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
The reels are filled with symbols of Ancient Egypt. These include scarab, pharaoh and human-type individuals. A female explorer (the highest paying symbol) and Tutankhamen are part of the game. The Eye of Horus is the game’s scatter symbol.
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.
Though it doesn’t have the most bonus features ever, Mercy of the Gods is still stacked. Its bonus symbols and jackpots make it appealing to most players. The excitement that the free spins and re-spins offer make this game irresistible to many.
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.
Whether players are interested in Ancient Egypt or not, they will enjoy this game. It has much to offer those looking for some adrenaline in their life. The anticipation of possibly winning the jackpots gives the game entertainment value. Mercy of the Gods is something that players can sink their teeth into. Their dreams of winning big may come true. Even if it doesn’t, the game is easy enough for most players to learn. Of all the Ancient Egyptian themed games, Mercy of the Gods may be the best.