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Phoenix Sun is a 5 reels and 243 ways to win slot powered by Quickspin. This Phoenix themed slot allows you to get up close with this legendary mythological creature while reaping the rewards of ancient treasures.
The slot is playable on all mobile, desktop and tablet devices making it an adventure you can head on no matter where you may go. The slot has a very unique layout as you start out with 3 reels and can later on get up to 6 reels to play with. This simple addition of 3 reels means that instead of just playing 243 ways to win you end up playing with 7,776 ways to win! Bets range from a minimum of 0.25 per spin to a maximum of 100.
It’s a unique slot that provides players with heaps of fun and plenty of winning opportunity. If the pyramids, Egyptian mythology or reel settings don’t work for you there are plenty of other exhilarating slots to try from this rising game developer. One of which is the highly popular Goldilocks and the Wild Bears slot that lets you win while reliving one of your favourite childhood fairytales.
Look & Feel
Phoenix Sun is beautifully designed with an overpowering colour scheme of purple, gold and green. The backdrop of the slot is only visible on the sides of the golden reels shaped in the form of an Egyptian royal gate. On each side of the reels you will notice various sized pyramids visible through a greenish light. The closest two pyramids as well as the sand in front of the reels glitter in gold and as the wind blows you’ll see an animation of the sand moving past your reels.
On the reels itself you will notice that there are 3 open reels and 3 reels locked away behind golden blocks with a symbol of the game logo in the middle. The low value symbols are regular card playing values but have been adjusted to fit the theme. The high value symbols include all characters and creatures viewed as luck bringers by ancient Egyptians. These include a Scarab Beetle, Anubis, Bastet and both pharaohs, Cleopatra and Tutankhamun.
Sound & Score
One of the most attractive things about any of the Quickspin slots is the fact that these slots always have a spectacular soundtrack that fits the theme entirely. Phoenix Suns is no different and with the traditional Egyptian sounds blasting through the speakers you’ll quickly start wondering if you’re playing a basic slot or if you’ve magically been transported to Egypt.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The game will start with a 3×5 grid revealed giving you 243 ways to win. This grid lay-out can change with the Phoenix Rising feature and the free spins feature. You could end up playing with a 6×5 grid and 7,776 bet ways.
The wild of the slot is the golden symbol with ‘Wild’ written on it. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols on the reels except the Phoenix Wild.
The Phoenix Wild
This wild is a red icon with a golden phoenix on it. The symbol, similar to the gold wild, substitutes for all other symbols on the reels. It can show up on all reels but becomes inactive during the free spin feature.
To trigger the free spins feature you need to collect 5 Phoenix wilds during the base game. Once you’ve successfully collected all the wilds you will be awarded 8 free spins. During these spins the full reel grid is active meaning you spin with 7776 ways to bet.
Phoenix Rising Re-Spins
If you receive a Phoenix Wild with any winning combination you will trigger this feature. During this feature the Phoenix will start moving and remove 3 tiles from the golden locked symbols. After this is done you’ll be awarded a free re-spin which can be repeated until there are no more Phoenix Wilds on the reels or you’ve triggered the free spins feature.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! The Phoenix Sun is a superb designed slot with high definition graphics, a soothing soundtrack and highly attractive bonus features. While the theme might not be something new and creative the take on it definitely is. And with a chance to pocket up to 1,716 your stake what more reason do you need to try it for yourself?