Pharaoh is the first five reel Egyptian themed video slot from 36 Gaming to offer a progressive jackpot. On top of this it also includes free spins, scatters, wilds and a bonus game. We played it at iButler casino to see if it had what it takes to scare the bandages off of other Egyptian themed slots.
The yellow sands of Egypt surround the slot with the sun scorched pyramids in the distance. The logo is flanked by a female (possibly Cleopatra) and a bandaged mummy whilst the line markers are accompanied by two slithering snakes.
Reel icons are all themed around Egyptian artifacts and figures. They include cats, pyramids, scarab beetles, golden serpents, jars, Peshant crowns, traditional crowns, mummies, Thoth, Cleopatra and the Pharaoh.
A slow mystical music track accompanies each spin, whilst bonus games and free spins also include some interesting sound effects too.
The jackpot is double that of other 36 Gaming slots with $7,500 maximum up for grabs. This means the betting range is also larger with wagers available from 0.01 to $/£/€15 per play.
Cleopatra plays as a wild icon which allows her to substitute for all other symbols except the pharaoh and Thoth scatter. Her icon is the most cartoonish in design but also the most frequent one used of all three special icons.
Thoth is one of the most popular deities, often referred to as the bird man of Egypt. Three, four or five of these scatters will award ten free spins where all standard paytable wins are multiplied by three. You can even win more free spins during the round, with the possibility of an endless number of free spins if three or more Thoth icons continue to appear.
The bonus round is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 consecutive Pharaoh icons appear. This treasure themed game awards choices with bonus wins. You can also trigger this game during free spins, although win will not be multiplied by three if this happens.
Egyptian slots are pretty common at the moment which is why we were pleased to see this one has plenty more to offer than its competitors. It includes three bonus features and a progressive jackpot whilst maintaining a betting range suitable for all. You can even play it for free at many 36 Gaming casinos, some of which are shown below.
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