Shadow Gods certainly sound mysterious, but when the loading screen for this slot game appears, we immediately see what the theme is going to be. We won’t spoil it for you, but we will confirm this game is going to be well worth trying. The flames roar, the dark skies are beyond the reels, and the gods are waiting for you to play.
This is the next game to be released by Realtime Gaming.
Yes – all new RTG slot games come with a demonstration option, so it’s a breeze to check out the game without wagering anything on it for real.
We said you would know what the theme was when the loading screen appeared. We stand by that too, with striking images that point towards ancient Egypt as the setting for this slot game. Horus and Anubis are the two gods in action here.
We think you will like it. While it is peppered with all the familiar ancient Egyptian icons, you won’t feel as if you’ve seen everything before. The background sees a hint of the pyramids, while on the reels you’ll see snakes, a pharaoh, and the ancient shadow gods themselves among other things. Oh, and don’t forget the scarab beetle!
You’ll be met with five reels once the game has loaded. There are no progressive jackpots involved in this instance.
Horus and Anubis are beautifully rendered icons, both used as wilds. Horus appears only on reel two and Anubis only appears on reel four. They are full height wilds, and if only part of a wild appears, it will always be nudged into position to cover the whole reel, so that’s a nice touch.
The pharaoh mask is used as a scatter symbol, awarding prizes whenever three or more appear. The wilds cannot substitute for the pharaoh. (They cannot substitute for coins either, but we’ll come to those shortly.)
The game comes with 50 lines, and these are adjustable if you don’t fancy playing them all.
The smallest bet seems to be four cents per line, and with 50 lines to cover, that makes a two-dollar minimum wager per spin. This might put it beyond players with a smaller budget, but you could always play fewer lines.
Look over in the right-hand corner to see the burger icon. You can select the info button from there to find out more.
Firstly, we should mention the Coins Feature. A gold coin may be found during play with an Egyptian eye symbol on it. You need at least six coins to trigger the feature, whereby you earn three respins. Those spins take place with all the triggering coins frozen in their respective positions.
All coins have a value shown on them. If another coin appears during a re-spin, the spins are reset to three and the new coins are held along with the original ones. This process continues until no respins are left. At that stage, all prizes shown are awarded. If you manage to fill the entire 5 x 3 grid with coins, you’ll secure the Grand Bonus.
Finding three or more scattered pharaoh masks unlocks a choice. You can select Wild Reels or Treasure Spins. Each option involves free spins though:
Obviously, the wild reels make prizes easier to get in the first option. The second option means you only need to find three more coins to trigger the Coins Feature, so both have their advantages.
Shadow Gods does not have an advertised RTP to share with you.
This new online slot from RTG warrants 9.5 out of 10. The only reason we have knocked off half a point is that it doesn’t appear in 3D. Can you imagine how good it would have been if they’d presented this ancient Egyptian-themed slot game in 3D?
The paytable reveals the best prize is worth 50,000x your bet for one spin.
This gives you a sense of how good this game is. We rarely part with a high score like this unless a game warrants it, and we think this game certainly does.
Shadow Gods slots should be available across all RTG casinos, so make sure you give yourself a chance to try it today.
We think you’ll like the mobile version as the game is big on action. You may not even notice you’re playing on a small screen. Android and iOS devices are fine to use.