NetEnt announces Greek-themed Parthenon™ slot
The moment Evolution took over NetEnt in December 2021, they ditched a few of the upcoming games from the list. So far, they haven’t been replaced, but three new NetEnt slots survived the strict selection. Planned to be released for the 3rd of June is the Parthenon™ slot, a Greek-themed slot in which you challenge the vicious Medusa to earn a place among the Olympians.
The Quest for Immortality™ slots series
The full name of the new NetEnt slot is Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™ and obviously refers to the all-time classic Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™. From the 3rd of June, there will be two Quest for Immortality™ slots available with the Parthenon™ slot as the latest addition.
So far, all I have is a description of the upcoming Parthenon™ slot with a few images. I don’t need more to explain the newest game and its slot features. Or to compare it with the Pyramid™ slot for that matter. Let’s do that! Let’s take the two games and see what changes we can expect in the upcoming Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™
I don’t know much yet about the RTP and volatility of the Parthenon™ slot, but Pyramid is a low to medium volatile slot with an RTP of 96.48% which is rather average.
What Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ and Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™ are going to have in common, is the Avalanche™ feature.
Another video slot feature invented by NetEnt is the Wild Generation. Even though the Wild generation works slightly different in the Parthenon™ slot, they both have the same intention.
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™
The Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ slot brought you straight to Ancient Egypt. The Parthenon™ slot will bring you to Ancient Greece. While both going back to ancient times, their themes differ a lot from one another.
The Pyramid: Quest for Immortality™ slot differs from common slots with its five distinctive reels. They are responsible for 720 bet ways to win and show a 3-4-5-4-3 layout.
As part of the Quest for Immortality™ series, it’s only normal that the Pyramid™ slot offers the Avalanche feature. This slot feature was introduced in the Gonzo’s Quest™ slot in 2011 but is now available in a good number of NetEnt slots. When a winning combination has formed, symbols involved in the combination explode and disappear. They leave space for new symbols, a second Avalanche, and another chance to win.
Meanwhile, when consecutive avalanches take place, the Multiplier climbs up with each successful avalanche with a maximum Multiplier of x10.
Wild Generations work exactly the same as a standard Wild feature as it substitutes for any other symbol. A symbol that lands on top of reels 2, 3 or 4 and is part of a winning combination, turns into a Wild symbol for the next Avalanche.
Parthenon: Quest for Immortality™
In the Greek version and the second leg of the Quest for Immortality™ slots series, you challenge the vicious Medusa to earn a place among the Olympians. The Parthenon™ slot doesn’t offer distinctive reels as in the first part of the Quest for Immortality™ series, but 6 reels.
And as mentioned before, no Quest for Immortality™ slot without the Avalanche feature. There’s no difference with the Pyramid™ slot, except that the Multiplier only comes available during the Free Spins feature. Besides, the maximum Multiplier is x20.
The Parthenon™ slot also offers the familiar Wild Generation Zone feature which turns all winning top-row symbols into Wilds. It’s the top row that’s the Wild Generation Zone. Any symbol in this zone and part of a winning combination transforms into a Wild symbol.
3 Free Spins symbols that appear anywhere on the reels in the main game award 8 Free Spins. Each additional Free Spins involved with the activation awards 4 additional Free Spins. You receive another 2 Free Spins during the feature when the Scatter Meter reaches 3.
The Free Spins feature offers the Avalanche feature, only this time with a progressive Multiplier of up to x20. The Multiplier increases with each Wild appearing on the reels and Scatter symbols that award additional Free Spins.