You can’t deny that this Coins of Egypt slot game looks beautiful, set against an ancient Egyptian temple with the gods promising riches to faithful followers.
In many ways, the theme of this Coins of Egypt mobile slot by NetEnt reminded us very much of their Pyramid Quest slot but dumbed down.
Gone are the excellent reels and the strange cascading wins with big wilds and big multipliers. Instead, you have the same gods and similar symbols, this time with a far more traditional look and feel.
The animations are beautiful. You can’t deny that. They almost come alive on each spin with atmospheric music that makes you feel like you’re in the heart of the golden age of ancient Egypt.
So far, so standard. But then maybe that’s what NetEntertainment are trying to do with this slot game set in Egypt; they are going back to basic.
You get ok, though not amazing 4 and 5 of a kind wins, and better yet, frequent cash wins. How? Because you get anything from 2x to 15x your bet coins pop in on the base game which you can collect at random times.
These do help keep the game ticking, even if they are rarely satisfying enough to keep you happy for long.
You know that when a gambling game says ‘unlimited’ anything, there is always a limit. In this case, you’ll probably play the classic 15 to 20 spins at most.
But that’s not to say these Coins of Egypt bonus games aren’t rewarding. You do collect all those little instant cash wins in chests at the bottom of the game.
The free spins end when you get three collect symbols on reel 5 matching one of the chests. You get what’s in the treasure box and whatever wins you collect.
So how come we’ve only given this Coins of Egypt slot a 3 star review? Well, the wins never quite match the anticipation of the atmosphere.
We like the instant cash wins, but honestly, we would have preferred a few more decent 5 of a kind wins to make things interesting and worthwhile.
Still, it’s a fun enough Egyptian game, though we’d probably still prefer to play on Legacy of Egypt by Play’n GO if you are after something with lots of free spins.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.03% / 96.97%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Free spins||Unlimited Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Pharaoh Coins Win|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Egypt|
Wilds: The golden scarab is the wild symbol and can replace all other symbols on a winning payline, but won't replace the wilds, chest seal or collect symbols.
Pharaoh Coins Win Feature: During any spin, one to three coins with coin values ranging between 2x to 15x your bet will appear in the first three reels.
If you find a Pharoah chest symbol in reel five, you'll collect all the coin prizes on the first three reels.
Unlimited Free Spins: When 3 Scatter symbols, the golden orb, appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. You then start a non-specific amount of free spin bonus rounds.
Much like in the base game, three coins appear on each spin, and their values added to one of the three chests below the reels.
Now, when you collect chest symbols that land on reel five, these match the colour of the chests at the bottom of the game Collect three, and you end the free spins.
You get your wins from the free spin wins, but also from however much was collected in that chest. Only one treasure box will open.
This Coins of Egypt slot on mobile has the advantage that it's a fun and beautiful Egyptian game that is easy to play.
It's not a bad starter slot for those looking to get into the more volatile Egypt machines because it's got some nice easy wins thanks to the Pharaoh Coin Win Feature.
Is it one of the best slots that NetEnt game studios have created? Probably not. But it's good enough to remind you of warmer climes on long winter nights.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating