On 13th December a new slot was launched from Quickspin called Phoenix Sun. The slot boasts an impressive 243 paylines across five reels and first impressions were that it was very similar to the NetEnt title, Pyramid: Quest For Immortality.
The background music certainly sounds very similar but this could be attributed to the theme of the game.
The theme of the game is ancient Egypt and symbols across the five reels include an Anubis, Scarab, Tutankhamen and Cleopatra. Of course, there is also the phoenix as well as the traditional playing card symbols that have been styled to suit the theme.
With the Phoenix Sun there are several bonus features. Like many slots, it boasts wild symbols but on this game, there are two types.
The first is the plain wild and this does the same job as on other slots; it helps create winning combinations by substituting for all symbols except the other wild.
The other wild is the Phoenix wild and this creates one of the impressive bonus features.
When a Phoenix Wild appears in a winning combination it triggers a feature called Phoenix Rising Respin.
This removes three random tiles from the cover that shows the game logo above your reels. If you spin in more of these wilds, more tiles are removed. The feature only ends when no more Phoenix wilds appear or the free spin feature is triggered.
The free spins are awarded on this game when you have collected five Phoenix Wilds.
You will receive eight free spins and this is where the winning potential is HUGE!
Triggering the free spins opens up the full grid on this slot – six rows across the five reels. This creates 7,776 ways to win.
The game can be played at sites like Mr Green, Intercasino and other sites that have the Quickspin titles in their portfolio.