Following their trend of developing Microgaming exclusives, Neon Valley Studios has released Age of Conquest, which is all about swords, sorcery, and mysticism. The superbly designed fantasy epic is set atop a familiar 5-reel, 20-payline layout, with several special features designed to keep the magic alive and increase your wins.
With a medium volatility and 10,000x top jackpot, Age of Conquest is a considerable entry into the Vegas-based game developer’s roster, which was formerly led by the more progressive Atlantean Treasures - a title that set the bar for its category. Does Age of Conquest live up to its predecessor? Read on to find out.
It’s before you make your first bet that you’ll notice one of the areas where this slot excels. Whether you’re playing it on your mobile web browser or desktop casino software, you’ll find Age of Conquest to be quite the looker. In addition to its top-notch visuals there is a sweeping orchestral soundtrack, which is all too rare among modern slot games.
Beyond the gilded frame that envelops the five reels are some green fields and a hilltop castle with dark clouds moving about at the top of the screen, adding to the epic theme. Aside from a stylized group of buttons for max bet, spin, and auto play, the rest of the user interface is likely one you’ve seen before - but in a good way. You’ll know what to do.
To play Age of Conquest, you’ll need to bet between 20 and 2,000 credits per spin. That variation (or lack thereof, depending on how you look at it) is predicated on your ability to choose from a wide range of bet values, while having to cover all 20 paylines. This translates to an automatic line bet of 10 to 100 credits.
On a similar note, you can set certain numbers of autospins, and further quicken the pace with turbo spins. Regardless of your approach, the RTP (return to player) remains an average 96.14% and a maximum win of 10,000 times your bet. Reaching that figure requires the use of some special features that are described below.
At the heart of Age of Conquest is the Diamond symbol. Land one and it’ll make its way into the Diamond Meter, a pair of empty spaces above each reel. When said spaces are both filled, the Wild Reel feature is activated. This makes the entire reel wild for another two spins, after which the Diamond Meter becomes empty again.
When you do have the Wilds in play, you can expect anything from two to 50 times your total bet depending on how many you land across a payline. There’s also a Free Spins feature, which is triggered when reels 1,3 and 5 feature a gold throne symbol. Get that right and you can choose from three different outcomes with varying amounts of wilds and free spins.
Given the great visual design and the power of the bonus features, it’s safe to say that Age of Conquest is worth a try. Who knows, it might be the source of your next jackpot.