Word of Thoth Review
Word of Thoth has 6 reels and 4 rows offering 4096 ways to win instead of fixed pay lines. The game has high volatility and an RTP of 96.12%. You can use bets in the range of 0.20 to 100 credits to play on desktop and mobile phones or tablets. By entering this Egyptian kingdom you will win from cascades of matching symbols on adjacent reels. What’s more, there is a meter you can fill by landing scatters and triggering cascades.
The extras in Word of Thoth include the meter, free spins, which are activated unconventionally, and the Bonus Buy. The free games play with a multiplier. The latter increases on each forming of the required number of consecutive cascades. Word of Thoth offers a max win per spin of £738,400, which is 7,384 times the stake.
Word of Thoth is set in Egypt with stone structures around and also one represented by the playing grid. Mist is floating and there is a full moon above the reels, which are flanked by a stone bird sculpture on each side. The card symbols appear on a brown background as stone blocks. Besides these 6 symbols of the cards from 9 to Ace, there are game-specific ones. These are the Eye of Horus, gold jewellery items, stars, Thoth’s bird heads and ankh crosses. There are green and gold wild and scatter symbols as well.
The soundtrack is moving, slow, melodic and mysterious. Wins are signalled by a tune and light illumination. The stone blocks make noises when they land and crash. The developers have created a marvellous game experience with the graphics and soundtrack of Word of Thoth.
Word of Thoth Gameplay
Word of Thoth has 6 reels, 4 rows and 4096 ways to win. To get a win you need 3 to 6 or more matching symbols to land on adjacent reels left to right. These symbols explode and leave room for new ones to appear from above filling the empty positions. The cascades keep on coming as long as you keep creating more and more wins.
There are 6 low-value symbols as ancient rune-style cards, 4 mid-value ones and 1 premium symbol. The 9, 10, J, Q, K and A symbols pay in the range of 0.20 to 1.50 times the stake for 3 to 6 of a kind landed on successive reels. The 4 mid-value symbols are theme-specific. Here are the stars, Eye of Horus, ankh cross and gold jewellery that pay from 0.30 to 7.50 times your bet for 3 to 6 in combinations. The gold jewellery pays most of all.
The most rewarding symbol and the only premium is that of the bird god Thoth. It is the only symbol to reward for 2 of a kind. Getting 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 Thoth symbols on adjacent reels left to right pays 1, 2.50, 5, 10 and 25 times the stake.
The scatter is the green symbol with the gold ‘BONUS’ logo on it with the wings. It activates the free spins and on each reel can land only one scatter. Once this happens, no more scatter symbols can cascade over that scatter on the same reel. Each landed scatter fills one position of the meter, which has 5 positions in all.
You can see the meter above the reels on the left. You can fill these bars as a result of cascades or in the course of a single spin. Every cascade and each landed scatter fills one bar on the meter. The meter always resets between spins and cascade sequences. The wild is the gold ‘W’ symbol on a green background. It substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter. Wild symbols don’t explode after a cascade on a bonus spin.
Word of Thoth Features / Bonuses
Word of Thoth has a meter you fill, which triggers the free games. There is a Bonus Buy option, which may be available to some players. The free spins start after you fill the meter’s 5 bars or by getting 4 or more scatters landed on the reels organically or as a result of cascades. You can do this also by getting 5 consecutive cascades as each cascade also fills a one-meter bar. You will play 10 free spins. You will also add 2 extra rounds for each additional scatter or cascade on top of the required minimum for activation. This is 5 scatter from the triggering spin or cascade.
During the free games, the meter you achieve increases the multiplier. Its value gets applied to the following free spins or cascades. This grants extra free spins and happens the following way:
- Filling 3 segments of the 5-meter ones = 3x multiplier + 1 extra free spin;
- Filling 4 segments of the 5-meter ones = 5x multiplier + 2 extra free rounds;
- Filling all 5 meter bars = 10x multiplier + 5 extra free spin;
In case you have filled 3 meters bars and get 2 extra bars filled simultaneously, you will receive the price for a full meter filling. This means that you will skip the price for 4 segments filling. If you haven’t got any luck and score no wins during the free games, the free spins will continue until you win. During the free spins, the meter still resets like in the base game. However, the multiplier can only grow and does not reset at all.
You may take advantage of the Bonus Buy by pressing the button above the reels. By paying 80 times your stake, you will get instant activation of 10 free spins.
Word of Thoth is a rewarding game with exciting modifiers and mechanics of play. You can expect cascades, the filling of the meter, triggering of the free spins and multiplier boost during them. Have a trip to ancient Egypt and may luck be on your side with Word of Thoth, which is a game worth your attention.