Ancient wealth and wisdom await players in The Golden Owl of Athena, the new 5×3, story-focused slot game from Betsoft Gaming.
Set in Athens at the height of the age of antiquity, The Golden Owl of Athena takes players on a guided tour of Greek mythology.
When players arrive in ancient Athens, the golden owl becomes their guide – leading the way to every bonus feature the game contains. Although other symbols like the ornate Grecian urn, spear, and hoplite helmet are high-paying, the golden owl alone holds the keys to truly historic wins. The owl is wild, substituting for any other symbol in winning lines, and wherever it appears on the reels, it will help steer players in the direction of significant scatter wins.
Following the owl can also lead lucky players to a flock; where three or more owls appear in a single spin, Athena anoints the reels with her blessing, and awards between 8 and 20 free spins. During these rounds, the goddess and her golden owl select a symbol at random, and whenever it appears it will expand to full height – forming a tribute to the goddess, and a transformative win for the player.
Ancient Athens is painted in all its pastoral beauty: fountains and gardens glitter in the sunlight, and signal fires glow when dusk falls, thanks to The Golden Owl of Athena’s full day and night cycle. Capping off the choral soundscape, dynamic music accompanies the company’ signature features like Double-Up (which allows players to bet all or a portion of their wins on the potential of a larger payout).
“With The Golden Owl of Athena, we wanted to set a game in an under-served period of history and myth, and to build several rewarding slot mechanics around a single symbol,” explained Dan Cooper, Betsoft’s Head of Product Development. “In the story of Athena and her namesake city, we saw a chance to create an experience with real personality, where a standout character could serve as the key to a series of features, and the guide to both a rich setting and a clear paytable. We believe players will love the game’s atmosphere, and that focusing on the golden owl will encourage everyone to explore its full suite of features.”
Developed for cross-device compatibility from day one, The Golden Owl of Athena is built on the Betsoft SHIFT platform. Designed to reduce file sizes, speed loading, and enable new gameplay and audio-visual experiences, SHIFT guarantees that the same great gameplay reaches players on whatever platform they choose.