Spin like an Egyptian and you could unlock the long lost treasures of the great pyramids thanks to this slot machine's 200,000 credit base game jackpot. The Great Egypt by Euro Games Technology software is a fairly straightforward video slot in many respects; there are 5 reels, 10 paylines, a tried and tested theme and some lucrative bonus features such as wild symbols that double the value of wins as well as free spins with a x3 multiplier.
Other than that, there isn't too much of a unique nature to really distinguish this game from all of the other Egyptian themed titles on the market. However, this game does come with all of the trimmings of an EGT software slot machine, such as a card based gamble game and a special bonus round with four progressive jackpots for the winning.
The theme of Ancient Egypt is perhaps one of the most popular in the world of slot machines. Let's face it, the old civilisation of pyramids and pharaohs strikes just the right balance between exoticism, mystery and prosperity. As such, spinners will be treated to all of the customary images of exotic desert landscapes, strange religious artefacts and wonderfully adorned pharaohs.
In truth, there isn't anything particularly surprising about the design of The Great Egypt, which is perhaps part of the charm of Ancient Egyptian themed games – you know exactly what you are going to get. Nonetheless, the game designers have done a good job at making sure that every part of the game screen has been Egypt-ified with hieroglyphics and reels like papyrus paper.
Among the 13 different symbols in this game, there are two that are particularly worth keeping an eye out for. That is because they bestow some special gameplay features that could potentially gives spinners a big bonus boost to their betting balances. First up, there is a wild symbol which, just like any other wild icon, will substitute for other symbols to complete active win lines. However, when this Pharaoh symbol steps into play, it will also double the value of the standard win, which is not a bad little feature to have on your side.
There is one symbol that will not be replaced by the wild pharaoh, and that is the scatter icon that is represented by the Three Pyramids of Giza. The reason that this symbol cannot be replaced by a wild icon is due to the fact that it doesn't need to line up on a payline to pay total bet wins of 2x, 5x, 20x and 500x when two or more appear on the reels. Plus, whenever three or more scatters pop up, a round of 15 free spins will be played through with a x3 multiplier applied to all free game wins.
Speaking of wins, it's about time that we had a closer look at just how much is up for grabs in this Egyptian themed video slot by EGT. There are 10 paylines involved in the game, although punters can change it up by opting to play with 7, 5, 3 or 1 paylines, meaning that the overall bet options will be lower. When it comes to selecting your wagers, you will have to choose one of the five options shown at the bottom of the screen below the reels, each of which represent the selected number of paylines multiplied by the following coin values: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20.
Other than the scatter symbol, all wins in this game are paid as line bet multipliers which you can see for yourself in the following table:
With a 10,000x line bet multiplier jackpot, spinners of The Great Egypt certainly have some decent winning potential. However, there are a couple of other winning opportunities presented in this slot machine, the first of which comes in the form of a simple 50/50 card gamble game for all wins that are less than 35x the value of the total bet.
The second way to win which isn't related to the slots themselves is a randomly activated Jackpot Cards bonus round. This standard EGT software feature has four progressive jackpots on offer, giving players the chance to win one of them by turning over three matching suits from a pile of 12 playing cards.
With a 200,000 credit jackpot and four progressive jackpots up for grabs, there is every chance for punters to get a taste of that fabled Egyptian luxury in this prosperous slot machine. Of course, this game's theme has been done time and time again, and there are certainly more interesting slots out there with much more extravagant bonus features and narrative elements. However, if you just want some straightforward spins with big winning potential, then you won't be too disappointed by this game.