Coins of Egypt is NetEnt’s latest slot machine, a big production like most that they offer, but at the same time using a theme that is incredibly popular already. They tend to go with more unique themes usually, but it’s still nice to see how this particular one can be improved.
The 5 reels that are available in Coins of Egypt will feature 20 fixed lines, the layout implemented here being a very common one. You can get paid reasonably well, a $30,000 jackpot being accessible, while in the long run the theoretical RTP was announced at 96.97%. And, just to have a quick look at the features that were implemented, you will find that the slot offers a wild symbol, a scatter, collectable symbols and a simple bonus game.
Betting and Prizes
Because of the system which employs fixed lines, you start off betting with 20 coins or more, the maximum bet using 200. Another way to set up the value of the bet is by picking the coin value yourself, once again within a given range of $0.01 to $1. The full range of your bets will be $0.20 to $200.
The top jackpot, the one that will motivate you to play this game, is worth 3,000x, which would mean $30,000 cash at most here. Based on the 96.97% RTP that was announced, this is one of the better games that were released so far in 2018.
Coins of Egypt Slot Features
The most generous symbol of those that can form winning combinations and pay you directly is going to be the wild, the one showing the image of an insect made out of gold. It looks like a Gold Bee, which you can have appear multiple times on the same active line. A reward of 3,000x can come your way thanks to it. In most spins where it will make an appearance, it will help in another way though, as a substitute that can only replace a regular symbol.
Pharaoh Coins is a feature that allows you to collect coins which appear on the first three reels. These coins are all collected when they appear, provided that at the same time you get a Collect symbol (the Pharaoh) on reel 5. Each coin will bring you a win between 2x and 15x the bet.
If you’re getting a symbol on reels 1, 3 or 5, which looks a bit like the representation of an atom, (silver ball in the middle, golden bands surrounding it), then you’re getting scatter symbols. Three will trigger the free spins. The coins of that starting paid round will be added to the treasure chest.
The treasure chests found during the free spins have individual seals, showing Ruby Eagle, Emerald Snake and Golden Cat. You need to collect seals that correspond to the three treasure chests, when they appear on reel 5. Once you get three matching seals, the free spins are over and you get the win from that treasure chest.
Theme & Design
The game’s theme is not a particularly interesting one. Coins of Egypt is indeed inspired by one of the top three most common themes implemented in online slot machines, but it has the advantage of being a NetEnt design. The quality is higher than in most releases offered by their competitors, so I’d still pick NetEnt’s slot over the others.
Five of the regular high-paying symbols show you creatures of Egypt, from scorpions, to coyotes, priests or gods. The low-paying ones are also five, and their images are of insects made out of precious stones.
With gorgeous graphics, a good list of features and a high RTP, Coins of Egypt is a slot machine that I’m sure will be quite popular, even though the theme choice could’ve been better.