In January 2019, NetEnt released the video slot Mercy of the Gods. As an Ancient themed game, it is hardly unique. However, NetEnt still hit the nail on the head of what players want. The highlight of the game for many is its multiple jackpots, one of which is progressive.
It may not be an original theme, but NetEnt tackled Ancient Egypt well
Graphics, Symbols and Settings
Even the standard symbols are depicted in an Egyptian style, in keeping with the ancient theme. The reels are depicted at the entrance to a pyramid from the days of Ancient Egypt. On both sides of the reels, players will see Anubis.
Mercy of the Gods is stacked with powerful casino bonuses. This includes the Gif of Life Re-Spins and Gift of Double Wilds. When at least one wild symbol appears, Gift of Life Re-spins begins. When this happens, the wilds on the reels go down by one reel. This continues until all the wilds have left the reels. The presence of additional wild symbols can mean additional re-spins. Those wild symbols will expand to cover all the reels.
In addition, free spins are triggered with at least three of the scatter symbol. Three get players five free spins. Four gets player eight free spins. Five scatters get players 12 spins for free. Expanding wilds during free spins give players re-spins.
When bonus symbols land on the reels during re-spins cash prizes are randomly rewarded. If an entire row is nothing but bonuses, players win the game’s minor jackpot. This results in players winning 20 times the amount of the bet they placed. In the event two rows are all bonuses the major jackpot is won. This gives players a reward of 100 times their amount bet. If all three rows are filled with bonuses players win the major (progressive) jackpot.
It may not be an original theme, but NetEnt tackled Ancient Egypt well. Its graphics and soundtrack help transport players to a different world. They make the game a compelling and powerful experience.