Fans of progressive jackpots and Egyptian mythology, here’s a new toy for you. NetEnt is taking you on a tour through a mysterious pyramid where you will discover Gift of Life Respins, the Gift of Double Wilds, Eye of Horus Free Spins and the Gift of Wealth Jackpot bonus game. With a win potential in the standard game of 1,600 times your bet and virtually unlimited for the jackpot, this is one slot you want to spin the reels on.
Mercy of the Gods is a progressive video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Entering the pyramid on mobile or desktop will cost you 0.20 to 100 coins. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.64% which is pretty much the standard for NetEnt games. Their extensive Autoplay function lets you select 10 to 500 consecutive spins with a range of options when the run should stop.
As expected the game window is set in front of the entrance to the pyramid which is guarded by two Anubis gods. The reels itself are populated by typical symbols from Egyptian mythology including Tutankhamen, scarabs, the Horus falcon. A mysterious soundtrack adds to the suspense on the reels.
There are eight regular symbols on the slot, starting with the card royals J to A at the low end. They are followed at the high level by Tutankhamen, scarabs and Horus falcons and the female explorer. The latter is the most valuable with 80 times your stake for a five of a kind. The wild symbol appears on all reels and substitutes for all other symbols except scatters and bonus symbols.
The feature is triggered when one or more wild symbols land on a spin. The reels respin after any potential win is paid and the wild is moving by one position towards the bottom row on every respin until it disappears. Any further wild will extend the respins which will end when no more wild symbols are in view.
But that’s not all as the feature can get even better when a wild lands behind an existing wild. The Gift of Double Wilds feature will be triggered, where the wild expands to cover the entire reel. This reactivates the Gift of Life ReSpins with the wild reel moving down by one row on every respin until it disappears from the screen.
Three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 5, 8 or 12 free spins respectively, which cannot be retriggered. Any wilds landing during the feature will activate instantly the Gift of Double Wilds features where it expands and activates the Gift of Life Respins with the same mechanic as in the base game.
Last but not least, the highlight on the Mercy of the Gods slot where players can win one of the two fixed jackpots – Minor and Major – or the progressive Mega jackpot. The bonus game is triggered by collecting minimum three bonus symbols in a spin or during a respin feature. The reels are cleared of the standard pay symbols and the collected bonus symbols are randomly placed on the screen. Three spins are rewarded to hit more bonus symbols with each instance resetting the amount to three spins. Each bonus symbol will reveal a coin win from 10 to 200 times your stake.
Completing one row will award the Mini jackpot at 20x your total stake while two rows will win the Major jackpot at 100x your bet. Finally, filling all three rows with bonus symbols will trigger the progressive Mega jackpot. All coin wins from the bonus game will go on top of any jackpot win.
After doing a Greek theme on the Divine Fortune progressive slot, Netent has taken to Egyptian mythology on Mercy of the Gods. Fans of the first will have now an alternative as it features as well a localized progressive jackpot that will regularly pay out high 5-figure sums and occasionally even low 6-figure sums. The gameplay itself is entertaining and very similar to Divine Fortune, plus it can pay handsomely even without winning the big jackpot.