|RTP (Return To Player)||Layout||Paylines||Max win||Volatility||Min stake||Max Bet|
|96%||7 x 7||0||12000x||High||€0.1||€100|
Everyone loves Egypt! Ancient Egypt at least. And by everyone we mean slots players who can set off for Ancient Egypt first thing in the morning and spend all day playing different Egyptian-themed and archaeological-themed slots (aka looting slots) all day long if they so choose.
This Golden Osiris slot game is from Play’n GO, which released in November 2020. Play’n GO are Swedish developers with a portfolio of more than 250 slots and other casino games, including some massive hits like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Moon Princess, Legacy of Dead, and Rich Wilde and the Amulet of Dead.
So you can see they like Egypt too!
The fascination of the world’s earliest widely studied civilisation, (let’s not make our claims too broad rationality fans) seems to be unending, and Golden Osiris starts off on the standard sort of iconography, with Pyramids and gods being the big focus of this game.
The stand-out features are wilds with multipliers that can go up to 10-times, and a pyramid symbol that expands wins and adds a multiplier. The game uses a non-standard win calculator paying out for clusters of symbols rather than lines. In common with most cluster games that means a big reel set, and here it is a square grid of seven by seven symbols, styled on old stones in a temple wall.
The betting runs on a long scale from 10p to £100. The game is a high volatility title, and it comes with a range of RTPs. RTP is a theoretical return to the player, and it predicts how much of the money that will be wagered on a game over its entire life will be returned to the player – take this number away from 100 and you’ll get the “house edge”, which is the built-in profit that the owner expects to make from a game. RTP ranges use algorithms to change the RTP to suit “the market”. We don’t like this system because we’re pretty sure that it isn’t going to play out to the benefit of players, because, well, things don’t do they.
The game though seems interesting, with lots of novel ideas, and it is delivered in the usual Play’n GO style, so should you go digging in the desert for these golden artefacts.
Although the game is very different in a lot of ways, you’ll be able to play it if you’ve ever played any other slot. In fact, this game uses the standard-issue Play’n GO slot control panel, with the sliding betting amount selector in the central place on the control panel, which sits at the bottom of the screen.
The panel has an information button at the left, which you should click or tap to read the rules and to check out the paytable. Then there’s that sliding bet selector. The amount that you choose there is displayed to the right, with the green spin control and an auto spin control at the end of the panel – auto spins will be ruled illegal in the UK later in 2021.
There are further controls in the game frame, including sound, menus, and some shortcuts to other controls.
With a big grid come lots of symbols. The payout for sets of 5 to more than 15, so there’s a big range.
There is a wild that subs in for everything apart from scatters. Wilds have multiplier numbers.
Scatters are an eye.
The wild with its multiplier is the first bonus symbol in this game. It completes clusters, which are sets of five or more symbols that are touching.
There is a second chance of respin when two scatters are landed in a drop.
This is a sophisticated and rewarding game, with a possible top prize of a 12,000-times stake. That’s a lot of cash if you bet at the top of the betting ladder at £100 times a spin.
There’s quite a lot to understand. We always suggest that players check out the rules of a game before they spin for real cash, but we think that’s a must-do here. You can also play Golden Osiris for free at your favourite online casino site or a demo or review sites.
The screen is big and busy and the rules add a layer of complexity to the gameplay too.
Symbol collections, free spins, clusters, second chance resins… with a 49 symbol grid means a lot to understand.
We don’t like RTP ranges. They may react automatically to the market, but as we know, they are designed by slots companies we also know that they will primarily benefit slots companies. What’s wrong with the simplicity and surety of a single RTP figure? Call us old-fashioned, but if it isn’t broken – and we don’t think that it was, from the player’s point of view – then why fix it in this way.
This is an in-depth and engaging experience and one you should check out.
Wilds with up to 10-fold multipliers and a pyramid symbol extending wins and adding a multiplier are the game's standout features. Instead of paying out for lines, the game uses an unusual win calculator that pays out for clusters of symbols.
The pyramid has 25 holes that can be charged with winning symbols and can transform neighboring symbols into matching symbols, allowing for additional combinations to be created.
The first bonus symbol in this game is the wild, which comes with its multiplier. It completes clusters, which are groups of five or more symbols close to one another.
You’ll have to take a leap of faith. If you think about it, you will spend tons of cash if you wager at the top of the betting ladder at £100, but with a top payout of 12,000 times the stake, this is a smart and profitable game.