Who’s Your Mummy?
With a grinning mummy poking a head out from behind the reels to caper every few seconds, this slot isn’t even close to sinister. That’s okay though: there are plenty of spookier Egyptian slots out there to sate your lust for evil, some of which we’ll get to shortly. This one is flanked by bright blue skies, palm trees and a scarab beetle. Give it a spin and a series of familiar looking symbols flash by including Cleopatra with an asp wrapped around her hand.
Mummy’s Tomb is a fun, informal slot, with just 10 paylines to contend with. Your balance and line bet are displayed to the right of the reels. While it’s nice to see Booming Games moving these elements around to suit the layout of their various slots, the controls aren’t always intuitive. In Mummy’s Tomb you’ll likely struggle, as this reviewer did, to locate the line bet settings before realising that they’re tucked away in a submenu. For the record, these can be set between 0.03 and 3 and you can also adjust the number of active paylines.
Bandages and Bonuses
Aside from the lower value J, 10, Q, A and K symbols, Mummy’s Tomb has a series of Egyptian deities that are worth 1,350 for five. Top of the chain are wild and scatter, with wild played by the prankish mummy, clad in bandages and wide-eyed. It’s worth 15,000 for five and will substitute for all other symbols except scatter, which is a cartoon Tutankhamun worth 3,000 for five.
Three scatters anywhere in view will be enough to trigger 10 free spins. If another three scatters appear during free spins, this feature will be retriggered. Mummy’s Tomb also has a gamble feature aka Double or Nothing. Normally Booming Games allow this to be triggered up to five times in a row but in this case you can gamble as many as 10 times in a row if desired. The slot also has a wild reel – symbols in reel four will always be wild, save for the odd scatter.
You’d like to play an alternative Egyptian themed slot you say? Well settle in, cos boy have we got a wealth of options for you. The choice can feel overwhelming, including the likes of The Mummy by Playtech, which is darker and more atmospheric. It’s got 25 paylines and an RTP as high as 96% when played on maximum bet settings.
Alternatively, try The Purse Of The Mummy, a 15 payline slot from Saucify. They’re a lesser known developer and, in truth, the game fails to capture either the spookiness of Playtech’s effort or the cuteness of Booming Games’. Other possible titles include Egyptian Goddess and Egyptian Gold.
Mummy’s Tomb is a well-executed slot, but it almost feels like the game is too cartoonish for its own good. It’s not an absolute that slots with this theme have to be sinister affairs, but there’s far too much sunlight and smiles for the concept behind this game to take off.
In the absence of any features, you’re left to rely on free spins, administered via scatter symbols, as your primary route to riches, aided by the gamble feature. Mummy’s Tomb is still a fun game to play, but it’s one that’s lacking in longevity.