You can’t possibly call yourself a real game provider without an Ancient Egyptian themed slot game these days, it’s so traditional that it would just be wrong not to have one in your titles list. Like the spice girls without Mel C, or the Beatles without Ringo Starr. As it turns out Mighty Sphinx is actually one of NeoGames most played slots rather than an album filler, in this review, we will take a look at why the Sphinx is so mightily popular!
Type: Video Slot, Animated Symbols
Structure: 5 Reels, 3 Rows, 1-50 Active Pay-lines
Bets: 1 Coin Per Line Max, Coin Values, 0. 01 – 5. 00
Min/Max Total Stake: 0. 01 – 250. 00 £/$/€
Max Win: 4, 000x Coins / 40, 000 £/$/€
Wild: Yes – Substitutes for all symbols except Scatter and Bonus Trigger, Pays from 2x or more in sequence, 5x in a row grant the games non-progressive jackpot.
Scatter: Yes – Pays from 2x or more in sequence, grants 10 free spins for 3x or more on reels.
Other Features: Pay-Table, Auto-Play, Pick Win Bonus Game with double win feature.
If like me, you have visited the land of the ancient pharaohs, you will find the game is laid out in a very recognizable homage to some of the great Egyptian symbols. The symbols in order of value: The eye of Horus, The Ankh, An Egyptian Cobra, A Scarab encrusted chest, Tut, and Cleopatra. The legendary Akhet forms the games fixed wild symbol which handily pays from any 2x adjacent symbols on an active pay-line as does the Scarab scatter, which is the only symbol not replaced by the fixed wild icon. An A+K playing card symbol set forms the two lower payout symbols.
This is a flash title and no download is required, you can play from both web browser and mobile. The music is a classic and soothing Egyptian backing track and the sound effects are pretty good too.
The structure is decent for players looking for regular wins with 50x active pay- lines but this does mean a 0. 50 credit minimum bet if you want to play all lines and with so many pay-lines active it can be hard to remember where the bonus triggers need to fall to grant you access to the bonus round. I prefer either fewer lines or a ways to win format myself – less confusing and more enjoyable to play in my humble opinion.
There is a 10 free spins bonus available if you land 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels, additional scatters unusually don’t add more spins, they simply increase the initial win, the interesting thing about the spins round is that a multiplier increases with each spin starting from one and, you guessed it, finishing with 10x on the last spin – you will be praying to Ra for bigger wins at the end of the spins round rather than the beginning which is a nifty little change from most slot spins rounds.
The pick win bonus in the game is also a little different, land two bonus symbols on any active pay-line on reels 2+3+4 at the same time to start the feature, land them on two pay-lines at the same time however, and all prizes in the bonus round will double – figuring out when you are on one or two pay-lines may have you clicking the pay-table a few times.
There are 15x levels in total and the grand prize is the games 4000 coin Jackpot. If you do strike out before that your last strike will also grant you a consolation strike out prize. Sadly you can’t re-trigger the free spins nor can you enter the Tomb of Treasures bonus round from the free spins, not quite the tomb raiding treasure you might hope but still pretty decent.
We used to stock this game at a casino I worked CS in, as a slot, I always preferred Fruity Friends to this, lower min bet to play all lines and the jackpot being 10000x coins vs. Mighty Sphinx’s 4000x and honestly I felt the bonuses (especially the spins) dropped more regularly. The variance is definitely a little higher in this game which is going to suit players who prefer less frequent but larger wins. The Sphinx game had a strong fan following then which it still enjoys today and as the genre goes it’s a solid title with an interesting twist to both the spins and pick win round which marks it slightly apart from other slots.
The game as with most from this supplier is available free play and in cash mode, you have easy to read game menu which I have done screenshots for you avobe and a text document version which is available by clicking on the ‘? ‘ symbol in the game to give you complete and full game details including the RTP stats – 93% in this case. All games are protected by a disconnect feature which records the game result when spin is pressed, so not lost results! Most casinos supplied by NeoGames also have a live chat, so if you aren’t sure – head over there and ask!