What is it about Ancient Egypt that gets slot designers and players so excited? Well there are plenty of reasons I guess. There are so many gods and famous characters that can be used and then of course the pyramids, Scarab beetles so plenty of top ammunition for designers to utilise. We’re back there again for ‘Pharaohs Gold 2’ and this is another excellent Novomatic release with plenty of chances to get some great wins.
This is a five-reel game with just the nine pay-lines. They aren’t a fixed amount so before spinning the reels you are required to make some important and safe decisions. Setting how many pay-lines to activate and your stake is a simple task so no worries on that score. The minimum cost of playing this game with all nine pay-lines activated is 9 coins and the most you can spend is 900 coins. Just ensure you don’t spend any cash you really can’t afford to lose.
The look of the game which has software by Novomatic is rather basic with all the control buttons set underneath the reels. There is no Egyptian themed background and when it comes to the reels, the themed symbols are a falcon. scarab beetle (there’s always scarab beetles), a cat and a Sphinx. Then there’s the Sarcophagus which is the wild symbol in this game. Not only can it substitute for all the other symbols in the game apart from the scatter, it doubles any win it creates which is always handy.
The wild is also the best paying symbol and five of the wild symbols on an activated pay-line wins has a hefty 9000x multiplier. Even four has a 500x multiplier so keep an eye out for this money-spinning symbol. The scatter symbol is the golden pyramid and if you can get five of them anywhere on the reels that wins you 500x your stake. It also triggers the free spins round. Other symbols in the Pharaoh’s Gold 2 video slot are the nine to Ace playing card symbols.
If you can get at least three of the gold pyramid scatter symbols then that wins you a total of 15 free spins. Whatever stake you had for the spin that triggered the free spins round, that’s what you will be playing with during the bonus. Hopefully you didn’t just reduce your stake and then trigger the free spins.
Any winnings you get during the free spins will be tripled so hopefully a fair few will come along. If at least three of those scatter symbols appear again, then that’s a good reason to celebrate because it will re-trigger the free spins, which considering there’s tripled wins could really get that account balance
There’s a fair amount to know about before you play Pharaoh’s Gold 2 so it’s really important to have a look at the paytable. This tells you about the winning combinations available and their value, for example five of the cats or falcons pay 250x for five on a pay-line and it’s 750x for five of the Sphinx symbols. The paytable also gives the gambler information about the bonus game in this slot. Some free Pharaoh’s Gold 2 slot games can also boost your knowledge of this slot.
When you get a win in the base game of this Egyptian themed slot, you are given the chance to at least double it. Yes, it’s the gamble feature again and after a win you can either go for it or decide to gleefully accept your win and move onto the next spin. If going for the gamble, you need to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card to double a win and the chance of four more guesses. However, one mistake and the gambler loses all their win so be wary of this.
There are other games you can play for real cash that have a similar game experience. For example, you can try the ‘Illusionist’ slot which is also from Novomatic. That also has nine pay-lines, has a gamble feature, and offers players the chance to win some free spins. Also try your luck on the Inbet Games release, Pirates Bay. That’s another nine pay-line slot that has a free spins round and also offers its players increased chances of getting wins thanks to its stacked wild symbols.
Despite its basic look the Pharaoh’s Gold 2 video slot is entertaining to play. Additional Egyptian themed symbols rather than playing cards would have been a good idea. It’s a game where you will get a lot of wins but mainly from those lower value playing cards. The big wins will come along eventually though so be patient. It’s the free spins round where the big wins reside with those tripled wins. Be careful with the gamble feature and try to hold onto your wins.