Gods have been quick to take up arms against fellow-deities of the same realm for the flimsiest of mythological reasons. But it’s not every day you get to witness an epic battle between two great gods. In this case the protagonists are the falcon-headed Sun god Ra who rules the day and Bastet, the feline goddess of the night. It’s the war of the wilds in which Ra and Bastet struggle to bless you with the most number of wilds on the reels for some divine win combos and riches.
However, the graphics are the real winner in this game, which starts with Ra on the left guarding the first three reels and Bastet holding the forte on the right three reels. The god and goddess look adequately omniscient. Ra looks forbidding with his flaming wings and Bastet charms with her graceful ‘catwalk’. However the real spectacle takes place on the 6 reels and 4 rows battleground where the 20 paylines are made up of premium Egyptian symbols and the lowly J to A card royals.
The base game revolves around the eternal struggle between Day and Night ruled by Ra and Bastet respectively. Both the deities are the wilds of the game and can replace all other symbols to help create win combos, which can be made from left to right and vice versa. When a Ra wild appears or outnumbers Bastet wilds on any spin, he makes a full row of Day wilds on the Night side. When the opposite happens, Bastet wilds take over a reel on the Day side.
Day and Night has a healthy RTP of 96.38%, but the base game can be pretty uninspiring with most of the wins coming from 3 of a kind card royals, while your account balance fritters away. That said, the bonus games can do much more than simply replenish your bankroll. And it certainly helps that winning combinations can be made from left to right and right to left. The betting window allows conservative and casual gamers to bet from $0.20 onwards while rollers can go up to $280.00
The values of 3 of a kind appearances is negligible in this game, but they go up significantly when matching symbols land on 4 or more reels. Card royals pay out 2 to 4 coins for landing on 3 reels at once but prizes go up to 180 and 240 coins for 6-of-a-kind appearances. The corresponding values for the premium symbols are 8 to 16 coins for 3 matching symbols, which go up to 360 to 720 coins when they make a winning combination across all 6 reels.
The highest paying symbols of the game are of course, the two contenders, Ra and Bastet. Both pay 20, 80, 400, and 1200 coins for appearing on 3, 4, 5, and 6 reels respectively. The force of these payouts can be seen in the bonus games when Ra blows multiple wilds on to the reels and Bastet turns into multiple sticky wilds when it’s her turn. Ra and Bastet both combined give you a maximum pay potential of 12,500 times your bet, which is not at all bad for a low to mid variance game.
Day and Night is one of those slots where wilds are the wildest part of the game. When the Ra wild lands on the reels or outnumbers Bastet wilds on any spin, he conquers one of her reels. Furthermore, when Ra’s wilds drop on last reel of the Day side, i.e., on the 3rd reel, and there is no sign of Bastet wilds on the Night side, he takes over the first two reels of Bastet.
Not one to be outdone, Bastet replies in kind when her wilds outnumber Ra’s, or her wilds land on the last reel belonging to her, i.e., the 4th row from the left. This effectively transforms all the three center reels into Ra wilds or Bastet wilds. Whichever it is, you can reap rich rewards with the potentially ground-breaking win combos, such a scenario can provide.
Day and Night does not have conventional scatters, which make 3 or more-of-a-kind appearances to activate the free spins round. Both Ra and Bastet give you free spins rounds in their own ways. In all the reels capturing that goes on during the base game, there will come times when either Bastet or Ra wilds will take over the entire grid.
When the battlefield is covered with Ra Wilds, he gives you 10 Day Free Spins. The sun god will also give you 1 to 24 additional wilds on each spin. When the night queen Bastet wilds cover all 6 reels, she will also give you a round of 10 Night Free Spins, but with a difference. Whenever her wilds appear during the free spins, they will stick to the reels.
Play Day and Night on the Go
HTML5 creates a mobile interface that supports cellular platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry, etc. Day and Night is programmed with this software, hence it can be played on all smartphones and tablets that run on these mobile operating systems.
Just make sure you have reliable internet coverage wherever you’re playing from to enjoy uninterrupted play. Most slot games play out optimally in landscape mode since they have a lateral format, and Day and Night is not different.
Day and Night is a refreshingly new take on ancient Egypt. The game has an interesting narrative, which is highlighted by the visual excellence, including the brilliant animations and entertaining soundtrack. All the wilds in this game complement each perfectly to give this game equal dimension in terms of entertainment and profitability, just like day and night actually work in tandem.