Achilles is an online slot
game developed by Realtime Gaming. The game has 5 reels and 20 paylines. The theme draws from the Greek Trojan war and Homer’s Iliad. Characters from the story are used as symbols and for the inspiration of the general design. The most attractive feature of the game is its fast pace as it is designed not to waste time on unnecessary animations. Return to Player is 94.5%, which could be better considering other modern games of this type. Minimum bet in the game is 0.1, while the maximum bet is capped at 5.
The lower value symbols in the game are represented by numbers 9, 10 and letters Q, J, A, and K. There are also symbols that lead to higher winnings. These are the symbols of Helen, the Trojan horse, a shield, a banner and Achilles.
Achilles also represents a Wild symbol, which can substitute for others to lead to a win on a payline. There is also a Scatter symbol of Troy, which can trigger free spins. The bonus modes and free spins will be explained in more detail below.
The buttons in the game are easy to understand and navigate, so that even an inexperienced player will find it easy to play the game. On top of the screen, the size of the bet is displayed along with the total balance and the winnings on the current spin on each side. Below, the user has a control panel, using which he/she can spin the reels, set autoplay and change the size of the bet. One notable thing about the game is that in the regular mode, the spins are extremely fast, so that a couple of them can be done in a second. No extra time is wasted on the animation, which is usually the case with other games. In the free spins mode, however, the animations are more drawn out to create suspense and make the game more enjoyable.
Besides the regular game, there are two ways to trigger the Free Spins. If three Achilles symbols appear anywhere on the reels at the same time, user has to click one of them, and will be rewarded with either 15, 20 or 25 free spins. During this Free Spins mode, the winnings are tripled and can lead to significant sums. In addition, in this mode, all Troy symbols are changed with Achilles and Helen symbols.
The Free Spins mode can also be triggered if three or more Troy symbols appear on the reels. In this case, the player is awarded 10 free spins. The winnings in this round will be doubled. Both Free Spins modes can be retriggered during the play.
The design of the game is not very modern. Although the theme is inspired by a very interesting story, the execution is not the best. The symbols seem to be designed in an old-fashioned way and the color scheme is quite common and uninspiring as well.
While the design of the game might not be the most attractive or modern, Achilles is still a good option for experienced players who have become tired of watching the spinning reels. The fast pace of the game will not let the players get bored. As the game is centered around its bonus features, where the player start to really win sizable sums, the game doesn’t force the users to waste a lot of time in the standard mode. Achilles is definitely a good option for experienced players.
For beginners, who might want to get the complete traditional experience of online slots, this might not be the best choice to start with. There are countless games with amazing designs and animations, that might be able to give them a better playing experience.