Head back to the time of the Pharaohs in Ancient Script, a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Red Tiger Gaming. This Egyptian-themed game is available to play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices and comes with expanding symbols that can fill entire reels as well as a free spins feature. Stakes range from between 20p and £500 per spin.

Ancient Script is a relatively simple affair, both in terms of visuals and gameplay – overlooked by an ornate palace and swaying palm trees, the reels include lower value playing cards alongside an ankh (cross), a staff like object, the Eye of Horus hieroglyph and a pyramid. The latter is the most lucrative symbol, awarding 50, 150 or 400 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

The Tutankhamun style gold burial mask is the wild and the scatter – as well as replacing all other symbols, it also triggers the Free Spins feature when you land 3 of them on the same spin. The number of free spins is random but normally between 8 and 12.

You’ll notice a plinth located to the right of the reels, over which floats a magical looking crystal ball. This can transform into a random symbol on any winning free spin. Each winning symbol is expanded so that it fills the whole reel.

The expanding win feature really comes into its own during the Free Spins feature as it hits on every winning spin. Of course what you want to land here is a 5 of a kind win as the same symbol will expand to fill every position on the reels. If this is 1 of the higher value symbols, some spectacular payouts are possible.

Like many Red Tiger Gaming powered games, the Free Spins feature is pretty difficult to trigger. It can be a bit hit and miss when it does arrive but can deliver ample rewards if you get lucky with the symbols in the expanding win feature. We’d put the variance here in the high category. Expect plenty of spells as dry as the Sahara but be prepared to drink in the occasional oasis of coins when you get lucky with the feature.

Nicely designed and boasting limited range of features, this isn’t Red Tiger Gaming’s most innovative offering. The bonus feature can deliver if your luck is in, making this desert trek worth closer investigation. I also recommend you take a look at Puss ‘N Boots and Temple of Gold.