Gods of Giza
When I saw Genesis Gaming’s Gods of Giza I nearly fell over, afterall how many Ancient Egyptian slot games does the genre need? But after calming down I confess I couldn’t resist a twirl on this offering. This game has got that classic look about it like the King Tusk slot, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve!
Travel back to those heady days of pharaohs and fancy head dresses, not to mention the Mummys (!) and you’ll be rewarded with a smart looking game, located in the three ancient pyramids of Giza and home to the massive stone sphinx of Giza. So after a quick few spins on Cleo’s Wish and a flutter on the Age of Egypt slot where should you head? Why to the Gods of Giza of course!
Would I be transported to the land of pyramids or would I find myself wishing I was tombed-in, I leapt deftly in archaeological action to find out more.
Look and feel
We are here, with the reels, squeezed between the hieroglyphics and ancient portraits of the Gods of the glorious past, just like in the Hidden Slot except that game involves some archaeologists. The stone walls providing the backdrop of play with the reels forming a stony 4 x 4 grid.
The graphics are crisp and clear with lots of the earthy colours you’d expect, deep in a monument made of sand and stone!
Gods of Giza is a 4 rows, 4 reels and 20 paylines adventure of a slot game that can be played across all devices, so you can get all Walk Like an Egyptian on the hoof if that’s your bag!
Keep your peepers open for the high value icons of the game the heads of a Pharaoh (or male god), a female faced goddess, Anubis, the dog-faced god and Horus, the falcon-headed god. The lower value icons are the Ace through Jack of the card deck in swirling ye olde fashioned script!
The game’s Wild is that enduring symbol of luck, the Scarab beetle, which subs for all symbols except the Scatter, a golden Ankh or cross – symbolising life.
Simply hit that spin button, a decorated pair of jewelled wings that flap, they’re just next to the Autospin button for those of you who want to move along with the minimum of fuss- with 5,10 or 25 spins ready for your delectation.
For me, this is a game that is literally all about the freebie spins and in fact this isn’t a game packed with extras. You sharp-eyed players will have noticed the 4 x 4 grid of reels and rows and during this feature this format comes into its own offering something totally refreshing to the genre.
When you land 3 or more Scatter Ankh icons, you’re in business! Here you’re gifted a pretty generous eight free spins and this is where the fun begins-after each spin, those cheeky reels pivot 90 degrees making a whole new combo on the reels! Not only does this look mind-bendingly different and fun but it’s a brilliant way of making new wins for you too. And those gods come bearing gifts in the form of a possible re-trigger awarding you an additional 8 spins (but these have to land in the first spin or it doesn’t work).
Gods of Giza has managed to carve itself out from the other runners and riders in the ancient Egyptian genre with the excitingly different reel structure and despite liking the game, it didn’t make my pulse race in a way that will have me time traveling back to those good ole days but it’s a satisfying jaunt, nonetheless.