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These slot providers love a bit of Greek Mythology, with so many stories and fables to chose from they have what feels like an endless supply of inspiration. The problem comes when they get lazy, with their offerings getting sloppy and cliched. Punters love a bit of Greek though, and so do we here at CG towers. Jason’s Quest by Genesis Gaming is another slot based on the tale of Jason and the Argonauts, but is it up to scratch?
Presented over the 5 x 3 reel setup with a pretty standard 25 paylines, this slot is set on the sails of Jason’s famous vessel, the Argo, against a shimmering sea and mountainous backdrop.
The symbols are there for the taking
Icons come in the form of the four characters of the story including Jason, his wife Medea and Poseidon. Classic playing cards symbols ( 9, 10, J, Q, K and A) make up the lower scoring icons.
It’s all a bit vague to be honest when it comes to the characters, and we had trouble deciphering all of them from our knowledge of the original story. The wild symbol appears to be Harpie, substituting for all other symbols, except the scatter. The scatter symbol itself is the famous Golden Fleece, which activates the main feature.
The slot is structured a little like a game, with three level that you’ll need to traverse to achieve in this slot. You will need to collect the gems, which are awarded at random after any spin, or by triggering the bonus feature. The bonuses available on each level are described below.
Trigger the feature by getting three or more of the Golden Fleece scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. On levels two and three you can choose from a range of available monster battles.
Level One – No Gems Required – Cyclops*
This is a free spins round and you are initially awarded 10 spins with all wins multiplied by 2x. More spins can be won by landing three or more scatter symbols. During level two there’s a 3x multiplier and in level three there’s a 3x multiplier, plus up to 15 wilds added to the reels per spin.
Level Two – 15 Gems Required – Hydra*
You will be taken to a screen displaying the many-headed Hydra and all you have to do is pick three of the five places to attack revealing a credit value and a multiplier.
Level Three – 30 Gems Required – Skeleton*
Eight free spins are awarded with skeleton symbols on the reels; land a skeleton and you will be asked to select one of three shields which will award a prize or a standard symbol. If it’s a symbol then each of the skeletons on the reels will transform into that symbol. More spins can be won by landing three more scatters.
*Genesis Gaming press pack
Probably the most endearing thing about Jason's Quest is the stunning cartoon design. There’s a distinctly high-quality feel to it, it’s also cracking fun. This level structure will alienate some, especially those looking to have a few bets and leave. Generally though, it keeps ‘em playing, and we think it’ll probably keep you playing too!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring