About Tomb of Akhenaten Slot
In Egyptian history, Akhenaten is known as a mad man, a pharaoh that believed the Sun God turned him into an enemy, a revolutionary ruler that was considered as a heretic. He is also the husband of Nefertiti and the father of Tutankhamun, but whilst Ancient Egypt has inspired many a great slot, including Book of Ra, Book of Dead and Cleopatra, this is the first time we can remember seeing Akhenaten appearing in one.
This game is in fact the sequel to Tomb of Nefertiti, and in this follow-up our female explorer is set on a new journey to discover the riches in the tomb of Nefertiti’s husband. The reel set sits at the very entrance to the tomb and shows the usual high standards of Nolimit City visuals. Fans of any of their recent releases, including San Quentin xWays and Deadwood, are going to love the fast-paced gameplay and massive payout potential on offer.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
The basic game format of Tomb of Akhenaten is five reels and three rows, with 243 ways to win in the base game. However, in the Sticky Win Spins feature the reels expand to up to 5 rows and win lines up to 3,125 ways. It’s the kind of electric gameplay we’ve come to expect from this studio and of course it comes on a super-high variance maths model. So don’t expect too many big wins in the base game, it’s all about scoring features and combining wilds and multipliers to good affect in the bonus round.
The RTP of this slot is set at 96.09% and the top payout is stated as 26,261x bet.
Symbols and Paytable
Low value symbols are represented by the playing cards, 10 through to Ace. They will deliver between 0.50x to 1.20x bet for five of a kind. Meanwhile, Bastet, Thoth, Sobek, Anubis, and Ra are the deities that will deliver the bigger payouts, acting as premier symbols.
Ra is the highest-paying regular symbol, delivering 5x bet for the maximum combo, while other deities will pay between 1.5x and 3.5x. Also look out for Akhenaten who is the Scatter that triggers Akhenaten Spins, and the Wild that will substitute for all regular symbols to form wins. The Pyramid is a special icon that appears as a Wild in Sticky Win Spins.
Gameplay and Features
Tomb of Akhenaten is all about hitting the bonus round to unlock bigger win potential. There are a few good features that help you on your way. Here’s how they work:
Sticky Win Spins Feature
Each time you land a winning combination, the Sticky Win Spins feature will be triggered. All winning symbols will be held on their positions and an additional row is added to the game, meaning that the ensuing respin plays out with 1,024 ways to win.
If you land a matching icon on the respin, another respin is awarded, as well as a new row. So in the second respin there are now 3,125 ways to win. Also, the winning symbol from the first respin is turned into a Wild.
Once the reel grid is expanded to the max, there is a chance to land a Pyramid Wild. Red pointers at the top of each reel spin, and if they land pointing to the Pyramid’s summit, so they turn their corresponding reel completely wild for the next spin!
Akhenaten Spins Feature
This is actually a Free Spins feature, triggered by three or more Akhenaten Scatters. Players will be rewarded with 8 free spins and two extra free plays for each additional Scatter that is landed on the triggering spin. In this way, if 5 Scatters trigger the feature, 12 free spins are awarded.
The Sticky Win Spin feature is also active during free spins. Each time you land a Sticky Win then the win multiplier is increased by 1x. And … in this case the win multiplier is unlimited and does not reset after a non-winning spin.
Tomb of Akhenaten is a superb sequel to Tomb of Nefertiti and once again showcases the enormous talents of this brilliant game studio. There are many slots out there inspired by Ancient Egypt, and some of the best are high variance and this slot more than holds its own in that esteemed company. For high risk slots fanatics the opportunities here for thrilling gameplay and big wins are obvious. The best stuff will happen when a combination of sticky wins with fully expanding reels and big multipliers hits. That’s your goal …. good luck and have fun!