- Wild reels triggered often
- Up to 3 wild reels in free spins
- Reskin of Age of Conquest
- Top prize only 1000x
If you were a big fan of Neon Valley’s Age of Conquest slot, have we got great news for you – the game developer has launched a reskin called Augustus. This 20-payline game comes with a coin collection feature, wild reels and a bonus round with up to 25 free spins.
Theme and Graphics
Augustus from Microgaming and Neon Valley features an opulent Ancient Roman theme. The reels are decorated in gold with symbols features chalices, coins, daggers, rings and helmets, while the main characters are a very fierce female gladiator and a threatening Roman King – all designed in a semi-realistic art style. There is a regal, cinematic theme playing in the background, which perfectly suits the look of this game.
Augustus RTP and Variance
The RTP (return to player) of Augustus slots from Neon Valley is 96.14%.
It’s also a medium variance online slot, which means that you’re likely to cash in on a mix of both larger and smaller payouts as you spin the reels – as opposed to higher volatility games (which you tend to see more of nowadays) which pay out larger prizes that come around less often.
Still, a true medium volatility slot (and not one that’s medium/high) is hard to find nowadays. So, it could be worth the trade off to experience more frequent wins.
How to Win
There are 20 paylines in Neon Valley’s August slot. To hit winning combinations, you only need to land three or more matching symbols on adjacent reels. The wild is the game’s most generous symbol, awarding a top prize of 50x while the two characters symbols pay out 15x (for the king) and 10x (for the gladiator) in 5-of-a-kind combos.
Wild Reels and Coin Collection
As you spin the reels on Augustus slots, you’ll be able to collect gold coins. Once you’ve collected two coins on a reel, that specific reel will turn wild for the next two spins – and then, the collection process will start over again.
Free Spins and Bonuses
When you land three or more scatter symbols on the reels, you’ll trigger the free spins round. You have three options to choose from:
- Option 1: 2 free spins with 3 wild reels
- Option 2: 8 free spins with 3 wild reels
- Option 3: 25 free spins with 1 wild reel
As you can see, there’s one very highly volatile option and one much lower variance option. 2 free spins really doesn’t give you much time to land wins but you can earn some impressive payouts with the 3 wilds on the screen – while the 25 free spins provides you with plenty of opportunities but the payout may not be hugely generous since there’s just one wild reel.
Augustus Slot Overall Review
Augustus from Neon Valley is a fun game with interesting features – but the gameplay isn’t totally original. It’s basically a reskin of Age of Conquest which, I suppose if you just want to experience the same features in a game with a different theme, is fine. However, Age of Conquest isn’t even that old of a game and Neon Valley isn’t that old of a developer – so, it’s a strange choice to be reskinning slots so soon.
Another downside is the top prize of just 1000x. Even in medium variance slots, you tend to see payouts of 2500x or more – but these games are becoming such a rarity in the slots market perhaps it’s just night to place a game that truly does provide a good mix of larger and smaller payouts.
The free spins round is also great, as players are offered the choice of three different options. Of course, the two free spins option seems a bit ridiculous but thrill-seeking players might want to give it a spin as three wild reels can lead to big wins.
Overall, Augustus provides an amusing gaming experience with decent winning potential (even if the top prize is just 1000x). We would have liked to see different gameplay, though. It’s a shame that Augustus is a straight-up copy of a Age of Conquest even down to the 96.14% RTP and, as a new game in the slots market, Neon Valley really should step outside of the box to produce games with new features.
Disclaimer: Augustus trademark / license is owned by Neon Valley Studios. This site is not endorsed by Neon Valley Studios.
|Neon Valley Studios
|Min Bet (all lines covered):
|Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Expanding Wilds, Medium volatility, 5 Reels, Stacked Symbols
|Available in UK?
|Yes. Neon Valley Studios have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.
Augustus Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Augustus?
Neon Valley’s Augustus slot has a payout percentage of 96.14%.
What is the biggest win available on Augustus?
The top win on Augustus is 1000x – a bit lower than you expect to see in online slots nowadays.
How volatile is Augustus?
Augustus is a medium variance slot that offers a fair mix of larger and smaller wins.
How does the coin collection feature work?
The coin collection feature is triggered whenever you collect two coins on a single reel. The reel will then turn wild for the next two spins.
Is there a free spins bonus in Augustus slots?
Yes, you can trigger the free spins round in Augustus by landing 3 or more scatters. You’ll tend be able to choose from three options with a varying number of wild reels.
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