The mysteries of Ancient Egypt have long provided inspiration for online slot manufacturers and bingo players alike, and now you can visit the land of the pharaohs in search of long-forgotten treasures in a dazzling online slot by Pragmatic Play!
Pragmatic Play has become increasingly well-regarded in recent years for creating games for online bingo and casino operators, including Triple Dragons, Asgard, 5 Lions, and Jade Butterfly. But, none of them have yet to include the most famous ruler of the Egyptian empire, Cleopatra.
Ancient Egypt is a high volatility online slot that includes a special expanding symbol in its Free Spins Bonus, and an additional bonus game where both money and free games are up for grabs.
There’s also a scarab symbol that performs of joint role of scatter and wild symbol to help you win extra prizes.
Despite offering an extraordinarily generous top pay-out of 250,000 coins, the game costs as little as 10p to play. However, high-stakes players can also get involved as the max bet-per-spin is £50.
The RTP (Theoretical Return to Player) of the Ancient Egypt online slot is higher than average too, offering you 96.13% of your winnings back over time.
So, come join us as we explore the Valley of the Kings, meeting Cleopatra, Egyptian gods, and ancient artefacts along the way, and you just might succeed in plundering the riches of the pyramids.
Ancient Egypt uses a moving background of a starlight night which is pierced by ethereal white beams of light, and the reel set sits with a gold picture frame which features a falcon’s wings, presumably as a tribute to the Egyptian god of good health, protection, and royal power, Horus.
The burgundy colour of the reel set contrasts nicely with the gold-embossed paytable symbols. There are five reels, three rows of symbols, and ten fixed paylines, and the game allows you to create winning combinations from left to right on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel.
There are a total of ten paytable symbols, and in order of highest to lowest valued, they are Queen Cleopatra, the god Anubis (with the jackal’s head), the ankh, the Eye of Horus, A, K, Q, J, and 10. There’s also one other symbol, the scarab, which is used to perform wild substitutions and trigger the bonus game.
When you’re playing Ancient Egypt, you can consult the rules or paytable at any time simply by clicking the white “I” button at the bottom-left of the game screen. Next to it, you’ll see a cog-shaped button which lets you access other settings such as Quick Spin, Intro Screen, Game History, and Audio, and a volume button which lets you increase or decrease the volume level of the music and sound effects.
If you’re enjoying the slot on a device with a keyboard such as your laptop or home PC, you have the option to use the space bar to spin the reels instead of the dedicated Spin button. In addition, you can choose to use Auto-Play to spin the reels automatically, and the plus and minus buttons either side of the Auto-Play symbol let you alter the number of coins played per line to between 1 and 10 and the coin value to between £0.01 and £0.50.
In a rather bold move, Pragmatic Play has chosen to combine the role of wild and scatter symbol.
Look out for the Scarab appearing on the reels while you’re playing Ancient Egypt as it can substitute for all other symbols in the game when it’s possible for it to create or contribute to an existing winning combination.
Because the Scarab is also the scatter symbol, it awards scatter wins of 1x, 10x or 50x your total bet whenever it appears three, four or five times respectively.
Plus, three or more Scarabs unlock the bonus game.
As we’ve just mentioned, the wild symbol (N.B., the Scarab) doubles up as the scatter symbol in the Ancient Egypt online slot.
The bonus game in the Ancient Egypt online slot is a highly exciting one, and it’s activated when three or more Scarab scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reel set.
When the bonus game screen loads, you are presented with a choice of three ornate treasure chests of which you’ll need to pick one. The chests can contain instant cash rewards of one times your total bet, instant wins ranging from ten times to five hundred times your total bet, or free spins with a random expanding symbol.
Expanding symbols spread vertically when they can help to create a win and, therefore, cover all three positions on a reel. They also pay out when they land on non-adjacent positions.
If you manage to land another three, four or five scatters during the Free Spins Bonus, you get to enjoy a whole new set of ten free spins using the same special expanding symbol.
Min Bet: 0.10p
Max Bet: £50
Progressive JP: No