Fortunes of Egypt Video Slot Review

Fortunes of Egypt: Demo

IGT is the latest developer to head to the ancient Arabian desert in the Fortunes of Egypt slot. Combining simple, cartoon-style design with classic features, you can expect up to 1,000 free spins with payouts doubled, a trail bonus and 3 potential jackpot prizes. Play this medium volatility slot from between 25p and £10 per spin.

Cartoon visuals

Pharaoh-themed slots usually mean plenty of gold and jewels. Fortunes of Egypt is a much more understated affair which makes it rather unusual for an IGT release. With the desert, pyramids and Sphinx in the background, you’ll see a collection of symbols typically found in an ancient themed slots. They include hieroglyphs, an asp, a galley, pyramids, a rather jolly looking Sphinx and Cleopatra.

Cleopatra pays the most with 200 times your bet for 5 in combination. Yes, it’s rather simply done but it does the job nicely. Where the game really comes into its own is in the range of features.

Up to 1,000 free spins

The most bread and butter of the 3 features is the Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered in the usual manner by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Your reward is 8, 20 or 100 free spins. Re-triggers are possible here too meaning up to 1,000 free spins in total. All payouts during the feature are doubled.

Cross the Chasm for increasing rewards

A special Egyptian character dances across the reels whenever he hits and is added to a meter. After you have amassed 1,000 of these, you’ll get to play the Bonus Game feature. The goal here is to guide the character across a dangerous floor. You’ll have the pick of 3 tiles each time. If he lands on a safe square, you’ll progress to the next level. The further you get, the better the rewards.

3 potential jackpot prizes

If you’re lucky enough to see 3 jackpot symbols on adjoining reels on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Jackpot Bonus feature. You’ll then head to a burial chamber and given the choice of 3 sarcophagi. You’ll then scoop the Jackpot, Super Jackpot or Grand Jackpot prize which are worth 28, 200 or 800 times our total bet respectively.

Simple, medium volatility

It’s not especially flashy but we rather liked Fortunes of Egypt. The cartoon-style visuals are simple but do the job. We’ve seen plenty of slots with a similar range of features. The 3 extras make for a nice combination and provide some decent action.

The overall variance is in the medium range with top wins of 10,000 times your bet on each free spin with the 2x multiplier. It doesn’t have much in the way of wow factor, but Fortunes of Egypt is a simple, playable slot. If you want a trip to ancient Egypt, you should play IGT’s Cleopatra as this is probably the most played slot ever in Las Vegas.

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