Slots don’t come much more self-explanatory than Ancient Egypt Classic. This trip to the land of the Pharaohs has been created by Pragmatic Play. It’s a basic 5 reel, 10 payline slot that comes with a bonus round that awards unlimited free spins with a special expanding symbol. Play on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.
The colourful design is simple but nicely done. The setting is the interior of an ancient pyramid. The reels are flanked by ornately designed pillars and flaming torches. There’s plenty of gold on show which gives the game a suitably luxurious feel.
On the reels you’ll see A to 10 playing cards. More rewarding are the hieroglyphs. The Eye of Horus and the ankh cross both offer payouts of up to 75 times your stake per payline. Next comes Anubis which pays up to 200 times your stake. The most rewarding symbol is Cleopatra (a dead ringer for Elizabeth Taylor). Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the Egyptian queen and you’ll pocket an award of 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your stake.
The golden scarab beetle is both the wild and the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin and you’ll receive 2, 20 or 200 times your stake payout as well as triggering the game’s Free Spins feature. On offer here are 10 free spins.
Before they start, a sarcophagus will open and 1 symbol will be randomly selected. This special symbol will develop magical properties during the feature. When the special symbol hits, it will expand and fill the whole of that reel if the expansion leads to a winning combination.
The special symbol doesn’t even need to be on adjacent reels to land a winner. Land 3 scarab beetles on the same spin and you’ll get another round of 10 free spins. These take place after the original set have taken place. A new special expanding symbol is selected for these extra free spins. Finally, there’s no limit to how many free spins you can win.
There’s nothing complex about Ancient Egypt Classic. The bright and bold imagery is well done though and the straightforward gameplay delivers plenty of action. Variance wise, it’s medium to high with maximum wins of 5,000 times your stake on every spin/free spin.
This is a low frills take on a favourite theme. If you can’t get enough of Cleo and chums, then Ancient Egypt Classic is worth a spin. It’s almost identical in gameplay to some of Novomatic’s offerings like Book of Ra Deluxe and Red Lady.