Play’n GO Celebrate Q4 2020 With a Double Dose of Entertainment
November 20, 2020
Renowned iGaming studio Play’n GO is back in the headlines yet again, this time with a double release promising twice the entertainment in the form of a video slot and a bingo title. The first title, the Rise of Athena, is a video slot based on the mythological Greek goddess of wisdom and her tales of romance. Title characters include Athena, Pegasus, and Glaukopis the owl.
The second title is Viking Runecraft Bingo, and the game is based on a popular 2017 slot called Viking Runecraft. The game focuses on the second set of mythological characters, including the Nordic Gods Thor, Odin, Heimdall, and Frey. Both the games are quite similar in terms of overall theme and design. However, that is where all similarities end.
According to the official statement by CPO Martin Zettergren, “This isn’t the first time Play’n GO arrived with multiple simultaneous releases. We’ve upgraded our potential where we’re well within our comfort zone to deliver more than a single high-quality title within a cramped deadline”.
“Of course, these are two different games offering vastly different experiences while leaving more options for the operators to entertain players. But diversity is what it’s all about” Martin added. With barely six weeks to pass before the year comes to a close, it seems Play’n GO is all set to dominate the markets and enter the new year with a bang.
Rise of Athena: Features and Bonuses
Rise of Athena sets off to a marvellous start thanks to a minimalist yet tasteful approach from the designers. The game features a 5-reel 10-payline grid while buy-ins range between 10 p/c to £/€100 per spin. The highly volatile title offers a decent hit frequency while the streamlined gameplay works well to keep the audiences hooked over extended timeframes.
The free spin round is the highlight of the Rise of Athena, and when triggered offers up to 12 free spins. The owl scatter lands on reels 2, 3, and 5, triggering 1x, 20x, or 500x the current stake. There are not a lot of changes during the bonus round apart from how the Wilds appear. Players must also remember that free spins cannot be retriggered.
Viking Runecraft Bingo: Features and Bonuses
Similar to the slot version of the title, Viking Runecraft Bingo features a ton of bonuses to keep the players hooked. Buy-ins range between €0.01 and €40 per card with 30 balls to start off with. Players must create a winning pattern while the game returns up to 4,000x the total stake.
Viking Runecraft Bingo sports a 95.87% RTP, which is lower than similar titles. Nevertheless, the title more than makes up for it using progressive jackpots. Players can purchase up to 13 balls after the initial 30, and the prices vary on the stake and the winning potential. Additional highlights include the bonus rounds, like Ragnarok progressive jackpot and the 4 Norse God bonus games.