Try and grab some of the Pharaoh’s riches in Ancient Egypt, a simple, 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Trigger the Bonus Game feature and you’ll win a cash prize of up to 500 times your stake or trigger the free spins round which come with special expanding symbols. Play on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.
There’s a rich, opulent feel to the reels in Ancient Egypt – set within a pair of ornately designed columns, the purple reels include A to 10 playing cards, the Eye of the Ra and the jackal god Anubis. The best paying standard symbol is Queen Cleopatra – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll win an award equal to 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your total stake!
The golden scarab beetle serves a dual role, acting as both the wild and scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you’ll pocket a payout equal to 1, 10 or 50 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Bonus Game feature – choose from the 3 boxes shown to win 1 of the following prizes:
- The Low Award which is equal to your total stake.
- The High Awards where you’ll win between 10 or 500 times your total stake.
- Free Spins feature.
If you uncover the latter, your reward is 10 free spins. Before the feature begins, 1 symbol is chosen at random to become the special expanding symbol. After the initial payout, any of the special symbol on show will expand and fill the whole of the reel and a new payout follows. The special symbol can award payouts scatter style. 3 or more scatters during the feature will give you another 10 free spins (to give you 20 in total).
Simple it may be but Ancient Egypt is a pretty volatile game – we’d put the range in the medium to high range. There’s little in the way of originality on offer in Ancient Egypt. What it does, it does very nicely though. The visuals have a richness about them and the backing track is super catchy.
The best winning chances come via the free spins. Land a high value symbol as the special expander and you could indeed uncover some of the Pharaoh’s riches. The maximum payout is a whopping 5,000 times your stake if you manage to fill the screen with Queen Cleopatra symbols. It does remind me a little of Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe though which is a good thing – hopefully you can grab the riches of the old world.