The ancient land of the pyramids is the setting for Egypt Spin, a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot from Playtech. The highlight of this virtual trip to the desert is the bonus feature where you can choose from 3 free spins amounts with added stacked, sticky or expanding wilds. Available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, stakes start at 50p per spin.

Standing out in the crowded ancient-themed slots field is tricky but Playtech has given it a good stab in Egypt Spin. Visually, it’s a top-notch affair – a courtyard filled with camels, palm trees and monuments form the backdrop to the reels which are overlooked by the glorious pyramids.

The lower value symbols are A to J playing cards but they’ve been given an ancient flourish as they’re encased in stone tablets. They’re complemented by the Eye of Horus and scarab beetle hieroglyphs as well as the cat god Bastet and dog god Anubis.

Cleopatra is the most rewarding symbol – land 5 of the Egyptian Queen and you’ll win a 1,000 coin payout. Appearing on all reels apart from reel 1, the courtyard symbol is the wild – it doesn’t offer any specific pays but it will substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter.

Egypt Spin comes with a Free Spins feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the Tutankhamun-style death mask scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Once activated, you’ll be offered a trio of free spin and wild modifier combinations:

  • 5 free spins with sticky wilds
  • 10 free spins with expanding wilds
  • 15 free spins with stacked wilds

Land the scatters during the feature and you can add another round of free spins to your total giving you 10 free spins with sticky wilds, 20 free spins with expanding wilds or 30 free spins with stacked wilds.

As far as design goes, Egypt Spin is up there with the best ancient-themed video slots. The range of features isn’t particularly wide but the free spins feature is a good one thanks to the wild extras which certainly spice up the action.

With its slick visuals and sturdy bonus feature, Egypt Spin is a very playable game. If you like plenty of variety in your features, this may not quite fit the bill. It’s entertaining enough though and well worth further investigation if you enjoy the historical theme. I also recommend you try Lady of Egypt by WMS which is excellent.