Back in time we go once again, to the sun baked sands of ancient Egypt. The period of time most often covered by slot games, and for good reason, this time period is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. You can judge a developer’s creativity by how well they create an Egyptian themed title and we aim to take a look at SimplePlay’s attempt.
Three gods are featured in this game; Anubis, Ra and Isis. They will guide you through the various trials and tribulations that you will encounter on your journey for the fabled Gold Of Egypt. Where it could be hidden is anyone’s guess but you’ve got a head start on everyone else!
Follow our exploits as we attempt to unearth this sacred gold. We’ll document our findings so that you can be best prepared for when you decide to take the journey yourself.
Theme & Symbols
The words ancient Egypt should immediately conjure up images of blistering hot sands, intimidating pyramids, the Nile River and an oasis of green trees. These are the visuals that developer SimplePlay drew inspiration from when creating this game.
Standing to your left and to your right is Ra and Anubis respectively. They each have a persistent animation which helps breathe a little life into the title. Pyramids rise up from behind the grid giving you a good sense of scale, everything is massive in this title!
Music only plays when the reels are spinning which can pull you out of the experience when it stops playing all together. Sound effects are incredibly sharp and can be quite intense if you aren’t expecting them. It might be for the best if you just mute the sounds all together.
The animations of the background are great which is why it’s rather surprising that the animations of the reels and symbols are a little bit janky. The reels don’t spin smoothly and the symbols animations feel a little rushed, like they’re missing a few frames.
In all, there was huge potential with this title that was seemingly lost. If the visual elements worked better together this title could’ve been even better but as it stands right now there are a few better looking ancient Egyptian themed video slot games out there.
To start off with, we’ll have a look at the low-paying icons. Playing card values represent the most common symbols you’ll be seeing in the game. 9, 10, J, Q, K and A will be appearing on your reels often.
Next up are the high-paying symbols. Powerful Egyptian symbols are what these icons represent. Look out for an Ankh, a Wadjat, a Scarab, Anubis, Ra and Isis. These symbols are the ones you’ll want to land on the reels as you play the game.
The Wild symbol is a golden mask that can only appear on reels 2,3 and 4. It has the ability to substitute for any common icon in the game, helping you to build winning combos easier.
An ancient book represents the Scatter of the title. By landing enough of these during a single spin you’ll trigger a special gameplay feature.
Online Betting Options & Features
Gold Of Egypt is a 5 reel, 3 row video slot game developed by SimplePlay. There are a total of 243 pay ways that you can make use of and a RTP of 96.18%.
By landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters you’ll be awarded with 12 bonus spins. These spins can be retriggered should you manage to land more Scatters during the spins. The more Scatters you land the higher the bet multiplier will be.
During bonus spins a Wild nudge feature will apply. Whenever a Wild appears it will nudge to take over the reel vertically.
Come and experience the sands of ancient Egypt once again with SimplePlay!