Novomatic heads back to the land of the ancients in Legend of the Sphinx. Sticking to the developer’s tried and trusted formula, it’s a 5 reel 25 payline game that sees wins featuring a wild doubled. You’ll also find a bonus round that awards up to 40 free spins with multipliers of up to 10x. Stakes range from between 50p and £50 per spin.
As usual, Novomatic has kept things simple with the design of Legend of the Sphinx. The lower value playing cards are joined by an Egyptian woman, the dog god Anubis, the scarab beetle and the bird god Horus. Best of the standard symbols is the sailing ship which will get you 32 times your stake if you land 5 on a line.
Keep a special eye out for the Sphinx symbol which is the wild. It replaces all other symbols bar the scatter and offers awards of up to 400 times your stake per payline. When the wild forms part of a winning line, that payout is doubled.
The pyramids symbol is the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you’ll get an award of 5, 10 or 300 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins feature. Here the Sphinx will ask a question – this will decide how many free spins you’ll get and what multipliers are on offer.
You’ll receive up to 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier or 14 free spins where multipliers can top 5x. Re-triggers are possible here too if the pyramids fall nicely giving you the chance to play 40 free spins with a 3x multiplier or 28 free spins with a 5x multiplier. Remember that wild wins double your outcome so essentially you can play with a 10x multiplier!
Legend of the Sphinx is a typical Novomatic video slot. It’s nothing much to look at but the features make it a playable game. The doubling wilds get the base game ticking over. The free spins round is solid enough too.
It’s not the most exciting game you’ll see but for simple, volatile action, Legend of the Sphinx does the job. I also recommend you try Novomatic’s Kingdom of Legend which is their best game in my opinion.