by Big Time Gaming

Big Time Gaming has travelled from modern-day Australia to ancient Egypt and back again, with ‘Sanctuary’ by the Cult playing on repeat in the background. Sanctuary is a 6x4 slot with high volatility, 4,096 win ways and a max win fit for a pharaoh. There’s also reel-covering wilds, sticky wilds and a bonus game that can be played on up to 4 gaming areas simultaneously!

Slot information

RTP: 96.38%
Volatility: High
Max Payout: 20,480x stake
Reels: 6
Paylines: 4,096
Jackpot: No
Min Bet: 0.10
Max Bet: 20.00
Theme: Egyptian
Release Date: 22nd Nov 2023

Our rating

“ More generous than even the most benevolent of all pharaohs ”

4.0 out of 5

Win potential

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Sanctuary Screenshots

Sanctuary Features

The action takes place on a 6x4 grid which has been placed in front of a sunset and some pyramids. This highly volatile slot has an RTP of 96.38% and there are 4,096 ways to win. You just need matching symbols to land on 3 adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. 9 to Ace are the low-pay symbols. Land 6-of-a-kind and you’ll win between 0.5x and 1.2x the stake. The high pays consist of The Eye or Ra, a Scarab beetle, an Egyptian werewolf thing, and a skull pharaoh. 

The skull pharaoh will actually pay out even if you only hit two matching symbols. 6-of-kind of this and the other high-pay symbols will pocket you 1.5x to 15x the stake. There are two Wilds symbols. They cover entire reels and substitute for any standard pay symbols; however, if you land a Purple Wild, as opposed to a Golden Wild, it also serves as an 8x multiplier for any winning combination it’s a part of.

Bonus Round & Wilds

You only need 3 pyramid scatter symbols before you’re given 7 free spins and an opportunity to gamble them for a chance to play on up to 4 separate grids simultaneously. If you don't gamble, you can choose to ‘Collect’ and let your 7 free spins play out on a single game area. If your courage is more the level of a pharaoh’s, however, you can choose to ‘Gamble’, where you can win an additional game area. If you’re successful, you’re then given the opportunity to gamble again to potentially play your free spins on 3 or even 4 game areas!

If, however, you gain access to the Bonus with 4 scatter symbols, you automatically start off with the standard number of free spins but also 2 game areas. 5 scatters will give you 3 game areas, and 6 will give you 4. Scatters don’t appear during the bonus, but that doesn’t mean you can’t win further free spins during the round.

During the Free Spins, gone are the two entire-reel-covering Wild symbols. Instead, you get Ankh Sticky Wilds, which only occupy one position on the game area(s) at a time; however, they stick to that position, so they can become part of subsequent winning combos. Not only that, but if you manage to align four of them vertically, you get a 4x multiplier and 3 more free spins!

If you’re outside the UK, you can buy instant access to the Free Spins round for 80x the bet.

Sanctuary - Bonus Round

Bonus Round

Land between 3 and 6 Scatter symbols and you’ll be given 7 free spins plus up to 4 game areas to play them on, simultaneously! If you only start off with 1 game area, you can always choose to gamble for a chance to add more.

Sanctuary - Ankh Sticky Wilds

Ankh Sticky Wilds

Do away with the boring, entire-reel-cover wilds of the standard game. In the Bonus round, players benefit from Ankh Sticky Wilds. They not only stick to the game area but if you accumulate 4 in a vertical line, you’ll get 3 more free spins plus a 4x multiplier.

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Sanctuary Review

With Sanctuary, Big Time Gaming is offering up win potential bigger than any pyramid or pharaoh’s ego. It’s got great features, including a Win Exchange and Ankh Sticky Wilds, plus the Free Spins Feature could see the max win extended.


The visuals are a little plain, but The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ is on the soundtrack, or at least the track’s overture is. If you want to hear the song in its entirety, you’ll have to enter the Bonus game. 

Game Play

The gameplay, in general, is decent. Winning combinations seemed a fairly rare occurrence while I was playing. The double, triple or even quadruple game areas in the Bonus Round are on another level, though—really fun and engaging.  

Win Potential

There are 4,096 win ways, although the value of some wins in the standard game is a little underwhelming. That’s hardly the case in the Bonus round, however. On top of that, you’ve got a decent max win of 20,480x, which can be increased but doesn't form part of the developer's official bumf. Plus the 96.38% isn’t too shabby, either.

My Verdict

Fun standard game. Better Bonus Round. Even better soundtrack! I’d be hard-pressed to find someone who Sanctuary wouldn’t appeal to. It’s only arguably let down by some fairly mediocre visuals.

Paul Clare
Reviewed by Paul Clare Last updated on

Paul spent plenty of time in arcades up and down the UK discovering all of the best fruit machines and watching them grow into the incredible online slots we see today. He still loves the basic format but also has a soft spot for games with big bonus rounds that progress as you play. Immortal Romance is one of his favourite slots of all time.

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