We decided to take a closer look at Betsoft’s Legend of the Nile a low to medium variance online slots. We’re happy to report that the iGaming vendor jazzed it up with 3 bonus features (The Isis Trail, The Anubis Trail and Ra Trail) not to mention its top draw visual animations, high return to player percentage (RTP) of above 96% and non-progressive jackpot of 5,000 coins.
Betsoft casinos allows you to test the game mechanics of its vast selection of slots for free before you commit to betting real cash. Paying symbols on the reels are the ankh, Isis, the wild (pyramids), Horus, The Eye of Horus, papyrus reeds, the mummy and scarab beetles (high value symbols) that pays around 3,000 coins for 20 of them.
All wins are triggered by cluster wins of 4 or more continuous symbols, the Ra symbols are excluded. Winning symbols explode while the remaining symbols drop down and replaced by new symbols. The Auto Play button spins the reels automatically for you up to 20 times.
After a standard win the ‘Double Up’ feature can be pressed, unfortunately it’s not available during the free spins feature. Players can double their wins (50%) by clicking on ‘Heads’ or ‘Tails’. Although it’s a very handy feature that can double all wins instantly we advise you to use it with discretion.
The software provider (Betsoft) brings a wonderful vision along with assaulting imagery that makes Legend of the Nile an electrifying slots. It features cascading reels (where multiple wins can be gained on a single spin) that plays out on a 6×6 grid. We played the slots with a bankroll of $250 at an average bet $1.50 per spin at Vegas Crest one of our top USA online casinos. At the time of writing the jackpot ticked away at $17,961 and counting.
The God Trails introduces ancient Egyptian gods starting with Isis (goddess of motherhood, fertility, death, healing and rebirth), Anubis (god the dead) and Ra (Sun god). Along the side of the reels you’ll see the ‘The God Trails’ which act as meters that transforms into god symbols with each respective win. The 3 God Trails are:
The Isis Trail
The bonus mode is played when the Isis symbol pops up in a cluster win, 3 free spins will be given. Despite being relatively difficult to trigger each free spin win becomes progressively higher.
The Anubis Trail
The Anubis Trail is similar to the Isis trail with every Anubis cluster win it advances by one. Once the Anubis Trail meter is full free spins are awarded, the value of the Anubis symbol shoots up and pitches a lot during the free spins which results in bigger payouts. Hard as we tried we couldn’t trigger ‘The Isis Trail’ and ‘The Anubis Trail’ free spin features. Based on our playing experience it will take a bankroll of at least $500 to trigger either of them.
The Ra Trail
With each re-spin the Ra trail is advanced the exciting trail awards a bunch of free spins. Of the 3 bonus modes it’s also the easiest to to trigger. Cash prizes to the tune of 400x your stake can be won on a single spin, it even has a progressive jackpot!
It took us around 50 spins ($75) to trigger the feature, an added bonus about the free spins feature is that it can be re-triggered. In other words if a bunch of Ra symbols appear the meter is filled up awarding another 8 free spins making it 16 in total.
In summary. The outstanding element of Legend of the Nile is its powerhouse or realistic graphics that conveys the narrative of the slots well. If there’s ever a case of less is more this is it.
Of the bonus features The Isis Trail is responsible for the biggest wins but we’ll settle any day for The Ra Trail free spins because it’s relatively easy to trigger not to mention the re-triggering aspect of it. It’s a gripping slots and a welcome addition to an already impressive Betsoft slots library.
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