The opulent interior of a pyramid is the setting for Queen of Riches, the latest in a seemingly inexhaustible supply of slots based on ancient Egypt. Powered by Big Time Gaming, this one is a little unusual though in that to comes with a 6 reel, 7 row game engine which offers a mind boggling 117,649 ways to win! Also on offer are fully stacked wilds and cloned reels which can produce between 2 and 6 identical reels. Play from between 20p and £40 per spin.

The first thing to note here is the reel set up which allows a potential 117,649 ways to win – rather than the more usual paylines, winning combinations are formed by landing the same symbol on adjacent reels.

The simple visuals are rather nicely done – the setting is the interior of a pyramid. With Anubis standing guard, the reels are enclosed within a pair of ornate pillars and include playing cards from A to 9 alongside a trio of Egyptian hieroglyphs and a pyramid. Land 6 pyramids in concert for a payout of 150x.

The Egyptian Queen is the game’s wild, appearing anywhere on reels 2 through 6 – she can appear as fully stacked and fill up all 7 positions on a reel. Land a winning combination that features the wild and it will be multiplied by the number of symbols on the reel. On a single reel, that could mean a boost of 7x. With 2 fully stacked wilds, the multiplier has the potential to reach 49x.

The only bonus feature to speak of is the Reel Clone feature – it hits at random on every spin and can turn between 2 and 6 reels into the same identical symbol. What you’re really hoping to see are the Full Reel Wilds become cloned. It’s possible to create 5 of these fully stacked wild reels which can deliver some spectacular results.

With the best part of 120,000 ways to win on offer, Queen of Riches can seem a little overawing – don’t be afraid of the big numbers though. This is actually a pretty simple slot. The sound and visuals are excellent and the animations silky smooth. There may only be 2 base game extras but this pair can deliver some explosive results. On the variance scale, we’d put Queen of Riches in the medium to high range.

It’s hard to find something new when a theme has been done so many times – in Queen of Riches, Big Time Gaming has managed to do just that, taking a familiar genre and shaking it up with some unusual features and gameplay. Even if you’re tired of Egyptian-themed slots, this is one desert trek that’s well worth making. I also recommend you try Dragon Born by Big Time Gaming which is just as good.