Temple of Ausar is a very nicely designed Ancient Egyptian-themed slot from Eyecon. The chief attraction here is the bonus round that awards up to 225 free spins with all payouts boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. Stakes range from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

Set against a blue wall filled with hieroglyphs, the reels include lower value playing cards plus an assortment of Egyptian-themed symbols. You’ll see sticks and an ankh cross which pay up to 250 coins per payline. Next comes the golden serpent which pays up to 450 coins. The colourful scarab beetle and the eye of Horus follow, paying 950 coins if you land 5 on a payline.

The blue-faced figure of Ausar, god of the underworld, is by far the best payer – he is the game’s wild and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds in a row and you’ll pocket 10, 200, 2,000 or 9,500 coins. If Ausar forms part of a winning combination with a standard symbol, that payout is doubled. For example, land 4 Eye of Horus symbols plus a wild and you’d win 1,900 rather than 950 coins.

The Egyptian goddess of health, Isis, is the game’s scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of her anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll win a payout equal to 5, 20 or 450 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature – here you’ll be awarded 15 free spins with all payouts trebled. You can retrigger the feature up to 15 times giving you a potential 225 free spins.

The design in Temple of Ausar is a little unusual with blue rather than the usual gold dominating the screen. It works well enough and there are some catchy jingles to accompany winning spins.  As far as gameplay goes, this really is a very simple offering. It’s none the worse for that though.

The wild multipliers spice up the base game but the action really ramps up in the feature round courtesy of the trebled payouts. Even if you’re sick to death of the Egyptian theme, the goodies on offer in the bonus round make this ancient adventure worth considering. If you’re not sick of the theme, you cannot go wrong with WMS’ Lady of Egypt.