Slot Review: Mercy of the Gods by NetEntPublished August 26, 2019 by Elana K
Mercy of the Gods is the sequel to NetEnt's wildly popular Divine Fortune progressive slot; it offers a max win of 1600x your bet in the base game and has a virtually unlimited progressive jackpot.
It’s always fun reviewing NetEnt slots, and the leading software developer’s latest slot is no different. Mercy of the Gods is the sequel to the wildly popular Divine Fortune progressive slot, and it offers a max win of 1600x your bet in the base game and has a virtually unlimited progressive jackpot.
Mercy of the Gods is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with an Egypt theme; it features 2 Anubis gods guarding the entrance to an ancient pyramid in the background. Symbols include Tutankhamen, scarabs, Horus falcons, and a female explorer. The latter is the highest-paying symbol, awarding 80x your stake for 5 of a kind. There’s also a wild, a scatter Eye of Horus, and a bonus symbol with a heart shape.
Gift of Life Respins
When 1 or more wilds land on the reels, the Gift of Life Respins feature is triggered. Each wild symbol moves down 1 row on each respin until all the wilds go off the reels. If another wild lands, you’ll get more respins. If a wild lands behind another wild during the respins feature, it will expand to make the whole reel wild. Then the respins feature will be reactivated, and the wilds will again move 1 row down.
When 3, 4, or 5 Eye of Horus scatters land on the reels, you’ll get 5, 8, or 12 respins, respectively. During the free spins, if wilds land, they will expand across a whole reel, which can then trigger the Gift of Life Respins feature within the Free Spins feature.
But let’s face it - while respins and free spins are fun, this game is all about the Gift of Wealth Jackpot. When you collect 3 or more bonus symbols in the base game or during respins, the jackpot feature is triggered. All collected bonus symbols are randomly placed on the reels and you get 3 spins. If at least 1 bonus symbol lands on the reels, the number of spins will get reset to 3. The bonus symbols remain on the reels until the feature ends, and each has a random cash prize between 10x and 200x your stake.
If an entire row gets filled with bonus symbols, you’ll win the cash prizes for each symbol plus the Minor Jackpot - 20x your stake. If 2 entire rows get filled, you’ll win the cash prizes plus the Major Jackpot of 100x your stake. If you fill 3 rows, you’ll win the progressive Mega Jackpot.
Mercy of the Gods is very similar to its predecessor, Divine Fortune, but whereas Divine Fortune is really only worthwhile if you hit the jackpot, Mercy of the Gods offers significant payouts from the special features in addition to the jackpot. All in all, it's feature-rich, intriguing, with has plenty of winning potential.
You can play Mercy of the Gods at NetEnt online and mobile casinos.