Egyptian Riches transports you back to a time when Pharaohs ruled the roost, featuring a number of symbols relevant to the era which include Anubis, the Eye of Ra, a falcon, a cat and the Egyptian queen. The highlight of the game is the lone pick me bonus feature where various cash prizes can come your way.
It would be fair to say that this isn’t the first time that a slot with this theme has appeared, in fact Ancient Egypt is one of the most popular slot themes around. Read on to find out if this slot manages to stand out amongst the other similar games.
The bonus feature at this game is certainly the highlight of the game and will offer the largest payouts. This feature is activated by landing the bonus symbol featuring the Egyptian Queen three or more times across any of the reels. You’ll win an immediate payout of 20, 200 or 2,000 coins depending on whether you hit 3, 4 or 5 scatters. You’ll now enter the feature itself.
This sees you taken to a screen showing a column of 5 scarab beetles down the left hand side, with 25 treasure chests filling much of the screen. You’ll start by picking one of the scarab beetles, which will give you an immediate cash prize. You’ll now start picking the treasure chests and each can have a cash prize associated, this amount added to by the win amount of the scarab beetle, this being added to each and every pick, making the original pick of the beetle hugely important. As well as the cash prize awarded by the treasure chests, you might reveal ‘Pick Another’ where you’ll add another Scarab beetle into the mix, meaning that the total value of the 2 beetles will be added to every pick. The symbol you don’t want to reveal is ‘collect’ which will see the round come to an end.
For a pick me bonus round, this is a good one with some originality where the win amounts can quickly add up. Unfortunately this is the only bonus game at the slot – it’s certainly unusual not to find a free spins round at a slot and at a game with just the one feature, this might have been a nice and perhaps needed addition.
Standard wins come along when you can land 3 or more symbols in a row from left to right on a win line, although the largest of the payouts come when you can hit 5 in a row. The title symbol acts as the wild and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter, this symbol being the highest paying at the game, with an impressive 5,000 coins heading your way for landing all 5 on a win line. Anubis pays 700 coins for 5, while the rest of the symbols in payout order are the Eye of Ra, the falcon, the cat, the scarab beetle, the vase, the Cartouche and the Ankh. The wild and Anubis symbols have an added bonus in the fact that they will pay out for only 2 in a row.
The basic set up of Egyptian Riches has the same 5x3 configuration found at the majority of online slots, this slot with a total of 20 win lines. These 20 are set as the default number, but you can play any number between 1 and 20, with the same customization found with the coin amount, ranging from 1c per line to a maximum of $5. The overall cost of each spin therefore ranges from just 1c (1 line at 1c) to $100 (20 lines at $5). Auto play is also an option, where you’ll simply click the button to start the slot running and click it again to stop.
Graphically, the slot is something of a mix, as some of the Egyptian symbols are well designed, but the Queen bonus symbol, which should perhaps be the standout one on the reels, is somewhat basic. The one upside however is the fact that all of the symbols are relevant, without the playing card filler symbols found at many online slots.
Does this slot make an impression amongst the other Egyptian themed games? Sadly the answer is a very straightforward no. The base game of the slot doesn’t offer anything new and the one bonus feature, although good, isn’t nearly enough to make this game stand out. It isn’t helped by the fact that this bonus feature can take a while to land, so you’ll spend most of your time playing the base game. WMS has produced many high quality slots – this one is very basic by comparison.