Queen of the Pyramids
With an unknown Ancient Egyptian queen watching over proceedings in the top left-hand corner of this slot game, Queen of the Pyramids is a five reel slot with three rows and nine paylines. Powered by gaming developers Playtech, this slot combines a simple and playable game-play with a couple of nice bonus features as well as a progressive jackpot.
Whether you can explain it or not, Egyptian-themed casino games have been popular for years. Queen of the Pyramids makes the most of the traditional symbols you’d expect from genre; from various hieroglyphics to the iconic Pharaoh and Sphinx images that let you know you’re definitely in Ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh is the wild symbol, with the bonus icon represented by what can only be described as a blue unicorn-type creature, with the scorpion as the scatter.
There are a couple of very nice bonus features in operation with Queen of the Pyramids. Starting with the Free Spins round, which gives players the chance to earn a host of bonus spins when three or more scorpions appear in view.
While three scorpions earn the player five spins, with 25 spins for four scorpions, when five scorpions appear on the reels, you get yourself 100 free spins. The free spins then activate the Super Payout mode, which means that all the current wins will be multiplied by 5x – significantly increasing your chances of success.
The Bonus Round is a mini-game that is triggered when the player lands on three or more matching symbols on an active payline, unveiling a Bonus Wheel which is then spun to discover the multiplier of the line bet. Reaching this round using free spins also means the wins will be multiplied by five, making it more than worth your while to rack up those free spins when you have the chance.
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: Multiline
- Bonus features: Progressive Jackpot, Queen of Pyramids Bonus Round, Free Spins
- Wild Symbol: Egyptian Queen
- Scatter Symbol: Scorpion
- Autoplay feature: Available
- Software Provider: Playtech
First, set the amount of coins you want to bet on each round by using the plus (+) and minus (–) buttons on the bottom right of the screen. Next, you choose the number of paylines you want to play by using either the Bet One button, which adds one line for each click, up to nine, or you can click on the line numbers on the sides of the reel.
Bet Max or line number 9 to select all paylines. Remember that your total bet (the amount you spend on the game round) is line bet multiplied by the number of lines selected. Clicking Bet Max will also spin the reels automatically.
Click Spin (if you did not press Bet Max) to spin the reels.
If the reels show a winning combination after they stop (along a payline you bet on), you win according to the winning table. Click the Paytable button to see the paytable, if you wish. Close the paytable by clicking the Paytable button again. If you win on multiple paylines simultaneously, your winnings are added up
Note: You only win if a combination occurs on an active payline. The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.
The Wild symbol is the Egyptian Queen symbol and can substitute for any other symbol except Scatters, and five Wild symbols wins the biggest prize of 5,000 credits.
Scatter Symbol, Free spin and super payout mode
When three or more Scorpions appear anywhere on the reels, it triggers free spins. Three scorpions give you 5 free spins, four gives 25 free spins and five scorpions deliver an amazing 100 free spins! Free Spins also activate the Super Payout mode – all your wins are multiplied by five (except the progressive jackpot). If you enter the bonus round during Super Payout mode, the bonus round win is also multiplied by five.
Queen of the Pyramids Bonus Round
If you hit on three unicorn symbols, then the Bonus round is triggered and the Sun Disc tomb of the pharaoh appears with a Wheel of Fortune. Spin the giant disc three times to win a bonus payout of 5 to 100. If you don’t like your first win, then you have a one-time opportunity to give it back and spin again.
The jackpot is formed by taking a small percentage of every bet of all players online. To get a chance at this big pot, you have to hit five Wild symbols on an active payline. You will win the jackpot if you get 5 pharaoh symbols along an active payline, while playing for max bet.
The progressive jackpot is available for all to see at the top of the screen, available when the player lands the five Pharaoh symbols across their winning paylines.
As long as your maximum bet level is above £0.25, you’re in with a chance of walking away from Queen of the Pyramids with a huge return on your investment, not to mention a real fondness for all things Ancient Egyptian.