MIGHTY SPHINX SLOT IS ALL ABOUT BEATING THE BEAST.
At The Slot Buzz, we are huge fans of Thunderkick. Pink Elephants (which will be followed by a sequel later this year) and Fruit Warp are two of our favorite games from the last few years. Their previous library is chock-full of strange and amazing games with oddball characters, inventive features, and a couple with rather high volatility. So when we heard that Thunderkick was preparing to debut a set of high-risk slots dubbed Beat the Beast, we were ecstatic. Release the Kraken was the first of this series, a solid enough game with a 7,000x multiplier, growing wilds, and free spins. It didn’t quite light the world on fire the way we had anticipated, but it had its moments, and it will be interesting to see what the sequel has in store. It turns out to be more of the same — the action takes place in the desert, with the Kraken replaced by a colossal Sphinx. The game’s potential has dwindled, and the features are few, with Free Spins and Wild Upgrades serving as the show’s highlights. Thunderkick lovers and high-risk slot players eager for their next adventure will like Mighty Sphinx since it’s a good-looking beast with a simple appeal.
GAME SET UP, SYMBOLS, AND GRAPHICS
The Egyptian desert behind the intricately carved reel set has a cartoon feel to it, and is bathed in oranges and purples. Mighty Sphinx is pretty much instantly recognizable as a Thunderkick slot thanks to the simple graphical style – the Egyptian desert behind the intricately carved reel set has a cartoon feel to it and is bathed in oranges and purples. The game has 5 reels and 3 rows, with 9 paylines active at any given moment. To win, you must land three or more similar symbols over these lines at the same time.
The cards, from 10 to Ace, are the low-value symbols. A Sphinx Statue, scarab beetle, Ankh Crosses, and Khopesh Swords are among the luxury emblems. The Sphinx is the most valuable symbol, with a payout of 250x for five on a payline. The Wild also substitutes for all other icons and pays 250x for five on a payline. Finally, there is a Golden Sphinx that will help you unlock your free spins, so keep an eye out for it. When it lands, it may also bring up to 200x.
BEAT THE BEAST: RTP, VARIANCE, AND PAYOUTS FOR MIGHTY SPHINX
Like all five of the slots that will eventually make up the ‘Beast’ series from Thunderkick, Mighty Sphinx is a high variance title designed to scare the pants of any casual slotter but fire-up the high-risk fanatic for an epic duel. It has a lower top payout of 4,444x than its predecessor and a regular Thunderkick RTP of 96.14 percent. Choose your bet carefully, with stakes beginning at 10p every spin.
FEATURES AND GAMEPLAY
Mighty Sphinx is a straightforward slot with few features, with all of the action focused on triggering free spins — the Sphinx emblem serves as a constant reminder of the game’s theme.
Features that are a mystery
This bonus may be triggered at any time during the basic game and adds three Sphinx symbols to the reels before a spin. This increases your chances of triggering the free spins round.
If you land three or more Sphinx scatters anywhere on the reels, you’ll trigger the free spins round and earn a large prize:
- 3 Sphinx – 2x multiplier and 10 free spins
- Sphinx – 20x multiplier and 10 free spins
- 5 Sphinx – 200x your bet plus 10 free spins
It’s possible to get an extra 5 free spins during the free spins round by hitting three more Sphinx symbols. The Mystery Feature is also applicable here, increasing your chances of accumulating extra spins.
Upgrade in a Big Way
During the Free Spins round, one of the premium symbols is transformed into a wild for the duration of the round.
Mighty Sphinx is a nicely-built high variance slot that will appeal to the high risk fans out there. It’s gameplay is simplistic, but that doesn’t need to be a negative – some of the best high volatility slots are like that. It’s really just about unlocking the free spins and hitting big wins through the high paying wild and Sphinx symbols. There are no multipliers or other enhancements, but still a very decent 4,444x top payout to aim for.