Mercy of the Gods is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Net Entertainment that can be played from 20p to £100 a spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With an ancient Egyptian theme, it comes with re-spins where the wilds move 1 row down on each re-spin until it disappears. You can also benefit from wild reels, free spins, 2 jackpots and 1progressive jackpot!
Visually, Mercy of the Gods is rather good and set at the entrance of an ancient Egyptian pyramid – with Anubis perched either side of the reels, symbols on the reels include ancient Egyptian styled A, K, Q and J royals as well as Tutankhamen, scarab beetles and Horus falcons. The female explorer is also there and is the most lucrative symbol – 3, 4 or 5 on a payline will give you 2, 5.5 or 80 times your stake.
There is also a wild symbol that can appear on all reels – it replaces all symbols bar the scatter and bonus symbols. If 1 or more wilds land on the reels, the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature is triggered – each wild symbol then moves 1 row down on each re-spin until all wilds disappear from the reels. If more wilds appear, you’ll get more re-spins.
Mercy of the Gods also comes with a Gift of Double Wilds feature – if a wild lands behind another wild in the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature, it will expand to give you a fully wild reel. This reactivates the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature with a wild reel moving down 1 row on every re-spin.
There’s a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more Eye of Horus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 of them will reward you with 5, 8 or 12 free spins respectively. Look out for wilds appearing as this will expand to give you a wild reel which then subsequently triggers the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature.
Finally, there’s the Gift of Wealth Jackpot feature which is entered when you collect 3 or more bonus symbols in the base game or Gift of Life Re-Spins feature. All collected bonus symbols are then randomly placed on the reels. You then get 3 spins – 1 or more bonus symbols landing on the reels will resent the number of spins to 3.
The key is to land more bonus symbols which then remain on the reels until the end of the feature. Each of them comes with a random cash prize of between 10 and 200 times your stake. If you manage to fill 1 row of bonus symbols, you’ll win the Minor Jackpot of 20 times your stake (as well as the cash prizes for each bonus symbol).
If you fill 2 rows, you’ll win the Major Jackpot which is 100 times your stake (plus winnings from every bonus symbol). If you’re lucky enough to fill all 3 rows, you’ll win the Mega Jackpot which is progressive!
You might be thinking that Mercy of the Gods is just another ancient Egyptian themed slot but it does offer something different – I really like the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature and the subsequent wild reels which can lead to some pretty big wins.
The most you can win is 1,600 times your stake on every spin/re-spin/free spin – that’s if you fill the reels with the high value female adventurer symbol and wilds. Medium to high variance, the Gift of Wealth Jackpot feature is a nice touch as big cash prizes can be won – you can also win a progressive jackpot.
Overall, another good slot from NetEnt which has the potential for big wins throughout. If it’s ancient Egypt you’re after, you cannot go wrong with Play ‘N Go’s Book of Dead by the way.