Play Slots in Ancient Rome with Augustus
tue 24 nov 2020
Augustus is a brand new slot that will take you back in time to Ancient Rome when the first emperor Augustus Caesar was in power. Developed exclusively for Microgaming
by Neon Valley Studios, this medium-volatility game will normally give you a win every few spins. The default RTP is a pleasing 96.14%
, although this can be tweaked down a few percentage points by casinos, so do be aware of that.
Augustus Format and Presentation
This is a five-reel slot with three rows and 20 pay lines. In the main game, you will be playing against a background that portrays a view of Rome in all of its early glory. Okay, so you will only see part of the scene most of the time due to the reels being in the foreground. Even so, the majestic buildings look exactly as you would imagine they might have been, with strong columns of white towering up to the blue sky above.
The symbols on the reels include the playing card ranks of J, Q, K and A, all of which are cast in gold, as well as a dagger, a golden chalice, a helmet and a ring. Augustus himself and his female guard appear as two separate symbols that are each stacked one, two or three cells high. These characters are almost photorealistic, and a good looking pair they are, too. A golden eagle serves as a scatter, and a banner bearing the word WILD is precisely what it says.
Does All of This Look Familiar?
Suppose you have ever played Age of Conquest, which was also developed by Neon Valley Studios. In that case, Augustus might look incredibly familiar to you, and that's because it is laid out in exactly the same way.
Some might go as far as saying that Augustus is simply a reskin of that earlier game. We'll leave you to reach your own conclusion on that point, but the two games do feel quite different from a player's perspective, and both are worth playing in their own right. Augustus sets out to deliver a more reality-based taste of history, while Age of Conquest was much more of a fantasy title.
Coin Collect Meters
Above each of the five reels, you will see two circular slots, all of which are empty when you begin the game. When you spin the reels, it is possible for gold coins to land. Getting a gold coin on a reel will see it shift to one of the empty slots at the top of that reel. When both slots have a coin in them, that entire reel will turn wild for the next two wagered spins.
Augustus Free Spins Feature
The golden eagle scatter symbol appears on the first, third and fifth reels. Land all three of them on the screen at the same time, and you will be awarded two times your total bet before a Free Spins round is triggered. There are three Free Spins features that you can choose from:
- Feature 1 will give you 2 free spins with 3 reels completely wild.
- Feature 2 will give you 8 free spins with 2 reels completely wild.
- Feature 3 will give you 25 free spins with 1 reel completely wild.
Whatever choice you make, this Free Spins feature will take place in the Temple of Augustus, where you'll get the chance to see some impressive architectural detailing close up.
You should note that scatter symbols can still land on wild reels during this feature. That's important because the Free Spins feature can be retriggered by getting another three scatters on the reels at the same time.
An Imperial Epic
Augustus looks and sounds like the kind of imperial epic that fans of Ancient Rome are sure to appreciate. The visuals are gorgeous, with evocative backgrounds and beautifully detailed symbols. Audio is also impressive, and a thundering soundtrack will accompany you as you lead your empire (or at least yourself) to wins that could be worth as much as 1,000 times your stake
Where to Play Augustus
This slot will be available to play at all online casinos offering Microgaming slots from Tuesday, 24 November. Visit Casumo Casino, Videoslosts Casino
, or LeoVegas from that date, and Augustus should be right there, waiting for you.
C$ 210 Bonus
11 Free Spins
Licensed & Verified
19+ | T&Cs apply | Play Responsible | This offer is not available for players residing in Ontario