Hope that the ancient Egyptian deities are in a benevolent mood in Mercy of the Gods, a stunningly designed new 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from NetEnt. This trip to the land of the Pharaohs comes with some cracking extras including re-spins with dropping wilds, free spins with expanding wilds and a jackpot round. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.
An ornately designed Egyptian palace is the setting for Mercy of the Gods. The reels are set within a pair of hieroglyph-filled pillars and watched over by a pair of animal god statues. Joining the lower value A to J royal values are a Pharaoh image, a scarab beetle and the bird god Horus.
The female treasure hunter is the most lucrative symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of her on a payline and you’ll pocket a payout of 2, 5.5 or 80 times your bet. While the visuals here are superb, NetEnt hasn’t forgotten the features either and there’s a good selection of extras on offer:
Gift of Life Re-Spins feature – land a wild and the reels will spin again with the wild dropping down 1 position. The reels keep on re-spinning as long as there’s a wild on show somewhere on the reels. Hope to see a wild drop onto another during the re-spins as it results in an expanded wild that fills the whole of the reel. This is known as the Gift of Double Wilds feature.
Free Spins feature – you can look forward to 5, 8 or 12 free spins if you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin. Wilds that land during this feature expand and fill the whole of their reel. They also trigger the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature.
Gift of Wealth Jackpot feature – look out for the coin bonus symbols. Fill the meter to the side of the reels with these and you’ll activate this bonus round. You’ll be taken to a new screen and awarded 3 spins. On those spins the reels are filled with blanks and bonus symbols worth between 10 and 20 times your bet.
Land a bonus symbol and the spins resets to 3. Once the spins are over, you’ll be awarded the accumulated coin prizes won. You can also win 3 jackpot prizes. Fill 1 row with bonus symbols to win the Minor Jackpot of 20 times your bet. Fill 2 rows to win the Major Jackpot of 100 times your bet. Fill all 3 rows to land the Mega Jackpot – this is progressive.
We really liked Mercy of the Gods. The sound and visuals are as good as you’ll find anywhere. The range of features matches the classy design too. The conveyor belt of Egyptian-themed video slots never seems to slow down. Mercy of the Gods is certainly one of the better games in this packed genre as it offers wins of 1,600 times your bet on each spin/re-spin/free spin and a potentially life-changing progressive jackpot.