Ever since online gaming first took off slots have been a key to its success, attracting many players for whom games like poker, roulette and blackjack are too involved. As a result huge investments of time and effort have gone into creating and producing slots that go further than ever before in involving players and providing enough interest and variation to keep them playing.
To achieve this many of the designers have taken their cues from video games to create multi-layered player experiences which reward continued play and which use imagery and themes aimed to appeal to a fairly specific demographic and personality type. These can have either a contemporary or a historic setting and, in the case of the latter, the intriguing
Rise of the Pharaohs slots game is a great case in point. The game takes us back to the times of ancient Egypt when the legendary Cleopatra ruled over the country and entranced all who met her.
The game itself is a five reel, 15 pay line machine which features all of the usual 10, J, Q, K and A symbols. These are joined by a positive menagerie of Egyptian gods represented by hieroglyphic-style vultures, goats, horses, eagles and jackals. Look out for these because they spell the most impressive winnings. For the wild symbol look out for the eye – it’s anything but evil in this game.
Ever since it was launched Rise of the Pharaohs has been widely praised on a number of review sites and even a brief play will soon show you why.
The scene is an eerie pyramid tomb with walls lined by imposing statues of the gods. Huge attention to detail has gone into the design of the game and you can almost see the sculptor’s chisel marks on these statues
Alongside the great design it’s also a game that’s packed with great features like free spins which are activated when three Sphinx symbols appear. This is also when the wild “eye” symbol comes into play because these become sticky and continue to be useful throughout the free spins section.
There’s also a very nice surprise waiting for you when the Cleopatra bonus symbol pops up on reels 2,3 or 4 as this triggers a double multiplier bonus which really starts to build up your winnings.
But the very best thing about the Rise of the Pharaohs has to be the progressive jackpot that can bring you the same sort of thrill as if you’d unearthed the tomb of Tutankhamen. It’s a totally random prize so you could stumble across it at any moment. But that’s not to say that you can’t increase your chances of winning the jackpot either by increasing the number of your pay lines or raising the size of your stake.
Generally speaking, even in standard play the slot offers a very attractive RTP rate of over 95% so you’re on to a winner the moment you choose to take a spin back in time to the beguiling world of ancient Egypt.