The game has 5 rows and 5 reels. To win, you have to match 3 or more symbols in consecutive reels. This adds up to 3125 ways to win. The minimum bet is €0.10 while the max is €100. Since there are no traditional pay lines, you cannot customize the bet allocation any further. The game is rated as highly volatile by Yggdrasil. This is mostly due to the heavy use of re-spins that make it unpredictable. The Return to Player (RTP) is 96.2%, which is good, considering the high volatility. The game is available in 13 languages and supports both desktop and mobile browsers.
The pay symbols are 10 in total. There are 6 low-value ones that are depicted as Egyptian hieroglyphs, separated into red, blue, and golden colours. The other 4 are all high-value symbols and are represented by three Egyptian gods and a pharaoh’s sarcophagus. Although the game is a 5×5 board, 12 of the symbols are obscured by stone carvings of scarabs, 3 in each corner. These make it harder to complete matches. However, they can be broken by matching adjacent symbols. Once you have broken one or more of these, you will receive a re-spin, and this is where the special features of the game kick in.
As mentioned, breaking scarab tiles grants re-spins. As long as you keep breaking these tiles, you will continue to receive re-spins. Should you fail to break a scarab tile on a re-spin, you will lose your streak and all broken tiles will re-appear. If, however, you manage to break all 12 tiles, you will receive the power of the two statues in the game. These provide multipliers and additional re-spins. During this period all 25 tiles are available, and you will receive multipliers for matching blue symbols and re-spins for matching red ones. The multiplier increases by 1 for every 5 blue symbols that you match during the event and your receive 1 re-spin for every 5 red ones matched.
In our opinion, Valley of the Gods is a fun and exciting slot game, with a great art style and design. The high volatility and reliance on re-spins will keep you on the edge of your seat, with many ups and downs along the way. If you are looking for a more engaging and unpredictable experience to really give you that rush of adrenaline, then this is definitely the game for you.