About Mercy Of The Gods
The core base game of Mercy Of The Gods is a classic concoction of five reels, across which twenty paylines provide the paths on which winning symbol combinations can trigger pays. The style is very much in the tradition of slots that plunder the ancient civilisation of Ptolemaic Egypt for their muse, but with a little nod to Lara Croft I feel in the casting of a glamorous female treasure hunter as the top-paying symbol to watch for.
The remaining regular symbols that can bring the wins from spins are four Royals (A to J) for lower pays, whilst a symbolic Mummy, Scarab and Falcon join the game’s female heroine as the source of bigger rewards. I mentioned special Wild behaviour in my introduction and that neatly leads me to . . .
Mercy Of The Gods’ Wild symbol has the traditional power to substitute for all regular symbols, but adds a little extra firepower when instances land in view during any spin. In the base game any Wild in view will trigger a Gift of Life respins, during which visible Wilds will move down one row during a respin until such time that none are left in view and feature ends. Better yet, should two Wilds land behind each other they’ll team up to expand and fill the entire reel before activating the Gift Of Life respins!
The Gift of Life respins feature is also carried over into this game’s Free Spins bonus too, but with any Wild in view becoming an Expanding Wild to create a very agreeable, Starburst Wild-style boost to this free ride. The gift of Free Spins is the preserve of the Eye of Horus Scatter symbol in the base game, with three in view awarding five free spins, four instances upping that to eight free spins whilst the ultimate ride is twelve free spins courtesy of five Scatters in view.
Mercy Of The Gods has one final surprise to spring in the shape of its Gift of Wealth Jackpot bonus. Entry into this feature is from landing three or more Bonus Symbols in the base game, transporting you to a custom set of reels on which the triggering Bonus Symbols appear in random, fixed positions. Thereafter three bonus spins can add more Bonus Symbols to that collection, with each revealing a pay of ten to two-hundred times the triggering state at the end of the feature. That’s a pretty chunky reward, however should you fill entire rows even bigger treasure is dug up – a single row drops the Minor Jackpot, two rows the Major Jackpot, whilst filling all three available rows is the key to collecting this game’s Mega Jackpot that seeds from £10,000!