Join a tomb raider on a quest for hidden gold in Treasures of the Pharaohs, a 5 reel, 15 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Boasting unique design, this ancient Egyptian adventure comes with a pick ’em round as well as a free spins feature where you can win up to 100 free spins. Play from between 15p and £75 per spin.

We’ve seen plenty of slots set in the deserts of Egypt but not many look like Treasures of the Pharaohs – a yellow brick wall, filled with hieroglyphs and scurrying beetles forms the backdrop to the reels here. Those reels include 4 lower value letter symbols, each of which is carved in stone and embellished with hieroglyphs.

They’re joined by a pot featuring the eye of Horus, a Cleopatra-style character on a canoe and a pair of ancient Egyptians in conversation. The most rewarding symbol is the Tutankhamun-style burial mask. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll win 10, 50, 500 or 2,000 coins.

The hand carved coin is the game’s wild – it replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter and bonus symbols. Treasures of the Pharaohs comes with a pair of bonus offerings which are described below:

Scarab Hunt Bonus feature – land the Scarab amulet on a single payline on the middle 3 reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the pick me round. A group of Scarab beetles will move through a maze. Pick them to reveal prizes of up to 600 coins.

Free Spins feature – 3, 4 or 5 of the snake charmer scatter anywhere on the reels triggers this round. Here you can look forward 10, 20 or 100 free spins.

Plenty of developers have looked towards ancient Egypt for inspiration. This take from Pragmatic Play is a little different, especially as far as design is concerned – the cartoon imagery works well in combination with the themed backing track.

The features are typical Pragmatic Play though – most of the time you’ll land the minimum 10 free spins which we found to be a bit of a hit and miss affair. The full 100 free spins is a tantalising prospect though. The pick ’em round is perfectly solid too without really setting the heart racing.

The unusual visuals make this desert trek worth a look. The features are decent enough too. Combined they make Treasures of the Pharaohs a slot to consider if you enjoy the historic theme. However, it doesn’t stand out like Dragon Shrine from Quickspin.