Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods is a gorgeous Egyptian-themed 5-reel, 3,125 payline slot developed by Yggdrasil that absolutely took our breath away from the moment we pressed play.
This game might not come with a free spins bonus round, but that doesn't really matter! Instead, this unique slot comes bundled with increasing win multipliers, respins and extra lives. It's fair to say that this game goes against the norm, but there are absolutely no complaints from us whatsoever.
As mentioned, this slot is beautifully designed, which isn't at all surprising considering it's a title developed by the geniuses at Yggdrasil, who have never let us down when it comes delivering good looking slots.
The game opens with a cinematic introductory video that sees a number of golden scarabs dig their way from beneath the sand, climbing up onto magical statues, imbuing them with power.
Once into the main game, players are greeted by reels set upon a temple with two huge statues of Anubis and Horus on either side. Several spaces for symbols are blocked out by bricks with scarabs carved onto them.
Low-paying symbols are gem-ladened hieroglyphs, synonymous with Egyptian culture, whilst high-paying symbols are dramatic paintings of ancient Egyptian gods Baset, Tutankhamen, Horus and Anubis.
In terms of sound, this slot has an atmospheric Egyptian-themed soundtrack that gently plays in the background during gameplay, it works perfectly and is certainly not short enough that you get sick of hearing it during prolonged gameplay.
Valley of the Gods is played on a 5x5 game grid which has 3 symbols in each corner covered by a golden brick with a scarab carved into it, these are known as scarab blockers.
Every time players land a winning combination one of the scarab blockers is removed from the game and they're rewarded with a free re-spin. If a succession of back-to-back wins can be achieved then all of the scarab blockers will be removed and players will unlock all 3,125 ways to win.
In terms of navigating the game itself, players can change the bet value (between 0.10 and 100) by using the - and + buttons on the far left-hand side of the slot, whilst to the right of that there's a spin button flanked on either side by a 'Max Bet' and 'Autoplay', which allows players to set an infinite number of spins.
Everything else such as sound settings, game information and the paytable can be found by clicking a pink + on the furthest button to the left of the screen.
This medium volatility slot has a maximum win potential of 5,800x your stake and an RTP of 96.02%, which isn't terrible, especially considering this slot was released several years ago. Of course, you'll be able to find more generous slots out there, but this one is still worth a spin. It's even worth noting that it has a higher maximum payout than its excellent sequel Valley of the Gods 2.
Valley of the Gods is your stereotypical Yggdrasil slot, it looks fantastic and plays differently to anything you've ever played before. If you're after a beautifully designed title, with truly unique mechanics and bonus features then we genuinely highly recommend this slot. Don't be put off by the lack of free spins.