Swedish developer Play’n GO has extended its hugely successful Rich Wilde franchise with the launch of the fifth installment, Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena.

In this chapter in the adventures of the supplier‘s most “prominent” character, the intrepid explorer is joined by his daughter, Cat Wilde as they travel to the island of Atlantis in search of the powerful Shield of Athena or Aegis, which bears the snake head of the gorgon Medusa.

Rich Wilde is a beloved slot character, and we know players are always ready for another adventure.”

The 5-reel, 3-row, 10 fixed paylines video slot has a default RTP (return to player) of 96.25 percent and features Medusa Respins and Medusa’s Gaze Free Spins, as well as a max payout of 10,000x.

Symbols and features:

All of the game’s symbols are derived from Greek mythology, and from low to high pays include 10-A royals, a Golden Owl, the Pendant of Courage, the Ring of Wisdom, the Helm of Athena, and the Shield of Athena, which transforms into a Wild during the Re-Spins feature. With max volatility, the values are enormous with five standard Shields on any payline worth a significant 500x the stake, which doubles when it transforms into a Wild Shield.

Our steely-eyed Rich serves as the game’s Wild, while Cat acts as the Scatter. Rich can substitute for any symbol, with the exception of Cat, to combine for more winners. Cat can help players trigger the Medusa’s Gaze feature.

Beloved character:

In an official press release, Chief Executive Officer for Play’n GO, Johan Törnqvist, remarked about the popular character’s latest adventure, saying…

“Rich Wilde is a beloved slot character, and we know players are always ready for another adventure. But it’s important that we make sure that his games, like our other titles, are of the highest quality, and worthy of the name.

Shield of Athena is an amazing game, visually stunning with entertaining features for players to enjoy; the perfect game to continue Rich Wilde’s legacy!”

Rich Wild has been the catalyst for a series of successful titles for the Växjö-headquartered slot supplier, with his most recent adventure in the H.P Lovecraft inspired, Tome of Madness, and previous hits including Pearls of India and the Ancient Egypt-themed, Book of Dead.

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