Riche Wilde and the Shield of Athena by Play'n GO released on 29.05.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 10 paylines and a 96.25% RTP. This is a Rich Wilde-themed game offering players a max win of up to 1000x their stake. Riche Wilde and the Shield of Athena can be played on all devices from €0.1 to €100 per spin and is considered a very high volatility game.
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As mentioned above there are a couple of different bonus features going on in this slot, with 2 different bonus features to look out for as well as 2 different special symbols. The Medusa Re-Spin feature triggers randomly while the Medusa's Gaze Free Spins feature will be triggered by the Scatter symbols of the game. The Wild symbol has the usual ability of substituting other symbols on the reel set.
Wilds and Scatters
Of course you will be seeing a Wild symbol in this slot, however there isn't only the one to keep an eye out for, but a total of 3 wilds. Each of them have their very own unique abilities, with Rich Wilde being able to substitute all regular symbols of the slot while Cat Wilde functions as both a Wild Symbol and a Scatter Symbol. The third of the Wild symbols is the Shield of Athena and will be the Wild symbol to trigger the Medusa Re-Spin feature.
Seeing Rich Wildes daughter Cat acts as both a Wild symbol and a Scatter symbol, should you land 3 or more of the Cat Wild scatters, you will trigger the Medusa's Gaze Free Spins feature.
Medusa's Re-Spin Feature
You should be keeping an eye out for the Shield of Athena Wild symbol on the reels. When this lands on any of the 5 reels, the Medusa Re-Spin feature could be triggered randomly. You will then be rewarded with 1 Medusa re-spin, where the Shield of Athena Wild will turn wild and be held in place while the remaining positions on the reels re-spin.
Should more Shields of Athena Wilds or new winning combinations land on the reel set during the re-spin, they will get locked in place while the reels continue to re-spin. This will keep on going until there are no more Shield of Athena or winnings combinations being created on the reels. In the end, all Wilds and Scatters will be changed into Shield of Athena Wilds.
Medusa's Gaze Free Spins Feature
Another symbol you should be looking for is the Cat Wilde Scatter. Should 3, 4 or 5 of these land on the reels, this will trigger the Medusa's Gaze Free Spins feature, giving you 10, 12 or a total of 15 free spins. What makes this feature even better is that fact that it can be re-triggered by landing 3 or more Cat Wilde Scatters during any of the free spins first rewarded to you. In fact, there is no limit to how many times this feature can be re-triggered, meaning you can have an infinite amount of free spins waiting for you.
When a Shield of Athena symbol lands on the reels, the Medusa Re-Spin feature will always be triggered. Then this will lead you to free re-spins for even bigger winning possibilities.
Design and Symbols
As you might have gathered, seeing how many times we already mentioned Medusa, The Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena slot is of course inspired by Greek mythology. You will find yourself in Atlantis, where you along with Rich Wilde and Cat Wilde will be searching for the legendary Shield of Athena.
Many players will already be familiar with Rich Wilde as he has been featured in several Play'n GO already, however this is the first time he brings his daughter Cat along. The slot has gotten a pretty good looking design along with some great graphics, showing you a couple of waterfalls as the background while the reels have been framed by a couple of columns in true Greek style.
The symbols you will be seeing on the reels sadly include the low-value symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, which have gotten a pretty basic looking design. High-value symbols include a golden owl, a purple and golden pendant, a golden ring with a blue jewel and finally a helmet, the last symbol is the one of highest value giving you 150x your stake for 5 of a kind.
In addition to these 9 regular symbols, there are the special symbols. First off there is the Scatter symbol represented by Cat Wilde, which will be the symbol to trigger the Free Spins feature. Then there is Rich Wilde who will substitute all symbols except for the scatter and also the Shield of Athena Wild.
Our Thoughts on Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena
While the title of the slot is quite the mouthful, the slot itself is a very well-made game from Play'n GO. While there really isn't anything too groundbreaking going on in the game, everything you will see has been done really well. Starting from the impressive graphics and overall design of the game to the entertaining special features. Even though there are just two of them, they are sure to bring some action into the game and seeing that the Medusa's Gaze Free Spins feature can be re-triggered indefinitely, there really isn't anything to complain about.
There are also plenty of winning opportunities with maximum wins of up to 10 000x your total stake possible. All of this brings this newest addition to the Rich Wilde franchise one of the best in our opinion. With no big faults to point out, Shield of Athena is without a doubt a slot we can see becoming quite the popular choice.