Kronos Slot Machine Review

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One of the classic slot games in the WMS (Williams Interactive) series of Greek god-themed slots, Kronos has stood the test of time and remains a player favorite both at land-based casinos and with online slot players.

Inspired by the success of WMS’s Zeus slot game, Kronos provides a very similar retro gameplay experience with the same promise of up to 100 free spins. The graphics in Kronos are less dated, though, and the mighty Kronos symbols add some extra power to the reels.

Game manufacturer:WMS
Number of paylines: 20
Game theme:Kronos, Greek Gods
Reels: 5
Min/Max bet: 0.20 / 60.00
Progressive jackpot:No
Regular jackpots:No
Coin denominations:0.01
Maximum standard win:2,250
Free spins:Up to 100

Theme and visuals

Kronos (also known as Cronus), the mighty Titan who fathered the Greek gods including Zeus, commands these reels with his powerful presence. The most valuable and powerful symbol on the reels, Kronos symbols can pay both ways, with winning combinations that can pay from the left to right and from the right to left on adjacent reels, making for some unexpected, and unexpectedly big, payouts.

Kronos symbols can also appear on the reels as single or stacked symbols, and when stacked Kronos symbols are part of winning combinations, they transform into an image of Kronos standing strong, tall, and proud.

In the realm of the gods, beautiful blue skies and puffy clouds surround the deep blue reels filled with valuable mythical symbols like temple symbols, golden thrones in the clouds, ornate jewelry symbols, and the beloved Pegasus. Jewel-toned card suit symbols fill in as the lowest value symbols on the reels.

Kronos’s huge gold medallions trigger the free spins bonus game that awards up to an impressive 100 free spins that are played on golden reels. Wild symbols are carved stone lion faces and can be stacked on the free spins bonus reels.

Sounds in the base game are minimal apart from the standard WMS reel jingles. However, the free spins game soundtrack plays like the score from an epic movie, adding to the feature’s excitement.

Betting options and paying combinationsKronos Interface

Kronos features 20 lines of action across five reels and three rows (5×3). You must play all 20 lines, but you can choose your bet value, from 0.01 for a $0.20 minimum bet, up to $3.00 per line for a $60.00 maximum bet.

In the “Classic” view, you can change your line bet (Bet/Line) by increments of 0.01 with the up and down arrows. In the “Quick Bet” view, you can use the slider bar to select your Total Bet value.

The in-game paytable automatically updates to display the correct payout values for your current bet. Kronos symbols are the highest paying symbols on the reels, paying out $2,250 on five-of-a-kind combinations with a maximum bet and $7.50 with a minimum bet.

The diamond and club suit symbols are the lowest paying symbol on the reels, paying out $15.00 for three-of-a-kind combinations with a maximum bet and $0.05 with a minimum bet.

Top symbol paytable values (for five symbols on a maximum bet):

  • Kronos – 2,250
  • Temple – 1,800
  • Pegasus – 1,800
  • Throne – 1,200
  • Bracelet – 1,200
  • Spade (suit) – 1,200
  • Heart (suit) – 600
  • Club (suit) – 300
  • Diamond (suit) – 300

Autoplay options can be customized to automatically stop based upon the number of spins played, time played, win amount, stake, or changes to your account balance. Auto spins run at a comfortable pace, with all wins visible on the reels before the next spin starts. This feature can help ease the monotony of the game if you’re holding out for the free spins bonus.

Kronos offers a solid 95.94% RTP (Return-To-Player) percentage, which is average compared to other WMS games.

What jackpots are available?Kronos Free Spins Feature Interface

Unfortunately, there are no jackpots available in this game.

Additional features and bonuses

The features in this game are limited, with the primary one being the free spins feature game.

Wild Symbols

Carved lion head symbols are wild and substitute for all symbols except the Feature symbol. Wild symbols are on reels two, three, and four. Wild symbols can also appear as stacked symbols in the free spins game.

Kronos Symbols

Kronos symbols are stacked on the reels but can land partially on a reel, not always covering the entire visible reel. Kronos symbol combinations pay both ways on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel paying left to right and starting on the rightmost reel paying right to left.

When stacked Kronos symbols are part of a winning combination, the symbols transform from Kronos’s head into an image of Kronos standing tall and proud.

Feature Game (Free Spins Bonus Game)

Huge golden medallion symbols emblazed with the letter “K” for Kronos are scatter symbols that trigger the Free Spin Feature Game with swirling medallion animation.

The number of free spins awarded depends on how many scatter symbols trigger the feature, and free spins can be retriggered. Additional free spins are added to the number of remaining free spins.

  • Three scatter symbols award ten free spins.
  • Four scatter symbols award 25 free spins.
  • Five scatter symbols award 100 free spins.

Who is this game ideal for?Kronos Paytable Maximum Bet 1

This online slot is ideal for fans of the (almost identical) land-based casino version of Kronos. It should also appeal to fans of the classic Zeus slot by WMS as the two games are quite similar, as well as Greek mythology enthusiasts in general. Retro slots players, slots purists, and beginning to intermediate players should also be a good match for this game.

Similar games from WMS

Zeus is a similar game from WMS’s series of Greek god-themed slots. The graphics and animations in Zeus are more dated than Kronos, but the game features, imagery, symbols, and theme are similar.

Both games only offer wild symbols, special god symbols (Zeus or Kronos), and free spins bonus games on the reels. The free spins bonus feature triggers and awards are exactly the same in the two games and the winning combination payouts are similar, but Zeus symbols pay out higher across the board.

Zeus symbols are stacked symbols that cover the entire reels, whereas the Kronos symbols may or may not cover entire reels and pay both ways (from left to right and right to left). The RTP values are almost identical as well, with Zeus offering 95.97% compared to 95.94% in Kronos.

WMS released Kronos Unleashed as a follow-up game to this classic Kronos slot. Despite sharing the same theme and some common symbols and features, Kronos Unleashed steps up Kronos’ game considerably, boasting five reels with eight rows and 60 lines, a host of special features, and jackpots.

Lightning Re-Spins feature special symbols, Power Up bonuses, Jackpot bonuses, and extra rows can be added to the feature reels. Jackpot Reels award monetary values and five different jackpots that can pay up to 5,000x your bet.

Plus, there are guaranteed minimum wins for the free spins bonus game and lightning re-spin bonus. The RTP of Kronos Unleashed is slightly lower than Kronos at 95.86%.

What’s hot:Kronos Paytable Maximum Bet 2

Free Spins Bonus Game – Up to 100 free spins can be triggered (and retriggered) by scatter symbols on the reels.

Kronos Symbols – The most valuable symbol on the reels, Kronos symbols are stacked and pay both ways on the reels (left to right and right to left).

Easy To Play – Simple features and bets make this game easy enough for beginners to play.

What’s Not:

Limited Bonus Features – The free spins bonus game is the only major bonus feature.

Monotonous Game Play – There isn’t much variety with so few features on the reels.

Limited Free Spins Features – Payout values are the same in the bonus game as in the base game, and there are no multipliers or added special features. However, wilds can be stacked, and the reels are a different color.

Final Ratings

  • Graphics and Design- 2.5/5: We’re giving Kronos an average rating on the visuals. The graphics are far less dated compared to WMS’s Zeus slot, but they are not on par with current, more cutting-edge games. The colors are bright, the graphics are rendered relatively nicely, and decent animations embellish the reels, giving us a solid middle-of-the-road rating.
  • Sound Effects- 2.5/5: The reel sounds and win jingles are standard for WMS slots. The sound effect when Kronos medallions hit the reels can get annoying, but otherwise, we score the sounds as neutral. The background music during the free spins that sounds like an epic movie score is an added bonus.
  • Jackpot Value- 0/5: There are no jackpots in this game.
  • Replay Value – 3/5: We’re awarding an above-average replay rating due to the longevity of this classic game mixed with its upside potential. The replay value is high for fans of the Kronos slot at land-based casinos, as well as fans of the WMS series of Greek god slots. Otherwise, there is replay potential for players looking for simple gameplay mixed with the possibility of 100 free spins. We also like the valuable Kronos symbol that pays both ways to keep us looking at the entire set of reels.