Game developer: MrSlotty
Number of reels: 5 reels, 3 rows
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Ancient Egypt is always a popular pokies theme, particularly amongst us adventure-seeking folks here in Australia. But with so many similarly titled games on the market, it’s hard to keep track. The rather generically named Treasures of Egypt online pokie from MrSlotty is case in point. It’s got both treasures and Egypt wrapped into one. So what does it have to set it apart? Well, to be honest, not all that much.
This is a fairly standard 5 reel, a 3-row online pokie machine, with limited features and passable animation considering the theme. That being said, we like the fact that there are 25 adjustable paylines, and the gameplay is nice and smooth. And while the bonus features aren’t anything to write home about, nor is the 94% RTP, the potential winnings of up to $50K make for some nice pocket money, plus.
BETTING AND PRIZES
As we mentioned, Ancient Egypt has 25 paylines, and you can activate as many as you choose. That is, you can place your wagers on anywhere from 1 payline, 25 paylines, or anything in between.
Bets themselves are made in coins. Coins come in denominations as low as $0.01 and can be set as high as $1. A single coin is placed on each payline you have activated. That means you can make a minimum bet of $0.01 per round, or up to $25 per spin, which is a pretty good range.
The price range for this game is also reasonably wide. It starts at 10X your bet for three-of-a-kind and works its way up to a 2000-coin payday. If you bet the max of $25 on such a winning spin, that means your top prize would be $50,000. Not necessarily earth-shattering sums, but not too shabby either. And definitely within reason for a non-progressive jackpot game.
For the full picture of potential prizes, we recommend having a click to the game’s paytable, which is clearly set out. While any winning combinations will obviously be calculated by the machine automatically, it’s always nice to know what you’re playing for before you get started.
TREASURES OF EGYPT FEATURES
Many modern pokies are all about the features and bonus rounds. This is not the case for the Treasures of Egypt online pokie. It is, in fact, rather simple on this end with three basic add-ons you would pretty much expect from any pokies game – a wild symbol, a scatter symbol and a gamble round.
The wild symbol here, which comes in the form of a pyramid, does what all wilds are meant to do. And that is “shapeshift” to fill in for other symbols to complete winning combinations.
Next, you have the game’s scatter symbol – the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti – which again, functions as expected, triggering free spins. In this case, you do not need to have your scatters aligned in order for them to work. Rather 3 to 5 Nefertiti symbols on the screen at a time will suffice. They will, in turn, grant you 1, 3, or as many as 10 free spins accordingly. These, of course, are great for gaining more chances at the game’s cash prizes.
And finally, this game has what is commonly known as the gamble feature. All you need to do here is guess the right card. How you do it, and the payoff, is up to you. You can win up to 2 times your winnings for guessing the card’s color, or up to 4 times your winnings for guessing the right suit. In other words, your gamble choice depends on how much you want to risk, with easier odds paying off less, and a lower probability of paying off more.
THEME AND DESIGN
As the game name implies, this game is all about Ancient Egypt. And the look and feel are certainly reminiscent of that. So while this isn’t the most exciting game on a graphical level – there isn’t really all that much animation after all – the background screen with its pyramid blocks, sarcophagus, and hieroglyphics helps sets the stage. Add to that symbols like a papyrus scroll, royal cat, ancient key, and other such artifacts you might find buried in an Egyptian tomb, and you’ve got pretty good performance on the visual end.
When it comes to the audio, the results are quite similar as well. Like all MrSlotty pokies, you can choose to play Treasures of Egypt online pokie either with the music on or off. While sometimes sound effects can be distracting, for this one we actually vote for “on” as a great addition to the overall ambiance. That is mellow music that is a little mystical and a little ancient Middle East. As the reels turn, you’ll also hear a clunking sound, which again builds the antiquated mood. But there is nothing old-fashioned about the clinking sound of dropping coins when you collect on a win!