It’s not often we talk about a gamble option so soon into a review, but the mini extra of Pharaoh’s Night needs to be talked about, right this second. It’s just such a clever feature! Instead of cards to guess, you have a pinball machine to play upon.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the layout, for this game can really throw you when you flip that switch, leaving you empty handed. Our first time playing, we managed to get a x2 win, but then we lost it all in the next gamble; we should obviously learn when to take our winnings and walk away. Though that’s part of the fun, not knowing where you’re going to lose it all or win it back.
Although this option becomes available at the end of every win, you can select whether you wish to play it or not.
As this isn’t your typical Egyptian theme, neither is the scatter symbol conventional in the special feature it delivers. It may give a selection of extra games, ranging up to 50 rounds, but then it includes the Giant Pyramid Feature alongside it, helping to make the good times last a little longer.
To get the first half of this mini level, you’ll need between three and five matches on an activate winline, which shouldn’t be too taxing considering how many lines there actually are. Thereafter, the games will start to roll on in and the money will spring forth.
Should you get three stacked wilds on the last reel of the grid, they’ll turn the whole reel wild, and will then move from right to left on every spin until they’re out of sight. This may sound boring, but it actually brings in a lot of credits, so watch out for all that falling cash.
Cheap Night Out
Normally you have to prepare yourself when having a night out on the town, for the cost of everything soon tots up, but not here, not with Pharaoh’s Night. This Egyptian king may like the finer things in life, but he also likes a bargain, and that’s what he’s going to deliver when you play his slot machine.
Your initial stake can be as little as 0.30 credits, a tiny sum of money which most of us have lay around our house, however that figure can be increased to 18 coins. It’s a tad larger than what you started with, but it’s still a reasonable bet to place. Nonetheless, if you find that the maximum bet is a risk you’re not willing to take, you’re in luck as a play for fun mode of Pharaoh’s Night is available. You get all the features but none of the losses; what’s not to like?
Oh What a Night
Pharaoh’s Night is a good looking game, we’ll give it that, and while it lacks true depth, it has enough variance to have us coming back for more. The paytable is somewhat barren when compared with other slot machines, but differences in size and diversity are to be expected from brand to brand.
At the end of the day, Octavian have tried to jazz up a tired theme, and have succeeded (for the most part). There’s flaws that could do with ironing out, but most games have them.