The design here is typical Novomatic. The setting, as you’d expect, is the Garden of Persephone. On the gold-edged reels, you’ll see lower value royal values plus more rewarding horn of plenty, harp, vase and helmet symbols. The best of these is Persephone which pays 1, 2 or 4 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on 1 of the game’s 25 paylines. You’ll also see a wild symbol which performs the usual replacing duties.
The crown is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award of 3, 10 or 50 your total stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature. On offer here are 10 free spins. Before the round starts, 1 symbol is picked at random. This symbol will the spin in a colossal formation, taking up the equivalent of 9 standard symbols (3x3 in size).
The other symbol to keep a special eye out for is the golden coin. Land 6 or more of them on the same spin to trigger the Almighty Jackpots feature. The coins from the triggering spin (which come with cash values attached) are held and the reels spin again. The number of spins you’ll get to improve your allocation depends on the number of coins from the triggering spin (up to 10).
Once your spins are over, all the coin amounts are added together and that’s your prize. Fill the screen with coins and that amount is doubled. You’ll also have a chance to land a Grand, Major, Maxi, Minor or Mini jackpot in this round. These offer awards of between 20 and 1,000 times your stake. If Persephone is on your side, there’s a maximum of 1,750 times your stake to be won in total from this feature.
Almighty Jackpots Garden of Persephone is a typical Novomatic slot game. The design and soundtrack are superb but the payouts from the symbols in the base game and Free Games feature just don’t make this game appealing. It’s all about the Almighty Jackpots feature but the likelihood of winning 1,750 times your stake is pretty tiny.
It’s not the most exciting myth and legend-themed slot game you’ll play but an occasional visit to the Garden of Persephone is diverting enough. I would much rather play the Greek mythology slot games from Playtech – the Age of the Gods series. They all have superb bonus features, good win potential and 4 progressive jackpots.