|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Surround Wild feature||Patience needed to trigger the free spins|
|4x Free Spins options with multipliers of up to 5x|
|Re-triggerable free spins feature|
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IGT’s Sphinx Wild is a medium to high variance ancient Egyptian themed video slot that comes with a ‘Surround Wild’ feature-the Sphinx expands by covering the entire reel turning symbols adjacent to it into wilds.
The slots can be played on PC desktops or on mobile devices such as Androids, iPhones, iPads or tablets for real cash or for free at our top rated IGT Casinos. The graphics depicted in the game is well-thought out and easy on the eye. The Sphinx has a golden touch to it while the reels are draped in purple which makes perfect sense. After all, purple was the colour of royalty in ancient times.
Modern man has always been fascinated by ancient Egypt no wonder slot providers keep on rolling out games with this theme. They exude an air of authenticity and escapism from a world that has become known as a ‘rat race’. Most pop culture researchers claim that the Sphinx contains the so-called ‘Hall of Records’ of which ancient Atlantis is central to it. But this is a story for another day.
The game’s main selling point to players is its decadent free spins feature. It gives the player a choice of 4 free spins options with multipliers of 1x to 5x. It is a re-triggerable free spins mode that awards up to 600 free spins. If you’re lucky you can win 5,000x your stake on a single free spin!
Sphinx Wild contains 40 paylines, 5 reels and pays a non-progressive jackpot of 1,000 coins. The RTP (return to player percentage) of the slots is 95.6%. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the Sphinx, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays 25x your stake.
Paying symbols across the reels are cards from 10 to Ace, The Sphinx (Wild), Eye of Horus, Anubis (god of the dead), jewelry and phoenix.
The minimum bet is 40 pence up to £400 per spin making the game suitable to high-staked players. The audio compliments the theme of the game well. Customization options like Max Bet, graphics settings and coin bet options allows you to adjust the game so that it suits your style of play.
The wild symbol is the Sphinx, the interesting bit about it is that it comes with a ‘Surrounding Wild’ feature. In other words when the Sphinx symbol pitches it expands by covering the entire reel turning the other symbols next to it into wilds except the Pyramid (scatter).
I like Sphinx Wild’s free spins bonus mode, here’s why. It’s initiated when 3, 4 or 5 Pyramid scatters appear on the reels (regardless of position). The nice thing about it is that scatter wins are paid (3, 10 up to 25x your stake) proportionate to the amount of scatters that appear.
3 Scatters trigger the Free Spins mode which gives you a choice of 4 free spins options (you must pick one):
- 7 Free spins with 5x multipliers.
- 10 Free spins with a multiplier win of 3x.
- 15 Free spins with a 2x multiplier.
- 30 Free Spins with 1x multipliers.
When 4x Pyramid scatters appear it awards the following amount of free spins:
- You’ll get 9 free spins with multiplier wins of 5x.
- 15 Free spins are awarded with multiplier wins of 3x (all wins are tripled).
- 10 Free spins are given where all wins are doubled (multiplier 2x).
- 40 Free spins is with a 1x multiplier.
Now, it gets better! Should you hit 5 Pyramid scatter symbols the free spins payout is as follow:
- 14 Free spins are awarded with 5x multiplier wins.
- 20 Free spins with 3x multipliers.
- 30 Free spins are given where all wins are doubled (multipliers 2x).
- 60 Free spins is given with a 1x multiplier.
When 3 or more Pyramid scatters pop up during the free spins the feature will be re-triggered awarding extra free spins. The free spins feature can be re-triggered multiple times of up to 600 free spins.
Pertaining to the free spins, common sense dictates that you should go for the most free spins. Not here. Pick the free spins that gives you the biggest multiplier which is 5x. As you can see in this case less is certainly more. The biggest payout that can be won on a single free spin is 5,000 your stake.
Sphinx Wild is another spectacular slots release from IGT. It’s a well-balanced game that pays well during the main game and free spins. It took me 200 spins to trigger the free spins mode, but it was well worth it in the end.