Mythology is defined as “a collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition.” Often featuring gods, monsters, and sword-swinging heroes, these tales have frequently been used as the themes for poker machines. If you’d like to interject some ancient drama into your next gaming session, take a look at this list of the best mythological pokies from Pragmatic Play.

Who Are Pragmatic Play?

This company is one of the growing names in the igaming industry. They provide content for online casinos based all over the globe, and their list of clients includes Winward Casino, 7 Reels Casino, and Tangiers Casino. I’ve been playing their titles for a few years now, and they’ve yet to let me down.

Now let’s get to our list of the highest-rated mythology poker machines…

Greek Gods

The Greek deities Zeus and Aphrodite are the main characters in this title. The game features 243 ways to win, and the maximum wager is a sizable $250 per spin. The RTP is listed at 96.5%.

Random awards can appear at any time during the base game. These include a prize worth up to 50x the player’s wager, the triggering of the Free Spin bonus, and the activation of the Wheel of Fortune.

Scatter symbols activate the Free Spin bonus. You’ll get three to start with, plus another spin for each scatter that triggered the bonus. This feature can be re-triggered, earning you even more complimentary rotations of the reels.

Finally, there’s the Wheel of Fortune. This is available during the bonus round, and spinning it results in a prize worth anywhere from 10x to 1000x the triggering bet.

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This 25-payline pokie focuses on Norse gods such as Thor, Loki, Freja, and Odin. It’s a medium volatility game, which provides a nice mix of frequent payouts and big jackpots. The RTP is 96.48%.

Four features can trigger randomly during the base game. The first causes all poker icons on the screen to be replaced with wilds. During the second, random reels transform into fully stacked wild symbols. For the third option, mystery stacked icons appear and then all turn into a random symbol at the end of the spin. Finally, there’s the Raining Wilds option, where anywhere from 3 to 5 wilds are added at random positions.

Before the Free Spins bonus begins, one of four different options is randomly selected. These are the same as the random features from the base game (listed above). Regardless of which option is chosen, the player begins the bonus round with 5 free spins.

Virtual reels of the Magic Journey pokie from Pragmatic Play

Magic Journey

The theme of this poker machine involves Chinese mythology, with the adventurous Monkey King being the main protagonist. It only has one reel, so it’s immediately unique in its presentation. However, it also features a nine-symbol grid above the reel, which allows for extra spins and bonus multipliers (up to 400x).

The RTP for the game is 96.54%. This is average for an online pokie, and it’s in keeping with the return-to-player percentage for most of the company’s slots.

There are no bonus rounds to speak of, although the unusual grid structure keeps things lively. Bets range from $0.20 to $100, and you can expect a high degree of volatility.

If you’d like to read a complete review of the game, please check out this article.

Hercules & Pegasus

Released in November of 2019, this pokie features legendary demi-god Hercules and the winged horse known as Pegasus. It has 5 reels, 20 paylines, and a betting range of $0.20 to $100.

The RTP is listed at 96.5%. This is average for an online slot, so there are no worries on this front.

The game includes a trio of free spin bonus rounds. Pegasus Free Spins includes a multiplier that rises until it reaches 5x. Hercules Free Spins results in wilds being added to the reels on five different spins. There’s also Hercules & Pegasus Free Spins, which combines the features of the previous two bonus rounds.

I’ve written a complete review of this game, and you can access it by clicking here.