Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe is powered by Ash Gaming and is a 5 reel, 20 payline progressive jackpot slot – the deluxe version of a classic game, you can play from 20p to £500 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. You get to infiltrate the tomb of Tutankhamun to find cash prizes, get free spins with disappearing symbols and play in Hi Roller mode where big wins are possible.

Visually, Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe bears some similarities to the original but has much better graphics – with an upbeat soundtrack, symbols on the reels include ancient Egyptian inspired A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, Bastet (the cat god), an Ankh, pyramid Sphinx and Cleopatra herself – she is the most valuable symbol giving you 25 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe logo is the wild and replaces all symbols bar the scatters – it also pays out like Cleopatra.

Look out for the pharaoh bonus symbol as this is the scatter – when it appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5, you get to choose from the Tomb of Tutankhamun Bonus feature or Cure of the Ancients Free Games feature. Here’s what to expect:

Tomb of Tutankhamun Bonus feature – you go in search of the lost treasures of Tutankhamun as you make picks. Each pick gives you a cash prize as well as keys – the keys take you deeper into the tomb for more cash prizes or to the Sarcophagus Chamber which will win you the progressive jackpot.

Cure of the Ancients Free Games feature – you receive 15 free spins and benefit from vanishing symbols. After every 2 free spins, a randomly chosen symbol is removed from the reels – this increases your chances of wins as there are less symbols on the reels.

Look out for the Jackpot Key scatter symbol landing simultaneously on reels 3, 4 and 5 during a free spin as this will give you access to the Sarcophagus Chamber – this will reward you with the progressive jackpot!

Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe also comes with a Hi-Roller Spins feature – this is accessed when you click on the Hi Roller button below the reels. You then choose from 2 options each giving you 5 spins with added super scarab scatter symbols. These can transform into wilds, multipliers, cash prizes or bonus scatters for access to the 2 other bonus features. Here’s what you get from your 2 options:

  • If you pick the 10x stake option, the super scarab scatter symbol will appear on reel 3
  • If you pick the 20x stake option, the super scarab scatter symbol will appear on reels 1, 2 and 3

Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe is an entertaining slot and it’s about time Ash Gaming released a sequel to the iconic original – I found the bigger wins to come from the Cure of the Ancients Free Games feature due to having a number of symbols being removed from the reels for big wins.

I also like the fact you can win the progressive jackpot in 2 ways – be warned though, Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe is highly volatile so tread carefully. If you like volatile ancient Egyptian themed slots, there’s plenty to choose from with Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe or WMS’ Lady of Egypt smart choices.