Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena Online Slot

Date Updated:7 Aug 2020 Written by Jerico

Another of the famous Rich Wilde games from Play ‘N Go is this new one that features a spectacular waterfall background and the characters you are familiar with in this franchise.

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Rich Wilde and the Shield of Athena Online Slot Review

Progressive Jackpot: No

Provider: Play ‘N Go

Paylines: 10

Reels: 5

RTP: 96.25%

Enter an ancient edifice and marvel at the majestic waterfalls on each side along with grand statues and a clear pond in this game from Play ‘N Go called Shied of Athena. The next installment in the Rich Wilde series, this game takes you to Rome in search of the fabled shield of the Roman goddess of love, Athena. The game makes it easy for you to imagine yourself as part of this quest with the breathtaking background animation and the royal-looking pillars of the game container.

The game’s control panel is pretty standard for most Play ‘N Go slot machines, with the Spin button located to the lower right of the screen. Beside it is the Auto Play button. Click this and a window opens where you can choose how many auto spins you will launch. Choose from 10 to 20 up to 100 auto play spins. You can also choose what conditions to set for auto spins to stop, like winning on a free spins round or winning a specific amount limit.

To the left of this control panel is the information button where you will find the paytable, list of game symbols, and special game features. In the middle is the bet change panel where you can set how much you are willing to wager on each spin. Highest bet is 100 and lowest is .10. To choose, click on the plus and minus buttons on either side of this bar.


The game’s symbols consist of characters and items that have something to do with the quest to find Athena’s shield. These include both high-paying and low-paying symbols. High paying symbols are a red Roman helmet, a blue ring, a purple pendant with chain, and a bronze owl statue. Lower paying symbols are the five highest numbers in a deck of cards, stylized to fit the game’s theme.

Special symbols in the game are members of the Wilde family, namely Rich and Cat Wilde. Rich is the game’s Wild symbol while Cat is the game’s Scatter symbol. Another special symbol is Athena’s Shield, which has Medusa’s head on it. It has multiple functions that include turning into a Wild symbol, being the game’s highest paying symbol, and a respin triggering symbol.


This game has a few notable special features. These include the following:

Medusa’s Gaze – This is the Free Spins round of the game and is triggered by the appearance of three or more of Cat Wilde on the reels. Get 3 of her on the reels and you are rewarded with 10 free spins plus a x3 multiplier. Get 4 of her on the reels and you get 12 free spins plus a x4 multiplier. 5 of this symbol on the reels will get you 15 free spins and a x5 multiplier.

Medusa Respin – Since the shield also acts as a Wild symbol at times, it can trigger a respin when an image of Rich appears on the reels. This image changes into a shield and a respin is given. The shields on the reels become sticky and stay put until no more Wilds or shields appear on the reels in the next spins.