Reels of Ra
Set under the burning heat of the African sun, you’ll need to get your betting set-up ready if you want to win big and avoid being made bankrupt. There are 5 reels in this game and these include 20 paylines. The paylines are flexible so you can opt to reduce the number in play if you prefer. These can be changed as often as you decide during the game without any penalty. The only time you won’t be able to amend the paylines is while free spins are playing out. This game doesn’t start quite as low as many other NextGen titles but the entry point is still affordable at just 0.02 per line, giving a total min bet of 0.40. This can be upped to a total max bet of 100.00, 5.00 per active payline.
Pyramid of Prizes
The regular symbols pay out some top prizes if you manage to line them up in a row but there are some extras on the reels which can lift your winnings further if they land on the game board. Ramesses appears in all his magnificence on the reels and acts as the wild for the slot. This means that other than the scatter, he can step in for any of the tiles and make it easier to line up a winning combination. As an added extra, any wins which you land which use Ramesses will have the prize automatically doubled.
Scatters are a symbol that count no matter where they land on the reels; they don’t need to appear along an active payline, unlike the other symbols. If you get three or more, as well as winning a scatter prize you’ll also receive up to 20 free games. During these free games, if you get any wins the prizes will be automatically tripled, giving you a big payout. Even better, the Ramesses symbol also applies so if you use the wild to land a win during free spins, the multiplier increases to x6. This feature can be retriggered during free spins if you land three scatters again.
Ancient Egypt is one of the most popular themes for slots so if you enjoy taking a step back in time you’ll find there’s a veritable wealth of games to choose from. And although there’s wide range of different aspects of Egypt embodied, the great pharaoh Ramesses is a subject that arises time and time again. The Pyramid of Ramesses from Playtech is another title which pays tribute to one of the great Egyptian leaders. If you can ignore the fact that the main protagonist looks remarkably like Carry On star Bernard Bresslaw in drag, the graphics – whilst not 3D – are startling, with a clever slate tile design. There are 5 reels and 25 paylines and with a gamble feature, free spins and a bonus round it’s packed to the brim with opportunities to win.
Ramesses Riches from NextGen is an online video slot which takes the popular Egyptian theme and executes it very well, despite the lack of any kind of bonus feature. The graphics are fairly basic and won’t make any kind of instant impact but the gameplay is smooth and easy, and with the rules simple to understand, this is a slot that’s probably more suited to newbies looking for an uncomplicated play.