This is far from the first time a pokie has taken a turn on the sands of Ancient Egypt, but you don’t often get to play as the poor jackal headed god Anubis, who often loses out to Horus, Isis, Osiris or even Queen Cleopatra in the slot stakes. Make no mistake, this deity is a scary looking character in Anubis Wild Megaways so you’d better get worshipping him unless you want to be stuck in his creepy temple forever, but is the risk worth the reward or should you hang up your bullwhip for good? Let’s take a look in our Anubis Wild Megaways slot game review.
We can’t pretend that the Anubis Wild Megaways slot game is especially original in its design, but at least it’s a pretty effective look, doing a great job of conjuring up a spooky tomb complete with paintings and hieroglyphs on the walls lit by burning torches. The symbols on the reels are also pretty typical, with the low value symbols represented by the standard 9 – A, while the high value symbols are a variety of common Egyptian tropes like Queen Cleopatra, King Tut’s burial mask, scarab beetles and the Eye of Horus. This pokie is full of movement, and from the animated flaming torches in the background to the crumbling winning symbols and the driving spooky music on the soundtrack, this game does a great job of building an atmosphere.
This slot is a megaways title, which means that the major mechanic involved is the megaways setup, a system where you get a random number of rows on each reel with each spin. This means the number of ways to win can vary drastically from the low hundreds all the way up to an incredible 117,649, which can result in some huge wins! There is also a cascading reels mechanic in play, meaning that winning combos are removed and replaced by new symbols falling from above, which can create cascades of wins one after another. There are a couple of downsides, namely that the betting limit is pretty low at £/$/€20 per spin, and the individual wins aren’t all that high, maxing out at 50x your stake for six scarabs. All in all though Anubis Wild Megaways has an RTP very slightly below average at 95.9%, so there is still plenty of cash to be won!
Activated by landing three or more of the pyramid bonus symbols, with more symbols granting two more spins each up to a maximum of 82, the free spins round is the major feature in this game and it is a bit different from the rest of the game. For starters the cascading reels mechanic is gone, replaced by wilds which stick to the bottom of the reels when they land. When a second wild lands on that same reel it stacks onto the existing wild, granting a multiplier equal to the number of wilds in the stack. This also freezes the megaways element of that reel, and the number of rows doesn’t change. Get a few spins with some big stacks helping you out, and you could make a serious chunk of cash!
Anubis Wild Megaways is just like an angry god, quick to anger and quick to reward, and you never know how each spin will go! There is a huge amount of variability thanks to the megaways mechanic, so your success will depend more on luck than usual, but get a good run of spins together and you could hopefully make some serious cash!