Sphinx Wild is a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline slot powered by IGT. It can be played from 40p to £400 per spin across all devices (including laptops, PCs, iOS and Android) and has an ancient Egyptian theme where you discover hidden treasures worthy of the pharaohs.
Graphically, Sphinx Wild looks superb – set amongst the pyramids at sunset, the plain purple reels have a touch of the classic Cleopatra. Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as Anubis, Eye of Horus, Phoenix and jewellery. The Sphinx Wild, which is 2-high, is the most lucrative symbol giving you 25 times your stake for 5 across a payline – it also replaces all other symbols except the pyramid scatter.
Sphinx Wild comes with a Surrounding Wild feature – any Sphinx Wild symbol expands to cover the reel and turns all surrounding symbols if the expansion creates a winning combination.
There’s also a Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 or more pyramid scatters anywhere on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 will give you a payout 3, 10 or 25 times your total stake. You then get 4 free spins and multiplier options – they depend on how many scatters you get to trigger the feature:
Triggered with 3 Pyramid Scatters
- 7 free spins with a 5x multiplier
- 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier
- 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier
- 30 free spins with a 1x multiplier
Triggered with 4 Pyramid Scatters
- 9 free spins with a 5x multiplier
- 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier
- 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier
- 40 free spins with a 1x multiplier
Triggered with 5 Pyramid Scatters
- 14 free spins with a 5x multiplier
- 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier
- 30 free spins with a 2x multiplier
- 60 free spins with a 1x multiplier
Now, getting 5 scatters will result in more free spins but you should look out for the pyramid scatter during the feature as 3 or more will retrigger the feature. You can retrigger multiple times with a whopping 600 free spins available in total.
Personally, I would go for the lowest free spins tally with the 5x multiplier as just 1 free spin can result in huge wins. Sphinx Wild is a medium to high variance offering with potential payouts of 5,000 times your total stake – that’s if you get a 5x multiplier with the maximum reward.
I really like Sphinx Wild and it’s another successful land based classic that is now available online – with plenty to win in both the base game and the Free Spins Bonus feature, it gives the classic Cleopatra (also by IGT) a run for its money.