Powered by Play’n GO software and released in 2019, Ancient Egyptian-themed slot Ankh of Anubis presents 576 ways to win with an unusual 3-4-4-3 diamond formation across five reels.
The fearsome Anubis, God of the Dead and mythical underworld guardian, is the game’s key inspiration. He has the power to give you a chance to win some of his massive wealth!
Despite the historical theme, there’s a slightly futuristic feel to this one. You’ll see a huge planet in the distance, while the pyramids also in the desert background look to be rather high-tech.
How to play
All the usual play functions are present and correct, including the standard Autoplay and Spin controls. Spin away from 10p a go up to a high-rolling £100 per pop, and form winning combos from left to right as well as vice versa.
What’s more, this game plays as well as mobile as it does on a desktop machine.
The usual playing cards here join forces with more lucrative symbols including bracelets, scarab beetles, ankhs and regal crowns.
Ankh Of Anubis special features
Anubis himself serves as the Wild in Ankh of Anubis and can launch randomly at any time. It can add more symbols once triggered and may show up stacked as tall as four symbols high. Payout is 10x stake for five on a single Payline.
Meanwhile, you’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the Pyramid Scatter.
Land three, four or five Scatters to earn respectively 10, 15 or 20 free whirls. What’s more, the great thing about this feature is that it can be retriggered an unlimited number of times.
Anubis Wild perk
This activates at random during the main game, and, once, launched it adds Wild icons to the reels – as mentioned these can up to four symbols in height.
While there isn’t a progressive jackpot in this game, the maximum win is a mahoosive 15,000x overall bet. And while the odds of hitting this aren’t that strong, they’re better than those of some of Play’n GO’s slots.
Return to Player (RTP)
Volatility falls slightly over the middle of the scale, although it isn’t as high as with some of this operator’s other offerings.
So expect less frequent but more sizeable wins. And you will enjoy an RTP of 96.2%, in keeping with or slightly above most similar games.
Crucially, it’s the Play’n GO slot with the highest payout potential released so far.
We all know there’s hardly anything new about slots themed on Ancient Egypt – this operator alone offers several others. However, its winning potential and unusual reel format set Ankh of Anubis apart. It should have a broad appeal whatever your attitude to risk or level of playing experience.
The smooth yet simple gameplay may also tempt you to make the journey to the land of the Pharaohs. Equally, it doesn’t stint on adrenaline-fuelled thrills.
It’s true that it’s not the most feature-heavy game you’ll ever play, but that makes it ideal if you prefer simple slots. Take it for a whirl to see for yourself – and let us know what you thought.