Anubis Wild Megaways Slot Review
Anubis Wild Megaways is a slot from Inspired Gaming, a relative nw game provider that so far mainly stands out for their Megaways slots. Their first Megaways release was called Desperados Wild. The bonus rounds in particular could surprise you enormously, due to all the sticky wilds and multipliers. With Anubis Wild Megaways, the backdrop moves from the dusty wild west to sandy Egypt, where an illuminated temple serves as a backdrop. Furthermore, all known Egyptian mythology symbology is present: the pyramids, scarabs and Anubis all pass by.
How to Play at Anubis Wild Megaways Slot?
The base game is played according to all the conventional laws of a Megaways slot:
- Cascading (falling) symbols
- 6 reels of maximum 7 symbols high
- Up to 117,649 Megaways
- You can bet from 0.20 to 20 per spin
- Maximum profit of 20,000 x the bet (or 250,000)
- High variance
There are also mystery symbols and wild symbols. The latter can only fall on the top reel of four symbols wide and replace all symbols except the scatters. The theoretical payout rate of Anubis Wild Megways is 95.9%, which is not overly high. The payouts of the symbols also show few surprises. As with many other Megaways slots, the high symbols between 2 x and 50 x pay out the bet on a 6-of-a-kind. The low symbols (the card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A) are worth between 0.8 x and 1.75 x the bet on six of the same.
Free spins bonus
Where the basic game of Anubis Wild Megaways mainly excels in mediocrity, this slot really comes to life in the bonus round. You need 3 or more scatters to win the free spins bonus. With three scatters you win 12 free spins and each extra scatter gives you +2 free spins, up to a maximum of 82 (!) Pieces. Use the Bonus Top Up option to increase the amount of your free spins won, but be careful: if you gamble wrong, you only get a consolation prize and you lose your free spins.
Such a gamble feature is especially nice if you win. If you sit next to it, tears will come. The consolation prizes are also not really left over: usually they pay out around 4 x the total bet.
During the free spins, all wilds become sticky and remain for the rest of the free spins. So it is essential to run as many wilds as fast as possible. A wild that falls also secures the reel on which it falls. So you have to hope that wilds fall on high reels, at least 5 or 6 symbols high. The falling symbols have disappeared during the free spins, otherwise the payouts would go very fast. You can also earn multipliers by spinning multiple wilds on a reel.
Finally, there is the possibility to earn extra free spins. Suppose you fill a whole reel of three high with three wilds, you will earn +3 free spins. If the reel is seven high and completely filled with wilds, you win +7 free spins, and so on.
What do we think of Anubis Wild Megaways slot machine?
Anubis Wild Megaways is graphically a bit rough and the reels turn a bit wooden. It will have everything to do with Inspired Gaming just starting to make online slots. In terms of gameplay, it is enjoyable: especially the bonus rounds are very exciting and varied. The sticky wilds, possible multipliers and retriggers make it possible to keep a good house. A nice slot, especially for fans of Megaways slots who want to try something new.