Augustus online slot is a 5x3 reel, 20 payline, medium volatility title by Microgaming, and Neon Valley Studios. The game takes place in an ancient Roman city with towering marble structures reflecting the wealth and status of their inhabitants. Emperor Augustus is the star of the show and his likeness is captured in intricate detail along with the trappings of royal wealth as symbols on the reels. The game's bonus features include free spins and wild reels.
You will notice 2 coin-shaped gaps above each reel, these are coin meters that you fill when gold coin symbols appear on the reel. Once you have filled both gaps, the reel will turn completely wild for 2 successive spins.
Getting to free spins entails landing 3 scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5. Once you achieve this you will be able to choose from 3 free spins modes. You can choose 2 free spins with 3 wild reels, 8 free spins with 2 wild reels, or 25 free spins with 1 wild reel. You can retrigger the feature by landing 3 more scatters.
Augustus slot follows a familiar formula, but with a fresh, new face. Seasoned slot enthusiasts will immediately recognize this title to be a clone of Age of Conquest which was also developed by Neon Valley Studios. The fantasy theme has given way to the dazzling opulence of the Roman empire and the theme has been executed brilliantly with almost lifelike illustrations that transport you back to a golden era. The game’s top potential of $200 000 is achievable in the base game if you can get a grid full of Wild Reels and you can balance risk and reward when you choose how many free spins and wild reels you would like for the bonus game. Slot clones can sometimes be disappointing as developers will often only implement minor thematic tweaks, but in this case, the transformation is profound enough to make it feel like a different game from its predecessor. While the relatively modest attention won’t attract any high rollers, the relaxed gameplay and visual experience will attract a wider market.