Solar Queen

Solar Queen

Solar Queen is an Ancient Egyptian-themed slot game, and like many before it, it heavily features hieroglyphs upon its reels. There is a Cleopatra style title character, and she will come in handy when she appears on the reels. On top of that, there are few other decent ways to bag wins. However, we’d stop short of calling Solar Queen the definitive Ancient Egyptian-themed slot. There are better ones out there for you to play.

Playson is the software providers behind this release. The game is generic in terms of structure, featuring 5 reels and 20 paylines. Bets can be toyed with, but the paylines in this slot are fixed into place. Expect the cheapest stake in the game to cost just 20p a turn. However, if you wish to push the boat out, wagers can set you back up to £100 a pop. Prizes are a little on the disappointing side, capped at 200x a stake, in what is essentially a low variance game.

Special features

As well as the thematic hieroglyph symbols on the reels, Solar Queen also features high playing card icons. Together, they can dish out wins which range from 0.01 up to 10x your bet. Wild symbols show up as the Solar Queen herself and can appear stacked on the reels. You’re only going to get close to the non-progressive prize with multipliers.

Those multipliers occur with a Flaming Frames feature. This can be triggered in the base game. When a sun appears on the reels, it will trigger a Flaming Frame. On the tenth spin with that frame in place, the frames transform into wild symbols. The more sun icons you can land, the more wild symbols you will end up with. Multiplier increase by 1x whenever a new sun symbol appears in an already existing Flaming Frame. This overly confusing method of delivering goodies doesn’t help Solar Queen’s chances of being a success.

Bonus features

The free game feature is no less confusing, we’re afraid. Players need scatters to appear on the first, third and fifth reels. This will deliver a total of 10 free games to them. Any sun symbols which pop up on the reels during this round will instantly convert themselves into wild icons. Those wilds then remain in place for the duration of the bonus round. Players should also note that if any Flaming Frames were active when they activated the bonus, they would be present in the free spin round, too.

Overview

The only chance players have of landing a considerable win in this game is with the overtly confusing Flaming Frames feature. Aside from that feature, wins occur often enough but are petite at best. Solar Queen lacks the excitement and features of many rival Ancient Egyptian-themed slots. It is muddled, messy and will easily confuse first-time slot players. Unless you have a penchant for Playson developed slots, it may be worth looking around for some of those other titles before giving this one a go.