Lady of Egypt is a 10 reel, 3 row, 9 payline jackpot slot from WMS Gaming that can be played on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from as little as 35p to as much as £175 per spin. You get to experience a distant and exotic land in this ancient Egyptian themed offering where you will hopefully feel the magic of the pharaohs.

Visually, it has an ancient Egyptian theme with the pyramids at sunset as it’s backdrop. Symbols on the reels include the ankh, Anubis (dog), Bastet (cat), snake, pharaoh’s crook and flail, the Lady of Egypt herself and Ace, King, Queen, Jack which are represented by statues. Keep an eye out for the wild which appears only on reels 2, 4, 6 and 8 – it also substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus scatter.

Lady of Egypt offers you a thoroughly unique horizontal reel layout with 2, 3-row reels to the left, a 3×3 Active Reel set in the middle and 3, 3-row reels to the right. If you manage to fill the Speed Spins 3×3 Active Reels with the same symbol or with mixed symbols, you will benefit from the Expanded Pay feature.

The Speed Spins Active Reels will advance 2 reels to the right – Expanded Pay awards replace individual line pay awards for the spin with a Speed Spins Multiplier applying to these wins – this can be up to 5x!

If you get a line win or expanded pay win on the 5x Speed Spins Active Reels, it will advance to the 10th reel. On this reel, a multiplier can be awarded if that prize lands in the middle of the 10th reel – this ranges from 10 times your stake to 28.5 times your stake.

You can also win 1 of 3 fixed jackpots with the Minor Jackpot giving you 10 times stake, the Major Jackpot giving you just over 142 times your stake and the Grand Jackpot giving you over 571 times your stake!

There’s also a Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 or more Bonus scatters anywhere on the reels – 3 scatters will give you 8 free spins whilst 4 gives you 12 free spins and 10 times your stake. If you get 5, you will receive 16 free spins and 25 times your total stake.

If you’re lucky enough to get 6 or more, you will get 30 free spins plus 50 times your stake as a cash bonus. During the feature, between 2 and 4 reels (reels 2, 4, 6 or 8) are randomly filled with wild symbols on each free spin. Now, the feature comes with a Bonus Guarantee feature meaning you will win a minimum of 10 times your stake.

Lady of Egypt may seem a little complex but it’s rather simple once you get spinning those reels – the unique reel array basically moves as you win. The key to winning big is to fill the Speed Spins 3×3 Active Reels where the potential 5x multiplier can give you huge wins. The fixed jackpots are also a nice addition but don’t expect to win them very often.

I found my biggest wins to come in the Free Spins Bonus feature as it benefits from randomly added wilds on each free spin. I consider Lady of Egypt to be a medium variance game which balanced wins in both the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature.

It’s definitely unique in terms of its reel layout and has the potential to pay out very well so a top release from WMS Gaming – once again. If you want something more traditional, Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe 6 is highly recommended.