Ancient Egypt Classic

Ancient Egypt Classic

With a wealth of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots out there on the net, seemingly every major UK casino software provider has one for you to play. Ancient Egypt Classic is Pragmatic Play’s own take on the genre. Most of the games with this theme tend to feature near identical graphics and imagery, so it is the case with Ancient Egypt Classic. Despite the “classic” part of the title giving the impression that the game is played over 3 reels, nothing could be further from the truth.

What players are looking at with this release is a video slot, with 10 paylines spanning the 5 reels it offers to players. The wagering range in this game is right where you would expect it to be, with bets stretching from 10p up to £50 a spin. However, the non-progressive jackpot is considerably richer than players might be expecting and is capped at 5,000x their stake. You’ll find five the Queen Cleopatra symbols to appear on a line to net that kind of prize.

Special Features

Almost all Ancient Egyptian-themed slots feature scarab beetles, and this one is no different. In Ancient Egypt Classic, these scarabs act as scatter wilds. With wilds and scatters being served by the same icon, there are fewer symbols on the reels in total. This makes winning a touch easier for players, as there are less irrelevant symbols which can get in the way of a winning combo. Scatter wilds can deliver prizes worth up to 200x your total if five should appear anywhere on the screen during a spin.

As well as dishing out decent prizes, scatters wilds will also trigger the slot’s free spins bonus round. Players are going to want to take full advantage of that free spin bonus, as there are no other special features to be found in the Ancient Egypt Classic slot.

Bonus Features

Once three or more scatters have sprung up on the reels, the free spin feature kicks into gear. In this bonus round, players are rewarded with a total of 10 free games. Before that, though, a sarcophagus will randomly select one symbol to appear as an expanding symbol. When this icon pops up on the reels, it will cover an entire reel, often promoting a win. If you retrigger the round, a new symbol will be selected, and the round can be retriggered as many times as you can.

Eagle-eyed players will note that the free spin round in Ancient Egypt Classic is virtually a dead ringer for that found in Novomatic’s Book of Ra. In fact, it can be found in more than a handful of other Ancient Egyptian themed slots of late, too.

Overview

Ancient Egyptian Classic is a run-of-the-mill casino slot machine. If it gets its title from the fact that the gameplay is generic and akin to the slot machines of old, we would have to concur. Colourful and fun to play, although far from creative and original, this release will likely blend in with the many other similarly styled and designed games that swamp the Ancient Egyptian slot genre.