Anubis is the god in the Ancient Egyptian pantheon with the head of a jackal and is associated with mummification and death. Anubis is an appropriate character for this game because the tombs of notable people (especially pharaohs) were often lined with their worldly possessions, including their vast monetary wealth. This exciting wealth that players may be in with a chance of winning when playing Curse of Anubis.
This is a 5-reel game from the designers at Playtech with 50 available pay lines and a range of interesting bonus features. These include expanding wilds with attached multipliers and a free spins bonus round that is not only excitingly layered but surprisingly lucrative. The maximum payout achievable on one spin for this game is 3,750 x your stake. Creating winning combinations is as simple as landing 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols or wilds across the reels from left to right. The betting range for Curse of Anubis is between 25p and £500 per spin. Curse of Anubis is a medium volatility slot from the mysterious epoch of ancient Egypt, with a return to player percentage of 96.02%.
Graphics and Theme
You will have certainly come across plenty of Egyptian themed slot games in your time that have looked tacky and tired. Thankfully, Curse of Anubis is not one of these, and in fact, has been designed in a simple yet effective way that makes the symbols leap out at you from the beige sand-coloured background.
Roughly, as the name suggests, the game is based on the story of Anubis and his presence in the tombs of the wealthy. It is said that those that disturb the tombs of the great and good in Egyptian society will be cursed to never pass over to the god’s realm after death, having angered Anubis.
When it comes to the symbols, they are split into low value playing card symbols and a collection of 5 classic hieroglyphs, including the eye of Horus, the scarab and the lotus flower. The most valuable of these is the scarab beetle, which pays out 3x your stake for five on a pay line. The wild for this game is Anubis himself (the half jackal half-human god). The scatter is the sun rising over the pyramid motif.
Most of the bonus feature action, especially in the base game, is dependent on the wild symbol. The wild can only land on the middle three reels. Wilds in this game, upon landing, immediately expand to cover the entire reel they have landed on and come with the benefit of an attached multiplier in the range of 1x to 25x your stake.
If you are lucky to land multiple wilds on the reels and help form a win, the relevant multiplier values are not combined. However, the game will take the higher of the two and apply it to your stake. Landing a wild with the maximum 25x multiplier is how you can get a payout of up to 3,750x your stake.
The next feature is the free spins bonus round. To trigger this round, you need to land 3 of the sunrise scatters on the middle reels simultaneously. Doing so will grant the player ten free spins. During the free spins round, the wilds do not expand.
However, when a wild lands in the bonus game, it highlights the position it has landed and grants players a multiplier value to be collected at the end of the feature. For every additional wild that lands on that position, the multiplier is increased. A change in the frame colour indicates this. The multipliers grow in the sequence written here: 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x. To get the 10x multiplier, five wilds need to land on the same space during the feature.
On the last spin of the feature, all wilds collected go back to the frame positions on the middle reels that they were earned on, with their multiplier values in tow. Therefore, the last spin is the most exciting and most lucrative, as the combined multipliers are applied to it.
Setting up the game is easy. When starting, go to the menu at the bottom of the screen to bring up the settings. You can adjust the coin size, coins per bet, and win and loss limits in this window. This will configure the value of your bet per spin. From this point, you can either play manually or use the automatic spins feature. To win, you need to land three or more matching symbols across consecutive reels, starting at reel one on the left-hand side of the screen. Bigger wins are more likely with the bonus features explained above.
Curse of Anubis on Mobile
Curse of Anubis works on mobile devices and is available and optimised for iOS, Android and Windows phones.