Egyptian Riches Video Slot
Ancient Egypt is a very popular theme for Video Slots games, and Egyptian Riches is WMS Gaming’s offering. The simple graphics are well executed, and the animations, sound effects and exotic background music all enhance the atmosphere and excitement of the game.
The icons on the reels are all centred on Egyptian culture and include an Ankh, Cartouche, a scarab, a cat, the falcon, Anubis, the Eye of Ra and a vase. The reel casing almost looks like painted stone, as would be found in the buildings of this ancient civilisation, and the backdrop appears to be the interior of a palace of sorts. The palm trees outside suggest a very warm day, as is typical in this country of the Nile.
Playing Egyptian Riches
The game offers up to 20 paylines, and the action takes place over 3 rows and 20 paylines. Betting per spin starts at 0.01 and goes all the way to 100, so everyone’s budget should be accommodated. With a theoretical RTP of 95% to 100%, players will want to maximise their chances of winning the base game’s Top Jackpot of 250x the total stake. When you’re very busy, this can be done by activating the AutoPlay feature. The reels will keep spinning by themselves, and you’ll keep winning, as you carry on with other things.
You can also choose to play Egyptian Riches for free, without making a deposit. This is a good option on the days when you just want to relax and enjoy yourself without any financial stressors, when you have exhausted your allotted playing purse or when you want to practice and refine your technique. When you’re ready, you can start placing real wagers.
Special Features in Egyptian Riches
The Wild Symbol here is the game logo, and acts as a replacement for any regular symbol when it appears on an active payline. The only icon that the logo can’t substitute for is the Queen, which acts as the Scatter Symbol.
This means she doesn’t need to appear consecutively or on a paying line; as long as 3 or more are seen scattered anywhere across the reels at the same time the Scarab Bonus Round will be triggered. Players will also be given a Scatter Payout for the combination that they spin.
In the Scarab Bonus Round, you’ll be taken to a screen where 5 of the bejewelled beetles will be on display. You’ll get to point and click at 1 to reveal a cash prize, and will then be taken to another screen showing a number of treasure chests. Once again you’ll need to choose to reveal what a chest is hiding, which may be a cash prize, a sign saying Pick Another or a sign saying Collect. You get to keep going until you reveal the Collect sign, at which point the round will be over and you’ll be taken back to the base game.
There are no other special features in Egyptian Riches, which makes it a good game for players who are new to the world of Video Slots. There is enough action to keep things interesting, but it’s also simple enough to keep things manageable.