|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Expanding wilds, scatters and free spins||Graphics a bit dated|
|Up to 20 free spins can be won||Requires some work to trigger the free spins|
|Free spins mode can be re-triggered|
|Pays out regularly during the base game|
|Medium to high variance slots|
Where to play?
I’ve always been a fan of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots since they offer me a sense of escapism to some far-flung exotic destination lost in time and they’re fun to play. NetEnt’s Egyptian Heroes is no different, a slew of free spins with multipliers of up to 5x, Pyramid wilds and a total non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 100,000 coins can be won.
Egyptian Heroes features 20 paylines and 5 reels it transports you to a land when the Pharaohs were powerful and ruled the land with an iron fist. The wealth and riches of ancient Egypt can clearly be seen across the reels along with the majestic pyramids (wild).
The Ancient Egyptians believed in a large pantheon of gods, their gods protected them from evil but also brought them fame and fortune. Hopefully the game will bring the same to you too. Symbols that appear on the reels are the Sun god Ra, wilds, a golden bet line with a random multiplier, scatters, Anubis, (god of the dead), Isis, Bastet and free spins mode with an expanded sticky wild. The game offers a theoretical return to the player (RTP) of 96.7%.
The symbol that offers the highest payout is the Sun God Ra. Five of them at the highest bet level pays out 4,000 coins. The symbol that offers the next highest payout (5 of them) of 2,000 coins is Bastet the cat goddess. Even if you land 2 identical gods on an active payline you’ll still receive a cash prize. This is a medium to high variance slots that pays out regularly during the main game but the biggest wins occur during the free spins.
The game can be played from 5 pence up to £100 per spin. The bet level is from 1 to 10, the coin value is 0.01 up to 0.50 and proportionally tied in to the ‘Level’ and ‘Lines’. The higher the lines and bet level the more coins you’ll wager per line. If you’re busy and you can’t always spin the reels manually an ‘Auto Play’ feature spins the reels up to 1,000 times automatically for you. A ‘Max Bet’ button allows high-staked player to bet the max. amount of coins per line.
Golden Bet Line
Every single win has the potential of being multiplied by the ‘Golden Bet Line’, each win has a multiplier of 2x up to 5x. Suffice it to say it’s a unique feature that can boost line wins by a substantial margin.
The wild symbol is the pyramid with the ‘Wild’ written on it, when it appears in a winning combination on reels 2, 3, and 4 it expands to cover the entire reel. It substitutes all the other symbols except the scatter.
The scatter icon is the Pharaoh Tomb, three or more of them triggers the free spins feature. The free spins are awarded like this:
- When 3 scatters appear any where on an active payline 10 free spins.
- For 4 scatters you’ll get 15 free spins.
- Five scatters gives you 20 free spins.
If the ‘Expanded Sticky Wild’ appears on the middle reel during the free spins it offers a chance at bigger wins. The free spins mode can be re-triggered if 3 or more scatters appear. Winning bet lines are further boosted when the wild symbols appears on reels 2 and 4. You can win as much as 400 times your line bet during the free spins feature but work on 30 times your stake.
With ok graphics, adjustable coin lines, a top-notch free spins feature (up to 20 free spins can be won) and expanding wilds, Egyptian Heroes is a highly entertaining NetEnt slots. Payouts during the base game keeps you spinning especially if the wilds along with the scatter appear on the same payline, you can win up to 150 times your stake. The game pays out every 2 to 4 spins just a pity the graphics are slightly below bar but it’s not a biggie. To be honest the game pays out so often during the main game you won’t even miss the free spins-nah just kidding.