When combining a theme of Egyptian mythology with a progressive jackpot, developers can usually bank on providing a winning title to the market.
That is exactly what NetEnt have managed to do with their Mercy of the Gods slot game offering and we loved what we experienced in this adventure game and we are sure players will love it as well!
Mercy of the Gods casino slot game is played on a grid that has five reels and three rows that comes equipped with 20 fixed paylines. Bettors can get in on the action with bets from as little as €0.20 per spin, whilst they can also place wagers as high as €100 per bet, thus providing something for everyone!
NetEnt have followed their traditional system in regards to what things players can customise in regards to improving their gameplay experience. For example, there is the possibility of using the ‘Max Bet’ button whilst there is also the ‘Autoplay’ button. This allows players to select from 10 and up to 1,000 consecutive spins, although they can be stopped at any point.
Mercy of the Gods slot game has eight different symbols available on the paytable. The low-value symbols are represented by the J, Q, K and A playing cards, whilst they are followed by Tutankhamen, scarabs, Horus falcons and a female explorer. The explorer is worth the biggest rewards, as she pays out 80x the bet when five appear on one spin!
There is a Wild that can appear on all reels and this has the ability to substitute all symbols – except for the Scatter – as it can help produce winning combinations. The Scatter is the Eye of Horus whilst there are also bonus symbols that are shaped as a golden heart.
With all number of Mercy of the Gods bonus features available, this game will keep players interested for as long as possible!
The first of the features available is the respin feature and this is activated when one or more Wilds appear on the reels. This will see the reels re-spun automatically!
The Wild symbols will turn into a Walking Wild and will move down one position on every respin until it disappears. If more Wilds appear, the feature will be extended until none appear.
If a Wild appears when there is already one on the reel, the Gift of Double Wilds feature will be activated and this will expand the new Wild to cover the entire reel. In addition, this will reactivate the Gift of Life Respins feature and the wild reel will move down by one row on each spin until it disappears.
The next feature is the ‘Free Spins’ feature and this is triggered when at least three Scatters appear on the reels in one spin. This also has the ability to activate the Gift of Double Wilds feature as well.
Three Eye of Horus Scatter symbols will trigger 5 free spins, whereas four and five Scatters will provide 8 and 12 free spins respectively. These can not be retriggered in the bonus game, though. Any Wilds landed will immediately see them expand and activate the Gift of Life Respins feature.
And more bonuses!
The last Mercy of the Gods bonus features available is the Jackpot feature. There are three jackpots available – Minor, Major and Mega. The first two are fixed at 20x and 100x the bet, although the Mega is the progressive jackpot and could be worth anything!
This feature can only be won in the Gift of Wealth bonus game and is triggered by obtaining at least three golden heart bonus symbols. When this game is in play, the reels are cleared of all pay symbols and the coins that have been collected will be placed in random positions. Three spins are also awarded.
If a bonus icon is landed on in this game, then players will be awarded a win from 10x to 200x their stake and will see the number of spins available reset to three. All bonus symbols are sticky and remain for the duration of the feature. The aim is to fill the rows with the bonus symbols before the bonus game ends. Depending on the number of rows filled, the corresponding jackpot will be awarded.
RTP (return to player)
NetEnt have set a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.64% for their medium to high variance game. Players who want to test it out before playing for real money can by playing the Mercy of the Gods Free Play version available above.