Variations of Egyptian-themed slots have become very popular and contributing to this fascinating genre is the developer Habanero’s Egyptian Dreams Deluxe, offering three-tiered progressive jackpots: mini, minor and major.
The graphics in this up to 3,125 ways-to-win slot presents a light-hearted interpretation of Ancient Egypt. A lot of imagination went into its colourful and well-illustrated design. A golden yellow is a thematic colour which is reflected in the stone slabs, columns and Sphinx statues. For an added touch, you will even see green palm trees swaying in the warm desert breeze. Complementing the visual senses is an Egyptian-style tune as well as other audio effects designed to increase the intensity at just the right moment.
The higher-paying symbols include Cleopatra, a Sphinx, Eye of Horus symbol and an ancient boat. A nice departure from traditional slots that use generic poker symbols, this one uses thematic lower-win symbols: a scroll, a camel, a pink cat, an ankh, scorpion and Horus statue.
Pharaoh Wild & Bonus Symbol
The Pharaoh wild can substitute for all other symbols except the pyramid bonus symbol. The bonus symbol may appear on any reel and reward coin multipliers of 1x, 2x, 10x or 100x total bet with 2, 3, 4 or 5 occurrences. During the main game, to win the symbols must appear left-to-right but during the free games feature they can pay in any position.
When 2 to 4 symbols appear left-to-right, a free re-spin is awarded the pyramid symbols remaining locked in place. You can unlock 10, 15, 20 or 30 free games with 2, 3, 4 or 5 pyramid symbols in any position. We did not find the free games overly difficult to trigger.
30 Free Games Feature
The slot starts as 243 ways-to-win but can expand to 3,125. The way it does this is by starting as a 5×3 grid with two rows, a 4th and 5th, initially concealed with scarab carved slabs of stone at the top of the reels. When a Pharaoh wild appears beneath one of these slabs, unobstructed by other symbols, he removes the one immediately above him if any. When all the stone slabs have been removed then thirty free games will be awarded.
Pyramid of Progressive Jackpot
The progressive jackpot is triggered randomly after any game with the possibility of winning one of three tiers which include the minor, mini or major. The top jackpot can reach amounts in the hundreds of thousands of euros. As you would expect, the progressive jackpot is extremely difficult to trigger.
Egyptian Dreams Deluxe can be played with as little as 25 and as much as 250 coins. The game is designed with HTML 5 and can be taken with you on your tablet and mobile using iOS or Android. The game has an RTP of 96.7% and a high variance meaning you may need to play it longer with a higher bankroll to have the best chance of cracking a larger prize.