Anubis Gold by Inspired Gaming is a 5x3 slot with 10 paylines. As you probably guessed from the title, it's an Egyptian-themed game, and the graphics won't hold any surprises for anyone who has ever played one before.
Low pays are card ranks from Jacks to Aces. The premiums are themed with Pyramids, a scarab, a bird statuette, an Egyptian lady, the Sphinx and the Eye of Horus as the highest paying symbol.
Just like the grid setup, the graphics have a distinctly retro feel. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another classic slot, because the Free Spins round brings some new features to the game.
There are two feature symbols in Anubis Gold; these are the Anubis Wilds and Pyramid Bonus symbols. Anubis Wilds can substitute for any of the game's regular symbols in forming winning combinations. It will only land on reels 2, 3, and 4, but when it does, it expands to fill the entire reel.
The Pyramid Bonus symbol is the Scatter and will trigger the Free Spins and award a win multiplier for the round whenever three or more land anywhere on the grid.
The bonus round starts with 12 Free Spins. However, many Scatters trigger it. But they also give payouts of 2 x the stake for three, 20 x the stake for four, and 50 x for five, so players will still want to see as many as possible landing.
The Free Spins can be retriggered with three more Scatters, and the remaining spins are added to whenever a Wild lands, with up to 5 extra spins when three are in view. But that’s not all.
In an additional boost to the win potential of the round, every time an Anubis Wild lands, it upgrades the lowest of the premium symbols to the next one up on the paytable for subsequent spins, which means the symbols landing become more valuable as the round proceeds.
Anubis Gold will appeal to players who like straightforward, classic slot action combined with significant win potential. The graphics aren't the most polished I've ever seen, but the animations for a possible big win are fun, and the gameplay is fast and exciting. Just keep in mind that not every explorer in Ancient Egypt found gold, so always set a loss limit before you start playing, and never gamble money you can't afford to lose. If you like this slot, there are many more to play at Gala Casino including Secrets of the Temple, Book of Horus and Book of Ra Temple of Gold. Good Luck!