|RTP (Return To Player)||Layout||Paylines||Max win||Volatility||Min stake||Max Bet|
|96.5%||5 x 3||10||5500x||High||€0.1||€100|
Pragmatic Play is the second biggest slots provider in the UK market. Not bad for a company that was only founded in 2015. In those few years, the company has released more than 250 games, including around 250 slots.
Their biggest titles are
they are also big in the live casino world now too.
The Mysterious Egypt slot title is a January 2021 release that joins an ever-growing list of Egypt-themed titles. For whatever reason, slot players love nothing more than believing that they live thousands of years ago. There’s also a very large dose of sexualized marketing with this title, which may or may not be to your taste.
The colour palate is quite typical, with the usual array of precious metals and gleaming gem-like surfaces against a desert and river background. The theming takes in the usual symbols from Egyptian myth too with falcons, mystic eyes, and of course pyramids.
Although it’s brand new there is a lot of stuff here that is pretty traditional. The layout is a five by three grid, and the main bonus is a free spin round. The graphics are perfectly nice, but not particularly out of this world and they do not make use of much in the way of up-to-the-minute visual gimmickry. The soundtrack is a rather muted Egyptian-tinged string motif. Again, it’s quite nice and certainly not offensive, but it’s hardly groundbreaking or extraordinary.
The game has just 10 pay lines but can deliver wins of over 5,500-times stake in a single spin. There are expanding mystery symbols on every spin, with two of them in the free spins round. It’s not yet one of the Pragmatic Play’s biggest hits, but it could be a slow-burning hit.
Are you ready to climb inside this pyramid and get into the mysteries of Ancient Egypt?
Click open the paytable to check the values of the symbols and this is what you find.
There are nine standard play symbols. They start with card symbols, our old friends:
The game is very easy to control. The control panel sits at the bottom of the screen on desktop games, reading from left to right:
Autoplay features are about to become illegal in the UK, so this feature should be disabled on legal UK sites later in 2021.
The scatter/wild triggers the free spins round. Free spins come in sets of 10. At the start of the free spins round two symbols are selected at random to become expanding symbols. At the end of each spin, the winning combinations are resolved the randomly selected symbol can expand vertically to fill the reel it is on. The wins delivered by this expansion are then paid out. The expansions are only triggered when there is the possibility of a win.
You can retrigger the free spins round with three or more scatters during the round. There is no limit on the number of retriggers.
The free spins round takes place on new reels. (A buy-in to this feature is available in jurisdictions outside the UK.)
The expanding symbols also operate in the base game. At the start of each spin, a symbol is selected at random to become the expanding symbol and can expand to cover a reel if there are the conditions in place to trigger it.
What to make of this game?
It is OK, but it is hardly revolutionary, and in a crowded genre like the Ancient Egyptian segment is that enough?
Let’s have a look at the good points of this game first. The expanding symbol feature is a good bonus feature in both the base game and the free spins round. There is a good top prize that could be life-changing if you’re betting large amounts (which could be life-changing in a bad way, so you should remember to play safely above all else).
However, it is not visually or aurally outstanding, and doesn’t really stand out from all the other Ancient Egyptian games, least of all the most popular ones – the Book of… series.
That said, this is an entertaining and well-delivered game from a good developer and it is probably worth your while exploring for at least a few spins.
You could also check out any number of Ancient Egyptian titles like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Eye of Horus from Reel Time Gaming or the Temple of Iris from Eyecon. In fact, you could play Ancient Egyptian games for as long as the civilisation actually existed without hitting a duplicate.
The scatter/wild symbol triggers the free spins round. Free spins are given out in groups of ten. With three or more scatters during the game, you can retrigger the free spins round. The number of retriggers is unrestricted!
Mysterious Egypt is rated as high volatility, so there is tremendous win potential! However, higher volatility equates to higher risk. But if risks excite you, this online slot is undoubtedly made for you!
The game has only ten paylines, yet it may pay out over 5,500-times stake in a single spin. Every spin has increasing mystery symbols, with two of them appearing throughout the free spins phase.
The amount of money will depend on how strong you play. For your reference, the lowest you can bet is €0.1, while the highest is €100.