Travel to ancient Egypt for an encounter with the jackal god on the slot from Inspired Gaming. Anubis Wild Megaways is the second creation from the gaming giant built on the licensed engine from Big Time Gaming. Instead of riding through the Wild West with a gang of outlaws, you get to explore a pyramid in a quest to find the hidden treasures within. Wild substitutions, cascading symbols, reactive wins, mystery symbols and a free spins round with sticky multiplier wilds will reward the bravest reel explorers with wins of up to 20,000 times their bet or 250,000 credits, whichever is hit first.
Anubis Wild Megaways is a video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and up to 117,649 ways to win, using the trademarked Megaways engine under a licence from Big Time Gaming. Your journey to ancient Egypt on desktop or mobile starts at 0.20 and peaks at 20 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 95.90%.
The beauty of the Megaways engine is that no two spins are the same. At the start of a spin sequence, symbols cascade on to the reels from the top according to the random selection of ways, ranging from 324 to 117,649. The engine allows anything from two to seven symbols on reels 1 and 6 as well as two to six symbols on reels 2 to five. In addition, you have a horizontal reel above the centre reels where more symbols appear on every spin.
Wins are paid for two to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right. Scoring a win will see the symbols in the combo shatter and start a chain reaction. New symbols drop into empty places, potentially creating new winners. The process continues as long as new winning combinations land after a cascade. All wins are accumulated and paid once a spin sequence concludes.
Loading the game will take you inside a pyramid with walls covered in ancient paintings and hieroglyphs. Two eternal flames flank the giant reels set that is inherent to Megaways slots. A small display on the left will show you how many ways are active for the current spin. A range of typical Egyptian characters dominate on the reels while an oriental soundtrack add the fitting audio to the gameplay.
As usual for Megaways games, the pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A in an ancient style, awarding 0.8x to 1.75x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by scarabs, Cleopatra, Tutankhamun and the Eye of Horus. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 50x your stake.
Anubis himself, the Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife, is the wild symbol, appearing in the base game on the horizontal reel only and substituting for all regular pay symbols. He will be added to the main reel set during the bonus feature. A typical Egyptian pyramid scene marked with the word ‘Bonus’ acts as the scatter while an ancient golden tile with a question mark is the mystery symbol.
Our initial thoughts when loading this game were that we are facing something of a little brother or sister to Desperados Wild Megaways. The name is similar, the gameplay too and they stripped out one feature from the former. Which begs the question as to why? Desperados Wild Megaways has been very well received in the gaming community and everyone has been waiting for what’s next. However, it is not all as it seems as Inspired added a different feature to replace the missing one from their first Megaways creation.
That honour falls to the tried and tested Mystery Symbols, which can land on the main grid as well as on the horizontal reel, and that in both the base game and free spins. All landing in view will transform into a common pay symbol, but not into scatters or wilds.
To trigger the main bonus feature, you will need to have three or more scatters in view on the main grid at the end of a spin sequence. The game will award 12 Free Spins, plus +2 free spins for each additional scatter on the triggering spin, up to a maximum of 82. Before you start playing the feature you will be offered a Bonus Top Up gamble where you can enhance your round. You can either accept the standard feature or activate a pie gamble wheel with green and red areas. Landing on green will boost your feature with additional +2 free spins for each gamble while stopping on red will award a random cash win as a consolation prize. You can gamble repeatedly or collect your won feature at any time. The RTP varies slightly between 95.81 – 95.95%, based on how far you are gambling your feature.
Cascading symbols and the extra reel on top are disabled for this feature. Instead, the round is played on the main grid only with standard spinning reels. Any wild landing on reels two to five on a free spin will drop to the bottom of the reel and become sticky for the remainder of the feature. At the same time, the number of symbols on the reel is locked as well. Should another wild land on the same reel, then they are combined and a multiplier is attached. The multiplier on the wild indicates how many have merged. Wild multipliers on different reels are multiplied by each other if they are part of the winning combo. Filling an entire reel with wilds will award +5 free spins.
Lastly, should your balance drop below the current bet value but remains higher than zero, then the game will automatically offer you the Spin Chance. It gives you one chance to win one more spin at the current bet size. A pie chart indicates your odds to win the gamble. Click on PLAY to start the gamble and the marker will start spinning. It will be a winner if the marker ends in the green zone. You can always click on NO to return back to the game screen with the remaining balance.
Same but different! That about sums up the second Megaways creation coming from the US gaming giant. While parts of Anubis Wild Megaways are exactly copied from its older sibling, it has a new element with the Mystery Symbol. We actually liked the Jail House Free Spins on Desperados Wild Megaways and are rather content to see the feature return on this slot. Although highly volatile, it can lead to insane wins.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £250|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Minimum Deposit||£ 10|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Max bet size||£5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||35 X Dep. & Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|