Egyptian mythology is very popular among developers, and Yggdrasil Gaming is no exception. Ra, Anubis and Osiris can often be seen on the reels and it seems the punters around the world never get tired of them.
Yggdrasil made sure the game wouldn’t be boring, with a unique approach and an extremely interesting gameplay. The game’s scenery features an entrance to a temple, with two statutes on both sides – one displaying multipliers, other one extra lives.
The symbols on the reels are inspired by the Ancient Egypt – from the low-value ones to those paying out the most, while the soundtrack perfectly matches the whole theme of the game.
Yggdrasil Gaming has achieved a lot in less than half a decade since the company received its first license. As one of the biggest names in the industry, Yggdrasil today provides high quality online and mobile casino games for a number of the world’s leading operators.
Its titles boast topnotch visual quality, while the company’s efforts have been confirmed with a wide variety of industry-leading awards, while some of the latest include EGR Slot Provider of the Year and The International Gaming Awards’ Innovator of the Year.
How To Play It
Valley of the God is a five-reel five-row video slot with 3125 ways to win. Well, at least at its core, since it won’t seem like that at the beginning. The game starts with an unusual 1-3-5-3-1 reel layout and with 12 positions covered with scarabs, serving as blockers. Land a winning combination, and you’ll destroy a blocker in the corresponding row.
The game’s coin denomination ranges from $0.01 to $4, while the wager itself can be anywhere between $0.25 and $100 per spin. The playing panel is standard for Yggdrasil’s releases, with the Spin button located in the middle of the bottom part of the screen, with the Max Bet and Auto Spin buttons next to it.
Beautifully drawn game symbols are in accordance with the game’s theme, and in order to win, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the same kind on adjacent reels starting from left to right.
The slot is packed with features, which will be appreciated by the punters, especially since they can prove to be very lucrative. The game doesn’t feature Wild or Scatter symbols, whose absence won’t be felt much, except maybe for the fact you won’t encounter the Free Spins round. The Respins feature awards a re-spin after each winning spin. To receive additional re-spins just keep on landing winning combinations.
We’ve already mentioned the game starts with 12 blockers on the reels. Each winning symbol in a winning combination will release a golden scarab that will destroy one of the blockers. When there are no more blockers on the reels, all golden scarabs will turn into red or blue and will be collected for the Lives and the Win Multipliers features. After the re-spins end, the blockers return to their initial positions.
After all blockers get destroyed, you’ll receive an extra life. Collect five red scarabs to increase the number of lives by 1. While this feature is active, a re-spin will be awarded on losing re-spins.
A 2x win multiplier is awarded after all blocker are destroyed. To increase the multiplier, collect blue scarabs, which will be added at the end of each re-spin.
The game’s maximum payout is delivered for landing five Horus or five Anubis symbols and it stands at $500. Other top-paying symbols will award half of that sum when landing five of a kind, while the payouts with low-value symbols won’t exceed $40. Re-spin and multipliers also offer a significant potential for wins that can be 1,500 times the bet. Valley of Gods is a medium variance game, with well balanced payouts and an RTP of 96.2%.
Let’s be honest – there’s a lot of games which draw their inspiration from the Ancient Egyptian mythology. Valley of the Gods is definitely unique, partly due to somewhat unusual reel layout at the start of the game, and partly due to its interesting features. Wrap that up with stunning visuals and an immersive gameplay to get a thrilling experience with lots of potential to grab hefty payouts.