Wild Scarabs is a Microgaming slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win – playable from 20p to £60 a spin on all devices, this ancient Egyptian themed offering takes you to the peak of Egypt’s golden era where you’ll benefit from 3 bonus features which reward you guaranteed wins in the base game and a Stashed Wilds feature in the Free Spins feature.
The game is based on scarabs which dart across the desert sky to hopefully unleash the power of ancient Egypt – visually impressive, it’s set against mysterious Egyptian skies. Symbols on the reels include 6 different coloured gems, The Eye of Ra, an Ankh, Anubis and Horus. The gilded scarab is the wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter.
When it comes to bonus features, look out for a non-winning spin in the base game with a wild symbol on the middle reel – this will activate the Wild Deal feature. Then, up to 4 extra wilds are added to the reels to guarantee you a winning combination.
The main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is played when 3 or more scatters appear anywhere in view – this will give you 10 free spins. When you have a free spin with wilds that doesn’t give you a winning combination, the wilds are stored – this is known as the Stashed Wilds feature.
Once 3 or more wilds have been stored and collected, they are randomly added to the reels to guarantee you a winning outcome. Now, further free spins will be awarded until all wilds that have been stashed are added to the reels (you will carry on getting free spins until you collect 3 or more wilds).
Wild Scarabs is quite a simple slot in reality – yes, it takes you to ancient Egypt again but it can give you wins of up to 1,733 times your stake on each spin/free spin. Saying that, it’s a low variance title meaning you will get plenty of play time – most of the wins will be on the smaller side with the occasional biggie. If you like the theme, Playtech’s Age of Egypt offers more volatility.