The Titans Of The Sun Hyperion online slot is part of a set, which might appear identical to the naked eye, but has subtle differences.
The second instalment is that of Titans Of The Sun Theia, and you could be forgiven for thinking that, apart from the main characters, this is the same game.
And whilst you’ll be mostly right, subtle differences in the way one feature works makes one stand out from the other.
This Greek game combines the familiar A – 10 symbols, common in so many other Microgaming slots. Personally, we find that a little lazy as you are already releasing two almost identical slots, you can at least bring in a dash of imagination.
The other high paying symbols are that of Hyperion himself, Pegasus, the flaming Phoenix, and the Titans Of The Sun slot logo as the super high value wild.
All of these symbols are set across five reels and 15 paylines, on a highly graphical backdrop of cliff-top waterfalls, temples, and emerald seas.
Remember that difference we talked about earlier? It starts here; with the golden sun faced symbol which appears 5 stacked high throughout the base game and free spins in the Titan of the Sun Hyperion slot.
With Theia, on the other hand, it comes 6 high-stacked in the base game, and 5, 6 or 7 high in the free spins. So does that make the sister better?
Actually, not particularly. Because these small details you barely notice as you play, seeing as you only ever see a stack of 3, and Hyperion has bigger 5 of a kind wins.
When it appears it will transform randomly into any of the high or low symbols in the base game. Combine this with the fact that the Hyperion symbol comes equally stacked, and you can see how the mystery symbols can help create some winning combos.
The problem is that whilst the potential is there, the reality is a little duller. Mostly we walked away with about 2x to 5x our bet, sometimes 12x if we were lucky.
Granted, we could have been having a bad day, but with such huge wins potential, after 2000 spins we’d have expected at least one 20x – 40x our bet base game win, especially for a game that classes itself as “highly volatile”.
Three or more of the scatter symbols, represented by the silhouette of a man and a woman embracing, will reward you with 15 free spins. In our experience it can take around 100 – 150 base game spins to trigger them, sometimes more, sometimes less.
What’s great about these free spins though are that they can be re-triggered, and the Mystery symbol will now turn wild as well.
And it can’t be denied that the wins here are bigger than in the base game, but if truly magnificent wins exist here, they alluded us.
For a game that builds itself up to create some legendary wins that only the Greek gods could provide, it always feels like they are never close enough.
This is a casino slot that has all the potential to give you some big wins, with high paying symbols, stacked symbols and free spins with even more wilds.
A 96 – 97% return to player rate gives you plenty of low paying action especially with the mystery symbol creating stacks of the same symbol throughout the game. A 0.15 minimum bet gives everyone; beginners, experts and experienced players alike, the chance at a few beautiful spins.
Overall it’s a game that will need patience, and a decent bankroll, to line up the reels just right to get the maximum payout of 5,000 times your bet.
And whilst we got burnt by playing with this sun god, those of you with a little more patience for high volatile slots, like Kronos for example, will happily worship at the feet of this Titan of the Sun Hyperion slot game.