Based on the famous Pharaoh, Tutankhamun is yet another ancient Egyptian-themed slot, this time from Realistic Games. Played using the developer’s standard 5 reel, 20 payline game engine, it comes with wild multipliers which boost base game wins by 2x and 5x as well as a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins where all payouts are trebled. Head to the pyramids from between 20p and £30 per spin.
Slots from Realistic Games rarely have much wow factor as far as design in concerned and that’s the case with Tutankhamun – as usual, the reels are enclosed within an arcade console which always feels a little cluttered. Flanked by a pair of Pharaohs, the reels include lower value A to 9 playing card values, a burial urn and a water lily which offer payouts of up to 500 coins and a pair of hieroglyphs which award 1,000 coins if you land 5 in a row.
Tutankhamun’s famous mask is the game’s wild, replacing all other symbols bar the scatter – 5 wilds awards a bumper haul of 40,000 coins. The wild also has some magical multiplier properties. If a single wild features in a winning line, the payout is doubled. It’s trebled if there are 2 wilds. 3 wilds and the payouts is quadrupled. Land 4 wilds in a winner and that payout rockets by 5x.
The pyramid symbol is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin will get you 5, 75 or 500 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature. Here you can look forward to 15 free spins with all payouts trebled. Land 3 or more scatters and you’ll earn another round of 15 free spins (with a 3x multiplier).
Realistic Games’ take on ancient Egypt is a basic one – visually, it’s nothing special and the soundtrack seemed more Indian than Arabian. The features aren’t bad though – the wild multipliers offer plenty of base game action and the trebling multiplier offers some fine opportunities in the Free Spins Bonus feature.
Don’t expect to discover anything too revolutionary here. Get lucky with the multipliers though and there could be treasure waiting to be discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb. If you like the ancient Egyptian theme, Novomatic’s Dynasty of Ra is simple yet volatile.