The only reality of life is that it is very short and extremely fickle. This idea of fleeting life has been flirted with in almost every great human civilization so far, from Mayan to Chinese and Indian to Scandinavian. But nowhere more so has this been the case than in Egypt.
There’s no denying that the ancient Egyptian culture is one of the most intriguing accomplishments of human endeavour. So powerful is its aura that everything that is found to be even remotely associated with it never fails to garner interest among people. That’s precisely why, many slot developers love to base their slots on Egyptian culture and mythology, trying to further this interest. Casino Technology, in the same vein, has brought to us a hugely promising slot named The Power of Ankh.
To kill time or to learn new facts, there are few slots that can be as good a companion as The Power of Ankh has the potential to be!
Yes, we hear you. While granting that hieroglyphics is not really the script of communication in our Latin-script world, the symbol - ☥ - might be more familiar to readers than the word ‘Ankh’. This word (and the symbol depicting it) refers to the continuation of life from one generation to another - basically alluding to a river of life. And since the Nile is the river of life in Egypt, Ankh is also called the Key to the Nile.
With such a beautiful meaning to power it, there’s little surprise that The Power of Ankh turns out to be a powerful presence.
Let’s shift our focus from the beauty of it all to more mundane (but highly indispensable) matters. The gameplay featured in The Power of Ankh is quite fundamental and it doesn’t ask too many questions of the player. Five reels and 30 paylines present a fairly common set-up, in which there’s no room for surprises.
The only consolation then, in terms of gameplay, is the fact that a low reel to payline ratio of (around 0.17) gives players ample opportunities of striking fruitful combinations – a big nod of approval from us!
The wagering scheme, however, will be quick to bring one back to the grey realities of life. Given the fact that there are 30 paylines, max coin value of $0.20 amounts to max wager value of $6. Of course, you can take it for a spin in demo play.
The Power of Ankh is big on symbols, primarily because the theme – Egyptian mythology – is itself quite heavily reliant on symbols. The best symbols are the ones that directly reflect native Egyptian beliefs– a mysterious golden cat, a frightening eagle (or Ra, if you will!) and a bunch of other Egyptian artefacts that we found a tad difficult to put a name to.
Also, baroque face cards – from the ace to the king – make up for the remaining positions. As we anticipated, these don’t pay out much too good. The cat and the Ra symbol seem to be the highest paying regular ones, and quite rightly so because, undoubtedly, they are the most beautiful ones. Both of them pay out 1,000 coins once you find yourself looking out at a straight five-on-five combination involving either of them.
Egyptian deserts are notorious wildernesses, watched over for millennia by stoic images of Sphinx. It is only just then, that a Sphinx acts as the wild of this slot, watching over your luck intently. Pleasing it is no mean feat, though. But if and when you do, you will be showered with a no-conditions-apply takeaway gift of 9,000 coins.
Let’s let the drums roll because the scatter of this slot – the Ankh, itself – is bringing some enormously generous possibilities for players. Appearing only on the 3rd, 4th and 5th reels, this scatter can unlock as many as 15 free games in a jiffy. Having 15 free spins at your disposal will pretty much guarantee a nett positive cash flow straight into your bank account!
On the face value, there is not much to dislike about The Power of Ankh. It is remarkably well-designed, and we certainly see the efforts that have gone into the making of symbols. True, it is up against stiff competition from almost every other manufacturer with this theme, with games like Cleopatra simply legends in slot gamin. We would surely have loved to see an extra bonus round here, to seal the deal with authority. Payouts, although not too substantial, are not too meek either, meaning that this slot is definitely worth trying your luck at!