2015 is almost here, and it seems everyone is looking for their own way to ring in the New Year. Some of us go to big parties, others snuggle up to watch the ball drop with a loved one, and then there’s those of us prefer something a little more exciting… like playing online pokies. What better way to test your luck in the new year than spinning the reels to a potentially huge profit? If you agree, you’ll be glad to know that 1×2 Gaming has released a brand new video slot, Gods of Olympus, just in time for 2015.
Online pokies enthusiasts may not be too familiar with the name 1×2 Gaming, but the company has actually been around for more than a decade, building a proprietary interactive sports gaming platform from the ground floor up. Based in the UK, 1×2 Gaming’s software already powers major iGaming operators like Ladbrokes, Bet365 and emuCasino, and for the last few years, online pokies have become a regular part of the brand’s casino package.
Gods of Olympus marks the software developer’s 32nd addition to the internet slot machine line-up, and the second 5-reel, 20-payline amusement to grace their online pokies menu. Like all of 1×2 Gaming’s virtual poker machines, Gods of Olympus is infused with Flash technology for quick, no-download access. For mobile users, an HTML5 version is expected to launch in the very near future.
Luke Jobling, Chief Technology Officer for 1×2 Gaming, commented on the latest release. “I am pleased to be able to demonstrate that we can offer diverse graphical styles as we expand our portfolio.”
Gods of Olympus Features
As the name implies, the new online pokies game is themed around Greek mythology, superimposing the 3D visages of a dozen allegorically fabled Gods upon player’s screens. With stunning visual effects and an engaging storyline, online pokies fans will surely enjoy testing out all of its unique features, like a lucrative mini bonus game and jackpot with a max payout of £22,500. Even more impressive should be the programmed payout percentage of 97.5%; well above the standard 88% found in most of Australia’s land-based pokies clubs.
Wilds substitute for all other symbols (except the Scatter) to induce the highest possible winning combination(s). Zeus is the Scatter, and when 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels, free spins are awarded. Free spins cannot be retriggered during the free spin phase because the Zeus symbol is replaced with a Neptune Bonus Scatter. If this Scatter appears in 3+ positions during free spins, the bonus round is triggered, wherein players will click ornate dishes upon pedestals to reveal prizes worth up to 90x the triggering bet.
About 1×2 Gaming
1×2 Gaming first appeared on the scene in 2003 with the launch of an original Flash-based product, Virtual Football Gaming, on Victor Chandler. The company focused primarily on virtual sports related products for a while, but eventually branched out into other areas of online gambling. The portfolio now includes over 20 casino style games like blackjack, craps, roulette and video poker, a dozen instant win games, 30+ online pokies, bingo, keno, and more; many of which are already optimized for mobile gaming.