3 Tiny Gods is an exciting slot from Foxium in partnership with Microgaming. The less-known brand returns with a slot based in Ancient Egypt, but with a twist. Instead of gods that inspire more dread than devotion, Foxium turns them into Baby Muppets that are responsible for all the good things that happen as you spin the reels. 3 Tiny Gods is a 5-reel, 4-row slot machine with 30 paylines. Each god exercises his power with a reel modifier, which can leave you enriched.
This time, the low value symbols include the four card suits in the form of different gems. Then there are the gods, Anubis, Horus and the cat goddess, Bastet. The queen and the pharaoh are the highest paying regular symbols on the reels, set against a dim backdrop of a pyramid. The wild, represented by an Egyptian symbol can act as replacements for other symbols, except the scatter to help form winning combinations. The temple symbol is the scatter, three of which trigger the free spins.
The game has three reel modifiers which, along with the free spins, are the bonus features of 3 Tiny Gods that we shall explore below. The game has three jackpots: Mini, Midi, and Maxi. Many games nowadays charge players for extra bonus features. The 3 Muppet gods do it too. If you play the game in Foxify Mode it increases your chances of triggering the bonus features and can increase your bet by 505%. You can also buy a free spins round by multiplying your bet 75 times.
3 Tiny Gods is a medium volatility game with a return to player rate of 96.40%. Whether the RTP factors in the Foxify mode is unknown. The base betting window is between $0.10 and $50.00, but if you play in Foxium mode, it widens to $15 and $75.00. Though the base game can be pretty uninspiring, the random activation of two of the bonus features can keep things interesting. The 3 scatters are more elusive than most games, so you may want to purchase them outright with the slot’s buy feature.
Winning combinations are made by landing 3 to 5 identical symbols starting from the leftmost reel. Line wins are calculated by multiplying the bet by the winning symbol’s multiplier and dividing the result into 30 paylines. The pharaoh is the most generous symbol and pays you 20 times your bet for landing across all 5 reels. However, the most potent symbol in more ways than one is the Egyptian golden symbol, paying out 100 times your bet for appearing on all 5 reels.
Remember, the golden coins that are constantly being pooled into the bowl above the reels. This pot triggers the jackpot game. You scratch columns of spinning boxes to reveal the jackpot you’ve won. The Mini jackpot is worth 15 times your bet while the Midi jackpot returns you 100 times your bet. With a Maxi jackpot win, you realize the highest win potential of the game. This jackpot pays you 5,000 times your bet, which at the maximum bet is $250,000.
This feature can be triggered randomly during any spin in the base game. If Horus decides to unravel the mystery, fire from the base of both obelisks flanking the reels will climb to the top. Horus jumps down and lightning strikes the top of the reels. Two or three reels are filled with the Eye of Horus symbols that transform into one of the regular symbols, resulting in some eye-popping win combos.
Bastet is the Egyptian cat goddess, and even she can decide to pop down from the reels during any spin in the base game. When she does, all the reels are reshuffled, which can potentially create some reel-shattering winning combinations and their corresponding payouts.
When you finally get the three scatters to simultaneously land on reels 1, 3, and 5, reels, you get 8 free spins to begin with. This also incurs the Wrath of Anubis. He punishes the game into randomly awarding you three more free spins during the bonus round. This can occur four times. Anubis also removes the lowest paying symbols of the game one at a time until the feature ends. To top it off, The Mystery of Horus Feature is played out on each free spin.
That said, 3 Tiny Gods is an entertaining slot in itself. The 3 Muppet gods and the queen and pharaoh are charming when animated, and outright attractive when they pay out big, which can be quite frequent given the features in the game. However, it is left to the jackpots to realize the maximum win potential of the game while the gods keep you spinning.