Once a week at Stakers, we take one of our new slot machine games and review it for you – because we know that different punters like different types of games. Some want all the bells and whistles. Some like classic or more traditional games. Some like high variance, while others like lower risk and are willing to accept a lower probable payout. We like all of our players and want to give them the chance to find the slot that is right for them.
This week we decided to take a look at Mercy of the Gods. It's one of the more recent releases from Net Entertainment. Since they always seem to have interesting games, we decided to give it a whirl. We played for one credit per spin for two hours.
The game starts out with a five reels and three rows. The lower-payout symbols are face cards, while the higher-paying symbols are based on various Egyptian icons. Like with nearly any other game, if you get three in a row you will earn a win.
There is a wild card, however. When you land the wild not only will it substitute for anything you need for a win, but it will also move down the reels over the next few spins. This gives you a maximum of four spins with a wild card – not too shabby!
There are also three jackpots on the top of the screen – Minor, Mega, and Major. If you get the right bonus icons, you will win one of these jackpots. We did not land enough bonus icons, but the value of the jackpots ranged from 200 credits for the Minor to 10,020 for the Mega.
As for the scatter, you will need at least three to be awarded five free spins. That doesn't sound like much, but it's a lot better than you think! Every time you get a wild, it will expand and take over the entire reel. Then you'll have three additional free spins to play while the wild moves down the reel.
For our time playing, we wound up earning over 20 total free spins. The best part of it was that when it was done, we had won 1,338 credits. That's the kind of results we know that punters are looking for!
We found this game to be very high variance. The wins didn't come in often, and on the main game they were not great when they came in. That said, after an hour of playing we got to the free spins round, and then our winnings were huge. So if you want to play this game, be prepared to invest some serious bankroll in it before you score your awesome payback.
That's great for fans of high variance games. The risk and the eventual reward are all part of why you play! For people who prefer lower variance games, this one is probably not right for you.
We give Mercy of the Gods a total of 3.5 out of five stars. We subtract a point and a half because the symbols themselves are not particularly interesting, and the wilds on the main game are few and far between.
That shouldn't be enough to keep players of high variance games away. It is fun to play and when you get to the free spins round it becomes amazing.
So know what you are getting into when you play Mercy of the Gods and you'll have a great time. Just be sure to come in with a high bankroll and a fair amount of time on your hands.