Take a leisurely trip down the Nile in Golden Egypt. Created by IGT, it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that allows you to collect coins and turn reels wild. There’s also a bonus round where you can win between 5 and 90 free spins with 1, 2 or 3 stacked wilds hitting on each free spin. Stakes start at 25p per spin.
The design isn’t the best you’ll see but we’re undoubtedly in Egypt as pyramids and the Nile form the backdrop to the reels which include jewels, hieroglyphs, animal gods and the Pharaoh and his queen. The top symbol is the Tutankhamun-style death mask which awards 5, 25, 75 or 300 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a line. The death mask symbol can land 2-high to further boost your winning chances.
Keep a special eye out for the gold coin symbols – when they land, they fill 1 of the 2 meter positions above that reel. Once the meter is full, you will trigger the Wild Stays 2 Plays feature – that reel will turn into a stacked wild which will remain locked in position for the next 2 spins.
Land 3 or more of the bonus symbol and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature – this offers free spins and wild reels. The precise combinations depend on how many bonus symbols triggered the feature. Your options are as follows:
Trigger with 3 Bonus symbols
- 5 free spins with 3 random wild reels on each free spin
- 15 free spins with 2 random wild reels on each free spin
- 30 free spins with 1 random wild reel on each free spin
Trigger with 4 Bonus symbols
- 10 free spins with 3 random wild reels on each free spin
- 30 free spins with 2 random wild reels on each free spin
- 60 free spins with 1 random wild reel on each free spin
Trigger with 5 Bonus symbols
- 15 free spins with 3 random wild reels on each free spin
- 45 free spins with 2 random wild reels on each free spin
- 90 free spins with 1 random wild reel on each free spin
This trip to ancient Arabia offers something a little different to the plethora of Egyptian-themed video slots already on the market. The visuals are solid rather than spectacular but the unusual range of extras make Golden Egypt worth a closer inspection.
The stacked wilds certainly help things move along in the base game. The top action is on offer in the Free Spins Bonus feature, especially if you manage to trigger the feature with more than the minimum 3 bonus symbols.
We’ve seen countless Egyptian-themed titles. Golden Egypt is an intriguing one and certainly worth a spin if you enjoy the ancient genre. If you like options in the free spins, Play ‘N Go’s Tower Quest or Playtech’s Sun Wukong also offer this.