Pragmatic Play goes back to the most classic of classical times as Cleopatra promises you more stacked scatter pay symbols in this Ancient Egypt Classic mobile slot.
We should probably point out that this isn’t a classic slot in the sense that it has 3 reels and fruit symbols. Oh no.
This Ancient Egypt Classic slot has 10 paylines on 5 reels and 3 rows full of ancient Egyptian symbols with a wild that also acts like a scatter.
In fact, if you haven’t ever played anything other than Pragmatic Play then you’ll certainly recognise this as the Ancient Egypt slot.
At first glance absolutely nothing – it’s got the exact same theme, same symbols, almost the same bonus features.
But if Ancient Egypt was a homage to the Book of Ra Deluxe video slot, this Ancient Egypt classic game is basically a copy.
At least in their first version of the game, they changed the volatility slightly and made it so you didn’t always get free spins when 3 scatters showed up on screen.
With Ancient Egypt Classic they have increased the top value of some of the symbols, including the scatter and wild, and with it made this a higher variance slot game.
To streamline it, now every time you get 3 scatters, you get those free spins straight away. So there’s no chance getting just some instant cash prizes instead like in the original Ancient Egypt.
Oh yeah. Absolutely. This is a brilliant volatile slot where you can win up to 5,000 times your bet (see the slot features below on how).
And far more than Book of Ra Deluxe, this Ancient Egypt Classic slot is probably with us because Play’n GO very successful remade this video slot format with their Book of Dead slot machine.
Book of Dead has become one of the most popular slots in the Play’n GO collection, and Pragmatic Play saw an opportunity to get on the Ancient Egyptian slots bandwagon.
It makes sense. Those free spins with the expanding scatter symbols pay out big and bring the kind of thrills that are hard to beat.
This Ancient Egypt Classic slot review loses a star for being so clearly a cash grab of previous casino games, but do you really care when you hit those big wins in the free spin bonus round? We certainly didn’t.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 50|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Scatters, Wilds, Free Spins, Expanding Scatters|
Wilds and Scatters: The Golden Scarab is the wild symbol and can be used to replace all other symbols to create a win over any of the 10 paylines.
It also acts like a scatter pays - 3 anywhere give you 2x your bet, 4 anywhere gives you 20x your bet and 5 anywhere gives you 200 times your bet.
Three or more trigger the free spin bonus round.
Free Spins and Expanding Scatter Wins: 3 or more Golden Scarab anywhere on the 5 reels will trigger 10 free spins.
At this point, one of the high paying symbols will be picked to act like an expanding scatter symbol.
What does that mean? It means that that symbol will now expand to cover the whole reel and pay regardless of whether it's sitting left to right, right to left or in alternate reels.
The way you get your 5,000 times your bet max win is by getting Cleopatra to line up on all 5 reels, expand, and get you 5 of a kind win on all 10 paylines.
The reason why this is called the Ancient Egypt Classic slot is that this is meant to remind you of the classic Book of Ra Deluxe game that we all know and love.
It's even got the traditional dings when the reels land instead of a pretty Egyptian tune, and simple symbols. So it's classic because it's a throwback.
Is it better? Well, maybe it looks a little more modern, and the wins are just as good and just as volatile. In fact, when those expanding scatter wins show up during the free spins you won't care if you are playing on a Novomatic or a Pragmatic Play slot.
All you'll care about is those huge wins and that 5,000 times your bet max top prize.
Still, between us, well probably choose to play on the Book of Dead mobile slot by Play'n GO first anyway.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 6, 2018 - Rating