Theme of The Game
Valley of the Gods has a common theme but with a unique layout to offer its players. Created in Yggdrasil Gaming’s labs, it’s a mobile slot machine which has an Ancient Egypt feel to it, as evident through the symbols which were selected, as well as the surrounding graphics.
sAs is often the case with these games, the action seems to take place next to a temple. The entrance is guarded by two statues of soldiers that are also used as meters which will collect scarabs.
The symbols are all related to the theme, so you will not find any basic cards on those reels. The game makes use of the image of the scarab in a couple of way, along with images of the animal like representations of the Egyptian gods and hieroglyphs of birds and animals, among other things.
A company that is based in Malta, Yggdrasil Gaming has quickly managed to show players that their games are worth checking out.
They can design a game that looks as good as any NetEnt title that you see these days, and that’s a pretty big compliment to make. Actually, the founder of this company is a former CEO from NetEnt, so that explains the similar approach to slot machine development.
How To Play It
While offering 45 to 3125 ways to win, you will discover that this game requires you to use only 25 lines in your bets. Those would be fixed lines though, so there is nothing for you to change there. You can set only the value of the coin which is used for each line, between $0.01 and $4. The complete range of your bets will be $0.25 to $100.
The game’s layout is the one that makes it stand out. The full layout has 5×5 symbols and 3125 ways to win, but you start out with just 45 ways to win and a setup that has just 13 symbols uncovered out of the 25.
While playing the game, you’re going to form combinations, and this will result in re-spins during which some of the scarab blocked positions will be unveiled. Additional ways to win will be made available to you this way, and will continue to unlock more positions as you get more wins during re-spins.
Eventually, you can have all positions unlocked and 3125 ways to win active. It all goes back to the original 45 ways to win and many of the positions are blocked again as soon as you get a re-spin without a new win in it.
There are two meters to the sides of the reels, where you collect certain types of scarabs, and which can be used to trigger Scarab Collections.
If you get five blue scarabs, you will get a feature with Win Multipliers, +1 added for each set you get. The red scarabs are also collected, and each five that you have will add one life to the total. Lives are used to trigger respins even if you had no winning combinations in the previous round.
You can hope at most for a win that will pay you $2,000, at least in the base game. The re-spins might hold some surprises for you, if you manage to trigger the Scarab Collections multipliers.
Valley of the Gods is a pretty fun game to play, but also a slot machine with unique features, of which I’m no big fan.