Sphinx Wild Slot Machine
Sphinx Wild has been designed by IGT to be a slot machine with an Ancient Egypt based theme. There isn’t a lot of innovation in this game, but that doesn’t have to stop it from being fun to play, as you will discover yourself.
In Sphinx Wild, you can get 5 reels and 4 symbols per column, while 40 active lines are fixed on that layout. There are wild symbols, scatters, free spins and multipliers inside, a decent collection of features all things considered. As for the biggest prizes that the game can give you, those reach a top value of $10,000 in the base game, or $50,000 during free rounds.
Betting and Prizes
As you will no doubt see for yourself, the 40 lines of the game are going to be fixed, so the requirement will be to have 40 coins in the wager. The line bet can start off from $0.01 and ends up at a maximum value of $10. That way, the game asks the player to spend between $0.40 and $400 for each spin.
Given the top jackpot of 1,000x, we can figure out that the value of the biggest prize will reach $10,000 during paid spins. The free spins will benefit from multipliers in certain cases, even up to 5x, so there the jackpot could reach $50,000. The developer estimates that in the long run the average RTP of the game can be anywhere between 92.2% and $96.18%, which is a pretty wide margin, and one that would make it a bad game at the lower end and a decent one at the highest one. Chances are that it will be a below average title RTP wise.
Sphinx Wild Slot Features
A Pharaoh Wild symbol will be present in the game, and first of all you should know that you can use it to trigger the top jackpot of the slot. It pays 1,000x when it forms a combination with other Pharaoh Wilds. As for its ability as a substitute, it can do that when mixed with any regular symbols, but not with scattered Pyramids.
Surrounding Wild is a feature that sees regular Pharaoh symbols appear on the reels, and then expanding and turning surrounding symbols into Pharaoh Wilds, if this means that the player will get a win out of it.
The Pyramids are the scatters of the game, appearing anywhere they please and paying you just based on the total number of symbols. Two or more are needed, to get you paid 1x to 25x total bet.
If 3+ Pyramids are showing on the reels, then the cash prize will be accompanied by access to the free spins feature. There will be four choices in front of the player next, depending on the number of triggering symbols. The best line-up of options is offered if you had five scattered Pyramids. You can get 14 spins with a 5x multiplier, 20 spins with 3x multiplier, 30 spins with 2x multiplier or 60 free spins with 1x multiplier.
Theme & Design
The theme is increasingly common these days, the Ancient Egypt look being one that a huge number of slot machines are relying on it. Some look like modern games, with appropriately clever designs, but it’s not the case with Sphinx Wild. The game has images of pharaohs, pyramids, Anubis, scarabs, Eye of Ra, headbands, bracelets, the Ankh cross and various Royal cards.
I wasn’t at all impressed with Sphinx Wild. It has the usual average looking graphics that IGT tends to rely on, but with no advanced features and with only an average RTP.