Microgaming’s Wild Scarabs slot is another chance to dive into the realm of ancient Egyptian all of its splendour with pyramids, and hidden treasures. As any slot player knows, this is a genre that has many good games in it as well as a few pretenders. Let’s see how this game stacks up against some pretty fierce competition.
Good Looking Egyptian
Microgaming have pulled out the stops on this game and designed a glossy, smart looking slot.
The action takes place against a blue sky and busy cityscape on the horizon with the River Nile flowing beneath the reels. It’s all set in a serious piece of marble and gold and the icons themselves stand out neatly against a dark background.
Wild Scarabs Game Play
Wild Scarabs is a 5 reel, 3 row and 243 ways to win slot which can be played across all devices.
The top scoring icon is an elaborate jewelled Horus, the god of the sky: he’s the one with a head like a falcon bird.
Another god who makes it onto the reels is Anubis, the jackal headed god of the afterlife (a sinister looking dude) and then there’s the traditional cross of Ankr, and the symbol of the eye of Horus which was used for its protective power.
The lower power icons are a colourful selection of six gemstones.
The Wild, key to getting your bank-roll ticking over, is the scarab beetle which was a symbol for the sun-god Ra. This icon substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter which is a giant orange jewel on top of an ancient staff.
Wild Deal Feature
This is a neat feature in which, after any non-winning spin where the Wild has landed on reel three, it will dial in up to four additional Wilds.
Stashing the Gold
The main event is a free spins feature with a special stashed Wild element. This bonus is triggered by 3 Scatters landing across the reels which in turn gifts you ten free spins.
And the ancients just went one better, because if you land Wilds that don’t add to a winning combo, these are stashed away at the top of the reels and given back when you have enough to make you a win. The beetles literally take flight to find a winning spot for you.
This good lookin’ addition to the Egyptian slots stable comes with some original features like the Wild Deal feature and those helpful scarabs.