Playson is the latest developer to try and breathe new life into the classic ancient Egyptian-themed video slot in Kingdom of the Sun: Golden Age. If the sound and visuals in this 5 reel, 15 payline game are familiar the features are a little unusual. Spreading Bonus symbols transform into high value symbols. Special compass symbols also transform lower value symbols. Fill the screen with matching symbols and you’ll get a bonus worth 500 times your total stake. Play from between 30p and £105 per spin.
The design here is pretty typical of a video slot with this theme – you’ll see plenty of treasure and jewels in the background and playing cards, hieroglyphs, the queen and the Pharaoh spinning around the reels. There’s also a wild that replaces everything bar the bonus. King of the Sun: Golden Age comes with 3 bonus features:
Spreading Bonus feature – land a Bonus symbol and it will spread to cover all of the adjacent playing card symbols. These then lock in place and a respin follows. The same process continues until there’s a spin where no new symbol transformations are possible.
All of the frozen Bonus symbols then transform into the same queen, Pharaoh or wild symbol and a new payout calculation is made. Fill the whole screen with the same symbol and the payout is doubled – this is known as the Ultimate Win feature. You could win up to 500 times your bet here.
Sun Compass feature – spreading symbols are central to the action here too. The bonus triggers when you land a glowing version of 1 of the medium value animal hieroglyph symbols. The arrow on the compass will point N, S, E or W. All of the lower value symbols in the path of the arrow are transformed to mid value symbols and a new payout calculation is made. Fill the screen and you’ll get a 2x multiplier boost worth up to 500 times your stake.
Playson has made a pretty good go of this ancient Egyptian re-boot. The sound and features are fairly typical but the 2 features deliver something a little more novel. You can expect to land them both at regular intervals too.
If you’re a fan of this classic theme but fancy something fresh on the features front then Kingdom of the Sun: Golden Age is worth a closer look. Alternatively, IGT’s Golden Egypt and WMS’ Lady of Egypt are good options.