Here is a Megaways slot with different free spins game and standard features in the base mode. Players will win from cascades, up to 117,649 Megaways, mystery symbols and a gamble feature.
Inspired Gaming plans the release of this Egyptian-themed slot for the 23rd of March 2020. This is the second slot for the developer after the creation of Desperados Wild. Set in ancient Egypt, the new game is decent and offers different features in the bonus game.
The slot has 6 reels and 1 extra top reel positioned horizontally over them with 4 symbols. Players can land from 2 to 7 symbols on the main 6 reels and thus win from up to 117,649 ways. The payouts are for 2 or 3 and more matching symbols on consecutive reels. Wins trigger cascades, which is something standard for Megaways slots.
You can wager from 0.20 to 20 credits to play this highly volatile slot. Its RTP is 95.9% in the base game and changes between 95.81% and 95.95% when the Bonus Top Up feature triggers. The latter lets you gamble and try to win more free spins. Central to the latter rounds are wild symbols. They stack, lock in position and add a multiplier and extra free spins. The jackpot in Anubis Wild Megaways is 20,000x stake capped at £250,000.
The game takes place inside an Egyptian temple lit with torches. The free spins you will play in a different place with a falcon on both sides of the grid and a pyramid over it. There is mist and other pyramids around. The whole scene is semi-lit and darkened as if happening during the night. The sandy colour prevails on the screen. The soundtrack is oriental, enchanting and in the mood of the theme.
The 9 to A card royals are styled plainly and positioned against papyrus background. The premiums include the Eye of Horus, Cleopatra, Pharaoh’s Mask and a golden scarab. There are wild and mystery symbols. The graphics are clear, nice and ensure authentic sensation merging into the game. The soundtrack helps to enhance this feeling.
Part of the gameplay, as mentioned, is the cascading reels feature and varying Megaways. They can reach to 117,649 when 7 symbols land on each reel. Each win triggers a cascade and paying symbols disappear replaced by new ones. The extra horizontal reel on top contributes to the wins. Match 2, 3 or more symbols to get wins on adjacent reels from left to right.
The symbols are 10 regular ones and 6 of them are low-value, 4 are high-value ones. The first group are the standard 9 to A card royals. The premiums include the Eye of Horus, Cleopatra, Pharaoh’s Mask and a scarab. These need at least three to give you payouts, except for the scarab that requires only 2 symbols. The scarab is the most valuable symbol and 6 of a kind on successive reels of it gives you 50 times your stake.
There is a wild symbol that lands on the top horizontal reel in the base game. You can see wilds on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during free spins. As usual, they replace all missing symbols except for bonus ones.
Another extra in the slot is the presence of Mystery Symbols. When they land on the reels, each of these symbols changes to a random one of a kind. This helps you score more and richer wins.
The Free Spins mode is a copy of one of Desperados Wild’s bonus games – Jail House Spins. You trigger it with 3 or more scatters at the end of a spinning sequence. Unlike the rest of Megaways slots, you need only 3 scatters instead of 4 to trigger the bonus round. Every extra scatter apart from the 3 adds 2 more free spins to the tally with a maximum of 82 possible to win.
Before the free spins start, you will be taken into a Bonus Top Up screen. It lets you gamble the free spins you won or collect them. If you take part in the gamble you can win more free rounds or lose the ones you got. If you lose them, you will still receive a mystery prize in the form of a multiplier of your total bet. It is usually x4 but sometimes you can get more.
The Free Spins play a bit differently here compared to most Megaways slots. The top horizontal reel and the cascading feature are both removed from the game. You don’t have the unlimited progressive multiplier. It’s all about the wilds.
When you land a wild symbol, it drops to the bottom of the reel. Then it locks in this position for the rest of the spins in the bonus game. It also determines and locks the Megaways for that reel, which won’t change. If you land more wilds on the same reel, they merge, stack and get a multiplier equal to the number of the merged wilds. If you are lucky enough to fill a reel with wilds symbols only, you will receive extra free spins. Their number corresponds to the number of merged wilds.
The last extra feature in the gameplay of free spins is the Spin Chance that you hope not to have to use. It activates when your credit left in your account is less than the cost of the current spin you play with. If you use it, a needle will spin around a wheel to determine if you win another spin or lose the credit you have left. If the needle stops on the green field you win the spin, if it lands on the red area, you lose.
Anubis Wild Megaways is a decent slot with typical for these game features. There are a few twists that make the free spins stand out from the rest. The wilds compensate for the lack of cascades and an extra reel. It also includes multipliers but with limited values. If you like Egyptian and Megaways slots, you can try this one after its release in March.