How to Play
The Valley of the Gods was developed by software provider, Yggdrasil, and has a mysterious feel which makes it stand out from other NZ online pokies. It has a superb look and is set inside an ancient pyramid. Symbols on the reels include a number of Tutankhamen, hieroglyphs, Bastet, Horus and Anubis. The latter two are the most paying and give you 20x your stake for five across a payline.
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 45 to 3125 ways to win
- Bet Range: 0.10 to $ 100
- Wilds: No
- Scatters: No
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Max Jackpot: 500x
The game benefits from a Re-spins feature that is activated by landing a winning combo. As a result, the number of win ways increases, as the spots with scarabs on them are smashed. Successive wins will ultimately lead to 3,125 ways to win! If you manage to clear the entire area, you get to invoke ancient invocations and trigger both Scarab collections.
All winning golden scarabs change into blue or red scarabs and are collected. You will also get a 2x multiplier and one extra life. This is used in the Extra Lives feature as you are granted one extra life for every five red scarabs collected. If you don’t get a winning spin, you will lose a life basically so the re-spins continue for as long as you have lives remaining.
Win Multiplier Feature
The game also has a Wi Multiplier feature which starts at 2x. Every five blue scarabs collected increase the multiplier by 1. This can be viewed in the orb to the left of the reel set.
Valley of the Gods Graphics and Sound
Yggdrasil has done a fantastic job with the graphics in this game. The game has reels that run smoothly without sacrificing the attractiveness. The reels are set against a background with classic Egyptian ornaments, with the huge statues coming to life when you start collecting multipliers or lives. Valley of the Gods boasts an interface that matches its impressive array of game features. The soundtrack is epic and matches the game theme quite well.
Valley of the Gods Payouts
The hieroglyphics will award you a min of 6x for three of a kind on the reel, and a max of 36x for five of the blue and pink symbols. The Green Cat pays 30x for five matching symbols, which also applies to the yellow symbol. The red and blue symbols award you a 40x for five of a kind.
When it comes to high wins, the phoenix offers 250x payout for five of a kind. The same applies to the Hatshepsut symbol. The highest paying symbols are the bird sculpture and the blue phoenix that pay up to 500x.
Valley of the Gods Special Features
You can get a lot of excitement from this game. You can start with the respins feature that lets you continue playing for free after any spin that ends in payouts. This feature will continue for as long a losing round occurs.
It is also possible that you further open the reels during play. The game is played on a 5×5 grid but 12 spots are filled with scarabs that perform as blockers. Every time a winning combo is formed, each symbol in those paylines will release a scarab that destroys a blocker. This opens up more ways to win; increasing your chances of scoring additional payout on your reel re-spins.
If you manage to remove all the blockers, extra wins will award bonus lives and multipliers. For every five red scarabs that you land, you will be awarded one extra life, which allows you to continue getting re-spins after a losing round. You will also be accumulating multipliers for every five scarabs collected making this feature more and more valuable the deeper you can get into the bonus.