Slot Review Phoenix Sun - Quickspin
- Provider: Quickspin
- Volatility: Medium
- RTP: 96.08%
- ways:243 - 7776
- Reels: 5
Research shows escapism is the best way to relax during lunch so escaping to Ancient Egypt by playing Phoenix Sun is a good a way to do that.
Any day is sunny when you’re playing Phoenix Sun
Quickspin’s new slot Phoenix Sun takes you on a trip back to Ancient Egypt, featuring Phoenix Rising Re-Spins and Free Spins with twice the number of reels in play. It’s a lesson in simple yet entertaining slots having lots of durabilities.
Where to play Phoenix Sun for real
Phoenix Sun slot by Quickspin is already shining brightly
When I heard that the Phoenix Sun slot was the next one I was going to review, here at G2G it got me thinking.
One of the great things about slot reviews for G2G is that the best slots that arrive in our free slot section take us to all parts of the world and to different times of history. For example, over the past few weeks, I’ve been off to Ancient Rome in Glorious Empire, to the deep jungle somewhere in here in India when playing Golden Jungle and off to a post-Apocalyptic Las Vegas in Lost Vegas.
Well, today the Phoenix slot takes us back in history once again and today you and I are in Ancient Egypt. One of the most fascinating civilizations to ever walk the earth and one year and years ahead of its time. A bit like Elon Musk or Kanye West. Well, at least that’s what Kanye West says.
Phoenix Sun means a rare appearance from Quickspin
This isn’t our first trip back to Ancient Egypt, truth be told. Cleopatra Plus was also set there and then, of course, there’s the more bizarre instance of a pale Irishman deciding that a holiday in the baking sun was a good idea in Leprechaun goes Egypt.
If you spent most history lessons at school which member of Saved by the Bell you’d most like to date rather than paying attention to what was being taught, let’s remind ourselves what the Phoenix, such a big part of this new slot release, actually was.
It was a mythological bird who died and was then reborn from the ashes/flames of its predecessor. Make sense? So a bit like Madonna re-inventing herself over the decades. Just without the flames.
This time the Phoenix Sun mobile slot comes to us courtesy of Quickspin, whose appearance in our reviews is about as rare as an hour of the day where Kanye West doesn’t praise himself. Quickspin isn’t one of the biggest providers out there but has a knack for making cute, fun games like Sakura Fortune or Big Bad Wolf.
The Phoenix Sun slot can be played on your desktop but is, of course, available (and just as brilliant) on your mobile. That means you can play it anytime you want, wherever you are. Such as during a Kanye West concert.
Phoenix Sun features a Goddess who’s a black cat
So what do I have here? It’s a 5×3 reel slot. Or is it?
Well, it is during the base game but as you’ll soon find out in the features section, there are other reels that come into play at various other stages of the game.
There are 243 different ways to win in the base game and 7,776 ways to win during the free spins. Although in truth, I’m not really that impressed by how many different ways to win there are. It’s a bit like these people who tell us they’ve walked 20,000 paces that day because their watch/mobile tells them they have.
It doesn’t mean anything. Just like what matters is surely how many kilometres you’ve walked on any given day, what matters on any mobile game is how much you win and how often.
Symbols include Anubis, Scarab, Tutankhamun, Cleopatra (somewhat inevitably) and Bastet. Bastet is our favourite because she’s basically a sort of Goddess in the form of a black cat. And you’ll know that I love cats because the mascot at my favourite Indian online casino LeoVegas is, of course, Leo the lion. Other cats I love are all Siamese cats, Simba from the Lion King and Shere Khan from the Jungle Book. Honourable mentions go to Cat Stevens and Cat Deeley.
There are also two Wild symbols. The standard yellow wild substitutes for all symbols except the Phoenix wild. The Phoenix wild also substitutes for all symbols but doesn’t appear in the Free Spins feature. Maybe it’s out at lunch every time the free spins come up or something.
And speaking of which, remember that the latest research reveals that some sort of escapism is the best way to relax during lunch breaks. Meaning that escaping to Ancient Egypt by playing Phoenix Sun on your mobile while sitting in the park is a good way of doing that as any other.
Free spins feature ‘featuring’ far more reels….
So I’ve now reached the stage where I talk about how to play Phoenix Sun when those bonus features come into play. There’s an anti-Kanye West demonstration going on today and I want to join it so let’s get right to them without wasting any time. So here are the Phoenix Sun features.
Phoenix Rising Re-spins
If the Phoenix Wild appears as part of a winning combination, it will trigger the Phoenix Rising Re-Spins feature. The first thing that will happen is that the Wild will automatically burn through three random squares above the regular set of reels. That means that three extra symbols are in play, which of course means three extra symbols are available as part of an expanded reel layout to help you secure wins.
Each time you get another Phoenix Wild, it will burn through a further three holes. You’ll also notice that to the left of the reels there’s a column called Bonus with five squares to be filled. You’ll fill a square each time you get a Phoenix Wild and if you get five of them, you’ll activate the free spins.
But if you fail to secure a win with your re-spin, the Phoenix Rising Re-Spins feature will end straight away.
You’ll get 8 free spins and this is the bit where the reels in play change dramatically because the 3 reels now become 6. It’s exactly what happens in Hercules (High and Mighty) by Barcrest with the Mighty Reels. You have twice as many reels in play so twice the chances to win. Or more precisely, you have 7,776 different ways to win. Yawn.
But however many ways there are to win, a trip into the land of free spins is normally a very profitable one and is well worth the visit.
Which is more than can be said about a trip to Hull.
Phoenix Sun slot is a victory for simplicity
I enjoyed Phoenix Sun and this slot is proof of the fact that games don’t need to be super-complicated or full of 3D graphics in order to be a decent game. Yes, there are only two bonus features but they normally result in decent wins once activated and I like the revealing of the second lot of reels during the free spins just to keep things fresh.
Phoenix Sun is now available in our free slot casino and I’m as eager to play it as a footballer coming back from a cruciate ligament injury.