Legend of the Sphinx is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Novomatic that can be played from 50p to £50 a spin on all compatible devices. With an ancient Egyptian theme, it benefits from a sphinx wild that doubles wins and a Free Games feature where you can get up to 40 free spins with a 3x multiplier of up to 28 free spins with a 5x multiplier.

Visually, Legend of the Sphinx is basic – like most Novomatic games. Set inside a pyramid, the sand coloured reels include playing cards A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 as well as scarab beetles, ships and ancient Egyptian figures like Anubis. The highest value symbol is the ship which gives you 32 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

Look out for the Sphinx wild symbol which doubles your wins when part of a winning combination – this means 4 ships and a wild will give you 64 times your stake for example. If you manage to get 5 Sphinx wilds, you will win a whopping 400 times your stake!

Legend of the Sphinx comes with a Free Games feature which is played when you get 3 or more pyramid scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You then can ask 1 of 2 questions before you play the feature:

  • How many free games have I won? You can get up to 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier
  • What is my free game prize multiplier? You will receive 14 free spins with a multiplier up to 5x

During the feature, landing 3 or more scatters during a free spin will retrigger the feature – if you were to get 14 free spins with a 5x multiplier, you would get a further 14 free spins (with a 5x multiplier of course) taking your total to 28 free spins. Alternatively, you can get up to 40 free spins with all wins trebled.

Now, remember the Sphinx wild doubles your win meaning the multipliers double – that means you can get up to 40 free spins with a 6x multiplier or up to 28 free spins with a 10x multiplier!

Legend of the Sphinx is quite a simple slot with a nice little twist as the sphinx predicts how many free spins and which multiplier you will play with. I found it to be a medium to high variance slot with the bigger wins coming in the feature. It’s offers nothing unique but a decent addition of the Novomatic portfolio – I also recommend you try the more volatile Book of Ra Deluxe 6.