 3 and 4. Land the nine symbols here and receive 7 free games on a brand new reel set. If you land the nine scatters again, you can retrigger more free spins up to a maximum of 98.
During free spins there is the Capture Feature. This sees the two ladies and old man symbol add credit to their meter every time they land in the middle of the middle reel. These meters can increase from 2x to 1000x your stake. You can win these amounts by landing the Atlas symbol in the middle reel on any free spin.
Special Features: The Mighty Atlas
Super Stacked Symbols
Before each spin one of the game symbols are selected to be Super Stacked on the reels and this can include the Wild symbol. This offers punters a chance of multiple payline wins across the reels if you can land these symbols on all reels on a spin.
Land the second, third, and fourth reel completely filled with the Gold Coin scatter symbol and you’ll trigger the free spins bonus game which sees you land 7 free spins, plus the Capture Feature is in operation.
The Capture Feature is a nice addition to Free Spins and sees money added to each of the three meters when the symbol for that meter lands in the middle of the middle reel. Land Atlas in this position to trigger the win and claim all the cash that is collated for each of the meters.
Super Stacked Symbols
Without doubt the best feature of the game is the Super Stacked Symbols, without which the slot wouldn’t function. The randomly assigned Super Stacked Symbols can include Wild symbols, which offers the largest possible payout in the game if you can land all 15 spaces as these symbols.
Free Spins round
The Free Spins bonus round does change pace nicely when landed with new reels and the Capture Feature. Bigger wins are possible in the Free Spins round than the base game, but this is a volatile feature and some wins can be relatively small at times
This is a medium variance slot which means that there are somewhat regular wins but they are a mix of sizes. Single line wins tend to pay out very little so you need to hit multiple payline wins using the Wild and Super Stacked Symbols to achieve higher value wins on the slot.
A lack of multipliers throughout the game does make it a little less interesting to play. The Capture Feature offers a variation on this, but it is hard to trigger and with the value of single payline wins being so low, a multiplier on a Wild completed win would have added a bit of extra value to the slot.
Free Spins hard to hit
The Free Spins game can be hard to hit at times and you do seem to have many heart-stopping moments on the way towards triggering the game. It is frustrating when you eventually trigger it but only win a small amount though and that does tend to happen a little too frequently.
Small base game wins
The biggest issue is the size of single payline base game wins. Even five of a kind on a payline in most cases does not cover the cost of your spin. A multiplier or some other factor to increase the value of these wins would certainly have been a good idea and made the slot more appealing.
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Graphics & soundtrack 2/5
There’s nothing too exciting about this slot graphically, although the sound does kick up a notch when you trigger the Free Spins round. The graphics are clear and well-defined, but nothing truly excites you about the presentation.
Originality & creativity 3/5
The Super Stacked Symbol and the Capture Feature are nice additions to the slot and they do give the game a little more creativity than usual, but other than that what you have here is a somewhat standard 5×3 reel, 40-payline slot.
Play value 3/5
This is a real mixed bag and it can be very different from one session to the next but overall the play value on The Mighty Atlas slot isn’t too bad over the longer term, as those spells of small and no wins are punctuated with much higher wins from time to time.
Jackpot potential 2/5
A 1,000-coin jackpot on a single payline isn’t much to write home about and landing the top-paying high symbol in every position on the reels pays just 2,000 coins. Not a jackpot that is going to attract the players seeking a life-changing win.
Repeat play 2/5
The Super Stacked reels may have you coming back for more for a little while and the Free Spins round is decent, if short, but in truth this is a slot that won’t be one that you’ll be playing for a huge amount of time.
Total score: 12/25
The Mighty Atlas slot is a decent enough game but it just lacks that additional “wow” factor you need to make it into the upper echelons of the slot industry. That combined with a hard to hit free spins round and very low single payline wins does mean that it isn’t as immediately appealing as many other games.