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Journey of the Sun slot from Microgaming

Journey of the Sun slot from Microgaming
We find ourselves in ancient Egypt once more - an eternally inspiring and universally loved theme by developers and players. Microgaming’s 2013 Journey of the Sun slot machine might have been popular once, but those days are long past. That doesn’t mean there’s not an audience for these old-school slots, especially if you’re into the ancient topics with an appealing bright cartoonish design. The whole set-up will lift your spirits right away. We advise you to try the Thunderstruck Wild Lightning slot by Microgaming for free.

The light colour scheme used for the anthropomorphic characters and the card symbols to the sunny blue sky was used as background—finally, the funky Egyptian soundtrack to complete the audio-visual composition. To add an extra edge, there’s a mini-strategy game in store for you, based on the ancient Egyptian board game Senet. The outcome will determine how many Free Spins you will receive and with what win multiplier. Enjoy this Medium Variance online slot, and warm yourself with it as you spin the reels, waiting for the sunray of 10 000 coins maximum win, but be alert to the RTP - 95.88% (under the industry average).

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Personal testers’ opinion

We enjoyed testing this slot, developed by Genesis Gaming studio and released on Microgaming’s platform. Mainly because of the funky music, which is like James Brown walking like an Egyptian. Especially during Free Spins, you can enjoy the full intensity of the upbeat music. Also, we think the Senet - that little determining section unveiling the multiplier and the number of the Free Spins, is surprisingly original. But what we most care about are the payouts, of course. Sadly, the Sun God Ra turned out to be sort of stingy. You have to rely on the Wilds to double the wins, and only during Free Spins, you can make some large profit. Unfortunately, every Senet game resulted for us with 10 Free Spins and the worst multiplier- of 2x. Statistically, the average payout of these bonus spins was not more than 40x the total bet.

All outcomes of different sessions considered (also in various casinos with real money) we cannot recommend this Journey of the Sun slot machine to players who want to book an epic win or those who want to cover the bonus money wagering.

Hidden parameters of Journey of the Sun slot (data from testing)

  • Cycle length is average.
  • RTP of 95.88% does not allow getting a positive mathematical expectation at a casino.
  • The variance (volatility) of the slot machine is average.


  • Ankh Wild Symbol - Pays 2000 coins for 5OAK - and replaces all symbols, but the Journey of the Sun Scatter. It also doubles all winnings in which it participates.
  • Free Spins - Landing 3+ Journey of the Sun Scatters will secure Free Spins triggering. Before you get to spin them, a mini-game will decide how many and with what multiplier. After that, free Spins can be re-triggered.


  • Provider - Microgaming
  • Number of the reels - 5
  • Number of pay-lines - 25
  • Cost of the same coin - from 0.01 to 0.20
  • Number of coins per line - 1-10
  • The range of the size of bets - from 0.01 to 50
  • Maximum winning for a spin is x2000 (5 Ankh symbols)
  • Wild symbol - yes (Ankh increases all prizes twice)
  • Scatter - yes (Solar disk with the logo offers an award in the form of free spins)
  • Free spins - yes (will be started after a small bonus round)
  • Bonus game - yes (precedes free spins)
    The expected payout percentage on the Journey of the Sun slot - 95.88%

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Written by Kamen Valev
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