When introducing Valley of the Gods in its August 24, 2017 press release, games developer Yggdrasil Gaming hailed it as a thematic deconstruction of an ancient Egyptians’ custom aimed at producing a time-defying slot game. A year later, Yggdrasil released yet another strikingly relatable ancient Egypt-themed online game titled Tut’s Twister (June 2018). A few examples of rival games with suchlike game plays are the Gamesys-owned Valley of the Kings, Booming Games-owned Valley of Pharaohs, and IGT-owned Valley of Gold Egyptian.
The name Valley of the Gods is seemingly a corruption of Valley of the Kings—an archaeological location in the western side of River Nile where ancient Egyptians buried their rulers—and, contextually, means a valley inhabited by deities. Players match three, four, or five hieroglyphs or gods-related symbols.
Valley of the Gods Game Characteristics
Valley of the Gods’ volatility rating is 67, and has a 5X5 grid. Valley of the Gods is a non-pay line game like many Yggdrasil-owned games such as Doubles (2015), Legend of the Golden Monkey (2016), Penguin City (2018), and Big Blox (2016). Winnings occur when more than three matching symbols appear once or repeatedly in reels that are side by side, in any of the 3125 ways.
Valley of the Gods has eleven symbols—four highly valued, six lowly valued, and one special symbol. Classified under the “high wins”, the four gods-related symbols are: falcon god Horus, jackal god Anubis, goddess Isis, and feline goddess Bastet.
Under the “low wins”, the six hieroglyphs are: a golden ibis bird with a red gem on its body; a golden Eye of Horus (hieroglyph of a falcon’s eye with a blue pupil); a golden snake hieroglyph; a golden cat hieroglyph with a green eye; a golden Ankh cross with a pink eye; and a golden “H” hieroglyph with a blue eye. A special symbol, the blue and red beetles are called scarabs and they represents beetle god Khepri.
The Valley of the Gods’ coin values are: $0.004, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.06, $0.07, $0.08, $0.09, $0.10, $0.16, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.60, $0.70, $0.80, $0.90, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, and $4.00.
Based on multiplying coin values by 25 coins, these are its total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50, $4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00, $17.50, $20.00, $22.50, $25.00, $37.50, $50.00, $62.50, $75.00, $87.50, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
These are the respective Valley of the Gods’ payouts for three, four, and five matching gods and hieroglyphs. The falcon god Horus and jackal god Anubis pay X50, X150, and X500. Both goddess Isis and feline goddess Bastet pay X25, X75, and X250.
Both the ibis bird and Eye of Horus hieroglyphs pay X8, X20, and X40. The snake and cat hieroglyphs pay X7, X15, and X30. The Ankh cross and the “H” hieroglyphs offer X6, X12, and X25. Collecting the red beetles offers respins-triggering extra lives (one to nine lives); collecting the blue beetles activates between X2 and X10 win multipliers.
Valley of the Gods has a $580000 non-progressive jackpot. Its software is good, the harp sound effect is interesting, and has vivid and colorful 3D graphics (especially the rock-cut architecture in the background).
Luck in Valley of the Gods
A game of chance, Valley of the Gods’ RTP rate is 96.2%, and its house edge is 3.8%.