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Sphinx Wild

Sphinx WildUncover hidden treasures in the new Sphinx Wild online and mobile slot game; a new development by IGT. This vibrant game is set amongst the pyramids, with – yes, you guessed it – an Ancient Egyptian theme. Egypt is one of the most popular online slot game genres, so if you’re a fan of this popular theme you’re in for a treat. If not, stick with us, as Sphinx Wild has plenty of redeeming features to keep you entertained.

The 5×4 reel grid holds 40 pay lines. Spin the reels and make your way to the King’s Chamber for a Free Spins Bonus and riches galore.

Special Features

Filled with Egyptian imagery: scarabs, hieroglyphics and more, this reel grid looks like your typical Egyptian slot game. The wilds and the scatters are the symbols to look out for; the Sphinx wild will substitute all symbols but the scatter. The pyramid sunset scatter also pays very generously if you land 3 or more, as well as triggering the Sphinx Wild Bonus Game.

The game boasts an enjoyable feature called Surrounding Wilds; whereby if you land Tutankhamun’s mask, it turns itself and all adjacent symbols into wilds. This can lead to some very pleasant winnings.

Bonus Features

Three or more pyramid scatters will trigger the Free Spins Bonus; the main aim of the game. Enter the King’s Chamber and you are presented with 4 options; each a mixture of numbers of free spins and multipliers. These options depend on the amount of bonus symbols that triggered the bonus free spins.

For example, if you triggered with 3 bonus symbols, your bonus options look like this:

  • 7 free spins and 5x multiplier
  • 10 free spins and 3x multiplier
  • 15 free spins and 2x multiplier
  • 30 free spins and 1x multiplier

We enjoyed this level of control over our bonus round. Will you choose a higher number of free spins with a lower multiplier, or vice versa? Also, landing 3 or more pyramid scatters within the bonus game will trigger yet more free spins!

Verdict

Those seeking an innovative slot game and a unique theme are undoubtedly going to feel a little let down by playing Sphinx Wild. Gameplay is straightforward and the theme design is incredibly similar to many other Ancient Egypt slots out there.   However, there is something rather satisfying about playing a simplistic slot with a pleasant and non-fussy theme. We actually really enjoyed playing Sphinx Wild with its Surrounding Wild feature and choice of multipliers/free spins in the bonus game.