Play ‘N Go’s Dawn of Egypt Slot Review

Dawn of Egypt: Demo

Play ’N Go is back with another ancient adventure in Dawn of Egypt. Played using a 5 reel 10 payline game engine, it combines lavish design with simple but potentially explosive gameplay to entertaining effect. Top of the bill here is the Free Spins feature which awards up to 20 free spins with an extra wild and symbols upgraded on each of them. This also applies in the Pyramid Spins feature where you can get unlimited pyramid spins. Stakes here range from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Classy visuals

As you might expect given the theme, there’s an opulent feel to the design in Dawn of Egypt. Set against a backdrop of the interior of a palace, the reels feature A to J royals plus a selection of higher paying hieroglyphs, animals and deities.

The most lucrative of these higher paying standard symbols is the bird god Horus. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll pocket an award equal to 4, 20 or 100 times your total bet. The scarab beetle is the wild. As well as substituting for all the standard symbols, this also pays 4, 20 or 100 times your bet (for 3, 4 or 5 in combination).

Spin the Wheel of the Gods

Land 3, 4 or 5 of the pyramid scatter anywhere on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout of 5, 20 or 1,000 times your bet. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins feature. The number of free spins on offer is determined by spinning the Wheel of the Gods. Depending on where the pointer lands, you can look forward to between 3 and 20 free spins.

Symbol upgrades

On each free spin, 1 higher value symbol is chosen. Any lesser higher value symbol will upgrade to the chosen symbol on that free spin. The payout calculation is then made. Also receiving a boost during the bonus round is the scatter. This turn into a wild scatter throughout the free spins and replace all the standard symbols.

Pyramid Spins

If you land 2 or more of the wild pyramid scatter during the free spins, you’ll activate the Pyramid Spins feature. 4 Pyramid Spins are awarded for each pyramid scatter which makes for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20. The same symbol will be the upgraded symbol for the duration of this round.

You can also retrigger the feature with no limits to how many Pyramid Spins you can play with. Once complete, you’ll then return to the standard Free Spins feature.

1,000 x bet payouts

There’s nothing too complicated about Dawn of Egypt. The gameplay here is very simple and straightforward. The best potential comes via the Free Spins feature where the extra wild and symbol upgrades can really work some magic if they fall nicely.

Many Play ’N Go slots are incredibly volatile. This isn’t quite as fiery. On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d rate it about a 7 on the variance front. The RTP is 96.23%. The top win per spin/free is 1,000 x bet – this is achieved by filling all reels with the Horus symbol and/or wilds as well as triggering the Free Spins feature with 5 scatters.

If you want complicated gameplay and plenty of extras, look elsewhere. For a simple ancient offering, you won’t go too far wrong here though. You should also check out Play ‘N Go’s other ancient Egyptian slot games – Legacy of Dead offers 5,000 x bet wins on each spin/free spin and allows up to 9 special expanding symbols in the Free Spins feature.

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