Achilles Slots

Aachilleschilles is a game offered by RTG (Realtime Gaming), a slot machine that has as a theme a Greek hero and it’s named after him.

Achilles was known as one of the biggest heroes of Ancient Greece, living in a time when the Trojan War took place, and even Homer’s Iliad has him as its main character.

It’s quite exciting to see a slot machine with this kind of theme, as there are considerably more Egyptian themed games out there than there titles with a focus on the Greek culture.

The game has plenty of things to offer, starting with its progressive jackpot prizes (awarded randomly), continuing with a couple of decent features (involving wild symbols and scatters, plus free spins with multipliers to make things interesting) and top payouts of up to $50,000.

Features of Achilles

You will find the slot’s features to be the same basic combination of substituting symbols, scatters and the usual free spins with multipliers. It does innovate a bit as well though, giving the player free spins both when you get wild symbols and when you have scatters present on the screen. There are different types of free spins offered in each case, but the main thing is that it tries to make things exciting for the player.


Achilles, the game’s hero, is used for the symbol with substitution powers, the wild. Its simple appearance on the reels will result in payouts being awarded, but they get better if there are multiple wilds on the same active line. Whenever a wild symbol appears in a position where it can substitute for another symbol, it will do so and it will help the player get a new combo going, or it will improve an existing one.

Free Spins Feature

The wild’s free spins are triggered when there are a minimum of three Achilles wilds on the screen. At that point, the player picks one of the Achilles that are present, which will reveal that he won either 15, 20 or 25 spins for free. For the duration of these free spins, the scatter symbols will be turned either into wilds or into Helen symbols. All free spins payouts are tripled, thanks to the 3x multiplier.achilles-free-spins-choice

The second major symbol of the game would be the scatter, in this case with the image of the city of Troy on it. The scatter has the ability to reward players simply for having multiple symbols of this type on the screen, so they don’t have to appear on the same payline. Prizes worth up to 500 times the bet value are awarded for up to five scatters, plus 10 free spins when there are at least three symbols.achilles-free-spins-round

The free spins awarded by the scatter symbol have a 2x multiplier. They can get retriggered by 3+ symbols with either Troy or Achilles in them.

Betting options and jackpots

Bets are placed by clicking on the Up or Down arrows, placed on both sides of the Bet button. They have a starting point of $0.20 and they go up to $100, covering all 20 lines. Individual line wagers vary between $0.01 and $5.

The big prize is the progressive jackpot, but that one is offered randomly and there isn’t much you can do about it. The game’s own $50,000 top jackpot looks good as well though, especially with the medium sized wagers that are required.

Design and symbols

The game’s design has a classic look to it, meaning that you’re not going to find modern looking images in it. It’s a good looking game nonetheless though, fitting for a game about the Ancient Greek people. The dark yellow of the walls of Troy are a big part of the design actually, being used heavily in the game.

Symbols: Achilles (wild, 10,000x), Troy (scatter, 500x bet), Helen (5,000x), Trojan Horse (1,250x), Shield (800x), Flag (800x), Ace/King (400x), Queen/Jack (250x), Ten/Nine (200x).

Is It Worth Playing?

A fan of history and of the Greeks will say that it is, as it is one of the few games that have this kind of theme and the experience offered is good enough. The interesting use of multiple types of free spins here, with some of them being offered by wilds, is another good reason to play the game if you want something interesting. Overall, I’d say yes, give it a try and see how it works out for you.