Habanero has decided to improve the original, and is now offering Egyptian Dreams Deluxe, a slot machine with an Ancient Egypt theme, but with awesome features and a high RTP if the original is anything to go by. Expect the usual high-end graphics from Habanero, they always seem to deliver.
Whether it’s one of the progressive jackpots, or the fixed payout of $100,000, I found Egyptian Dreams Deluxe to be offering good incentives for its players to wager and spin its reels. It’s an unusual game though, which starts with 243 ways to win on 5x3 reels, but with the opportunity to unlock up to 5x5 reels and 3125 ways. A wild symbol, scatters, unlocked new symbols or free spins, the list of features looks pretty good overall.
Betting and Prizes
It’s the sort of game where a big bet is just as easy to use as a small one. You can go as low as $0.25, if all you want is to invest the minimum of $0.01 per line. There is also an upper limit of $5,000 though, with $200 bets per line (10 coins of $20), so high rollers should consider this slot.
Two types of prizes await for you inside. One is the progressive jackpot, and there are three different ones that you could trigger. The other is a fixed prize which pays up to $100,000 when you’re forming a combo, though it’s only a 500x reward.
We know the RTP of the game, at 96.7%, so it’s above the average and it can be one extra reason for you to check out Egyptian Dreams Deluxe.
Egyptian Dreams Deluxe Slot Features
The most unusual thing about this game is the way it unlocks new symbols, adding more ways to win at the same time. Have a Wild Pharaoh appear underneath a locked Scarab, to unlock it. The increase in number of ways remains during all game modes. Unlock all Scarabs, to get 30 free spins or to re-trigger the feature once you’re inside. Changing the bet configuration resets the number of Scarabs, but when you get back to the original bet the progress you registered will still be there.
The free spins may also be triggered via Pyramid scatters, when you get 2 to 5 to appear. You receive 10 to 30 free spins. If you have fewer than five scatters, then you get a re-spin first. There is a downside here as well though, as the scatters have to land left to right, on consecutive reels.
The game’s wild feature will be the symbol that’s showing you the Pharaoh. It’s a substitute, and it does its job in combination with any other symbol, though Pyramid scatters are not getting its assistance. Have several Pharaohs appear on consecutive reels, left to right, to get a prize as high as 500x the line bet.
Theme & Design
It’s not a great theme to be honest, though it has nothing to do with the actual Ancient Egypt, and everything to do with how common this type of design is for a slot machine. On the plus side, I found the graphics to be excellent and highly enjoyable. Pharaohs, images of the beautiful Cleopatra, of the Sphinx, Eye of Ra, boats or pyramids are right there, alongside lower paying icons such as scrolls, camels, Egyptian cats, Ankh, scorpions or Horus.
Egyptian Dreams Deluxe will offer a lot more than the typical Ancient Egypt themed slot machine, and it feels like the Deluxe part of the title is entirely deserved.