Gold of Egypt is a 15 reel, Scatter Pays slot from Novomatic that can be played from 40p to £50 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. You are taken to Tutankhamun’s hidden treasure chamber in an ancient Egyptian desert where you go on a quest to win big in this progressive jackpot offering.

Visually, Gold of Egypt has the feel of a land based title – set in the desert and with the pyramids in the background, the plain black reels include symbols such as A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, gold coins, precious gemstones, Egyptian queens and mighty Pharaohs.

The aim in Gold of Egypt is to fill the 15 reels with as many of a symbol as possible – the most valuable symbol is the Pharaoh which rewards you with 200 times your stake for 14 on the screen. If you fill the screen entirely with a particular symbol, you will win a % of the progressive jackpot:

  • If you fill the reels with Q, J or 10 symbols, you’ll win 10% of the jackpot
  • If you fill the reels with A or K symbols, you’ll win 12% of the jackpot
  • If you fill the reels with jewels or gold coins symbols, you’ll win 20% of the jackpot
  • If you fill the reels with queen symbols, you’ll win 40% of the jackpot
  • If you fill the reels with pharaoh symbols, you’ll win 100% of the jackpot

There’s also the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun symbol which is the scatter – it appears only in the middle playing positions and rewards you with 1, 3, 30 or 300 times your stake for 2, 3, 4 or 5 on the reels. 3 or more however will trigger the Free Games feature.

Once in, you are rewarded with 10 free spins. A bonus symbol (except the scatter) is then randomly selected – when this symbol lands during the feature, it remains fixed in position for the duration of the feature. If you’re lucky enough to get a high value symbol like the queen or pharaoh, you would end up winning 40% or 100% of the jackpot.

I found Gold of Egypt to be a medium to high variance slot – there’s decent wins available in even if you don’t win any jackpots. The aim is to fill the reels with the same symbol and it’s much easier to do in the Free Games feature due to the randomly chosen bonus symbol remaining sticky. Saying that, I do prefer other ancient Egyptian themed slots such as Novomatic’s Pharaoh’s Tomb and NetEnt’s Pyramid: Quest for Immortality.

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