Ancient Egypt UK Slot Game
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Ancient Egypt UK Slot
Ancient Egypt is a 5 reels, 10 paylines UK slots game by Pragmatic Play. Ancient Egypt has Wild, Scatter symbols, Free Spins, and Expanding Symbols bonus features, and an RTP of 96.13%. If you want to take a trip to Ancient Egypt, do it here with us at UK Slot Games, which is also home to more than 500 leading UK slots including Great Rhino, Starburst, Rainbow Riches and Bonanza.
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From the sophisticated thrills of Legend of Cleopatra to the kooky fun of Cleo’s Wish, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of UK slots out there which make use of Ancient Egypt as a theme. We have nothing against that - it’s one of the most exciting and dramatic periods of human history, and was responsible for some of the greatest art and sculpture the world has ever seen. It’s also mysterious and exciting, and comes with a very distinctive visual flair. Slot game developers know that Ancient Egypt is a source of fascination for players - that’s why they keep using it!
Pragmatic Play didn't think too hard about the title for this 2018 release. There's a certain charm to calling an Egyptian-themed slot Ancient Egypt, and we can't help but wonder if we have an Irish-themed slot simply called 'Ireland' to look forward to from them in future. Ancient Egypt is a traditionally-focused slot game. Many of the most popular traditional slots UK Slot Games members choose to play are the work of Pragmatic Play; they have a skill for putting them together to a high standard.
The spirit of classic simplicity that exists within this slot starts with the reels, and their layout. This is a standard 5x3 slot, and only has ten fixed paylines to offer. In this modern era of UK slots that seems a little low, but with an RTP of 96.13% it pays out often enough. Those lines aren’t too hard to find! The layout takes up all the space that the screen has to offer; the symbols are nice, sharp, clear and tall. You can just about glimpse the darkness of an Egyptian temple in the background, lurking behind the gold-framed reels.
On the richly-purple reels, expect to find playing card symbols 10 up to A representing low values; this is a traditional slot, so it wouldn't feel right if they weren't here. Above them we have some staples of Egyptian iconography; the Eye of Horus, an ankh, the cat-headed God Anubis, and a depiction of Cleopatra which has clearly been inspired by Elizabeth Taylor's legendary depiction of her on film. She looks a stunning here as she did in the movie.
One extra symbol - a golden scarab - is pulling double duty as both a wild and a scatter. In its capacity as a wild, it will replace every single other symbol in order to complete a payline for you. When it's working as a scatter, it's your point of access to the three bonus features that Ancient Egypt is hiding.
You access the trio of bonus features to be had here in the same way - land three of the wild/scatter symbols in order to trigger the feature, and you’ll then be presented with a choice.
When the scatters have been landed, you’ll be taken to a new screen, on which you’ll be asked to make a selection from three colorful boxes, all placed in front of you. Each of the boxes is containing a bonus; two of which you’ll be happy to see, and one of which isn’t much of a bonus at all!
If you’re unlucky, you might select the Low Award bonus, which is a simple payout of 1x your line bet, and then you’re sent back to the base game. It feels a little harsh after you’ve worked so hard to land the scatters.
The High Award is a lot more generous; it’s a multiplier of your stake, awarded to you as an instant cash prize. The lowest multiplier you might be awarded here is 10x your stake, which isn’t massive but it’s worth having. The maximum multiplier is a huge 500x your stake, which really will make it feel like you’ve uncovered Ancient Egyptian treasure!
If you don’t get either of those awards, then you’ll receive the Free Spins feature instead. That’s ten free spins, during which one of the higher-value symbols will be chosen to become an Expanding Symbol, expanding to fill the whole reel it lands on whenever it appears - but only if it can bring you winnings by doing so. If you land another trio of scatter symbols during your free spins, you’ll get a fresh set of ten to play with.
If we're honest, Ancient Egypt isn't the best of the UK slot games that Pragmatic Play has ever released; but it's solid without ever becoming spectacular. We're not huge fans of having a bonus feature that isn't really a bonus feature, but the two other prizes you can win are fair enough. If you're the sort of player who prefers things a little more stripped back and traditional then there's every chance you'll love this - but if you prefer things a little more action-packed, head on back out to the UK Slot Games library and find something more suited to your tastes.
Ancient Egypt Developer - Pragmatic Play
Malta's Pragmatic Play has been responsible for some of the most popular slots UK players have had the fortune to play in recent years; the award-winning Wolf Gold, in particular, is a prime example. The success of the 2018 slot persuaded Pragmatic Play to release a sequel, Mustang Gold, in early 2019. It appears to be every bit as popular as the original. The animals-and-nature theme is a recurring one within this developer's output - they were also responsible for Great Rhino online slot and Hot Safari slot game.
Pragmatic Play know their audience very well - they pitch their slots to appeal to those players who like a laid-back, classic feel when they’re spinning the reels. Stylistically, their creations are always classic enough to attract those players, but also tend to contain one or two touches of bonus brilliance to make sure people don’t get bored.
After opening in 2007, Pragmatic Play seems to have made a vow that nobody's going to work harder than them to bring UK slots to the market. To date, they've released well over one hundred of them, with a minimum of one new one launched each and every month.