Take a trip to the pyramids in Lady of Egypt, an ancient themed video slot from WMS Gaming. The Cleopatra theme may be a very familiar one but this 10 reel, 9 payline game comes with an unusual game engine and some innovative features. Look out for expanded symbol pays with multipliers and a free spins feature with 2, 3 or 4 wild reels. Head to the desert, on all devices, from between 35p and £175 per spin.

The look of Lady of Egypt is quite different to your common or garden video slot – the game is played using a 10 reel, 9 payline set up with the reels appearing in landscape format. The design is as top end as you’d expect from an industry heavyweight like WMS.

Overlooked by the sun-kissed pyramids, the reels include the usual selection of animal gods, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra herself – they’re joined by a standard wild which appears on reel 2, 4, 6 and 8 only and a bonus scatter.

Keep an eye out for the oversized 3×3 Speed Spins Active Reels – fill these up and you’ll be awarded an Expanded Pay spin. Land a winner here and the payout is boosted by a 2x multiplier and the big reels will shift 2 places to the right. These shifts continue with each winning spin, complete with expanding multipliers that can top 5x.

Make it all the way to the 10th reel and you could be in line for a special bonus prize. Depending on whether a special symbol lands in the middle position on reel 10, you could pocket up to 28.5 times your stake. There’s also jackpots to be won which go up to 571 times your stake for the Grand Jackpot.

Look out too for the scatter which unlocks the Free Spins Bonus feature:

  • 3 scatters awards 8 free spins
  • 4 scatters awards 12 free spins with a 10 times your total stake payout
  • 5 scatters awards 16 free spins with a 25 times your total stake payout
  • 6 scatters awards 30 free spins with a 50 times your total stake payout

Boosting your winning chances in the feature are stacked wilds – between 2 and 4 of them will land on the even numbered reels on each free spin. You’re guaranteed a payout of at least 10 times your total stake due to the Bonus Guarantee feature.

This trip to the land of the Pharaohs is an unusual one – both the set-up and features are a break from the norm. It may take a little time to get accustomed to the game engine so demo mode is your friend.