Helena by Novomatic is an Ancient Greek themed slot that is, as the name suggests, based on Helena, though perhaps she is better known to the masses as Helen of Troy. Considered one of the most beautiful women of the time, she is, in part, the cause of the large battle of Troy. Helena is a five reel slot with ten paylines. The beautiful Ancient Greek world is recreated here with a temple background set against a reddish gold sky. The symbols also follow this ancient theme with icons including Paris, Achilles, vases, and other ancient Greek artefacts such as gold coins and ominous looking snake rings. The lower values are represented by the standard playing card symbols from ten to Ace. These utilise a simple design in bright colours, each outlined with gold edging. Helena herself is the wild symbol and can substitute for any other symbol in the game except for the scatter. She is also the cause of one of the bigger winnings in this game and can payout 40,000 coins if players can line up five of the Helena symbols on the reels. There is also a scatter, which is represented by a sunrise icon.
Heading into Ancient Greece, players should know a few little important facts prior to gameplay. Helena has a minimum of one coin per line. There is a minimum of four and a maximum of 1000 in coin size. There is an excellent jackpot on offer and this stands at 40,000 coins. Whilst it is not a progressive, this jackpot provides ample winning opportunities to most gamers. Rounding off the details, there is an
of 95.12%, which allows a lot of potential for players to have consistent wins. In addition, this game can be played on mobile devices and desktops. Compatible with Android and iPhones, Helena is a highly accessible game and players can win wherever they are in the world.
As with many slot games, the main feature here is the Free Game option. This is activated by landing at least three of the scatter icons on the reels. Achieving this will offer the player fifteen free spins and a triple multiplier; this basically means all wins by the player are trebled. If a player can land three more of the sunrise scatters during this game play, they can win an extra fifteen free spins, which means a total of thirty spins can be won.
Helena is a medium or even high variance game, which doesn’t necessarily allow for many big wins. The best option for winning big, however, is reaching the three Free Spins feature, and activating the three times multiplier that is applied to the wins. During this feature there are further opportunities to increase the winning potential by using the Helena wild symbols as part of the winning combination. These winnings can have a six times multiplier added to it.