Travel back to the future on the slot from Play’n GO. Ankh of Anubis looks like a fusion of ancient Egypt with a fantasy sci-fi world on a distant planet. While the connection to the god of embalming and the death is clearly visible on the reels, the presence of Saturn in the background and modern-looking craft occasionally zipping through the screen are emphasizing the intent of the creative team to combine two different time periods. The gameplay is more mundane with random Anubis Wilds and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to a for Play’n GO unusual 15,000 times your bet.
Ankh of Anubis is a video slot in a 3-4-4-4-3 format with 576 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. You encounter with the ancient Egyptian god starts at just 0.10 credits and goes up to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility (8/10) with an RTP of 96.20%. Some operators will offer the the game with a lower RTP setting of just 94.20%, always make sure to read the help files to find out which version you will be playing
A typical Egyptian scene on the shores of the River Nile is in the background of a winged game window. Traditional feluccas are sailing on the river while pyramids and other buildings are witnesses of the ancient period. Floating fortresses and the planet Saturn with its ring system in the distance transition the graphics into a faraway future.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from J through to A, awarding 0.3x to 0.6x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by blue-gemmed bracelets, green-gemmed amulets, red-gemmed scarab beetles and purple-gemmed Ankh crosses. Hit five across the reels to win 1.5x to 5x your bet. Anubis is as expected the wild and most valuable symbol, awarding 10x your bet when five land in a spin. It performs the usual substitution duties for all regular pay symbols. Completing the Egyptian theme is an intricate icon with golden pyramid which acts as the scatter.
As mentioned the gameplay is more mundane than the ancient-futuristic design indicates. Central to the gameplay are the Anubis Wilds. In the base game, the Anubis Wild feature can trigger randomly on any spin while the reels are still turning. A number of wilds in sizes 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 or 1×4 will be placed on random positions for the current round. Below a screenshot with all reels wild.
The said wild also plays a significant role in the bonus feature. Three, four or five pyramid scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively. The same scatter combinations landing on a free spin will award +3, +4 and +5 free spins, no limits. During the feature, Ankh cross symbols are collected in a counter. Accumulate five and Anubis Wilds will be added to random positions on the reels at the end of a free spin. It will then reset, allowing you to collect again sufficient for more Anubis Wilds to be awarded.
Well, not really sure how to rate this Play’n GO creation. While expecting something exhilarating and intense that resembles the powers of the mighty Egyptian god, the result is a rather tame offering. Sure, they cranked up the game window to 576 ways and the win potential to 15,000 times the bet, but it can’t cover up the fact that the slot is rather simple with a random feature that will place wilds mostly in positions where they don’t connect and a free spins round with a few extra wilds intermittently sprinkled onto the reels.
A full screen of Anubis Wilds will pay 5,760x your bet, to get then to the maximum potential you would need that to happen at least once or twice within a free spins round. Any experienced player will know that getting this kind of hits are so rare that winning the lottery looks like a walk in the park.