Egyptian Heroes is a 5 reel, 20 pay line online slot game from NetEnt, inspired by the splendor and mythology of Ancient Egyptian, yet with some innovative modern twists, including generous free spins and a Golden Bet Line that offers up to a 5x multiplier on a specific winning pay line.
Look and Feel
Egyptian Heroes blends a clear, easy-to-use UI and modern styling with dramatic portraits of Egyptian gods and goddesses and a sumptuous golden- and sand-toned color palette that evokes the splendor of Ancient Egypt.
Lower value symbols are alphanumeric, and the higher value symbols are represented by color-themed portraits of Isis, Osiris, Set, Bast, and Horus, all looking appropriately heroic and magical. Scatter symbols are a golden pharaoh’s head inspired by the famous mask of Tutankhamen, and the Wild symbol is – very aptly – a pyramid.
There is no real ambient soundtrack, but the musical stings and sound effects are inspired by North African music and set off the art style and feel of the game very effectively.
The reels are decorated to look like bas relief carvings, with Egyptian-themed illustrations behind the symbols, and while it looks great, the overall effect is not as immersive as many other NetEnt properties.
Egyptian Heroes offers a minimum bet possible of 1p for a single payline or 20p for the full 20 pay lines with a coin value of 0.01.
Bet level is controlled by the “line” “level” and “coin value” buttons and there are max bet and autoplay functions, allowing you to focus on your gameplay experience.
The maximum possible bet at max coin value for 20 lines is capped at £100 per spin but it should be noted that, due to the Golden Bet Line feature, Egyptian Heroes is not a game where it’s ever really worth playing less than the maximum number of pay lines.
The Golden Bet Line changes with each spin, selected randomly, and – if you’re lucky enough to score a win on that pay line – you’ll net a great 2-5x multiplier on winnings. However, if you miss out on the Golden Bet Line, Egyptian Heroes does offer additional bonus modes.
Egyptian Heroes offers a number of free spin features. Three scatter symbols will get you ten free spins, four scatter symbols will net fifteen free spins, and five scatter symbols earns twenty free spins. Additional free spins can be won in free spin rounds, giving you even more chances to win.
The pyramid wild symbol can occur on reels 2, 3, or 4, and is an expanding wild, moving to cover the entire reel on a winning bet line. It can substitute for any symbol except the scatter symbol, and will occur during free spin rounds.
All in all, Egyptian Heroes is a good addition to NetEnt’s lines of online slots. It’s neither the biggest or flashiest game, but offer players a good variance return, and a little taste of the majesty of the past.