We’ve taken so many trips to the land of the pharaohs that we’re getting holes in our virtual sandals. Well, not quite but with so many around you get the idea. NetEnt’s Coins of Egypt offers something a little different though, both in terms of design and features. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that comes with special coin wins when the reel 5 vault opens as well as a free spins round. Play on all devices from between 20p and £200 per spin.
While many similarly-themed video slots feature cartoon-style design, the imagery here has a darker, more brooding feel. Watched over by a pair of animals gods, the symbols spin on stone like reels. You’ll see 5 gem encrusted insects as well as a collection of 5 animal god and pharaoh symbols.
The best of these pays 75 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline. Better still is the wild which awards 150 times your bet if you land 5 on a line. There are 2 main extras in Coins of Egypt:
- Pharaoh Coins Win feature – on reels 1, 2 and 3 in the base game you’ll notice coins that can appear attached to the usual symbols. If you land a collect symbol on reel 5, all of the coin values, which can be anything from 2 to 15 times your bet on each reel, are added together and paid. These come in addition to any standard wins that hit on that spin.
- Free Spins feature – this round is triggered by landing the scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. Any coin amounts that land here are automatically added to each reel’s chest.
You’ll also see 3 seal symbols on reel 5 – the Ruby Eagle Seal, the Emerald Snake Seal and the Golden Cat Seal. Once you’ve collected 3 of any 1 of the seals, you’ll win the associated prize from the chest and the free spins come to a close.
That sounds a little more complex than it really is. In short, you keep on keep on collecting coins in your treasure chest (as well as standard payouts) until you land 3 matching seal symbols on reel 5.
NetEnt video slots are usually well designed and this one is no exception. It’s a little unusual for a game with this theme but works well, especially in combination with a classic soundtrack. The features offer something different too.
We didn’t find Coins of Egypt the most thrilling game to play but it served up a steady stream of action. If you’re a fan of the ancient theme, and there are loads of you out there, then this is certainly worth a look. I also recommend you try Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe which is the standard.