Many thousands of years ago, in a mysterious and powerful region on the North African continent, the kings and queens of Egypt ruled a nation where people lived close to nature, in both awe and fear of the all-powerful Gods of the otherworld. The ruling pharaohs passed into the afterlife entombed with their riches in a magnificent pyramid - the ultimate Egyptian icon, and just one of several which feature in this simple yet compelling 4-reel slot from Merkur.
Simple but effective
Pyramids of Egypt features an attractive pale blue parchment paper background which could easily be mistaken for the shimmering sands of a desert. Many of Merkur’s online slots are designed with an eye to simplicity, and this one is no different, with a plain backdrop, barring the dozen matching Egyptian figures, typically considered an ancient form of wall art or graffiti, the basic design of the game's control panel, and the lack of background music. Somehow though this approach works - producing a charming game with enough character and tweaks to hold interest, and allowing players to focus on the game itself rather than endless bells and whistles.
Visual images meant an awful lot to ancient Egyptians, as beyond representing key aspects of daily life they were used as tools to teach the uneducated lower classes about holy laws and expectations. Here some of the most iconic pieces from Egyptian culture include a golden pyramid, an ankh, a cross-shaped icon which represented the concept of life and the universe, and the crook and flail which helped make land fertile.
A scarab beetle, a model of Anubis, God of the afterlife - with his distinctive jackal head and the standard letters A - K are also featured. They are all beautifully drawn and look equally good on all devices, so mobile and tablet users don’t miss out on this visual feast. And why not play at home or out and about?
Tap into the pharaoh's riches
Having fewer reels than in most of our other free slots means wins here rely on either three or four matches and the pyramid symbols take top spot with a full house paying 40 credits; the jackal god, beetle and ankh pay substantially less, with four on the reels offering between four and six credits, and three, a very low 0.10 - 0.40. Meanwhile the crook and flail and playing card letters have a top prize of just 0.20.
It’s fair to say this isn’t a slot with mega payout promise, but with its innovative approach of subbing paylines for straight wins when identical symbols appear on consecutive left to right reels, which means there are an amazing 81 ways to win, it definitely holds its own. Throw in a couple of bonus options, such as a 2x multiplier reward for certain full house wins, and the two side games where players can gamble all or half of their winnings on two games of pure chance, and you have a consistently rewarding slot which offers enough to engage players from across the board.
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|Slot Name:||Pyramids of Egypt|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||£0.05 (GBP)|
|Max Bet:||£10 (GBP)|
|Features:||Medium volatility , Wild Symbol , Multiplier|
|Themes:||Ancient Egypt , Travel / Countries , History|
|Available in GB?||Yes. Merkur Gaming have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.|
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