Mercy of the Gods by NetEnt is a 5-reel & -row online slot with 20 paylines and a 96.64% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0,20 to €100 per spin, Mercy of the Gods is a medium volatility game with a max win capped at x your stake.

Design and Symbols

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NetEnt slots are among the best in the business design-wise and Mercy of the Gods is another fine effort.  The gameboard is flanked on either side by statues of Anubis and sits in front of a grand pyramid. Palm trees gently sway in the hazy background whilst a suitably ethereal, Arabic refrain accompanies play.

The symbols appear on translucent white reels. The three jackpot (Major, Mega, and Minor) totals are shown in panels forming the top frame of the gameboard. Low-value symbols are the standard royals J, Q, K, and A. High-value symbols are Tutankhamen, Scarab Beetles, Horus Falcons, and a female explorer. The explorer is the highest paying symbol, with 5 across a pay line awarding a hefty 80x the bet size. There is a wild which can expand to cover the entire reel (more of which later) and a scatter symbol represented by a golden Eye of Horus symbol. There are also golden bonus symbols which trigger the Jackpot feature (again, more of which below). 

Special Features

The wild symbol is a feature in itself in this game, bringing with it Gift of Life Respins, as well as the Gift of Double Wilds feature. There is also a free spins round and of course the jackpots triggered by the Gift of Wealth Jackpot feature.

Gift of Life Respins

When a wild lands anywhere on the reels Gift of Life Respins are triggered whereupon the wild will move vertically down the reel, one row at a time while the rest of the symbols respin. Subsequent wilds landing during respins will enable the feature to continue. The Gift of Life Respins end once there are no more wilds in view.

Gift of Double Wilds

A wild landing behind a wild during Gift of Life Respins expands to a fully stacked wild reel and also reactivates the Gift of Life Respins. 

Free Spins

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You activate 5, 8, or 12 free spins by landing 3, 4, or 5 Eye of Horus scatter symbols. During the free spins round any wild landed expands to cover the entire reel before activating Gift of Life Respins.

Gift of Wealth Jackpot Feature

The Gift of Wealth Jackpot Feature is triggered by landing at least three bonus symbols on one base game spin or during Gift of Life Respins. Triggering this feature takes you to the Jackpot reel set in which the 15 symbol spaces are empty. The bonus symbols landed to trigger the feature are then added to the board and you are given 3 spins. The spinning reels can only deliver bonus symbols or blanks where the bonus symbols remain sticky throughout. Every time a new bonus symbol lands the spin counter resets to 3, and each bonus symbol has a cash value of between 10-200 coins (equivalent to between 0.5 and 10 times your bet size). If one row is filled with bonus symbols you win 20 times your stake. Two filled rows pays 100 times the stake. Fill the entire board with bonus symbols and you’ll take down the progressive Mega Jackpot which, if the progressive jackpot wins on Divine Fortune are anything to go by, could be well over €100,000.

Our thoughts on Mercy of the Gods

Mercy of the Gods, much like its inspiration Divine Fortune, is a fine slot. Great artwork, engaging features, and great potential with the progressive jackpot. In fact, there is a little more potential here as the base game max win has been increased from 600x to 1,600x. Also, although the progressive jackpot is harder to trigger, this will result in a higher average jackpot win – and considering that’s why a lot of people with flock to this game, seems like a good idea. Basically, if you liked Divine Fortune (and let’s face it, a lot of people did), then you’ll love Mercy of the Gods.