Travel back to Ancient Egypt for the latest and frankly most innovative iteration of games in this well used and familiar slot setting.
At first glance NetEnt’s Coins of Egypt has all the hallmarks of a classic Ancient Egyptian slotter, jewel encrusted scarabs, animated old gods and mummies… The differences are in the game’s “dual payout system” in the main game and a new Free Spins mechanic that keeps the bonus round going until you win a chest of coins!
Great graphical quality and attention to detail also help to set this game apart from the pack with mechanised animation for the metallic insects and coin seals. The game reels themselves are solid looking stone tablets housed in an epic ancient archway down by the banks of the Nile which is also flanked by statues of the animalistic deities, Horus and Anubis.
Similar to the score created for Play ‘N’ Go’s Legacy of Egypt earlier this year, the soundtrack attached to this title is one of the game’s weaker points as it’s probably best described as generic Ancient Egyptian-themed-electro-slot music. It’s never seems to be quite sure whether it wants to go for soothing synth-string instrumentals or full on game show-esque dramatic electric chords. The choral, praiseful notes struck on big wins are probably the best fitting of the sudden tempo twists that occur during gameplay.
If you can get over that, the gameplay aspect of the game more than make up for it…
NetEnt have stuck with a tried and tested 3 x 5 reel arrangement for Coins of Egypt with 20 interspersed pay lines. As you play through the main game mode you’ll be matching up sets of golden scorpions, shiny scarabs and mummified god-figures for up to a whopping 1500 times your stake. The Wild Golden Fly symbol takes it even further, as well as matching up with nearly all other symbols, a set of five wilds will shell out an even more impressive 3000 times your stake! With minimum bets you can start playing games for just £0.20 a spin or you can max out the stakes up to £200 a spin. And with it’s unique dual payout system, Coins of Egypt enjoys a high level theoretical return to player (RTP) over time of 96.97%.
We’ve mentioned Coins of Egypt’s dual pay system already, so how does it work? As well as waiting on potential pays outs from the 20 winning lines, every spin you make in the base game will come with up to three coin amounts tacked on to symbols in the first three reels. These coin amounts change each spin and you’ll win the total amount of coins on display on any spin which ends with a Pharaoh’s Mask symbol. This gives you a completely new way to win that’s completely independent of what happens on your pay lines.
And as we mentioned above, the wild symbols for this slot are mechanical golden flies that can appear on any of the 15 available symbol tiles.
And lastly, some sort of shiny, spherical, rotating gizmo doo-dads (we’re not sure what the Egyptian connection is ourselves) serve as the scatter symbols, three of which can appear on reels 1,3 and 5 triggering the Free Spins bonus feature.
Bonuses and Jackpots
The Free Spins bonus round for Coins of Egypt is another pretty unique affair with no end in sight until you win an accumulated prize. On start up you’ll be transported inside an ancient tomb with a new 3 x 5 symbol grid with three stone sarcophagi at the bottom of the screen. With every spin, colour coded coins fill each of the chests. You’ll also find ‘seals’ of corresponding colours come up on the reels. Only once you’ve gathered three seals of the same colour will that sarcophagus open and the Free Spins round come to an end. That means you can keep going and going with many free spins building up more and more winnings until a sarcophagus is cracked open and all of its treasure spills out into your hands as well!
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Ancient Egypt is a fertile setting for slots and with so many to choose from there’s got to be a few forgettable duds—we’re happy to report that Coins of Egypt definitely does not fall into that category. In fact we’d say its unique gameplay feature help make it stand out from the crowd in a very positive way. Even if the ancient pyramid builders aren’t a theme that normally attract you we’d suggest giving Coins of Egypt to experience NetEnt’s dual pay out system or yourself. So twhat are you waiting for? Give Coins of Egypt a try (you can even play it for for free if you want) at PartyCasino today.