While some players may roll their eyes when they see yet another slot title with an Egyptian theme, it would be a mistake for any player to completely dismiss this title out of hand due to the inclusion of a feature that is not often seen in online slots. This 5-reel, 25-payline slot by developer Pragmatic Play hides big potential under a disguise that suggests a low excitement level in this latest title.
The graphics for this slot area a great choice for those who are exhausted with symbols that are garishly colored and seem to be crammed into the spaces on the reels with a crowbar. The symbols are crisp, clean and almost relaxing to watch while the reels of spinning. The symbols used are what an experienced slot spinner would expect from a slot with this theme; bettors will see a 10 to A configuration for lower paying symbols, Eye of Horus, Ankhs, Statues of Anubis and of course Cleopatra has the highest paying symbol. Ancient Egypt has the rarely used feature that uses the same symbol for both the wild and as the iconf that triggers the games bonus round, a golden scarab.
While Pragmatic Play is known for using creative and unusual betting systems in the games the developer releases, Ancient Egypt uses a traditional betting system based on coin size, paylines and coins bet per payline. Coin sizes range from $0.01 to $0.50 and bettors can wager up to 10 coins per payline for a top payline wager of $5. The betting spread on a wager of all 10 paylines is $0.10 to a top bet of $50.
As mentioned earlier, the golden scarab symbol acts as both the wild and the trigger for a slew of bonus content. Three or more scarabs on the reels act as a paying scatter; three scarabs give a cash prize equal to the total bet of the spin, four scarabs awards 10X the total bet and five scarabs will result in a win worth 50X the initial bet. Three or more of the scarabs also triggers the bonus game where the player chooses one of three boxes to reveal the bonus prize. The three prizes that can be found are a cash prize equal to the total bet of the triggering spin, a 10X to 500X the total bet cash prize or 10 free spins with a random expanding symbol. Each free spin pays as normal and then any of the random expanding symbol that is on the reels stretches vertically to fill the entire reel it inhabits and any additional wins are paid. If three or more golden scarabs appear on the reels during a free spin the scatter pays and the bettor is awarded an additional 10 free spins with the same expanding symbol.
Ancient Egypt Slots gives players with smaller bankrolls a chance at the bonus content that is usually reserved for games with a higher cost. With a paying scatter, a bonus pick’em round and free games that can be retriggered, this is a title that is a game that holds a lot of potential for players who generally cannot afford games with this level of bonus content. A game that creates as much as excitement as this title does without breaking the bankrolls of players can have any theme the developers choose to use.