One of the most crowded game categories around, the one with Ancient Egypt titles, gets yet another slot machine, and this time it’s Playtech that created it. Age of Egypt, because that’s the name of this new slot, doesn’t have the most imaginative theme or even a unique design, but hopefully it makes up for its average graphics with features and the high RTP that we already know that it offers.
Age of Egypt is a slot that lets you select the number of lines, a maximum of 20 being usable on the 5 reels. The game lets you wager big, but also pays accordingly, so high rollers could walk out with up to $5,000,000 (10,000x). The wild symbol is present, along with a bonus symbol, a scatter, the Anubis bonus game and free spins whose wins benefit from multipliers.
Betting and Prizes
Depending on the number of lines that you choose to have active, you can get up to 20 coins in the wagers that you’re placing. You have control over the coin value, and you’re working with a very big range of $0.01 to $500. Given that range, which is just for the line bet by the way, you can spend up to $10,000 for just one spin of the slot. High-rollers should be happy with the offer.
The game will pay 10,000 coins at most, so it has a top jackpot of high value which is likely to motivate players. The actual value is based on the coins that you’re using, so a high roller might end up winning $5,000,000. The RTP is above average, I’m happy to report, being announced at 97.05%.
Age of Egypt Slot Features
The first feature that I’d like to announce is the wild, which is the one showing the Pharaoh’s representation, in gold. The main reason is that this is one of two ways for you to trigger the top jackpot of 10,000 coins, if it’s forming its own combo. The obvious substitution ability is also there, so the symbol can help out in various ways as you progress through the slot.
Second, you have Cleopatra’s image, as the scatter. This is also a symbol that pays the jackpot, 500x total stake being offered if five such symbols are visible. It takes just three to trigger 10 free spins that get a 3x multiplier applied to all their wins. The opportunity to retrigger free spins is there as well.
For the Anubis Bonus, you need to have the right bonus symbols present on an active line, at least three of them and in consecutive order. You will see a representation of Anubis in the bonus symbol. The feature asks that you pick three to five artefacts, out of the six that are visible, and each one has a prize to give you.
Theme & Design
The theme is not one of the strengths of the slot, and I wouldn’t put the design quality in that category either. Though well enough designed when it comes to the symbols which pay well or trigger features, they also have playing cards present and they don’t do much for the general atmosphere of the slot. Obviously, you would have no trouble finding another Ancient Egypt title with better graphics, if that’s the most important criteria that you’re considering. Luckily for Age of Egypt, the game does better in other areas.
Age of Egypt, as boring as it might sound, manages to offer several decent features and an RTP that’s better than what you get from many other new releases.