Volatile ancient Egyptian-themed action is what’s on offer in Pyramidion, a feature-packed 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from IGT. Highlights of this desert trek include respins with wild extras as well as a free spins round with even more wild goodies and stacked wild multipliers. Play this high variance game on your PC, tablet or mobile device from between 20p and £200 per spin.
We’ve not always been bowled over by the design of IGT’s games but they’re created a real beauty here. The setting is the Arabian desert. The reels are backed by a collection of mighty pyramids. On those reels you’ll see A to J symbols plus 5 higher value hieroglyphs. The best of them is the blue and gold sun symbol. Land 5 of them on 1 of the game’s 20 paylines for an award of 25 times your bet.
Potentially even more rewarding is the wild. This pays up to 50 times your bet as well as replacing all of the standard symbols. It’s not just the design that impresses here. There’s a solid selection of features on offer too.
Free Respin Modifier feature – land 2 pyramid symbols on the same spin and you’ll receive a respin, complete with a special modifier extra:
- Sunbeam Wilds – Multiple wilds are added to the reels here.
- Waterfall Stacks – Look out here for stacks of matching symbols.
- Obelisk Wilds – Whole reels can turn wild when the obelisks appear from below.
- Mighty Reel – Reels 2, 3 and 4 are filled with a colossal 3×3 mega symbol.
Then there’s the Tomb of Power Free Spins feature – bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3 plus the Tower of Power on reel 5 will get you 8 free spins. These come with special lightning strike wilds. When these hit, they send a number of adjacent symbols wild too. The number of wild lightning symbols in play increases throughout the feature. Keep tabs in the Power Meter to the side of the reels. Each lightning bolt that lands also adds another free spin to your total.
Lastly, you have the Tomb of Mystery Free Spins feature – trigger this by landing bonus symbols on reel 1 and 3 plus the Tomb of Mystery symbol on reel 5. The round begins with a wild reel on reel 5 which comes with a 2x multiplier attached.
On the next free spin, 1 of 2 things can happen. The stacked wild can remain in the same place and the multiplier increases by 1. Alternatively, the stacked wild can shift 1 reel to the left but there’s no increase in multiplier. The free spins keep on coming until the stacked wild reaches reel 1 and the stop symbol appears above the reels.
Creating something fresh from the desert theme is a tricky task. IGT has done a good job here though, creating a game that is both very easy on the eye and ear as well as being very playable. There’s plenty of variety on offer from the gameplay thanks to the respins. The best chances come via the 2 free spins feature where the extra wilds can make all the difference.
If you like volatile action, then you won’t be disappointed here either. This is scorchingly hot video slot as far as variance goes. There are potential wins of 1,000 times your bet on each spin/respin/free spin – add in the multipliers from the Tomb of Mystery Free Spins feature and those numbers will soar (i.e. 8x multiplier can give you an 8,000 times bet payout).
There are seemingly endless Egyptian-themed video slots. Pyramidion is one of the better ones. Combining high class design and some cracking gameplay, it offers an innovative take on a classic theme. Alternatively, IGT’s Cleopatra is still much-loved today – both online and in land-based casinos.