Explore the ruins of an ancient civilisation and get your hands on some forgotten treasures with the Fortunes of Egypt, a 5-reel video slot designed by the Spielo software department of G-Tech.
Despite taking on a tried and tested theme in the e-gaming industry, this 25 payline game does provide something unique and refreshing on the design front. The game also offers lots of variety when it comes to gameplay with many bonus elements that could potentially reward players with their very own fortunes.
From the title, spinners may be thinking that Fortunes of Egypt is just another slot machine with the same old Ancient Egyptian theme, and they won't be wrong. What's more they can expect to see many of the same old reel symbols on the game screen, such as scrolls of hieroglyphics, the eye of Horus, the sphinx, the great pyramids of Giza, a scarab beetle and the ankh cross – an iconic symbol of old Egyptian culture that represents the concept of life.
However, for all of the thematic overlap that this game has with other slot machines based on Ancient Egypt like Luxor Valley, there are also many aspects that set this game apart from the pile. That is because this Spielo slot machine has a certain comical charm about it. All of the icons are illustrated by two dimensional, cartoon-like drawings, giving the game a light-hearted feel. There is even one symbol that depicts an Egyptian fella walking like, well, an Egyptian!
Overall, the game's aesthetic is simple yet colourful, while dramatically humorous sound effects will play out whenever winning combinations of symbols are formed. For example, any win that includes the wild pharaoh icon will be accompanied with an evil laugh as well as some subtle animations.
On your quest to find the Fortunes of Egypt, you will have to think carefully about how many lines you wish to play with as well as the size of the coins and number of coins that you stake on each active line. Players can opt to play with any odd number of lines between 1 and 25 while the coin options offer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 coins of the following sizes: 0.01, 0.05, 0.25 and 1.00. So, there is definitely plenty of scope for players to play conservatively or go for the big risky spins with a maximum possible bet of 250 credits per spin.
That total bet of 250 might sound a bit daunting, but it might just be worth it since it could potentially return the games normal play jackpot of 50,000 credits with a 1,000x line bet multiplier prize. That line bet prize will be awarded whenever spinners line up five matching Cleopatra symbols on an active payline, but there are many other ways to win as you can see in the table below:
As you can see, this game offers quite a generous set of payout prizes with many symbols offering wins for two matched icons on a payline. However, the slot also provides plenty of other winning possibilities with some special gameplay features. The first of these is a simple wild symbol that is represented by a Pharaoh who will complete winning lines by substituting for all of the normal paying symbols. Then there is a scarab beetle scatter which will award 8, 20 and 100 free spins when 3, 4, and 5 appear in any position on the reels.
There are also some special bonus games to be played. The first of which is a bonus game that is triggered by collecting 1,000 bonus points from finding “bonus” treasure chest symbols. The number of accumulated points can be seen in the top corner of the screen and players will be able to play through five levels of the bonus game for wins worth up to 50,000 credits. Plus, if players lay down the maximum amount of credits per line, then they will be eligible to play for three bonus prizes when three or more “jackpot” symbols appear on the reels.
This slot machine from Spielo software offers something a little bit different to the popular Ancient Egyptian theme. With cartoon icons and a humorous twist, the game doesn't take itself too seriously and, as such, it will appeal to a wide audience of video slot fanatics. The game does offer some serious winnings, however, with a generous pay schedule in the base game as well as two jackpot bonus games.