The setup in the Curse of Anubis slot is a little unusual. The reels are set up in a 3x4x4x4x3 formation. This combination offers 50 paylines. Winning combinations are created by landing 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols or wilds from left to right on a payline, starting from reel 1.
Stake sizes range from 25p to £500 per spin. Adjust using the + and – buttons in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. For some countries, a Quick Spin mode and Autoplay facility are available for faster spins as well as autospins.
The Curse of Anubis RTP is 96.02% which is about average. With the variance being medium to high, the bigger wins will come from the 2 bonus features. The max win is 3,750 x your total stake per spin.
If your knowledge of Egyptian mythology only stretches to the category hieroglyphs on the fiendishly difficult BBC quiz show connect, let us fill you in a little about Anubis. According to legend, Anubis had the body of a human and the head of a jackal and was the ancient Egyptian god of death and the underworld.
It’s believed that a brick on the tomb of Tutankhamun that was protected by a statue of Anubis was the origin of the infamous curse of the Pharaohs. The visuals here are simply done but stand out nicely against the sandstone backdrop. There’s classical soundtrack sweeping away while you spin which is a good fit for the ancient theme. It’s not as blingy as some slots set in the ancient world but the understated design works rather nicely here.
The design in the Curse of Anubis slot isn’t as ornate as the ancient sarcophagus. It’s decent enough though. With golden sands, blue skies, a shimmering sun and mighty pyramids in the background, the reels here are made up of A to 10 royals and 5 higher paying Egyptian hieroglyphs. The best standard symbol is the scarab beetle which will get you 3 x stake if you land 5 across a payline. There are also wild and scatter symbols.
Curse of Anubis is available to play on all sorts of devices including mobiles, tablets and desktop and laptop computers. The crisp design and simple gameplay are well suited to playing on a small screen device. We have no grumbles about the Curse of Anubis mobile slot.
In Curse of Anubis, wilds are central to most of the best action on offer. There are expanding wilds with multipliers and collected wilds in the bonus round that return to the reels for the final free spin.
Anubis the jackal god is the wild symbol. When this lands on reels 2, 3 or 4 and you’ll trigger the Expanding Wilds feature. The wild expands to turn the whole of that reel wild. These wild reels also come with multipliers attached which can boost payouts by 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 10x, 15x or 25x.
It’s possible to land more than 1 expanding wild on the same spin. When this happens, the highest value multiple is applied to your payout. The 25x multiplier can lead to 3,750 x stake wins on your spin.
Land 3 scatter symbols on the middle 3 reels on the same spin to trigger the Free Games feature. You’ll receive 10 free spins. The gameplay is rather different in here than in the base game. The Anubis wilds don’t expand here. They do still offer plenty of potential though.
When an Anubis wild symbol lands, it is saved and that reel position is edged in neon. On the final free spin, all the collected Anubis wilds are added to the reels. If more than 1 wild lands in the same position during the free spins, a multiplier is applied to that position. This can be worth between 2x and 10x depending on how man wilds landed on that position. A final payout calculation is made with all the extra wilds (and hopefully some chunky multipliers) in position.
This journey back to the land of the Pharaohs is nicely put together. The design in the Curse of Anubis slot is rather unfussy for the theme but works pretty well. The gameplay is decent enough too.
There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about Curse of Anubis but the expanding wilds with multipliers can deliver some solid base game action. Here is where the max 3,750 x stake wins will come from (with the 25x multiplier).
A good haul of wilds on the middle 3 reels during the free spins can mean a cracking super free spin, especially if you manage to bring multipliers into the mix too.
If feels a little like the Wild Chapo slot from Relax Gaming where collected bonus symbols are added for the last free spin as wilds. It also applies in King Kong Cash (Blueprint Gaming) where collected wilds are added to wild super spins in the Golden Kong Free Spins feature.