Enter the mummy’s tomb
The game screen is very well done - you are looking at the wall of an ancient Egyptian tomb, covered with hieroglyphs and other arcane symbols. There is an opening in the wall and through it can be seen a large stone cylinder with four symbols on it: Anubis, the dog headed god; a golden scarab beetle; a sacred ankh; and an extremely angry mummy protecting his treasure from anyone who would try to steal it.
Before setting out to raid this tomb, you will need to set your stake levels anywhere between 0.05 coins and 5.00 coins per spin. You will notice that as you adjust your stake, the available wins on the three ladders increase substantially. This really is a game in which going all in is the best way to land a big payout, with a single scarab paying 20 coins and reaching the top of the Anubis ladder rewarding you with 1,025 coins.
The mummy’s revenge
Every time you spin one of the three winning symbols, you will advance another step further up the ladder to the ultimate jackpot. Reach the top of the Anubis ladder and you will be rewarded with an extra action spin that could add up to 2,500 coins to your payout if you have hit the bet max button. If the mummy lands in your eyeline, however, each prize ladder will drop by one level. Land the mummy several times in a row and you can lose everything.
The pharaoh's gambit
What is intriguing about Sonnenkafer is that it becomes less of a slot and more of a strategy game. Do you collect your winnings early and often, or do you try to gamble all the way to the top of one or more winning ladders? Your style of play will dictate which gambit you choose, and you can opt to bank half your winnings while letting the rest ride - a decent choice if you are beginning to amass a small fortune.
Even when you choose to bank, you will be given the opportunity to gamble and increase your win, either through a red or black double or nothing card game or by working your way up a classic gamble ladder.
Do you prefer your slots on the move? Merkur has optimised Sonnenkafer for your mobile and tablet devices running iOS and Android.
You will either love Sonnenkafer or hate it; either way, it is something of a small masterpiece that makes you look again at what a slot game can be. Infuriating and yet somehow magnetising, this is a slot that will have you tearing your hair out when the mummy strikes and walking like an Egyptian when you hit the jackpot. It is a must-play amongst our free slots titles, so give it a spin.
|Themes:||Ancient Egypt, Gold|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0|