NetEnt’s slightly creepy Coins of Egypt packs more of a punch than other games in the ancient Egyptian genre usually do, with some edgy icons and just enough dramatic music to have you sitting on the edge of your seat! Granted, it’s not as all out creepy as their Halloween Jack slot, but it’s definitely slightly creepy.
There’s also a x15 multiplier and the excitement of treasure chests to fill!
Look and feel
Looking like a very high quality animation, Coins of Egypt is set against an end-of-days sky scene. The reels have been moulded out of a stone building with steps that is flanked on each side by looming muscular statues of ancient gods; a falcon headed Horus and a jackal-headed Anubis. Eeeek! This is one of the nicest looking games we have seen since the Queen of Wands slot from Playtech. It’s a real looker!
The background music is mesmeric stuff bringing twanging strings and exotic tones to add to the dramatic atmosphere of play.
This is a 5 reels, 3 row and 20 pay lines spine-tingler of an ancient day’s slot.
The high value icons are the heads of various gods and a scorpion done out with scary glowing eyes. The most valuable icon is the golden headed god, with five on an active pay-line giving you a very generous 1500 coin pay out! Now that’s something to worship!
Five bejeweled traditional scarab beetles are the lower value icons of the slot. The game’s elaborate Wild is a gold and turquoise beetle jewel, this substitutes for all icons except the Scatter and the two special bonus icons: the chest seals and Collect symbol.
The Scatter is a strange gold and silver swirly sphere which activates the Free Spins feature. There is also the head of a pharaoh which is the Collect icon and a statue to look out for as this unlocks the Pharaoh’s Coin game.
Pharaoh’s Coins Feature
The sharp eyed among you will notice in the base game that a small golden numbered coin can appear on the first three reels on each spin. If those ancient gods are smiling on you, up to three different coins can land on the reels and each has a value which could be worth up to a whopping x15 your wager!
Land the Pharaoh Collect icon on the last reel and you’ll be given the value of those coins to add to your cash pot on top of your winning combination- those old King’s knew a thing or two about hoarding treasure!
Free Spinning Fun
Land the Golden Scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 and treasure chests will arrive under reels 1, 2 and 3. These places to stash your booty are marked with a Ruby Eagle, Emerald Snake and Golden Cat and here those desirable coins will be kept.
Reel five sees a special set of icons exclusive to this feature, they are the matching seals to the treasure chests and one lands for each free spin. Land three matching seals on this reel and the feature ends up giving you the value of the chest which match the seals you have lured to reel five.
Coins of Egypt is an atmospheric slot with imaginative bonus features as well as an inviting RTP of 96.9%. NetEnt have developed a strong competitor to the ancient Egyptian genre with some valuable extras.