About the Eye of Horus Power 4 Slot Machine
Because of its difficult arithmetic model and eye-catching aesthetic, Merkur’s original Eye of Horus slot has become something of a cult classic among high volatility slots players (excuse the pun). Following its 2016 debut, a number of sequels have been released, including Jackpot King and Megaways™. Because of its 4 reel set design, this current edition from Blueprint is possibly the most odd of the bunch, albeit it isn’t the only game to exploit this feature this year. We’ve seen it before, most recently in Big Time Gaming’s new Megaquads™ setup.
Power 4 Slots isn’t that different from the original in terms of style – same brown / grey logo and backdrop – but it seems even more like it’ll make you cross-eyed after only a few plays this time. Despite its complicated appearance, the gameplay is actually rather straightforward here – the main goal is to land scatters to trigger the Free Games or Super Games, which may result in a massive 20,000x maximum payoff.
RTP, Variance, and Top Payout
One thing is certain: this is a highly volatile slot, which means the rewards are unevenly distributed, with extended dry spells interspersed by spectacular win sequences. The RTP is set at a very average 96.35 percent, with a highly tempting 20,000x maximum payout. Remember that wins like that are incredibly unusual — this is simply an example of how high they may get. We’ll be lucky if we see a payment of more than 1,000x, but we can hope… The action begins at 40p a spin, putting this slot more out of reach for the casual gamer.
Paytable and Symbols
The paytable hasn’t changed in a while, and the symbols are still outdated. Simple playing cards are low-value symbols, whereas lotuses, ankhs, scarabs, birds, and jackals are high-value symbols. The highest-paying premium symbol is the Eye of Horus. All premiums pay out between 5 and 12.5 times the stake.
Keep an eye out for the Horus Wild, which can be used to replace all ordinary symbols and expands to fill full reels when it appears on the screen. The pyramid, on the other hand, is the scatter that activates the Bonus feature; land three of them to unlock additional rewarding gaming rounds.
Features and Gameplay
There are a few things to keep in mind here. The expanding Wild spans a whole reel when it lands in the standard game, followed by the Free Games feature and the Super Games feature. Here’s how it works:
Choose a Pyramid Attribute
Players must land at least three Pyramid scatters anywhere on the reels to activate the Bonus feature. It’s critical that these scatters appear on only one reel grid. When this occurs, the Pick a Pyramid function is activated. There are three pyramids to choose from, and depending on which one you choose, you will either activate the Free Games or the Super Games.
Featured Free Games
Players are given 12 free spins when they activate the Free Games feature, which is played on a single 5×3 reel grid. You’ll get 1, 3, or 5 extra free spins whenever you land 1, 2, or 3 Wilds on the reels. The Wild can also be used to improve premium symbols. Each time it lands, another premium symbol above it in the paytable will be upgraded. Only top-value Eyes from the premium set appear on the reels after the fifth upgrade. This opens up the possibility of many more major wins.
You’ll get extra free games if you land more scatters during the free games – 5 for every three scatters you land.
Featured in Super Games
If you choose the Super Games feature, you’ll first spin a giant wheel to see how many free spins (up to 12) and reel grids (1-4) you’ll get. The Wild will improve symbols in the same way that it does in the Free Games feature.
If three or more scatters appear, players will be awarded five additional free spins as well as the ability to unlock one of the locked reel grids for more winning potential. It is possible to play with all four reel sets at the same time.
The original Eye of Horus and its successors were hugely successful, and this is another excellent entry in the series. Despite its dated aesthetics, Eye of Horus still packs a punch, though you won’t realize it until you unlock a good sequence in the Free Games or Super Games sections. One thing to keep in mind when playing on four reels: your bet is spread over all of them, so your winnings are smaller than you may imagine. Furthermore, the Bonus feature is a difficult nut to crack, and it will take some time before you reach the Free Games or Super Games sections. Nonetheless, because Ancient Egypt is such a popular topic, Eye of Horus Power 4 Slots will find an audience in some manner.
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