Mia Gardner | 02 Oct 2019
A quick look at the new online slot reveals the outstanding attention to detail in the artwork. A sunlit tomb fills the background, complete with multiple Egyptian statues that stand as silent observers to the spinning reels. But look again and you’ll notice that the reels have a curious design. The left and rightmost reels are shorter by two grid squares, resulting in a staggered play area shape. So although the game uses 5 reels, defining the rows is a bit of a challenge.
Already Egyptian King is intriguing.
Of course the symbols follow the theme. The reels of Egyptian King are populated by scarabs, the Eye of Ra, and a number of striking old Egyptian gods. Again, the artwork is impressive, with each symbol created with enough detail that it seems to leap from the game. A player may just find themselves reaching out and touching the screen, expecting to feel smooth, polished marble surfaces.
But it is the Golden Pharaoh Wilds and Pyramid Scatters that players will really want to reach out and touch, in hopes of making them appear more frequently. These are where the bonuses of the game can be found.
Sticky Wilds aren’t anything new, but still a welcome addition from iSoftBet. After 3 Pyramid Scatters have landed anywhere on the reels 10 Free Spins are granted. This is when the Wilds become sticky, but with an added special that keeps things interesting.
Random Golden Pharaoh Wilds are granted throughout the Free Spin sequence, and stick in place on the reels. A random multiplier may also be attached to Wild, drastically increasing player’s payouts.
The added trick is that if a Pharaoh Wild is added, it officially removes another lower value symbol for the duration of the Free Spins sequence. This leaves only higher paying symbols to be matched, making each win a potential mini-jackpot.
It seems that iSoftBet have managed to not only make the ancient Egyptian theme fresh again, but add enough twists to Egyptian King to make it one of the most innovative slots in some time. The new title is available now at online and mobile casinos powered by this leading software developer, and promises entertainment, action and big wins galore.