The Ancient Egypt theme is ever-popular among slot players and developers. There are already thousands of titles based on this theme, and more are released every week. Legacy of Egypt is Play'n GO's latest offering in this genre, and it is surprisingly refreshing.
For a start, the graphics are superb. Many of these types of slots have a clunky feel, but not Legacy of Egypt. Finely detailed 3D graphics and animations make the character symbols feel alive, and you can almost feel the breeze blowing in from the desert and making the plants around the reels way. All of this is combined with a beautifully done, Egyptian music-inspired soundtrack to create a truly immersive experience.
Legacy of Egypt is a 5-reel, 3-row game with 30 paylines and a betting range from 0.30 to 90.00.
There are no surprises with the lower value symbols, which are the card ranks10 to Ace. The higher value symbols are where the Ancient Egyptian theme comes in with Sekhmet (the goddess of sun and fire), Sobek (the god of crocodiles), Anubis (god of embalming and the dead), Ra (god of the sun), the Queen of the Nile (Cleopatra) and the Pharaoh (the emperor of ancient Egypt). The Pharaoh gives the highest payout of these with a max of 10 x the stake for five on a payline.
The Scarab symbol is Wild and substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. It also gives its own payouts of up to 16 x the bet for five on a line. A spinning pyramid symbol is the Scatter, and the key to unlocking the bonuses and big wins!
When you land 3, 4, or 5 of the spinning pyramid scatter symbols on the same spin, the game's Free Spins round will be activated. As an added bonus, you’ll also get a payout of 5 x your stake.
But before you start your Free Spins, you’ll have to spin the Wheel of the Gods to determine how many spins you’ll actually get. Depending on where the needle lands, this can be from as few as 3 up to 20.
What makes the Free Spins more exciting and lucrative than the base game is the multipliers. On every spin, a random multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x, 8x, or 10x is awarded and applied to any wins. The pyramid scatter also doubles as an extra wild in the Free Spins when only one lands on the reels.
Pyramid Spins feature
During the Free Spins, when two pyramid scatters land, the Pyramid Spins feature kicks in. Spin the Wheel of the Gods once again, and you'll be awarded either 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 extra free spins. The multiplier from triggering free spin will be applied to all of these Pyramid Spins, which means you could be spinning with a fixed multiplier of as high as 10.
Land 3 rather than 2 wild pyramid scatters, and the numbers on the Wheel of the Gods double, giving you the chance to win between 6 and 16 extra Pyramid Spins. This feature can also retrigger while you are playing it. Like a lot of titles from Play'n Go, the number of Free Spin retriggers in Legacy of Egypt is unlimited.
If you’re into Ancient Egypt-themed slots, you’ll love this game. The quality of the graphics alone makes it stand head and shoulders above the pack. And even if Egyptian gods and the like are not your thing, the exciting bonus round alone makes this a slot worth checking out!