Egyptian Fortunes by Pragmatic Play released on 25.04.2019 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 20 paylines and a 95.5% RTP. This is a ancient Egypt-themed game offering players a max win of up to 300x their stake. Egyptian Fortunes can be played on all devices from €0.2 to €100 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.
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Design & Symbols
When it comes to design, this is fairly standard Ancient Egyptian slot fare here to be honest. In fact there is more than a little similarity between this slot and Pragmatic’s ‘Book clone’ from October last year, Ancient Egypt Classic.
Both play on a standard 5x3 reel set with deep purple reels and both are based inside a pyramid tomb with flaming torches either side of the game board flanked by stone pillars decorated in hieroglyphs. The soundtrack is also very typical of any slot of this ilk.
Low value symbols are represented by 10-A royals. The 5 high value symbols take the forms of the ancient Egyptian deities; Anubis (dog), Horus (falcon), Bastet (cat), Hathor (cow), and the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
King Tut is the highest paying symbol with 5 on a payline worth 50x the bet size. The scatter symbol is a pyramid gleaming under the midday sun and there is also a wild which substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter.
Egyptian Fortunes comes with two free spin features; symbol combination triggered ‘Energy Spins’ and scatter triggered free spins.
3 Energy Spins are awarded for landing certain combinations of symbols. Land 5 on a payline of the 3 lowest value symbols, 4 on a payline for the next 4 most valuable symbols, or 3 on a payline of the 3 highest value symbols to activate the 3 Energy Spins.
Energy Spins are essentially three extra regular spins. Any wins from the Energy Spins will be calculated and added and paid together at the end of the 3 spins.
6 free spins are awarded for landing scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5. Before the free spins are initiated a separate horizontal reel is spun to decide which three symbols will act as “Special Symbols”. The 3 special symbols will be the only regular symbols in play during free spin.
With far fewer symbols the likelihood of landing a winning combo is greatly increased.
There are no scatter symbols during the bonus round so there is no chance of re-triggering free spins. Furthermore, Energy Spins are not awarded during free spins. The wild symbol is in play during free spins, although it only appears on reels 2 and 4.
Our Thoughts on Egyptian Fortunes
This is a pretty lazy slot from Pragmatic Play in all honesty. There really is nothing new here at all and what there is isn’t particularly enticing. Everything about it is generic and a little tired. If it came with a potential big pay-off then that would be one thing – but with a maximum win of just a little over 300x the bet size that simply isn’t the case.
The features are lackluster to say the least; the Energy Spins come with no additional perks – just 3 standard re spins, and with only 6 free spins and no opportunity to re-trigger the bonus round is a real let down. Sure, you can of course get lucky with the free spins and hit a biggish win every now and again but it’s just so tedious.
After releasing great games such as Pirate Gold and Extra Juicy already this year, Egyptian Fortunes seems like a bit of stocking filler rather than the main event.
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