Playtech Pharaoh’s Secrets Video Slot Review

Pharaoh’s Secrets: Demo

Try and discover the Pharaoh’s Secrets and win in this Egyptian-themed video slot powered by Playtech. It’s a 5 reel, 20 payline game that comes with XtraWin technology that turns any wilds that land in the base game into stacked wilds. Up to 100 free spins, boosted by a 2x multiplier are on offer in the feature. Head to the desert from between 20p and £200 per spin.

The visuals in Pharaoh’s Secrets aren’t too elaborate – they’re a nicely drawn selection though and include a trio of hieroglyphs, the inner chamber of a pyramid and the Pharaoh’s death mask which is the wild. They’re joined by the usual selection of lower value playing card symbols. Only 2 of the Egyptian hieroglyphs are required to create a winning combo. 5 of the pyramid interior award a very impressive 5,000-coin jackpot.

You’ll have a big decision to make when firing up Pharaoh’s Secrets, namely whether to activate the XtraWin technology. This will set you back a pretty steep 50% extra per spin (so 30p at minimum stakes for example). In return, every time a wild hits, it will expand to fill the whole reel in which it appears. All wins that feature a wild are doubled too!

The game also comes with a Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus feature that is triggered by landing 3 or more scatters (the pyramid symbol). You’ll then be given the pick of a trio of Egyptian hieroglyphs – the Eye of Horus, the Goddess Isis or the Scarab Beetle. You’ll then win between 15 and 100 free spins.

The Pharaoh’s mask lands as a stacked wild during the free spins, even if you’re not playing with the XtraWin feature active. All wild wins in the bonus feature are doubled. Furthermore, you can retrigger the feature infinitely so there’s plenty of opportunities to add to your free spins tally.

On the variance scale, Pharaoh’s Secrets nestles somewhere in the middle – the bonus feature naturally offers the best chances. If you can afford it, we recommend activating the XtraWin technology as the extra stacked wilds can really make the base game much more interesting.

Ancient Egypt has proved fertile territory for slots developers and Pharaoh’s Secrets is another tidy addition to the desert fold. Solve the lurking mysteries and there could be treasure hiding in these pyramids. I also recommend you try some of the theme’s popular choices with Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe and IGT’s Pharaoh’s Fortune my favourites.

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