Ancient Egypt Classic is the second game to be released by Pragmatic Play with these particular graphics, symbols and even title, but they’ve changed some of the payouts for the better, perhaps in an attempt to make their version of the game more competitive. It’s a Book of Ra clone, and there are many competitors for it out there. They also decided to add the Classic word to the title, though I still think this will make the game a confusing choice for some.
As for the game’s action, it will revolve around 5 reels which will get only 10 lines on them. The slot gets a decent RTP, of 96.47%, and payout wise it mentions rewards as high as 5,000x the stake, or $250,000 cash. Your major features will consist of free spins with random special symbols, of scatters and wilds.
Betting and Prizes
A standard set of betting options is used, one which you’re familiar with if Pragmatic Play slots are favorites of yours. They always go from $0.01 to $5 with the line bet, and with 10 active lines that are always there. That way, the betting can vary only between $0.10 and $50.
For a really good payout, you get the symbol with Cleopatra, the one that may deliver as much as $25,000 when you get a winning combo. It’s an excellent reward, worth up to 500x the stake for a single line. Once inside the free spins, you can dream of filling all the reels with these symbols, in which case a reward of 5,000x the stake is possible, paying $250,000.
Even the RTP of Ancient Egypt Classic looks pretty good, being announced at 96.47%. The regular version of Ancient Egypt was at 96.13%, so we see a definite improvement in this second slot.
Ancient Egypt Classic Slot Features
There will be only one feature symbol inside, but it’s quite powerful and you will be wishing for it to appear as often as possible. It’s going to come in handy even if you only get it once though, when it’s going to be capable of acting as a wild and it may get you additional wins that way. The symbol in question is the one showing you a Golden Scarab.
The second way to use the Golden Scarab, is as a scatter. In that case, you will need these symbols appearing a minimum of three times for a single round, though thanks to their ability it will not matter where exactly they show up. You get 2x, 20x or 200x total stake from 3, 4 or 5 Scarabs in view.
10 free spins are triggered in exchange for those same 3 to 5 Scarabs. One random symbol is picked, and whenever it appears on the reels it expands and covers all positions. Should Cleopatra be that symbol, you will get a payout as big as 5,000x the stake per spin.
Theme & Design
The story is not a particularly interesting one, even though the top payout does show promise. It’s a simple Ancient Egypt themed game, featuring the Golden Scarab as your only extra symbol, while for the regulars there will be Cleopatra, Anubis, Ankh, Eye of Ra and the usual array of boring Royals. Only an average looking game overall, so the graphics are not the ones to get the attention of players.
For the fans of this type of game, with expanding symbols during the free spins and high potential payouts during those bonus features, a slot like Ancient Egypt Classic can be exciting to play, despite the boring graphics.