There are so many slot games out there that use ancient Egypt as its theme. No surprise as they all seem to be rather successful and that country has a rich history that slot designers can easily use to create an interesting game. That’s definitely the case with ‘Legend of the Pharaohs’ and there are some great ways to get big wins in the free spins.
This is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and this Barcrest game contains a total of 20 pay-lines. That’s a fixed amount so no need to be working out whether to play just a few pay-lines or go for them all. You do need to work out your stake though and the minimum cost of playing this game is just 0.20 and the maximum a total of 500. Simply work out a budget and don’t gamble any cash you can’t afford to be without.
The game appears to be set inside one of the tombs that the Pharaoh’s are buried in. It certainly looks a bit dark with some Egyptian statues on either side of the reels. Symbols in the game are the usual suspects really for a game with this kind of theme. That means we get Egyptian hieroglyphs We also get a scarab beetle (there’s always one of those), other Egyptian relics and the game logo.
As for the wild symbol, it’s just the word ‘Wild’ on a gold background with two Egyptian canes. It has the ability to substitute for other symbols and that can bring some good wins to you. It can’t sub for the scatter symbol which is the pyramid and plays a key role in triggering the bonus round.
To trigger the free spins round you need to get three of the pyramid scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This awards you ten free spins and one extra bonus extra. Four scatters see you get two more bonus extras and three come along if five scatters trigger the bonus round. The bonus extras include Colossal Symbols whereby one symbol is selected and becomes one that covers nine positions on the three middle reels. They stay in place for all ten free spins.
The Win Eliminators see the lower paying symbols taken off the reels with up to five removed meaning any wins that come along should be high paying ones. There’s also the Wild Reels which as you might guess sees a whole reel turn wild for the ten free spins and the Wild Symbols where one symbol is randomly chosen to be a wild. All these bonus extras can boost your account balance so hope for as many scatters as possible triggering the free spins. You will also be keen to see those pyramid scatters appear again as that can re-trigger the free spins.
The game also includes the Big Bet feature which is a common element in Barcrest releases. It can get you some good wins but it will mean the cost of playing the game for five Big Bet spins is going to be higher so keep an eye on that budget of yours. It costs at least £20 so that’s a decent amount. With the £20 Big Bet, any pyramid symbol lights up an icon above the reel. Three lights get you five free spins and then any more that come along again award you five more free spins.
If you opt for the £30 Big Bet also includes those lights but there’s the Pharaoh’s Bonus feature wheel which can award you cash prizes, trigger the free spins round or send you back to the base game. With the £40 option the wheel is in operation again but there’s more chance of triggering the free spins round and there’s higher cash prizes on offer. The final Big Bet is for £50 and includes the Mega Pharaoh’s Bonus
There’s a fair amount going on in this game what with the free spins round, Bonus Extras, and the Big Bet feature. Plenty of research is needed therefore with this complicated game. Go right through the paytable and find out as much about each element of the game. That includes wining combinations and how much they pay out. For example, five of the game logos win you 100x your line bet. Having some free games is very important here as that gives you a fantastic opportunity to see how all those bonus features work.
This is a great game to play so why not try out others that have a similar gameplay? There’s the Barcrest slot ‘Moon Shadow’ which also offers a free spins round and has extra wild symbols added to the reels. Also, you can try out ‘Rainbow Riches Pick and Mix’, another Barcrest release that includes the Big Bet feature and has stacked wilds.
A complicated but enjoyable slot release from Barcrest. In terms of the theme it doesn’t really offer anything new but the gameplay does. Lots of features available and great chances to get wins. Be careful with the Big Bet feature because that does cost a fair amount to continually play.