Graphics - 17%
Gameplay - 80%
Bonuses - 77%
Value - 95%
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Treasures Of The Pyramids
If you’re up for a little Vegas action then Treasures of the Pyramids is right up your ally. It’s an ancient Egyptian-themed slots interspersed with high-betting action, vivid colours and loads of free spins. Since IGT is renowned for its land-based casino games expect loads of dry spins but when you do hit that elusive win it pays out big. Overall the treasures are big and bold just like the pyramids. In the graphic department it exhibits that old-fashioned look.The game was released on April 2016.
Paying icons on the reels are ankhs (breath of life), a myriad of jewels, scatters, wilds and high card symbols. However, the black panther is the icon that enjoys centre stage since it’s the wild. I’m still trying to figure out how a panther forms part of the equation here since there are no panthers in Egypt. Any way who cares let’s just get on with it.
Treasures of the Pyramids is no slouch. It features 40 paylines, 5 reels and a total non-progressive jackpot payout of £200,000. The average return to the player is 96.3%. It pays out well during the main game but the biggest payouts occur during the free spins. It’s a medium variance slots where up to 600 free spins can be won. Pretty insane I know. Don’t expect immediate payouts-patience is key with this one. The slots plays well on all mobile phones be it tablets, Androids or iPhones.
The betting range is a diverse as I’ve ever seen. Bets can placed from a mere £$0.1 up to £$400. The coin range is 0.01 up to 5.00. After 25 minutes of playing my bankroll never dipped below £50. Once you start I suggest you keep matters simple. Just like all good things in life don’t overspend your budget chasing big wins. Start with smaller bets first and once you’ve built up a decent bankroll gradually increase your average bet per spin.
Let’s move on to pastures new. The highest paying icon in this game is the black panther. To complete a winning combination they substitute all the other symbols. When a few of them pop up on the reels you’ll be smiling from ear to ear since you can win as much as 5,000 times your stake. The panther is now my favourite animal!
Free Spins: The amount of free spins that can be won during the free spins bonus game boggles my mind. The free spins are triggered when 3 Pyramid symbols appear anywhere across the reels with a multiplier win of 2x. It simply means that the multiplier doubles all wins. To get the show on the road you’ll receive 8 free spins. Four scatters award 15 free spins and 5 of them nets you 100 free spins. Hitting the 100 free spins is just as difficult as winning a progressive jackpot; so don’t get your hopes up. But there’s a nice twist. When the scatter icons appear during the free spins, additional free spins will be awarded. As long as the scatters keep on popping up, up to an incredible 600 free spins can be won!
IGT certainly keeps things down to a minimum with Treasures of the Pyramids. The biggest wins occur during the free spins and when 3 or more panthers (wilds) appear. At times I find it becomes a little winded since it offers long spells of dry spins followed by spectacular wins. I’m still stumped as to how a panther ended up in ancient Egypt. I guess anything’s possible with IGT slot machines since they’re based on the themes of games found in Las Vegas casinos.