Ancient Eclipse is a new slot game from Bang Bang Games, available through the Yggdrasil affiliate program. The Maya-inspired slot is set on 5 reels with 50 ways to win. The game gives you a chance to win up to 4,595x your initial bet, which is pretty cool.
The theme of Ancient Eclipse revolves around the sun and moon. Sun worship was an essential part of many ancient civilizations like the Maya civilization. It is reflected in the main feature of the game. Collect solar frames and (hopefully) experience a bigger win when all of the solar frames go wild.
This is really what this is all about as the bonus round of Ancient Eclipse offers you to get moon symbols and come up with more Sun Framed combinations. All this Sun rush if you will, is intensified by the tribal soundtrack. We should say that Bang Bang Games did a great job in terms of graphics, and the visuals look nice. What’s next?
Well, the main purpose of the game is to get as many Sun Frames as possible. This applies to both the basic game and the bonus round. When you land a Moon symbol in Ancient Eclipse, its position is marked by a gold sticky Sun Frame.
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There is a possibility to make all sun-bordered positions become wild. For this, you should stack a moon symbol upon a boxed combination on the reels. This is called the Eclipse function and you also benefit from a multiplier equal to the number of solar frames triggered by a moon symbol.
You must land 3 feathered blue-faced warriors on reels 2, 3, and 4 to activate a Sticky Sun bonus game. To get the fun started, you’ll be granted with free spins. How many free spins will you be granted with? Normally, they give you 10 free spins every time you trigger a Sticky Sun bonus game. Hopefully, it makes sense.
The cool thing about the bonus game in Ancient Eclipse is that all wild symbols will stack up and stay there forming winning combinations for you for the whole bonus round. All moon symbols that the Eclipse function does not activate, giving you one extra free spin added to your count.
On top of that, moon symbols result in getting more Sun Frames as they normally do during the ordinary game. The main difference is that Sun Frames do not reset, which is awesome. Why? That’s because as you can guess all these Sun Frames pile up and result in multiple wins, bringing you a lot of excitement and amusement to the game experience.
With Ancient Eclipse, the game developers from Bang Bang Games make an attempt at the overpopulated Maya culture genre. Audiovisually they've created a title that's pretty decent, with some well designed symbols and amusing sounds that seem to spark the excitement as you play the game. On the other hand, you may be disappointed with the Sun Frame feature. It doesn't really deliver most of the time, so you won't love it after a while.
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In the base game of Ancient Eclipse, you usually play along with smaller winnings, and it may take a while for the bonus round to finally activate. The free spins feature doesn't stand out that much. And it makes the whole game experience a little bit monotonous. Wrapping it up.
- Good design and unusual soundtrack
- Average volatility
- 4,595x max profit potential.
- Monotonous gameplay that can make you feel bored overtime
- The game theme is not new and overused.