Eye of the Storm by Pragmatic Play released on 08.02.2021 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 10 pay lines and a 96.71% RTP. This is an Ancient Egypt-themed game offering players a max win of up to 1000x their stake. Eye of the Storm can be played on all devices from €0.10 to €250 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Free Spins with Symbol Upgrade
- Win up to 1,000x
- High Variance Action
Developed by Reel Kingdom and powered by Pragmatic Play, Eye of the Storm walks on well-trodden slots ground as once more we’re taken to Ancient Egypt on a quest for buried treasure. Free spins with symbol upgrades and full reel wilds are the name of the game here. Sound familiar? If so, then that’s not surprising as this is no more than a clone of Blueprint/Merkur’s Eye of Horus. It may seem even more familiar to fans of Pragmatic Play games as they released their own clone (with Reel Kingdom this time) of Eye of Horus just last month with John Hunter and the Mayan Gods.
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How to win big in Eye of the Storm – Free Spins
Three of more temple steps scatters triggers 12 free spins. During free spins, the appearance of the full reel wild (represented by some kind of warrior Queen) upgrades the lowest paid premium symbol to the symbol directly above it on the paytable. It also awards +1 free spins.
Landing 2 or 3 wilds on the same spin upgrades 2 or 3 premium symbols and adds 3 or 5 extra free spins. Landing a total of 5 full reel wilds during free spins upgrades all premium symbols to the highest value symbol, the Eye of Horus. You can view your upgrade progress via the symbols strip above the reels.
Landing 3 scatters on the same free spin fully retriggers the bonus round.
Look and Feel of Eye of the Storm
The artwork is sharp, crisp, and well detailed, but it is still essentially just an upgrade to Eye of Horus with symbols bar the full reel wild being identical. The Eye of Horus is the highest paying symbol, awarding 50x the bet size for a full payline. The scatter symbol also pays 50x for 5 on a payline. See the full paytable below.
As the original Eye of Horus is an entertaining and playable game, so is Eye of the Storm. However, with just a 1,000x max win and high variance, one wonders why you wouldn’t just play the original? The highest possible win in terms of cash value is the same as the aforementioned John Hunter game. However, that is only because the betting goes up to an insane €250 per spin. I would say this is just one copy too far for Reel Kingdom.
Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.