Join a wild adventure as you seek the gift of life from the Egyptian deities in this Mercy of the Gods mobile slot by NetEnt.
Will these gods be merciful and grant you the jackpot within? Or will they keep their fortune for themselves and find you unworthy to cross their path? We find out in this Mercy of the Gods slot review.
Because this casino game will judge you, and the kind of player you are. This is not for the faint of heart, despite the fact that most jackpot slot machines tend to be easier on the wallet because they are trying to build that pot.
Mercy of the Gods is a volatile 5 reel 3 row 20 fixed betlines slot game with falling wilds, wild reels, free spins and a collect coin click me game that could see you win one of three jackpots, one of which is a local progressive.
Yes, it does, and that’s because it’s the almost exact same mechanics as the Divine Fortune slot. Only NetEnt haven’t made an exact carbon copy, instead adding subtle changes that make this a very different machine.
For one the RTP of Mercy of the Gods slot is 96.64% and the top win is 160,000, which is higher than Divine Fortune’s 96.59% and 60,000 respectively.
But don’t rush to play Mercy of the Gods just because of those stats. Yes, it pays out more, but it’s harder to get wins because this is a high variance machine, so it’s a little harder on the wallet.
The wilds are harder to find, and while it was hard enough to trigger the free spins, in Mercy you might as well start praying because what you’ll need is a miracle.
Honestly, if we had to choose, we’d probably still pick Divine Fortune over this Mercy of the Gods slot game, but the difference is so marginal, we didn’t have it in our hearts to give it fewer stars.
Mostly because it’s still a fun game. The dropping wilds and free re-spins give you a well-needed break to your wallet, and the click me bonus that gets you closer to the jackpots hits often enough that you don’t mind the lack of free spins.
In short, we’d probably look and see which of the two has the biggest progressive jackpot at our favourite mobile and Android tablet casinos before we jumped from one to the other.
This is a jackpot game, and you play for the jackpot. The fact you have a bigger prize in the main game is an added bonus for the thrill seekers out there.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||1 Local Progressive Jackpot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.36% / 96.64%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.05|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Max win||160,000 (not jackpot)|
|Free spins||Up to 12 Free Spins / Expanding Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Dropping Wilds, Scatters, Expanding Wilds, Jackpot Game|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Gift of Life Wild Re-spins: Whenever a wild symbol lands on screen, a re-spin will be awarded. This will move down the screen by one and give you as many re-spins as it takes to fall off the bottom of the reel. So if the wild lands on the top row, you get 3 re-spins, if it lands on the bottom, you get 1 respin.
The wild will replace any other symbol on the screen to create a win over this 20 payline slot machine.
Gift of Double Wilds: It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a wild symbol will land on another wild symbol. At this point, the wild will expand to cover the whole reel. It will then shift down one position at a time, much like the falling wild above.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3, 4, or 5 Eye of Horus symbols will trigger you 5, 8 or 12 free spins respectively.
Except now all wilds will expand to cover the reels, you don't need the one in a thousand chance that two wilds fall on the same spot. That said, in 5 spins, you'll be lucky to see one wild show up, and the free spins are hard to catch.
How to win the Jackpot Prize: The Jackpot bonus game is activated when 3 or more bonus symbols are collected during the main game.
You'll want to collect as many as you can, as these then get placed on the reels with a random coin value of 10 to 200 times your bet level assigned.
You then get one free spin for every coin you found, and these reset each time you find a coin. If you don't find a coin, you lose a spin. The game ends when you have no spins left or you've won the progressive jackpot.
To win the Mercy of the Gods jackpot you have to get:
Even if you don't trigger one of the jackpot, you do win the cash value amount on the coins.
We don't think this Mercy of the Gods slot improved on the Divine Fortune game, just changes the dynamic slightly so you have a higher max win via the paytable.
This is no bad thing, but fans of the original should beware that the wilds and free spins are even harder to catch, a payoff to the fact you can now win 1,600 times your bet - and that's without the local progressive jackpot.
That said, this is still a mobile phone game you play when that top prize is high enough at your favourite casino, rather than a go-to for day to day playing, as it's a little too volatile for that.
If you prefer your jackpot slots to stretch your budget to play as long as possible, we'd probably recommend something softer, maybe read our Jackpot Raiders slot review instead. If, however, you love playing Megajackpots Siberian Storm by IGT for the thrill of all the big wins, then Mercy of the Gods will be just the right level of danger for your thrill-seeking ways.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 2, 2020 - Rating