Post Published: November 6, 2021
Author: Chlo


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Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena Slot Review – Play’n Go

We return to the previous year of 2020 to learn all about another forgotten Play’n Go slot release. I recently reviewed the studio’s latest game announcement titled ‘Rich Wilde And The Wandering City, which has a max win capped at 10,000x and a Free Spins feature with a special expanding symbol. Today we are learning all about a previous release in the popular Rich Wilde franchise. Titled ‘Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena’, originally released 28th May 2020.

Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena Play'n Go Base Game Slot Release

Rich Wilde is a well-known character within popular Play’n Go releases. The first appearance in the infamous ‘Book Of Dead‘ back in 2016 and more recently in ‘Tome Of Madness‘ was released in mid-2019. This time Rich Wilde is not alone and accompanied by his daughter Cat Wilde in her first appearance in the ongoing adventure story. In this adventure, the pair uncover the shield of Athena and the fortune it grants. The background is set in deep in an underground temple filled with water thanks to numerous waterfalls and a large stone statue of lurking behind the reel set. I really like the detail within the visuals and think everything ties in well for the chosen theme.

This game has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 10 set pay lines. Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena is a high variance game due to the set RTP of 96.25% and max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.10 – £100.

Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena Symbols & Paytable

Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena Play'n Go Symbols Paytable Slot Release

There are 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by owl statutes, purple pendants, blue rings and red helmets. In addition to these regular symbols is a Rich Wilde Wild symbol, Cat Wilde Scatter symbol and shield of Athena symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Rich Wilde wild, which pays 1,000x for a line up of 5. This wild substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.

Rich Wilde And The Shield Of Athena Features

The shield of Athena symbol can turn wild on any spin and triggers the ‘Medusa Re-Spin feature‘. Awarding 1 Re-Spin, wilds and winning symbols award additional Re-Spins. Rich Wilde turns into a shield during these spins and the Cat Wilde scatter cannot land during this feature.

Central to this game is the ‘Medusa Gaze Free Spins‘ feature, triggered by landing 3 or more Cat Wilde scatters during one spin. 3 Scatters Award = 10 Free Spins, 4 Scatters Award = 12 Free Spins and 5 Scatters Award = 15 Free Spins. During these free spins, the Medusa Re-Spin feature is always active, with unlimited re-triggers. Landing 3 or more scatters will award additional spins, 3 Scatters Award = 10 Extra Free Spins, 4 Scatters Award = 12 Extra Free Spins and 5 Scatters = Award 15 Extra Free Spins.


Overall, I think this is a great instalment in the Rich Wilde Slot adventure series. The character is a well-known pick thanks to Book Of Dead, with new impressive visuals in the latest part of the story. Also high variance of a 10,000x and exciting gameplay thanks to the Re-Spin feature. Be sure to try the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.