ALL ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPT SLOT
In 2018 Pragmatic Play have been mining the archives of the most popular classic slot themes for inspiration. They’ve already delivered John Hunter and the Secret of Da Vinci’s Treasure, a mad high variance number that bears more than a passing resemblance to Book of Ra, but with the addition of a soaring progressive multiplier that can land you payouts of 40,000x +.
And now they are adding once more to one of the best-played genres of video slot ever – the ‘Book of’ series! Of course, we all know about Novomatic’s sensational Book of Ra, and Play ‘n Go’s brilliant Book of Dead, plus we have Big Time Gaming’s alternative take, Book of Gods. As for this one – it is a ‘Book of’ Slot in all but name, featuring the classic 10 payline set up and the expanding symbols bonus round with a top payout of 5,000x.
It looks slick and plays nicely, but is it an upgrade on any of the others out there? Probably not. Still, it’s new, so we gave it a few spins.
Ancient Egypt ClassicGame Set-Up
Like all good ‘Book of’ Slots, Ancient Egypt Classic has 5 reels and 3 rows, and comes with 10 fixed paylines. The variance is of course pretty high and the RTP is a pretty respectable 96.47%. The big win opportunities are hidden away in the bonus round where expanding symbols can increase your chances of landing the top 5,000x payout.
This slot is playable from 10c to $50 per spin.
Ancient Egypt ClassicGame Symbols
Ancient Egypt Classic looks like it is set in a temple, with golds and oranges, flames and hieroglyphs surrounding the reel set. The low-value symbols are the 10 through to Ace, whilst the high-value ones are The Eye of Horus, the Ankh Cross and Anubis, which looks like a Dog! The biggest paying symbols are the figure of Cleopatra, with a 500x stake reward available for five on a payline.
The thrills and spills are expanding symbols means a full screen of Cleopatras is available in the bonus round to give you the top reward.
Look out as well for the Golden Scarab Beatles that act as both Wilds and the Scatters that are needed to trigger the free spins round. Five scarabs on a payline for example will get you 200x PLUS 10 free spins.
Ancient Egypt Classic Slot Features
Free Spins Bonus Round
10 Free Spins are awarded for three or more scatters. When your free spins round starts ONE symbol will be chosen at random to be the expanding symbol. Whenever it lands during your free spins it will expand to FULL REEL height giving you more win opportunities.
You can get 10 more free spins by landing 3 more scarabs during your bonus round. Each time this happens a new random symbol is chosen as the expanding one. There is NO LIMIT to how many free spins you can get.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
This is Pragmatic Play’s take on a classic slot theme, and they make no excuses for it! If you like the ‘Book of’ series then you’ll probably love this – the graphics are clean and simple and game engine is pretty much identical to all the others, right down to the expanding symbols mechanic in the bonus round. Of course there’s plenty of big win potential here, driven by those expanders, plus the prospect of unlimited free spins re-triggers. High variance of course though, so beware and play responsibly!