The board itself is a 4×6 reel grid with a total of 4096 paylines. The minimum bet you can place is 0.20, while the maximum is 100. While this is standard, in combination with the maximum payout of 7384 times your bet, you will have a chance at a 738,400 jackpot, which is nothing to sneeze at. You will have to work for this, however, since the game has a hit rating of 20.88% and a high volatility. Meanwhile, the Return to Player (RTP) is specified as 96.12% by the company, which is within the standard norms.
There are 6 total low-value pay symbols, depicted by the default card symbols from 9 to A, highly stylized to look like hieroglyphs and fit the overall design. The higher value ones are represented by a star, an Eye of Horus, an ankh, golden ornaments, and finally, Thoth himself. There are also Wild and Scatter symbols in the game. The first can serve as a substitute for any pay symbol to help you complete a matching set. The second is used to activate the free spins feature.
The first thing you will notice when playing Word of Thoth is that the slot features cascading reels. As you complete matches of three or more symbols, they will disappear, and new ones will fall from above. This can result in chain reactions since new matches can form. This can occur up to 5 times in a single spin as each one will fill one of 5 spheres in the top-left corner of the screen. As soon as all of these are occupied, the Free Spins bonus feature is triggered, initially granting you 10 spins. Alternatively, this can also be accomplished by landing 3 Scatter symbols in a single spin.
Once inside the Free Spins feature, you will start out with 10 spins for you to use. However, as you match symbols in the bonus stage, you will receive more spins for chain reactions of cascades. The larger your streak, the more spins you get. For 3 consecutive cascades, you will get 1 free spin. For 4 you get 2 spins. Finally, for 5 or more, you will get 5 more free spins. Chains also apply multipliers to your winnings. These also depend on your streak size and are 3x, 5x, and 10x, respectively. The nice thing here is that they will not decrease once they go up.
The Bottom Line
Word of Thoth seems to be a great upcoming slot that we are eagerly looking forward to playing. The theme is the classic ancient Egyptian setting that has become incredibly popular among players and will no doubt attract a lot of users. Additionally, the cascading reels provide great opportunities not only in the main game but also in the Free Spins bonus feature by applying large multipliers and substantially increasing your spins. In any case, you will undoubtedly be at the edge of your seat, waiting for that large chain that will snag you the big prize.
More information will be made available as we move closer to the May 17th release date, so make sure to check back here for additional details.