Novomatic’s Heart of Egypt Video Slot Review

Take a virtual trip to the land of the pyramids in Heart of Egypt, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from Novomatic. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll have the pick of 5 different free spin and wild multiplier combinations. Play on all devices from between 50p and £15 per spin.

The design in Heart of Egypt is simple but rather nicely done. With the arid desert in the background. you’ll see the usual assortment of lower value K to 9 royals as well as higher paying hieroglyphs. The best of the standard symbols is the Egyptian queen which pays 2, 4 or 32 times your total bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels. The heart gemstone is the wild. This doesn’t offer any payouts but it does replace all the standard symbols.

There’s only 1 main feature in Heart of Egypt but it’s a decent one – the Free Games feature. To trigger it, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the medallion scatter on the same spin. After a payout of 5, 10 or 50 times your total bet, you’ll then be offered a selection of free spin and wild multiplier combinations.

  • 25 free spins with wild multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x
  • 20 free spins with wild multipliers of 3x, 5x or 8x
  • 15 free spins with wild multipliers of x5, 8x or 10x
  • 13 free spins with wild multipliers of 8x, 10x or 15x
  • 10 free spins with wild multipliers of 10x, 15x or 30x

Hope to see the ankh cross symbol land on reels 1 and 5 on the same free spin as this awards a special bonus prize of between 2 and 50 times your total bet. Re-triggers, complete with multipliers are in play here too – this means up to 20 free spins with wild multipliers up to 30x.

You’ll also have the option to activate the ExtraBet feature. This increases the bet per spin by 20% but awards an extra 5 free spins when you do trigger the Free Games feature.

Heart of Egypt is a typically straightforward video slot from Novomatic. The visuals are better than many of the developer’s old titles. Likewise, the haunting backing track. The gameplay is simple but the bonus round can be well worth hitting. The overall variance is in the medium range with top wins of 500 times your bet on every spin or free spin.

If you like Novomatic’s usual formula of simple design and gameplay and a potentially exciting feature, then that’s just what you can expect from Heart of Egypt. I would rather try my luck with Big Time Gaming’s Book of Gods which is a better game all-round.

 

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