A theme that follows Ancient Egyptian mythology and has a progressive jackpot is always going to lure a plethora of players.
Indeed, NetEnt’s Mercy of the Gods slot game certainly provides players with that combination and offers bettors plenty of great moments in this adventure-based title because of the bonus features that have been provided!
Players can jump into the adventure from as little as €0.20 per spin. Those hi-rollers, though, are able to get in on the spinning action for as much as €100 per bet – which will subsequently provide players with the best opportunities of winning big on this five-reel, three-row slot game.
In addition, our Mercy of the Gods game review found that there were 20 fixed winnable paylines available for players to form combinations on. Although the number of lines are not adjustable, the value of the bets and the way the reels are spun each come with a number of different options.
Indeed, there is an ‘Autoplay’ button which allows for a set number of spins to take place without interruption, whereas there is also a ‘Max Bet’ function that allows players to place bets of the highest value with one click.
When testing out the game, the Mercy of the Gods review found that there are eight different symbols on the paytable, with each providing a different level of rewards. The playing card symbols – the J, Q, K and A – provide the lower rewards, whilst players who form winning combinations of up to five matching symbols of either Tutankhamen, the scarabs, the Horus falcons or the female explorer, then they will be in line for a reward of up to 80x their original bet!
As is perhaps traditional with many of NetEnt’s slot games, there is a Wild icon that can appear on all reels that has the ability to substitute all symbols except for the Scatter – the Eye of Horus. This icon, though, can trigger a bonus feature as can the golden hearts!
There are a plethora of bonus features available in the Mercy of the Gods slot game; all of which will certainly keep players entertained and determined to win the big rewards!
There is a respin feature which will be activated when the grid has at least one Wild appear. This will then see the game’s reels all be re-spun automatically once again.
The Wild icons do have the ability to transform into a Walking Wild. These will then move down one position on each respin until it disappears from the reels. If more Wilds appear on each spin, then the feature continues to be extended.
The Gift of Double Wilds feature will be triggered when a Wild appears with one already on the reels, and it will see it be expanded to cover the entire reel. It will also activate the Gift of Life Respins feature, which will see the Wild move down a row on each spin until it disappears.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when at least three of the Scatter icons show up on the reels in one spin. This feature can also see the Gift of Double Wilds game be activated as well. Three Eyes of Horus icons will provide five free spins, whereas four and five of them will provide players with 8 and 12 free spins respectively. Any Wilds that appear will immediately be expanded and trigger the Gift of Life Respins feature. Each of these features are playable in the Mercy of the Gods Free Play version, should players want to test them out themselves!
The final bonus – and perhaps the best – is the Jackpot feature, in which there are three jackpots that can be won. These are represented by the Minor, the Major and the Mega values.
The first two jackpots are set at a rate of 20x and 100x the bet wins, whereas the Mega jackpot is the game’s progressive jackpot and could see wins of a huge nature!
Players are only able to win when the Gift of Wealth bonus game is activated and this can be done when at least three of the golden heart symbols are collected. The reels will be cleared of all pay symbols and the coins that have been collected throughout the base game will be placed in random positions on the grid. Players will also receive three free spins.
If a bonus symbol is landed upon in his feature, players will be awarded with a win from 10x to 200x their stake and will see the number of spins reset to three. All of the bonus symbols remain sticky and last for the duration of the game. The main aim is to fill the rows with the bonus icons before it ends. Depending on how many rows are filled, players will then receive that jackpot.
RTP (return to player)
Mercy of the Gods slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.64% and the game is considered to be of a medium to high variance level.