The ancient Egyptians had a civilization with few peers and a culture that was one of the best the world has ever known. Its engineering capabilities were outstanding, as the immense pyramids made clear and its contribution to human progress was quite considerable. Filled with all manner of splendour and mystery, populated with knowledge-seeking people and ruled by forward-thinking rulers, it is no wonder that ancient Egypt is so often made the theme of a movie, video game or slot. Among the multitudes of ancient Egyptian themed slots on the market, the subject of this review is the Wild Scarabs slot. This is a Microgaming product with a lot going for it and is loaded with free spins and a mini-features that tickle the palate quite well.
Do read on for more details of this ancient Egyptian-themed slot.
Enjoy the Truly Wild Scarabs!
The Wild Scarabs slot comes equipped for business with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win that stretches to two hundred and forty. No payline structure as such is provided here, and wins are thus simply made by lining up matching icons across a suitable payline. The scene in the Wild Scarabs slot shows pyramids in the distance and what looks like massive mud buildings. These are set under a clear blue sky, with a lake, trees and other greenery carpeting much of the background.
As for the reels, these come supported by a pair of elegant marble columns and are set a fair distance above the ground. The featured icons are all old worthies any fan of Egyptian-themed slots would be able to identify in a hurry and comprise an ankh, a couple of gods, and the Eye of Ra.
Gems of different colours comprise the low-value icons in the Wild Scarabs slot and the wild is fittingly a scarab. The wild also replaces all the other featured icons when wins are imminent, save for the scatter icon.
Wild Deal - this Wild Scarabs bonus takes place following any non-winning spin and features a wild scarab ending up on the third reel. Up to a quartet of wilds will then be added to the reels and guarantee a win.
Free Spins - by getting at least three of the scatter on any convenient reel location, the free spins mode is activated. Ten free spins are then awarded. More free spins cannot be won within this bonus round, but any wild icon that appears is collected till a trio is on hand, at which point they get placed on the reels in order to guarantee a win.
The Wild Scarabs slot has nice graphics and bonuses, a pleasant sounding audio effect and is overall a nice bit of ancient Egyptian-themed slot to have all sorts of wild fun with!
Paylines: 243 Ways To Win