Take a trip back to the age of antiquity in Temple of Luxor, an ancient Egyptian-themed slot from Genesis Gaming. It’s a 10 reel, 4 row, 100 payline title that comes with a free spins feature that is played on 11 reels with up to 4 wild reels. Play from between £1 and £10 per spin.

The reel set up in Temple of Luxor is a little unusual – the game is played out on 2 separate 4×5 reel sets, which are separated a ruined obelisk. Set against a backdrop of archaeological ruins, the reels are made up of playing card symbols and a quartet of high value Egyptian animal gods.

Look out for the crocodile, lion and two bird gods. They’re joined by a wild that substitutes for everything bar the scatter. The action takes place on 2 independent reel sets in the base game. Things get very interesting when you trigger the Free Spins feature though.

To do that, you need to find 2 bonus scatter symbols on each set of reels. Manage that and you’ll unlock the temple free spins. The ancient ruins will return to the splendour of when they were built and more importantly, the ruined obelisk turns into a giant stacked wild.

Once activated, you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. Instead of 2 separate reels, the free spins play out on one giant 4 row, 11-reel machine, offering the chance to secure some massive winning combinations. A full 11 symbol combination of the blue bird god on a single payline will earn you a 5,000 coin payout. Payouts will be made from right to left as well as left to right.

And that’s not all as on each free spin, the wild obelisk fires out more stacked wilds to turn 3 more reels wild. Get these next to each other and there are chances to bag some very impressive payouts. You can also re-trigger more free spins, once again if you land a pair of bonus scatters on each side of the obelisk.

Temple of Luxor is a very entertaining slot to play – the visuals are superb and the action plays out to an Arabian-inflected backing track. The base game action is brisk enough but where this slot flies is the free spins round which is excellent. The screen bursts into colour and more importantly the extra stacked wilds come into play. These can deliver some spectacular results.

The online slot world is creaking under the weight of ten a penny Egyptian-themed slots so Genesis Gaming deserve a pat on the back for creating something this fresh. It looks great and the feature is terrific. Get lucky with those wilds in the bonus round and you could win riches fit for a Pharaoh. If you like the theme, I recommend the iconic Pharaoh’s Fortune from IGT which is also a land based favourite.