Fortune Games® Slots Review of Ancients' Blessing Slot Game
Red Tiger Gaming's Ancient’s Blessing combines a fantasy theme with what appears to be ancient mythology - and as with all Red Tiger games, Ancient’s Blessing looks fantastic, with graphics and visuals that put smaller software providers to shame.
Our Ancient's Blessing slot review will take a close look at what the game has to offer - starting with a look at the game's format, and the different betting options it offers.
Betting options and format
Ancient's Blessing is a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 30 fixed paylines. (Fixed, meaning you can't change the number of paylines during gameplay.) Red Tiger Gaming employs this layout in many of their video slots.
Ancient's Blessing offers players a wide variety of betting options; you can spin the reels from as little as 0.10 credits per spin! Compared to other video slots, the maximum bet is 40 credits - low, but high enough that most players will be able to find a stake size that suits them.
Theme and graphics
An impressive selection of animations accompany winning spins and the main bonuses and features in Ancient's Blessing, like with all Red Tiger Gaming slots.
Ancient's Blessing features a fire-y dragon theme, and we feel the software provider has done a great job with the visuals and creatives; it looks great and is really immersive!
RTP and volatility of Ancient's Blessing
Our review of Ancient's Blessing found it odd that the game is classified as highly volatile despite offering a maximum win of just 2,175X your stake. A math model with a low win-potential (and yes, in today's online gambling world, that's classified as low) would usually have a low or medium variance. We find it strange that Ancient's Blessing is classified as volatile.
Ancient's Blessing has an RTP of 95.72%. We should note, however, that Ancient's Blessing is a Red Tiger Gaming video slot, which means it can be found at online casinos in different RTP settings.
Check with the online casino you're playing with first to ensure you're playing the high RTP version of Ancient's Blessing if you plan on playing it yourself.
Ancient's Blessing offers two bonuses and features, and both are pretty fun-to-play and full on. Here are a few details about both bonuses and features, as well as what to expect when you trigger them.
Ancient's Blessing contains the more bland of the two bonuses and features - and, subsequently, it's the lesser-paying of the two. It's actually a pretty decent one, and it can pay out some pretty decent wins when it triggers!
The bonus round is triggered randomly during any base-game spin, and when it triggers, all of the lower-paying symbols are removed. As a result, only higher-paying symbols are left behind, and on the following cascade (when new symbols appear), only higher-paying symbols will appear.
Locked Ancients Feature
The feature is activated whenever you form a win by using one of the game's higher-paying symbols. Symbols involved in the win are locked into place, and a re-spin is awarded. An additional re-spin is awarded if one or more of the locked symbols drop into view on the re-spin. More than one symbol can lock in at the same time.
The progressive multiplier is where things get interesting. A re-spin will increase the multiplier by +1 - this multiplier can reach 20X with each additional re-spin, making for some pretty decent win potential!
Ancient’s Blessing Review
There's no doubt that Ancient's Blessing is a good-looking slot, but then again, that's something we've come to expect from Red Tiger Gaming. Graphics look great, and we really like how the software provider has chosen to position the game based on its theme - as well as how graphics and sound effects blend together.
Additionally, we like the game's bonuses and features. The features and bonuses in Ancient's Blessing tend to trigger quite frequently since the game isn't overly volatile - so it's a decent slot for those looking for a game that offers regular gameplay and regular features.
The win-potential in Ancient's Blessing, however, is low - especially when compared with the vast majority of video slots we're seeing these days. Many players are likely to be turned off by this low win-potential, and we think this will ultimately prevent Ancient's Blessing from being as popular as it could have been were it, for example, to offer win-potential of 5000x or more.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time