What would slot game developers do without the stories from Ancient Greece? Many a game is based on the legendary stories and this time it’s the turn of Jason. He always seemed to be searching for something and here he’s after the Golden Fleece which apparently is the hair of a gold-haired winged ram. If you haven’t read the stories you’ll most likely have seen the movie of Jason and the Argonauts with all its crazy creatures.
This is another great release from Microgaming who keep on coming out with excellent slot releases. In the background there’s the blue sea as our ship sails on its journey of discovery. This is a five-reel game that has three rows and a total of 25 paylines. Those paylines are fixed in this game and you simply have to decide your stake for each spin of the reels.The minimum cost of playing is £0.25 and the maximum £250.
Symbols in the game are theme related with the ship, the Argonauts, Iolcus, Mysia, Symplegades, Crete, Sirenum and Colchis (the areas his ship visits). The wild symbol is the Jason and the Golden Fleece logo and this can substitute for all other symbols to get you a winning combination. However, it doesn’t substitute for the scatter symbol which is the fleece.
There are two bonus games for you to try and win some great prizes on. Firstly, there’s the free spins round. To trigger this you need at least three of the scatter symbols to land anywhere on the reels. That’s handy because it means you don’t have to be activating all of the paylines all the time. Ten free spins are received and any wins you get are tripled. It’s also possible to retrigger the free spins if those scatter symbols make another appearance in the required numbers. Another possibility is that you can trigger the main bonus game during the free spins round.
The Jason’s Journey bonus feature sees you having to complete Jason’s tasks as you move from one bonus game to another. There’s an incentive with this to keep on playing the game. The first time it’s triggered there’s just the one game available but the more it’s triggered the more become available.
To trigger this bonus round you need to get at least three of the Golden Fleece symbols. The bonus games are: Firstly there’s the Iolcus Shield Bonus in which you simply pick six from 12 shields revealing prizes. The Mysia Harpy Bonus requires you to match four of the same elements in order to reveal a multiplier, while the Symplegades Shipwreck Bonus is another pick ‘em game but with a bit of a difference If you don’t like the prize you receive then you can return it in the hope you might be able to win a better one but this can only be done twice.
The Crete Wheel Bonus round sees you having to spin the wheel of Talos to win a prize and the Sirenum Card Bonus is a higher or lower card game where you need to get to the fourth card for a bonus prize. Finally there’s the Colchis Potion Bonus in which you have to put the dragon to sleep by mixing a powerful enough potion. The longer the dragon sleeps, the more you win.
There’s certainly plenty going on in this game, especially if you play it for a long time and open up more of the bonus games. Definitely recommended even if you get seasick.