Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe
You don’t need to be an Egyptologist or even a fan of the crowded world of Egyptian themed slots to be intrigued by Playtech’s Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe slot.
This game offers a High Roller mode where a world of treasures can be unlocked in the form of a progressive jackpot- highly volatile but with big win potential.
Look and feel
The player finds themselves in the murky dark inside a room in the Pharaoh’s pyramid, with carved stone and a slightly creepy atmosphere but high quality graphics. We are facing the reels which are hemmed in by two rather imposing, muscular and frankly scary statues of the dog-headed god Anubis and the Falcon-headed God, Horus who hold up the massive stone table reels. It’s a slick design and stands up well against other games like the Football Stars slot – Ancient Egypt here we come!
The soundtrack to play is pretty hypnotic stuff with clanging symbols, shaking bells and flutes- it helps to create an intense and up-beat vibe to gameplay.
Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe slot is a 3 row, 5 reel and 20 pay lines journey (just like their mystical game the Sacred Stones slot) except that this one goes into the depths of the ancient unknown that can be played across all devices.
You’ll need to keep your peepers open for those high value icons; the profile of an headdress wearing Egyptian Queen, the head of the statue of a sphynx, a golden Ankh (looped symbol of the old gods) and gold statue of cat- the sign of rebirth in ancient times. The lower value icons are the Ace through 10 of the card deck in bright colour against a stone tablet.
The game’s Wild is the game’s blingtastic logo which subs for all icons except for the Scatter which is a gold and blue scarab beetle- this comes into play in the High Roller mode.
There is also a Bonus icon, a gold and gemstone statue of a pharaoh’s head which lands on reels 1,3 and 5 and unlocks the bonus time fun, which makes this one of our favourite 20 pay-line games along with the the likes of the Swipe and Roll slot machine from NetEnt.
Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe comes with a pair of Bonus features strictly not for the feint of heart which you can trigger by landing three of the Bonus icons, then you’re in the enviable position of choosing between two high jinx adventures, either Explore the Tomb of Tutankhamun Bonus, or the Curse of the Ancients Free Games- yikes!
The Tomb of Tutankhamun transports you into a new screen where you find yourself right inside the tomb room where you will pick treasures to reveal prizes. Find a golden key and this will allow you deeper into the pyramid and the chance of more prizes, find the winged key and you will make it to sarcophagus chamber itself where you can access a chance to get your mits on the progressive jackpot! If you reveal a collect icon you end the feature and return to the base game.
If you choose the scarily named Curse of the Ancients Free Games it will give you a treasure trove of 15 free spins. After each a random symbol is removed from the reels giving you more chances of bigger pay outs. Importantly, this game also gives you access to the sarcophagus chamber and a crack at the progressive jackpot, all you need to do is land those magic keys on the reels.
High Rolling heaven!
If you want to take your game into the high roller stakes you simply click the button at the bottom of the reels and activate this mode. Here an extra valuable icon, the scarab, comes into play and this can turn into a Wild, a Bonus icon, or give you a cash prize or an ever welcome multiplier! If you up your stake by x10 then the special icon is added to reel 3 but if you go all out for a x20 stake then that scarab will be added to reels 1, 2 and 3!
Let’s face it, there isn’t a shortage of ancient Egyptian themed slot games, but this game does set itself apart from the crowd with the clever High Roller mode and the progressive jackpots which can be activated through the base game too. With a good atmosphere and plenty of extras too, Playtech have put together a slick game with rather more on offer that many of its competitors´ similarly themed games. This is a game with big money potential.