When it comes to the iGaming industry it seems that developers simply can’t get enough of ancient Egyptian culture. Certainly not Yggdrasil, who have once again dived back into dusty tombs and scorching deserts for their latest release; Valley Of The Gods 2.
Though, with such a skilled team behind the slot, it need not be said that the familiar theme has once again been injected with new life, delivering an outstanding experience that enthusiasts will be thrilled with.
This one stands tall as one of the studios best, and is about as fine a follow up as could be asked for, given how popular the original turned out to be.
Those were enjoyed the first Valley Of The Gods slot will no doubt be going in with expectations. The good news is that Yggdrasil clearly took what everyone loved about the original, built on it, and did their utmost to produce a worthy sequel. With its bizarrely innovative expanding reels, 20,160 ways to win, and a striking visual design, Valley Of The Gods 2 is a wonderfully worthy second entry in what seems to be developing into franchise.
Upon first glance the most noticeable aspect of the slot is its grid layout. There are 6 reels, but the rows are presented in an unusual staggered fashion, with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 rows from left to right. Though, even beyond this already odd decision, most of the grid spaces also start out completely locked off. But not to worry, with each consecutive win not only will additional usable grid spaces unlock, an automatic respin will also be triggered.
Additionally, with each chained win, the ways to win are also increased, climbing steadily from an initial 240.
All in all, Valley Of The Gods 2 is firmly based on the chained wins, even where special features are concerned. When all the grid spaces have been unlocked, a number of special features are automatically triggered, quickly racking up massive payouts. The primary features are the Red, Yellow and Blue Scarab symbols that begin to appear on the reels, which are automatically collected and added to a corresponding meter.
Collected Red Scarabs mean that the grid will remain unlocked, even after a loss, while Blue Scarabs add multipliers to payouts. The Yellow Scarabs meanwhile, add additional Wilds to the reels.
From the ground up Valley Of The Gods 2 is an excellent slot, leaning heavily into innovative ideas that truly do change the way the game unfolds. It deserves to be in the must play category, and is almost certain to become a classic.