If you fly too close to the sun, you might get burned, it’s an old saying, and there’s still truth in it. Quickspin definitely flew close to the sun, but did it get burned? We know only one thing, first impressions are rarely true. For starters, Phoenix Sun slot stuns slot players with its huge payline count, going well above the threshold of 1,000. It’s simply too much for us. For the most part, players are looking in 5 squeezed reels.
All things considered, a very wide part of the community finds it attractive, but not because of the extended reels, but because of the game rules.
|Phoenix Sun Details|
|House Edge: 3.90%||Return to player: 96.10%|
|Autospin: Yes||Softwares: no download - instant play, mobile, Mac|
|Released: December 12, 2016||Min Bet: 0.25|
|Max Bet: 100||Scatters: Yes|
|Gamble: No||Max Coins: 1|
|Reels: 5||Paylines: 243|
|Spins: Yes||Bonus Rounds: Yes|
|Wild: Yes||Software: Quickspin|
|Phoenix Sun comparison|
|House Edge:||3.90 %||3.68 %|
|Return to player:||96.10 %||96.32 %|
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You start the game with 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. With this symbol grid, you’re playing a 243 ways slot. However, due to the mechanics and the features, the reels and can expand, adding more rows on top of the reels. Eventually, once the symbol grid turns into 5x6, you’ll be playing a slot with 7776 paylines. Nevertheless, for the sake of consistency, we’re labeling this slot as 243 ways slot.
The entry bet is €/$0.25, whereas high rollers can raise the stake up to €/$100 per spin. Moreover, the paytable is modest, but all 243 ways are. In our experience, the game proved to have a mediocre hit rate. The theoretical RTP is 96.08%.
Phoenix Sun slot, as the name suggests, is based on Egyptian motifs. Pharaohs, Pharaohesess, Egyptian holy artifacts, and of course, the Phoenix can appear on the reels. The low paying symbols, despite being card like symbols, are adapted to suit the overall theme.
Players should know that there are two types of Wild Symbols. The Phoenix Wild appears during base game only. It substitutes for any other symbol to form a winning line. Moreover, it expands some of the reels whenever it appears on the reels. To be precise, random positions above the reels are in play once selected by the Phoenix Wild.
The other one, a regular Wild, appears during Free Spins. It has the role of a common Wild symbol.
There are a few rules you should know about the Phoenix Wild. When it appears on the reels, it awards one Rising Respin. As long as new Phoenix Wilds appear, the player is given Respins. The reels grow, until you collect 5 Phoenix Wilds. The bar on the left of the reels shows you how many Wilds you have so far.
Once you collect 5 of them, you will be given 8 Free Spins with all 7776 paylines in play. Now, this sounds spectacular, outlandish, but it’s not as rewarding as we’d expected. With a lot of luck, you too can trigger the Free Spins. To be straight, we prefer Free Spins that are triggered by Scatter symbols.
It’s no secret there are a lot of Egyptian themed video slots. However, Phoenix Sun is different. Being special does not mean it’s good 100% of the time, but 96.08% it is. It looks good on desktop, especially once you enter a Phoenix Wild spree, and the paylines keep rising. Unfortunately, it’s not available for mobile play.
Now it all makes sense. The Phoenix Wilds really can resurrect a player’s cash balance.