Mia Gardner | 29 Jun 2018
The new online slot is set in Athens at the pinnacle of the Greek empire. It takes players on a grand tour of the beautiful myths and legends of the region, with the golden owl being the main guide throughout the base game. The Golden Owl of Athena also contains numerous bonus features based on the same mythology, adding additional interest to this whimsical historic title.
The base game reels contain numerous Greek-themed icons too, ranging from Grecian urns, spears and battle helmets to golden coins and the famed gilded owl himself. The owl acts as a wild symbol to substitute for all other base game icons, and whenever it lands on the reels, it will also pay out significant cash prizes.
Players who land a ‘flock’ of owls – that is, three or more – on a single spin will also be blessed by the goddess Athena herself, who will award between 8 and 20 free spins at random. In the free spins bonus, the goddess and the owl will choose a random symbol to transform as well, which will expand to fill entire reels whenever it lands to provide even more massive wins.
Even the backdrop of The Golden Owl of Athena pays tribute to the beauty of ancient Greece. In the background, players can spot lush gardens and cool fountains dappled with sunlight, and as the day cycles to night, the scene changes to a dusky sky and signal fires in the distance. The soundtrack is a pleasant choral track, which is paired with dynamic slot sound effects and some of Betsoft’s most popular in-game features.
Players can also choose to give in to their more adventurous sides in the new title with Betsoft’s double up feature. This allows them to wager an entire cash win or a portion thereof for a shot at claiming a much larger payout, which can significantly boost punters’ bankrolls in the process.
Commenting on the release of The Golden Owl of Athena, Betsoft Head of Product development Dan Cooper noted that his company wanted to create a game based on a lesser-known period of myth and history. He explained that in the story of the goddess Athena, the developer found a chance to create a truly unique gaming experience in which a standout character is the key to triggering a series of lucrative features, and also to guiding players through an intriguing setting.