An Egyptian Proverb says "If you're going to steal, steal a camel, and if you're going to love, love someone as beautiful as the moon". Basically it means live life to the fullest, or just steal a camel. Welcome to the hot and sandy terrain that is Ancient Egypt, where you can truly live life to the fullest. Weave your way around the tombs and enjoy the glamour of the artifacts that have become symbols of Egyptian culture. Set against a desert background, the reels on Beat the Beast - Mighty Sphinx include Ankhs, scarab beetles, sickle swords, and most importantly the proud Lion Sphinx.
The art style is one you would associate with Thunderkick gaming, the colours and boldness that make their games really pop out of the screen. The significance of the colours isn’t lost on us either, Blue and Gold are very important colours to the Egyptians. In fact, all colours carry meaning and significance going back to the beginning of time. Gold, the flesh of the Gods. Blue, the sky, water, the Heavens, creation, and rebirth. Blue and gold together as we see on the Sphinx symbols, are the royal symbols of authority, such as the crook and flail. Exotic music plays in the background bringing everything together for a completely authentic gaming experience.
How to play
There are bonus features within bonus features in this game. Thank you Thunderkick, you really are spoiling us! It all kicks off when you trigger the Free Spins which are triggered by the landing of 3 or more Scatter symbols. Depending on how many you land, you will also earn a hearty multiplier. During the Free Spins, you can trigger further spins thanks to the random placing of 1 to 3 Sphinx Emblem symbols on the reels. Not only that, but there is also a tasty little Wild Upgrade Feature, and we all know how useful wilds are when we’re playing slots.
The large Sphinx is the highest paying symbol on line wins, his smaller counterpart isn’t far behind in the running for dishing out some top prizes either. You’ll probably be seeing quite a lot of the Sickle Sword and Ankh, as they are the medium paying symbols that will be substituted in the Wild Upgrade Feature. Plenty going on this game to hold your interest. So, it’s time to walk like an Egyptian, slip past the guards, and grab yourself the chance of some nice big wins.
Pay table symbols (based on a £1 stake)
- 10 - 5: £10 4: £2 3: 50p
- J - 5: £10 4: £2 3: 50p
- Q - 5: £10 4: £2.50 3: 50p
- K - 5: £12.50 4: £3 3: 50p
- A - 5: £15 4: £3.50 3: 50p
- Sickle Sword - 5: £25 4: £10 3: £2 2: 50p
- Ankh - 5: £30 4: £12.50 3: £2.50 2: 50p
- Scarab Beetle - 5: £40 4: £15 3: £3 2: 50p
- Small Sphinx - 5: £50 4: £25 3: £3.50 2: 50p
- Large Sphinx - 5: £250 4: £50 3: £10 2: 50p
- Sphinx Emblem Wild Symbol - substitutes for all symbols.
- Sphinx Emblem Scatter Symbol - 3 or more trigger Free Spins.
- Sphinx Emblem Mystery Symbol - up to 3 symbols placed at random will trigger the Mystery Feature.
3 or more Sphinx Emblem symbols appearing anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins bonus game, awarding 10 free spins. Landing 3, 4, or 5 will multiply your bet by, 2x, 20x, or 200x respectively. With each spin, 1 to 3 of the Sphinx Emblem symbols are randomly placed on the reels. Landing 3 of them triggers 5 more free spins. There is also a Wild Upgrade Feature during the Free Spins, 1 medium value symbol will be transformed into a Wild Symbol.
The Mystery Feature is where 3 Sphinx Emblem symbols can randomly land on any reel at the beginning of any spin in the main game. This triggers the Bonus Free Spins round