Age of Egypt is a video slot created by Playtech taking player to a yet unexplored tomb. Within lie many great treasures, which are ripe for the taking! But, of course, there are many traps and tests awaiting gold-hungry explorers. But the very best will be able to activate the game’s two special features. The Anubis Bonus and Royal Treasure free spins will make you pharaoh level rich!
The graphics are decent, but they’re nothing special. This is true for most releases by this developer. The background image is gorgeous, even if you can’t see most of it due to the reels. There’s just something about a sprawling desert with the pyramids in the distance that appeals to us. We also like the screen transition for the free spins bonus.
Symbols are split between standard playing card royals and more stereotypical ancient Egypt icon designs. We can at least credit Playtech for trying to decorate the letters and numbers, even if it is half-hearted. A female pharaoh assumes the role of Scatter, a sarcophagus represents Wild while Anubis is the Bonus symbol.
Age of Egypt is played on a 5x3 board with 20 flexible paylines. Yes, you can turn them on or off to lower your minimum bet. The desktop layout honestly gave us a light wave of nostalgia. Huge buttons and bright colours? If the visuals weren’t so impressive, we’d think we’re back in 2006.
There’s no way to miss the Spin button. Because it’s two times as large as any other button, and it has the words Spin on it written in massive text! Autoplay is also available, but you can only choose how many auto spins will be played. To change your total stake, you can adjust your bet per payline and number of active paylines. Gamblers can wager between $0.01 and $10,000 per spin.
Collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions starting from the leftmost reel to win a cash prize. A win must follow one of the active paylines or it will not count. Each payline you turn off lowers your odds of winning, so be careful!
Snag three or more Anubis symbols in consecutive positions on any active paylines to trigger the point-and-click special feature. Here, you pick three, four or five artefacts to win valuable cash prizes. The number of picks depends on how many Anubis icons triggered the bonus.
In the same vein, three or more Scatters in any position award 10 free spins. This takes you inside the tomb, where all wins are tripled by default. It is possible to retrigger free spins and there is no upper limit as to how many times you can do this. And yes, it is possible to trigger the Anubis special feature mentioned above while free spins are played.
Finally, Wilds are able to substitute for all symbols except for Scatters and Anubis icons. Their real value comes from a 10,000x cash prize they award when you land a five-of-a-kind combo on an active payline.
The user interface is obviously different between the two versions. Controls are optimised for touch screens, making the slot easier to handle on phones and tablets.