Legend of the Sphinx is another Egyptian-themed slots from Novomatic. While far from original in its design, the attention of our reviewers was grabbed by Legend of the Sphinx’s unique and exciting Bonus Games feature which adds multipliers of up to 5x to the re-triggerable feature!
This five-reel, 25 payline Novomatic slot is set within a pyramid, and has a pretty basic theme that isn’t a criticism, it’s what Novomatic is best at and Legend of the Sphinx is further proof of how well the provider operates within its comfort zone.
A 95.12% RTP slot with relatively high volatility (variance) meaning wins can be big, if rare, the Legend of the Sphinx slot machine can be played from $0.50 to $50 a spin. The artwork here isn’t mind-blowing, but it isn’t supposed to be. Egyptian-themed symbols appear next to playing card faces on a simple, scroll-colored backdrop, while two flame lamps and the game’s logo above the reels.
Novomatic slots have a wider range when it comes to the payouts for combinations of symbols, and Legend of the Sphinx lands somewhere in the middle.
At the lower end of the paytable, the card values 10, J, and Q pay 4x stake for five on a payline, while the K and A pay 5x.
The Egyptian Queen will pay 8x bet for five on a payline, while the scarab pays 24x.
The highest value symbol is the Sphinx wild, which pays a mammoth 400x stake for five-of-a-kind on a payline, but that’s not all.
The wild symbol substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter and if it is part of a winning combination, will add a 2x multiplier, doubling the potential winnings of each symbol.
The pyramid scatter symbol triggers the free spins feature, and also pays out nicely itself, with 2x stake for two symbols, 5x stake for three, 10x stake for four, and 300x stake for five.
The Legend of the Sphinx bonus game is triggered when three or more of the pyramid scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels after a spin.
When this happens, you trigger a charming mini-game where you can ask the Sphinx a question. There are two questions available, “how many free games have I won?” and “what is my free games multiplier?”
With the first question, you win up to 20 spins with a 3x multiplier attached. If you opt for the second question, 14 spins will be given with a chance at a multiplier of up to 5x.
This feature can retrigger once, with the same number of spins being given again, so up to 40 total spins for question one, and 28 for question two.
This is a fun feature, and with the doubling wilds and retriggers in play, can be a very profitable one if the reels fall in your favor. This is the only bonus game to be found with Legend of the Sphinx, but with essentially two different features to choose between, it does a great job of keeping players interested over an extended period of play.
There is one other addition, a 50/50 gamble feature for all base game wins, pick red or black, if you’re right, you double your win, if you’re wrong, you lose it. Simple!
For those who like to play mobile slots, you’re in luck. Novomatic has made Legend of the Sphinx mobile compatible – available both on your device’s web browser, and downloadable versions are also available through the App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android users.
The mobile version of the Legend of the Sphinx slot machine offers everything the desktop version does, including autospin, and most importantly, the bonus feature and doubling wilds.
Novomatic is a casino software developer known less for its online slots and more for land-based slot machines. That’s not to say their conversion to mobile slot games isn’t impressive, though. The online portfolio of Novomatic is becoming more interesting , with the likes of Diamond Link: Mighty Sevens and Crystal Lights showing more creativity than previous offerings.
Legend of the Sphinx is an okay slot game. The design and theme are pretty outdated, and Novomatic has produced better Egyptian themed slots in terms of aesthetics.
However, there is one thing that tips this slot over the edge, taking Legend of the Sphinx from an unimpressive slot to one worthy of attention, and that’s the bonus games feature.
The multipliers and re-triggerable spins, combined with the 2x multipliers on all wild wins, can result in some huge payouts in this feature, and it makes the Legend of the Sphinx slot tempting to players of all budgets and experience levels.