Stash of the Titans Basic information:
Stash of the Titans, the name itself evokes the thought of treasure, how could it not?
Created by the talented folks responsible for the Microgaming gaming software, one of the most popular and powerful gambling software systems ever developed, Stash of the Titans is a bold and colorful video slot game released in June of 2013. This is a game with an obvious dedication to its theme, with the entire layout reminiscent of the art, architecture and creatures of ancient Greece and Rome. This is the type of pokie that the Roman’s and Athenian’s would have played, had they the technology for advanced electronics.
As is standard with games offered by the Microgaming software system, this game is available for play on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet systems, such is the versatility on offer.
Stash of the Titans offers a grand total of 20 paylines, available over a total of 5 reels. The minimum bet which needs to be met by Stash of the Titans sits at 1 coin per line, while the maximum caps out at 10 per line. Stash of the Titans offers a minimum coin size of 0.01, while the maximum coins size sits at 0.20. The RTP offered by Stash of the Titans sits at just over 95%.
In terms of options, Stash of the Titans gives the players a quickspin option as well as the ability to switch off all sounds, or individually choose game sounds, win sounds, or background sounds. They also offer the ability to switch the value display between coins or credits.
Stash of the Titans also offers an expert button, which allows for further customization of the quickspin bet for the experienced player, and a stats button, which lets the player know their total spins results as well as their highest three spins. These stats do not persist, however, and are only generated for the current game session.
Also offered on the game itself is question mark icon which, when clicked, leads the user to a help page to answer any basic questions that the user might have.
In Greek mythology, later coopted by the Romans, the Titans were the second generation of divine beings, have been created just after the like of Chaos and Gaia and before those with which most people are much more familiar, the Gods of Olympus. You remember Zeus, Athena and Hermes? These were some of the children of the Titans, who had an apparent attitude problem with their parents, given the war between the groups that would eventually end in the demise of the Titans.
The Titans most are familiar with are Atlas, the Titan who held up the sky, and Prometheus, the Titan who created humanity and was punished by Zeus for stealing the fire of the Gods to keep us warm. Seems like a nice guy, but then the Greek and Roman Gods weren’t exactly known for their compassion and sunny disposition, at least the bosses weren’t.
So, why choose this for a video slot machine? Well, some of these Titans were incredibly enormous beings like Atlas, you’d probably have to be a pretty big guy to hold up the sky. What comes to mind when you think of a stash? A little hideaway of coins and treasure, no doubt.
While these stashes might not be large for us mere mortals, we need to take into account to sheer size and wealth of these god-like beings. While some accounts place Atlas as a mere giant, others paint him large enough to stand over mountains. This guy’s wallet was likely bigger than a city block, so it stands to reason that his stash, wherever he kept it, was more than any human could ever comprehend, let alone spend.
Thus, the Stash of the Titans.
Other Features and Bonuses
Stash of the Titans has no sort of progressive jackpot system, but this is easily countered by the generous RTP on offer.
What Stash of the Titans does offer is a wild multiplier, which comes in the form of a Stash of the Titans icon. This symbol also acts as a 2x multiplier with each symbol, up to a maximum of 10x. This can create its own winning combination when five of these symbols appear on an active payline. This icon does not substitute for the scatter symbol, however it can be substituted for a Pegasus and Treasure symbol.
Speaking of the scatter symbol, this one comes in the form of a Medusa symbol, who you might recognise as the snake-haired gorgon whose mere gaze can turn a person into stone. Fear not, such is not the case here. Instead, the scatter symbol in this game counts as a win when two or more of these appear on the wheels, and when there are three are more active the free spins bonus game becomes available. To calculate the scatter wins payout the scatter symbols are multiplied by the total number of total regular coins which have been bet.
For mixed combinations the game utilizes the aforementioned Pegasus and Treasure symbols, which act as wilds for the sake of these mixed pay lines. These payout from the left side of the screen to the right and must be started from the very first reel, any of these symbol combinations which start from the remaining four reels do no activate a payout. It should also be noted that only one winning combination is possible for each of this paylines, in the case that more than one occurs the player will gifted with payout from the highest of the possible combinations.
For the bonus free spins game, which is accessed if the player is able to gather three of more Medusa symbols over all of the reels, the player is given fifteen free spins. During these free spins each of the payouts are multiplied by four, and the betting contributions that count towards these free spins are counted as the same amount as that amount which was bet when the free spins were awarded. This bonus game cannot be reactivated during this free spins period, you’re going to have to get more Medusa’s in regular play for that.
How to Play:
This is a fairly simple game to figure out and play. First the user must select the number of paylines that they want to play, then they place the amount which they want to bet.
When a winning combination comes about the game will automatically highlight this on the reels and the total payout amount will be displayed in the win box, if there is no winning combination then you the game kicks straight back to its base state for the player to start again.
If the expert mode is selected then the player is given the opportunity to auto-spin 5 or 10 times, or to enter the auto-play option in order to further define their auto-spin parameters. Here they can set their own custom quantity of spins and set the game to stop spinning either after these are complete or a certain amount of winnings have been met or exceeded.
Overall Design and Usability:
There are a lot of video poker games out there, and if anything that is an understatement, and they run the gambit from amazingly professional looking to appearing as something a child made out of stolen assets. This game, Stash of the Titans, is one of the more striking and well-designed games on the market. The general aesthetic of Stash of the Titans is one of bold colors, pictures and text. The cartoon graphics, which are also fantastically animated, really stand above the herd when it comes to effort.
Whether it’s the seductive Medusa, the roaring Gryphon, the hissing Hydra or the DeVitoesque Satyr, a lot of work has been put into these characters, both in terms of design and animation. More than anything else it speaks from a place which was obviously inspired by the look of Disney’s Hercules, with enough of a difference to free it of any possible issues regarding copyright and other legal troubles. This extends to the lines, coins, bet max and spin buttons, all of which represent stylized versions of actual objects which exist within Roman and Greek history.
In terms of usability the game is no slouch either. Due in part to the Microgaming platform, and in part to the well-designed nature, Stash of the Titans is quick to load, quick to play, and doesn’t suffer any of the nasty graphical hiccups or catches that can occur with other software with similar levels of graphical effort and fidelity. A really great effort all around.
Where to find it:
As is common with websites that utilize the Microgaming software platform, Stash of the Titans is available on a great many sites. If the site or sites you use employ the use of this software system then do a quick search, it could very well already be on offer.
If you want a more specific list then you can check out some of the following sites:
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- Roxy Palace Casino
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In fact there are far too many sites available to reasonably list, so if none of these or the sites which you already use strike your fancy then try a simple Google search, you won’t be lacking for results.
Great looking, fun to play, fast and reliable. The only thing which could really be marked against this game is if the player is not a fan of cartoonish graphics, classical mythology or the fact that this comes without a progressive jackpot system. If none of those issues concern you then check it out, you might love it as much as we do.
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