Offering the usual five reels across three rows, and with a whopping 243 ways to win, the Phoenix Sun Slot from Quickspin is based on the legend of this bird. It comes complete with two cracking bonus features.
It’s believed that the phoenix lived for millennia, eventually erupting in flames before arising periodically from its ancestor’s ashes. So ancient mythology is definitely the theme here – you’ll see a backdrop of pyramids stretching away to the distance, and there’s an appropriate soundtrack to complete the vibe. Reels whirl on the lower half of a huge golden structure.
How to play
Play on your device of choice from 25p a pop, or for up to £100. Place your bets in the usual way, setting your coin denomination via Total Bet and using Autoplay if you want to get the reels to turn without interruption for a predetermined number of whirls.
The standard playing-card values 10 through A are your lower-paying symbols here, sitting alongside Anubis (god of the dead), the scarab beetle, Bastet (goddess of cats and protection) plus a male and female pharaoh symbol – Cleopatra and Tutankhamun.
Phoenix Sun Slot special features
You’ll find a pair of Wilds in Phoenix Sun – a basic gold one which replaces all icons save the Phoenix Wild; which has the same function but doesn’t show up in the free spins round. The latter is the key to the main features in this game.
Every Phoenix Wild you manage to collect is noted in a meter you’ll see to the left of the reels.
Free spins bonus
Trigger this once you’ve collected five Phoenix Wilds as marked by the meter and it grants you eight free whirls, which play out on a full 6×5 grid, with a humungous 7,776 ways of winning.
Phoenix Rising respins feature
This is a particularly nifty little perk! It triggers when a Phoenix Wild is included in a line win. For each of these symbols, three tiles are removed at random from the blocks above the reels. This unveils more symbol positions and grants you one free spin.
This round continues with respins until there are no further Phoenix Wilds in a winning combination.
Return to Player (RTP)
Phoenix Sun Slot is a pretty medium-variance offering, with an RTP or Return to Player of 96.08%, so a little lower than the norm from this operator.
There may be no massive progressive jackpots, but the maximum win on a single slot is 1,716x stake.
There’s visual brilliance of course, as we’ve come to expect from this Swedish gaming studio, alongside its trademark high quality and creativity.
But there’s also a brisk pace here, and the Quickspin guys have taken the well-used theme of ancient civilisations and mythology and given it a novel, innovative twist.
One or two reviewers have remarked the free spins round is a little hard to trigger, but if you’re lucky, you could be raking in riches fit for a pharaoh.
Give it a try for yourself and see if it’s a game that sets your world on fire.