Dropping Some Egyptian Coinage
Players will note that there are free versions of the activity should they prefer not to splash any cash, however for those that do, the pay-in is relatively low, with the minimum being €10, provided you select the maximum number of winlines. Should you reduce that sum down to just 1, your bet will reflect that decision and also be decreased to €1.
Instead of one bet button, there are several, each of them labelled with the amount of cash you’re about to utilise: 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200. What is more, you have to continue to press the number of your choice in order to spin the reels; it’s a unique way of operating the game, and one that actually streamlines the control panel.
The automatic rounds are indicated by a play button surrounded by circling arrows, with one tap being all it takes to get the reels in motion. Another click from your mouse and the option will grind to an immediate halt.
Let’s Go Digging
You won’t have to delve too far into the sandy earth before you happen upon a selection of free games, 15 in total to be exact. Nor do you have to do much to activate the x3 multiplier that comes alongside them; all you have to do is get three or more of the scatter symbol, which happens to be a pyramid.
These sandy finds can be reactivated during the experience, resulting in another 15 rounds on top of the ones already earned. Nonetheless, although a distraction from the main game, this doesn’t qualify as a bonus round, which is something that The Great Egypt is a little lesser for.
Double It up for Me
The wild is more interesting than usual here, for it has the ability to double up your wins should it substitute icons and create a winning combination. There’s an issue with this though: it doesn’t always work.
The reason for this is that the doubling wild is specific to finding only a single wild among a winning line, rather than having a whole combination of wilds. What this means, apart from the doubling up probably being made easier, is that the simpler of the two options is actually more rewarding.
The Progressive Egyptian Culture
A lot of EGT’s games have what is known as the Jackpot Cards, a jackpot bonus that is based on the Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs, each of the suits having its own sum of cash attached to them.
The black Clubs symbol is the lowest of the jackpots, with the red Diamond being the second, the red Heart the third, and the highest of all the ranks being the black Spade. To see the totals currently at work, and who has won in the past, you need only hover over the counters at the top of the screen. They’re always increasing, normally very rapidly.
The Shining Gem of the Nile
The Great Egypt isn’t the best Egyptian based slot machine there is, there’s just too much missing from the winning formula of substance, aesthetics and usability.
Nevertheless, it is one of EGT’s better online games, and as such it gets a middling ground rating of 3.5 stars.
What lowered the amount wasn’t actually the removal of a bonus round, but that everything is pretty much the same across all EGT titles, meaning that innovation is rather limited. Sometimes going against the grain and introducing something new is just what a gaming brand needs.