The story of Jason and the Golden Fleece comes from Greek mythology. Jason was a Greek hero who sailed around ancient Greece with a crew of men called the Argonauts. He came across many different perils during his journey, including Cyclops, sirens and raging storms. The reason behind his voyage was to find the Golden Fleece, which was said to have supernatural powers and would help him to reclaim his kingdom Lolkos from the evil King Pelias.
Jason and the Golden Fleece the slot by MicroGaming tells the story of Jason’s voyage, and some of the mythical creatures he meets whilst on it. The game has five reels and 243 ways to win. Each line has to be in play, but coin values can range from 0.01 up to 0.50. Alternatively if you do not want to play with the 243 ways to win system you can have the option of twenty five adjustable paylines. This does leave you with less winning combinations, but due to that the wins are slightly bigger than if you were paying with the 243 ways to win system.
Jason and the Golden Fleece looks very similar to many other online slots. The graphics are not 3D, nor is there very much animation. All symbols as well as the background and the reels are done in drawing style with only a little detail. Behind the reels is a scene of a calm sea, as if the reels are sitting on Jason’s ship. Buttons at the bottom of the reels have been designed to look a little like items from the ship, and are very simply laid out. This is an easy slot for beginners to understand and is a good starting pint for them to get the hang on online slots.
Theme Based Symbols
Jason and the Golden Fleece has only theme based symbols on its reels. There are no poker card icons to be seen anywhere unlike online blackjack real money Canada games. The lower paying symbols are the various places that Jason sailed to on his adventure. We have Iolcus, Mysia, Symplegades, Crete, Sirenum and Colchis. Many of these will not be instantly recognisable as they only turn up in Greek mythology. Above these in the pay scale we have Jason’s ship, the Argos, the Argonauts, Chiron, Medea and Jason himself.
Jason and the Golden Fleece logo is the wild symbol. This can replace all other symbols in the game except for the Golden Fleece which acts as the scatter. The logo is a cross between a wild and a scatter, and will not only replace all base symbols but will also launch the free spins round. The free spins round can be retriggered. During this round you can also gain access to the Golden Fleece bonus rounds by fining three or more Golden Fleece symbols.
Golden Fleece Bonuses
The bonus feature consists of some of Jason’s many tasks that he had to complete on his voyage. The Golden Fleece icon found anywhere on the reels will trigger this. Here you have to start with the first task and move on as you can each task is a mini game in its own right and will award you with different prizes such as multipliers, free spins and cash amounts.