Graphics - 62%
Gameplay - 51%
Bonuses - 50%
Value - 58%
Whats not so hot?
Eye of Atum
Play n go
Eye of Atum is a video slot with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Developer Play’n GO knows the secret to this theme since it released a few of them already.
A good example is Secret of Dead. However, it’s the same old same albeit with less the oomph.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the sun god Atum is the father of the gods and the Pharaohs.
Atum created the first divine couple, in whose lineage all other gods came forth.
Eye of Atum has a 5×3 grid with 10 paylines. Play’n GO jazzed up the slot with Expanding Symbols, Wilds, and a Bonus round.
The betting range is from $0.10 to $100 per spin with a maximum jackpot win of 2,000x your stake.
The return to player percentage of Eye of Atum is a reasonable 96.20%.
Casino’s may lower the RTP in line with their mathematical models. The Return to Player percentages can be as low as 84.20%.
This percentage is beyond unhealthy to play with. We urge you to make sure you are playing at the base percentage, or nothing lower than 94.20%.
Wins occur when you match a minimum of symbols on the reels in the base game.
The top symbols are the ankh, utchat (or Eye of Horus), Bastet, flair and crook, and the lotus flower.
Payout maximums on winning lines for these are 50x your bet.
Low-value symbols are card symbols from J to A with a maximum of 10x your bet for combinations.
The wild symbol is Atum in all his glory. The wilds are progressive in line with the value of the symbols.
When the wild symbol appears on the centre reels. It expands to cover the entire reel, and it subs adjacent paying symbols.
The bonus round kicks off when 3 to 5 scatters fall and activates a maximum of 12 free spins.
When a free spin offers up the wild symbol. It expands and upgrades it to the one next in the value line.
At the same time, you can receive additional free spins when hitting a wild, up to 150x.
The payout connected to the scatter is a maximum of 500x your stake.
Our first impression of Eye of Atum was not good. The slot has that dated look and it reminds us of the Rival games during the early 2000s.
However, we changed our opinion once we started playing. Initially, it was slow to get out the blocks but we soon warmed to it.
Unfortunately, we failed to trigger the free spins feature. Granted, we only played the slot for 100 spins.
The base game experience wasn’t too bad since we received a top win of 25x.
We believe only fans of Ancient Egyptian slots will appreciate this game.
Post mortem, the feeling we got here is that Play’n GO couldn’t get it fast enough off its production line.
Its saving grace is in its bonus mechanics, where it upgrades lower value symbols.
That’s to say, it randomly picks an expanding symbol before the free spins feature starts. The scatter pays is a nice addition too.
Moreover, there are free spin retriggers with different expanding symbols.
Other than that, it could have been a great little slot had Play’n Go made a few tweaks.
An extra few bonus rounds would have been great and perhaps a bigger jackpot of 2,000x.
If you want something completely different. Take a peek at ELK Studio’s Pacific Gold. The visuals are a tad rustic, yes.
However, the studio crams it with hard-hitting features and a cracking jackpot of 10,000x.