For the non-classical scholars out there, Khepri was an ancient Egyptian god who had the body of a man and the head of the scarab beetle (nice!). The beetle forms the basis of Khepri – The Eternal God, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from Leander Games. It comes with wandering wilds with re-spins as well as multipliers. Play from between 30p and £150 per spin.
The imagery in Khepri has a strong ancient Egyptian flavour – the reels are set inside a pyramid or temple and include a selection of hieroglyphs as symbols. Look out for the owl, the ankh symbol, the eye of Horus and the sun. There are also playing card symbols from A to 10.
The beetle is the wild, substituting for all symbols. Find a 5 symbol combination and you’ll win 400 coins. Whenever the wild symbol hits on the reels, it will trigger the Wandering Wild feature. On the next spin, the Wandering Wild or Wilds will fly across to an adjacent reel and a re-spin will take place. The re-spins keep on coming as long as there is a Wandering Wild anywhere on the reels.
If two or more wilds land on the same symbol and the same time you can look forward to a multiplier of 2x or 3x being applied to each winning payline on that spin.
The variance in Khepri is on the lower side of medium – smaller wins come along on a fairly regular basis via the 243 ways to win game engine. The Wandering Wilds feature also hits pretty often.
There is no specific free spins feature to speak of but the Wandering Wilds give you plenty of re-spins, albeit in much smaller chunks than you’d usually find in a regular feature. The double multipliers don’t hit as regularly but can deliver a timely boost when they do arrive.
Khepri – The Eternal God is a pretty simple affair. Visually it’s very impressive – the graphics and animations are well done and the action plays out to a suitably hypnotic Arabic-flavoured backing track.
The gameplay doesn’t quite hit those heights though. The Wanderings Wilds are good but they could have done with something else in the feature department. If you like the Ancient Egypt theme by all means give this a go. If you’re agnostic on the classics, you may want to try Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe or IGT’s Pharaoh’s Fortune.