Ancient Civilisations & Myths featured in Online Slots

by Tim | Nov 03, 2023

Ancient Civilisations & Myths featured in Online Slots

The gambling world is continually evolving and slot machines have remained a timeless favourite among the various available games. With amazing graphics, catchy soundtracks, big wins, and immersive themes, it’s no surprise they continue to delight players.

Online slots in the UK continue to grow and although their enduring popularity is based on many factors, the wide array of themes is certainly one of them. If you play online slots regularly, you’ll know that some of the most common themes include ancient civilisations and myths from all over the world.

In this post, we’ll take a step back in time and uncover some of the most common myths and ancient civilisations that are found in real online slots. We’ll also look at some of the best online slots at The Phone Casino that incorporate lost civilisations, ancient gods, and myths.

Norse mythology

There’s been an increase in the amount of entertainment that’s being created around Norse mythology and folklore. The Thor movie franchise as well as series such as Vikings and The Last Kingdom have really ramped up interest in ancient Scandinavian lore.

This theme’s popularity has surged recently, but Norse mythology has been featured in many slots online for years. Why? First, because there are many Norse gods and stories to choose from, with interesting characters and heartbreaking tales. Second, the breathtaking Scandinavian landscape and iconic motifs like Thor’s Hammer can be used as symbols. The imagery offers seemingly endless options for titles and ideas to create exciting slot games.

Ancient Egypt

The most popular ancient civilisation you’ll encounter is undoubtedly ancient Egypt. Thousands of slots are based on the ancient Egyptian gods, the people’s way of life, and the intriguing landscape. It is perhaps the historical civilisation that has most emphatically captured imaginations across the globe.  

Sphinxes, mummies, pharaohs, hieroglyphics, pyramids and scarab beetles are just a few of the most obvious symbols you’ll encounter in an Egyption civilization-themed slot — not to mention the captivating stories of ancient curses and archaeological wonders. 

Greek mythology

Greek mythology is also well represented in the online slot world, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise either, given the sheer wealth of storyline riches that can be gleaned from this genre, whether it’s the raging Minotaur, the maze’s infernal guardian, Hercules’s unbeatable strength, Zeus, the god of the sky, or the goddess of love, beauty, and procreation, Aphrodite. 

Many slot developers have created unique and entertaining games from the endless bounty of options Greek mythology offers.

Ancient Roman civilisation

The Colosseum at sunset.

While it may not be as popular as the other themes, many people out there consider Gladiator their all-time favourite movie, and who’s to argue? While the film isn’t solely responsible for the popularity of the ancient Roman way of life, it did catapult it to popularity with modern audiences.

The truth is that ancient Rome had everything needed to create intriguing, exciting, and aesthetically pleasing slot games. There are the gladiators and the Colosseum, the emperors and their armies, the Roman Empire itself, and of course, there’s always the love, betrayal and intrigue that followed close behind these stories. The Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with worldwide, and it’s only fitting that it’s represented in online slots.

Asian mythology

It’s difficult to do this theme justice since it’s so broad that it would take numerous pages to cover just the tip of the iceberg. Many slots are based on Asian myths, legends, history, and ancient cultures. It’s one of the most popular and enduring themes used in the industry.

Developers draw on the intrigue surrounding the Far East, and while most of the inspiration comes from Japanese and Chinese cultures, there’s such a wide variety of these games that they don’t seem repeated. Developers use everything from fearsome dragons and ancient Samurai to lucky koi fish, laughing Buddhas, and so much more.

Play these slots at The Phone Casino

If you’re after a slot that offers you a peek into the past or a glimpse of the mysterious myths and legends from around the globe, then you should give the following games a spin.

1. Greek Gods

Developer: Pragmatic Play.

RTP: 96.50%.

This is a 3×5 reel slot with 243 ways to win. Players ascend Mount Olympus with the Greek God Zeus and win when he strikes symbols with lightning.

2. 8 Dragons

Developer: Pragmatic Play

RTP: 96.37%.

This 5×3 reel slot has 20 paylines. It’s a vibrant slot celebrating the Chinese dragon with stacked wilds, free spins and more.

3. Asgard Warriors

Developer: 1×2 Gaming.

RTP: 94.56%.

Asgard Warriors is a 5×3 reel with 243 paylines. Located in the Scandinavian landscape, the Norse mythology gods battle to win the best cash prizes.

4. Goddess of Valhalla

Developer: High 5 Games.

RTP: 96%. This is a 4×5 reel setup with 50 paylines. Players can dine in Valhalla with Freja, mother of Odin, while attempting to win big through free spins and the Scatter Bucks feature.

5. Gods of Olympus

Developer: Blueprint Gaming.

RTP: 96.03%.

It’s up Mount Olympus again with this 6×5 grid Megaway slot. Excellent graphics make this game a treat, as do the four separate bonus features.

6. Mother of Horus

Developer: Red Rake.

RTP: 95.3%.

The Mother of Horus is an Ancient Egyptian-themed slot with a 5×3 grid and 50 paylines. Four fixed jackpots, a 2,500x top win and a generous bonus round are the top attractions in this game.

7. Spartacus Gladiator of Rome

Developer: WMS.

RTP: 95.94%.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Spartacus, the greatest gladiator of Rome. The game has 100 paylines and two sets of reels: a smaller 5×4 set and a larger 5×12 set of reels. Free spins and the Colossal Reels feature make this an enticing slot.

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