I believe the most common theme we can find in slots these days is that of ancient Egypt. One would think that there cannot possibly be such a variety of games with the same theme to keep players interested. However, the market proves this assumption wrong – the number of Egyptian-themed games keeps growing in all software houses, and Sheriff Gaming is no exception to the rule. As the demand for these games seems to be insatiable, Sheriff decided to enrich its 3D offering with one of these slots – “Fortune of the Pharaohs” is its name and it doesn’t differ very much from its sister slots with the same theme. On the other side, this may not be a bad characteristic at all.
Even though it features similar symbols like its fellow games, “Fortune of the Pharaohs” is in one respect different – it represents an advanced version of the theme in terms of graphics, sounds and the overall impression. Apart from the standard mummies, scarabs, camels, scorpions, pyramids, etc, this 5-reel, 20-payline slot also promises quite decent prizes with its wild, scatter, free spins, feature bonus and click- me bonus. Still, if you give this game a try in a free play mode first, don’t be fooled by the big prizes you may get, especially in the features, because in real play the prizes are much lower.
Speaking of money, when it comes to bet amounts, “Fortune of the Pharaohs” offers quite a range: coin denominations start from $0.01 and moves up to $5, whereas on each of the 20 lines you can place up to 5 coins. With the bet span going from $0.01 to $500, there’s something for everyone, which is one of the reasons why this slot may catch on both highrollers and lowrollers
The highlight of “Fortune of the Pharaohs” are definitely its features. Despite the fact that none of them have a multiplier attached to it (which is a common trend among Shereiff Gaming’s 3D slots), they can be rather generous, especially the feature bonus. First of all, there’s the expanding mummy wild symbol, which significantly increases winning odds by replacing all other regular symbols. Then there’s the scatter which has no other role but to multiply the amount of active winlines.
As for the special features, players can enjoy free spins, triggered by three or more black scorpions on an active winline. This feature is quite stingy, as it awards only 4, 10, and 20 free spins for 3, 4, and 5 scorpion symbols, respectively. Apart from them, there’s a more common and rewarding click-me bonus, activated whenever three or more click-me symbols appear anywhere on the reels. This feature allows you to reveal the symbols with prizes until you click on a “Collect” symbol.
Last but not the least is the best trait of the slot – feature bonus, activated by three black statues on an active winline, which will take you to the Pharaoh’s tomb, and prompt you to choose the surrounding statues and collect prizes they hide. Once you spend the guesses, the mummy will rise from its tomb and it’ll be time for you to run away.
27th of March 2016
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