Ancient Egypt is perhaps the most common theme in online slots, and this 5-reel, 20-payline slot from Novomatic is another one of their Egypt-themed games. It is a sequel to their hugely successful Ramses II slot. The game offers a good number of interesting game features that are sure to give you an enjoyable time at the reels, despite the common theme.
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The Egyptian theme is perhaps the most overused theme in slots. It’s a good thing that game developers still manage to create interesting games using this common theme. One such game is this 5-reel, 20-payline online slot offering from Novomatic. A sequel to one of their hugely successful online slots, this game gives you the perfect balance of simple gameplay and interesting game features.
Gameplay begins with setting your bets. You may start by clicking on the Lines +/- tabs to set the number of lines you want to play. You may then click on the Bet/Line +/- tabs to set the amount you want to wager per active payline. To set the reels into motion, click on the Start tab at the rightmost end of the control panel. If you want the reels to spin automatically, click on the Autoplay tab right above the Start tab.
The game’s low-value symbols are represented by familiar playing card symbols in a simple yet bold font and a gold-edged design. You will see an orange 9, purple 10, blue J, green Q, yellow K, and red A. The game’s high-value symbols are all related to the overarching theme of the game. They are represented by a sunset scene featuring the pyramids of Egypt, the great Sphinx, a camel, a golden statue of a falcon, and the Egyptian god Anubis.
The game’s Wild symbol is represented by the titular character, Ramses II himself. This symbol pays out handsomely on its own and can also substitute for any of the other base game symbols, with the exception of the Scatter symbol. The game’s Scatter symbol is represented by a bejewelled blue scarab. This symbol pays out on its own, regardless of where it lands on the reels. It is also key to the game’s main bonus round.
One of the things that make this game exciting is the special feature involving the Wild symbol. Whenever you land a winning combination that includes a Wild, the value of that win will be doubled. And if you manage to land five Wild symbols on an active payline, you get to take home as much as 9,000 credits.
The game’s main bonus round, however, is the familiar Free Spins feature. This is activated when you land at least three Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. You will be rewarded with 15 free spins, and the value of every winning combination you manage to land during this bonus round will be subject to a 3x multiplier.
The game also has the familiar Gamble feature. Every time you land a winning combination in the base game, you will be given the option of whether to collect your prize or gamble it. If you choose to gamble, you will be taken to a mini-game where you will have to guess the colour of the next playing card to be drawn. If you guess correctly, your prize will be doubled and the mini-game will continue. You are allowed a maximum of five correct guesses. If you guess wrong, however, the mini-game will end and you will lose your total prize for that round.