Mercy of the Gods

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Mercy of the Gods slot REVIEW

Mercy of the Gods ReviewMercy of the Gods slot is a progressive jackpot game from NetEnt, and it was launched across all casinos 4th of July 2019 (exclusive launch from 16th of May). This is a very similar game to NetEnt’s successful jackpot slot, Divine Fortune, at least when it comes to the bonus features. The theme has changed from ancient greece to ancient egypt, but there are some significant mathematical differences.

Mercy of the Gods has a much better potential in the base game compared to Divine Fortune (1600x vs 600x), and the hit frequency difference indicates that this is a slightly more volatile game (17,64% vs 20,33%). Your chances of triggering the Major Jackpot is slimmer here (1 in 3674 vs 1 in 3355), but, then again, the jackpot tends to grow bigger also.

Anyway, the game comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 ways to win, and you can benefit from re-spins with nudging wilds and free spins with expanding wilds. While the overall goal is to take home the progressive jackpot, you can still expect some decent payouts in the base game. The graphics are very good, and the game slips seamlessly into any mobile platform.

Mercy of the Gods comes with an RTP of 96.64%, which is slightly higher than the RTP on Divine Fortune. The volatility is on the higher end of the spectrum, and you need to take some precautions when you decide on bet level and bankroll in order to stay afloat while you wait for those big wins, and hopefully the jackpot.

What symbols are there?

Mercy of the Gods comes with a nice selection of symbols inspired by ancient Egypt, and the Female explorer is the highest paying symbol. You need between 3 and 5 matching symbols on a payline in order to win:

Female Adventurer - Pays 80x your stake for 5 on a payline

Horus Falcon - Pays 60x your stake for 5 on a payline

Scarab & Cobras - Pays 45x your stake for 5 on a payline

Tutankhamun - Pays 35x your stake for 5 on a payline

Card Suit symbols - Low value symbols that pay between 3.5x and 2x for 5 on a payline

What are the bonus features?

Every time you land at least 1 wild symbol on the reels, you’ll benefit from the Gift of Life Re-spins feature. Each wild symbol will nudge 1 row downwards until all wilds are gone from the reels. Of course, you will also get more re-spins for each new wild that lands. If a wild lands behind another wild, it will expand into a fully stacked wild reel.

Free spins in Mercy of the Gods

The free spins feature on Mercy of the Gods slot is triggered when you land at least 3 Eye of Horus scatters on the reels at the same time. You can land 3, 4 or 5 scatters, and this will give you 5, 8 or 12 free spins, respectively. Any wilds landing will expand into a stacked wild reel, and also activate the Gift of Life Re-Spins feature.

What is the jackpot (max win)?

If you manage to collect at least 3 Bonus Symbols in the base game or in the (Re-spins feature), you will trigger the Gift of Wealth Jackpot feature. The collected bonus symbols will be spread randomly across the reels, and you get 3 spins. If you land at least one Bonus symbol the number of spins is reset to 3 again.

It’s all about filling the rows with Bonus symbols, and if you fill 2 rows you win the Major Jackpot of 100x your stake. You also win a prize for each collected Bonus symbol. If you will all 3 rows you win the progressive Mega Jackpot. Outside of the jackpot, the max win is 1,600x your stake, or £160,000 if you play with the highest possible bet level.

Where can I play Mercy of the Gods?

You can play Mercy of the Gods for real money at one of the listed casinos below: Where to play Mercy of the Gods.

Don’t want to play for real money? No problem, you can easily play the demo for free here at SlotCatalog: Play Mercy of the Gods for free.

Of course, you can also play Mercy of the Gods on tablet and mobile phone, and NetEnt Touch makes sure their games always look good on any platform of handheld device. Take the action and fun with you wherever you want, and play on your Android, Iphone and iPad.

SlotCatalog verdict

While the features of Mercy of the Gods are similar to Divine Fortune, the mathematical differences makes this a somewhat different game. You can win a lot more outside of the jackpots, and Mercy of the Gods is also a somewhat more volatile game than Fortune. The progressive jackpot tends to grow bigger here, but it’s also harder to win. It’s always good to have more options, and this is provided by Mercy of the Gods.


Re-spins with nudging wilds

Free spins with stacked wilds

Progressive jackpot


Identical features to Divine Fortune


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