Movie fans have been edge of their seats this summer, thanks to the new Mummy film lurching back to cinema screens for the first time since 2008.
This reboot of the popular franchise puts Tom Cruise in the spotlight, facing off against a female Mummy, Princess Ahmanet.
However, stalwart slots fans have never been short of bandaged baddies and terrifying tombs.
Egyptian-themed slots are a staple of online and traditional casino games. Probably stemming from land-based casinos with the same theme, each new provider to make a slot game has a shot at making something Egyptian, it seems. Let’s take a look at eight top Egyptian slots.
Book of Ra
This is a classic example of an Egyptian slot, produced by Novomatic.
Though it may look a little old now, the graphics are still crisp. This 9-line game is good for casual players and the animated scatter feature uses the book itself expand symbols. Check out the ‘deluxe’ version (now on its sixth version) for ten paylines and a slightly updated appearance.
WHERE TO PLAY: Most online casinos will have a version of Book Of Ra on their roster.
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality
The slots juggernaut NetEnt has its own take on the ancient world, with Pyramid and its unusual reel setup.
Framed by rich graphics of the Egyptian gods and supported by themed music, this unusual slot packs a fun avalanche feature where the blocks keep dropping new symbols into play.
For another casual experience, Cleopatra is a simple slot by IGT. This game has 20 paylines and a very colourful take on the Egyptian theme, with splashes of blue, green and red. Grab three Sphinx symbols to get 15 free spins, with tripled prizes.
Check out Cleopatra Plus for a 40-line variant with a more dramatic appearance.
This slot by Playtech is again quite simple in design, but does feature some flashy animation and great renditions of the Egyptian gods, like Isis with her feathery wings.
This is a 20-line slot where the pyramid symbol unlocks a bonus round with up to 100 free spins. The ‘Xtrawin’ optional mode ups your bets by 50% but wilds become expanding, so players can opt for some extra excitement.
Throne of Egypt
The well-known slot provider Microgaming has produced a game for every occasion over the years, with Throne of Egypt being one of their well-known Egyptian games. This 25-line game features papyrus-like reels, gentle exotic music and a very straightforward system. Get three Eye of Horus symbols to play a pick-and-win bonus round with Egyptian objects.
This casual NextGen title is very much a game for beginners and those who want no-frills play. There are no bonus rounds here, but there is a free spins feature when three Ankh symbols appear. The graphics are a little old-fashioned, but it looks and feels good to play, ideal for a lazy day.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead
Play ‘N Go seem to have taken some inspiration from Book of Ra here, with a slot featuring a dashing explorer searching for an ancient book. This ten-line game has a free spins feature unlocked by the book itself, with an excellent full-screen animation.
A fun, simple game- but the name ‘Book of Dead’ might annoy perfectionists.
Leprechaun Goes Egypt
If you’re a Rainbow Riches type, why not combine ancient Egypt with Irish leprechauns?
Silly as it may sound, this makes for a fun slot game with quirky artwork and music. This is a 20-line game created by Play ‘N Go, with a free-spins round triggered by the Irish maiden. Three pyramid symbols trigger the spooky bonus round inside the pyramid.
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