With so many Ancient Egyptian-themed slots out there on the net, this genre is rather crowded.
However, one of Playtech’s oldest slots with this theme is also one of the finest examples of how an Ancient Egyptian themed slot should be developed.
Queen of the Pyramids contains far more realistic imagery than some of the more action/adventure themed slots in this genre of late.
Look and feel
Authenticity seems to be the key to the Queen of the Pyramids slot’s success, even now, many years after its initial release.
This game offers up plenty of hieroglyph symbols which wouldn’t look out of place in an Ancient Egyptian temple or manuscript.
The slot also offers a very primitive setup which should pose no problems for players with sort of slot experience at all.
There’s isn’t much to go on, but this makes the game very easy to get to grips with.
Queen of the Pyramids provides players with 5 reels and 9 paylines in total, and although you cannot tinker with the paylines in this game, you can alter the value of your coins and the number of coins you stake per line.
Minimum stakes will cost a base minimum of just 15p per spin. Even at their costliest, stakes aren’t going to set you back any more than £2.25 per spin, which is peanuts, really.
The RTP rate in Queen of the Pyramids is a little on the light side, but the non-progressive jackpot is reasonable at 500x your total bet.
There is also a progressive jackpot which can be won by landing 5 pharaohs on a payline.
Players need to wager the maximum stake to have any chance of landing wins in this game.
Pharaohs are wilds as well as the best-paying symbols in this video slot. The aged slot machine has unicorns as its bonus icons.
The reason behind unicorns appearing in this game is baffling but just roll with it. These comically misplaced symbols can trigger a bonus wheel feature when 3 or more appear on a line (they are not scatters).
In that feature, players can win prizes worth up to 5x their total bet. More realistic scorpion scatters can offer 5, 25 or 100 free spins when 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels.
In this bonus, all winnings will be multiplied by 5x the normal rate of pay, making it very prosperous indeed.
Even some modern Playtech slots don’t have free spin bonuses this good.