Graphics - 79%
Gameplay - 79%
Bonuses - 69%
Value - 63%
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Mercy Of Gods
Mercy of Gods is a Net Entertainment progressive medium to high variance progressive 3D slots with 20 paylines, 5 reels and 3 rows. It’s rip-roaring stuff! When it comes to ancient Egypt; slot machine developers have thousands of years of history, conflict and drama to draw on. Players love these games because of their setting; the pyramids, the majestic sphinx, and the pharaohs long lost to time.
As we dive into the mechanics of Mercy of Gods we realise it is similar to Divine Fortune. Both these progressive jackpot slots can now be played at our NetEnt online casinos from £0.20 to £100 per spin. Divine Fortune is also responsible for paying out a spectacular win of £109,272.44 earlier this year.
The audio track and photo realistic visuals are superb, which modulates the emotions making the symbols spread out across the reels believable and memorable. Against the backdrop of the reels is an ancient temple while symbols on them are Tutankhamen’s canopic jars (used to store and preserve the viscera of the owner in the afterlife), scarab beetles, cards from 10 to Ace (low value), Horus (God of the Sky), wild, and the female Egyptologist/adventurer that’s the premium symbol. 5 of them on the reels at the maximum wager pays 80x your stake.
The bonus rounds are divided into a Gift of Life Re-spins with wilds, the Gift of Double Wilds (expanding wilds), Free Spins and the Gift of Wealth Jackpot game that is divided into a Minor, Major and Mega jackpots. The top cash prize available on a single spin is 1,600x your stake. The RTP or theoretical return to player percentage of Mercy of Gods is 96.64%. The hit frequency is between 17.64%. ‘Hit Frequency’ means that the slot machine will stop on a winning combination 17.64% of the time. (http://getgamblingfacts.ca/how-gambling-really-works/return-to-player-rtp-and-hit-frequency-what-do-these-mean/)
The wild symbols does the usual duties of substituting adjacent symbols when it completes winning combinations, except the scatter.
Gift of Life Re-spins
The Gift of Life re-spin feature is triggered when a wild or more pitch; on every re-spin the wilds drop off the reels. As long as the wilds keep on popping up, more re-spins are awarded.
Gift of Double Wilds
The Gift of Double Wilds is triggered when a wild appears behind another wild which then acts as an expanded wild that covers the entire reel and at the same time it activates the Gift of Life Re-spins. As you can see, it’s a double-whammy which further heightens play in the base game.
The Free Spins bonus is played by 3, 4 or 5 scatters which triggers 5, 8 or 12 free falls. The scatter count is proportionate to the free spins; thus the more scatters, the more free spins you’ll get. The aforementioned features are built into the free spins for improved cash prizes on each free spin.
Gift of Wealth Jackpot
The Gift of Wealth jackpot is divided into Minor, Major and Mega jackpots. Suffice to say, this is the most exciting part of Gift of Gods slots because this is where the progressive jackpot is won. You’ll enter the Jackpot Chamber once you have collected 3 or more of the ‘Bonus’ symbols.
Access to the round is gained through the Gift of Life Re-spins too. Each randomly collected Bonus symbol is slotted into the reel set of the jackpot game, giving you 3 spins. If the bonus symbol appears again it resets to 3, plus a payout of 10x to 200x your stake is offered for every bonus symbol.
Minor – The Minor jackpot of 20x your stake is won when you fill one row with bonus symbols.
Major – The Major jackpot is triggered when 2 rows are filled with Bonus symbols offering a jackpot win of 100x your stake.
Mega – You’ll win the Mega Jackpot when you hit a full screen of Bonus symbols; in other words, a spectacular win of 1,600x your stake.
When we compare Divine Fortune and Mercy of Gods, they sport similar features; the one is based on ancient Greek mythology the other on ancient Egyptian mythology. The latter progressive slots’s Paytable is beefed up and variance wise a tad steeper on the scale (17.64%). To summarise, Mercy of Gods suits your pocket better because it offers a bigger progressive win. In the grander scheme of things, we favour Mercy of Gods but by a narrow margin only. Put succinctly, Net Entertainment gives the region and era the attention it deserves with this online progressive slots release!
How many special features does the progressive jackpot have?
There are 4 bonus rounds: Gift of Life Re-Spins, Gift of Double Wilds, Free Spins and Gift of Wealth Jackpot (Minor, Major and Mega). The Mega progressive jackpot is won when you have a full screen of Bonus symbols.
How many spins does it take to trigger the Free Spins?
The volatility is steep, so expect to trigger the feature within 70 plus spins, this depends on your average bet per spin too. When playing a progressive game, always try and keep your average bet per spin high to get the max possible win. (https://casinowhizz.com/site/online-casino-progressive-jackpots-explained/)