Pharaoh’s Secrets Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

We know all of the Pharaoh’s Secrets in this mobile phone slot. And we are prepared to reveal them all to you.

We played on this Playtech game awhile and it seemed eerily familiar. Is it because the Pharaoh’s Secrets slot looks and play like every other Egyptian themed slot machine out there?

Does the wild sarcophagus remind us of IGT’s Pharaoh’s Fortune? Or maybe there’s something about the hieroglyphics that reminded us of the Cleopatra slot?

And then it hit us. It had nothing to do with the pyramids and desert sky on these reels.

Pay more, get more

It was the fact that in order to truly enjoy the Pharaoh’s Secret slot game, you need to activate the XtraWin, which costs you an additional 50% on top of your bet. So if you play at the minimum of 0.20, the min bet would now be 0.30.

And here’s the big secret of this Playtech machine: if you don’t the RTP of this game is 94%. If you do, it increases to 95%. So you are paying extra for better returns… and so the wild symbol expands every time it shows up on the reels, not just during the free spins.

It’s an odd way of doing it, making you pay more for a feature that so many machines give you free, but Playtech is certainly not the first to do it.

Just look at the Judge Dredd slot that gives you more wilds the more you pay, or even the fantastic Lucky 88 Machine which isn’t worth playing if you don’t pay for the extra free spins bonus.

Pharaoh’s Secrets pyramid of free spins

The nice thing is, this is still a nice friendly Playtech slot game. Once you add those expanding wilds in the base game, you get enough wins to top up your balance so you can keep playing for the free spins.

Which trigger often enough that you rarely miss them. And each time you hope to walk away with the golden treasure inside the pyramid and win yourself the potential 100 free spins…

But mostly you’ll end up with 21 free spins on average, with the wild doubling all your wins.

Pharaoh’s Secret video slot is nothing revolutionary. You’ve probably seen it all before.

But it’s a nicely balanced mobile slot and when playing at a Playtech casino with games like Great Blue or Panther Moon eating your cash quickly, it’s a nice ‘break’ of entertainment, with still some possible solid wins.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedApril 2015
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 20 Paylines
House edgeNormal mode: 6% - Extra Win mode: 5%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 2.00
Min/Max bet0.20 normal - 0.30 with Xtra Win / 40 normal - 60 with Xtra Win
Free spinsWin up to 100 Free Spins / With 2x Multiplier on Expanding Wilds
Bonus roundsStacked Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins
Get 100% up to £/€/$200 Welcome Bonus
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In-game bonus features

XtraWin: As you load this mobile slot you'll be asked if you want to activate the XtraWin feature and when you do, the reels will literally light up in a flaming fury.

You can deactivate it at any time by clicking on the top right hand corner icon, but why would you?

Not only do you increase the overall game payout, but you buy yourself an expanded wild in the base game. Always a nice bonus.

Wild: The pharaohs sarcophagus is the wild symbol and will replace all other symbols except scatter.

Free Spins: Get three pyramid scatters anywhere on the reels and you'll trigger the bonus game.

Here you'll pick form one of three symbols. Then, the more of those symbols appear on the reels, the more free spins you'll get.

5 - 15 free spins, 6 - 18 free spins, 7 - 21 free spins... 8 - 24, 9 - 27, 10 - 30, 11 - 33, 12 - 36, 13 - 50, 14 - 75, 15 - 100.

Anything over 30 is great, anything over 50 is unbelievable.

Especially as the wild expands as standard (XtraWin or no XtraWin) and will multiply any wins by 2 if used in a winning combination.


Closing thoughts

We had fun playing Pharaoh's Secret mobile slot.

It probably won't rock your world, but as Playtech slots go, it's a solid, decent game that will let you play for far longer than expected.

And all you need is to catch those huge free spins just once to start walking like an Egyptian.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: July 6, 2015 - Rating 3

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