Playson rises to the occasion with this Rise of Egypt mobile slot that is a must play for fans of free spins.
When it comes to slots set in Ancient Egypt, you don’t get more classic than this.
With a sandstorm in the background covering palm trees and pyramids, it makes the darker 5×3 reels stand out full of golden objects and hieroglyphics.
The Rise of Egypt slot is a 20 payline machine that seems to offer little new; it has scatters, wilds, and a free spin bonus on a fairly standard but well done Egyptian landscape.
But the goddess on these five reels is Bastet, the cat-headed deity of war and protection who welcomes you to her temple and answers your prayers more often than you might think.
Usually, if you get a wild symbol that expands to cover the whole reel, it’s because you’ve set a special trigger.
Not so with this Rise of Egypt game where she will create a win if she can, whenever she shows up, keeping things ticking along in the base game.
But it’s in the free spins where you’ll become a true follower of this lionesque figure as she becomes so much more important.
You rarely go through 50 spins without triggering the free spin bonuses at least once, sometimes twice.
This means that you usually walk away with about 10x to 20x your bet, and is basically a quick break from the base game wilds.
But everyone once in a while things get really interesting, as the expanding wild now does two things:
The more expanding wilds you can catch, the more of the same high paying symbol you’ll find on the reels.
We found that even on a good round, getting more than 3 converted symbols in this Rise of Egypt video slot is rare – but even that has gotten us 80x to 100x our bet on multiple occasions.
Imagine if we got 5 wilds during the free spins!
And you know what? Those wins didn’t even feel that rare, considering how easy it is to trigger those Rise of Egypt free spins.
This feels a little bit like the baby sister to Play’n GO Legacy of Egypt slot. Yes, you can win more in Legacy, but it’s a much harsher game on your wallet.
Yet both have frequent free spins, beautiful traditional symbols and sounds, and plenty of action on the reels. We recommend both highly.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||12 Free Spins / Progressively Richer Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Scatters, Free Spins, Expanding Wilds, Richer Reels|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Egypt|
Expanding Wild: The Golden Bastet symbol is the wild and she will expand to create a win over any of the 20 paylines. She only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Scatters and Free Spins: The pyramid is the scatter and 3 or more triggers 12 free game rounds. You can re-trigger this bonus by getting a further 3 scatters.
For each wild that lands you get a +1 free spins, plus she will remove one of the high paying symbols, and upgrade it for the next one on the paytable list.
So if you manage to get 6 wilds during your free spins, you could end up with stacks of the golden scarab symbols and the Ace to 9 symbols only, giving you huge chances at big wins.
This Rise of Egypt slot on mobile may not bring anything new to the Egyptian slot theme, but it's still pretty, with clear symbol differentiation.
More importantly, you have that expanding wilds, who keeps you in good company during the base game, but really comes alive during the brilliant free spin rounds.
The symbol upgrade is what makes this game particularly interesting, and we played for hours without feeling bored of the feature.
If you like this Playson game, you might also want to check out Book of Gods slot by Big Time Gaming.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 2, 2019 - Rating