Phoenix Sun is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Quickspin. Available to play on all compatible devices (like iOS, Android, laptops and PCs) from 25p to £100 per spin, this game is based on the ancient legends of the Phoenix bird and has 2 bonus features.

Theme wise, it’s based on the mythological create which is believed to have lived for thousands of years and eventually burst into flames only to be reborn from the ashes. Therefore, it has a Greek mythology theme – the setting sees pyramids in the background with a traditional soundtrack to match.

Symbols on the reels include stylised playing card symbols (A, K, Q, J and 10) as well as Anubis, Bastet, Scarab, male (Tutankhamun) and female (Cleopatra) pharaohs. There are also 2 wilds – the standard yellow wild substitutes for all symbols except the Phoenix wild. The Phoenix wild also substitutes for all symbols but doesn’t appear in the Free Spins feature.

In terms of the reel layout, you will begin with a 3×5 reel grid which has 243 ways to win. Look out for the Phoenix Wild appearing in a winning combination as this triggers the Phoenix Rising Respins feature. Every Phoenix Wild symbol then removes 3 random tiles from the cover above the 3×5 reel gird and awards you a respin with an expanded reel layout.

You will continue to get respins until no more Phoenix Wilds appear in a winning combination or the Free Spins feature is triggered. You can do this once 5 Phoenix Wilds have been collected – you can do this in 1 or more respins.

Once triggered, you will receive 8 free spins – these free spins then play out on the full 6×5 grid which has 7,776 ways to win! This is where you can win big due to the possibility of the enormous amount of ways to win. I consider Phoenix Sun to be a medium variance offering with potential wins of up to 1,716 times your stake on each free spin.

Overall, fast paced and visually brilliant, it adds a modern and innovative twist to a classic ancient Egyptian theme. The Free Spins feature is quite hard to trigger though but can give you riches fit for a pharaoh if you’re luck is in. If you want something more traditional, I highly recommend Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe 6 which is extremely volatile.