Rise of Egypt Deluxe
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Welcome the Rise of Egypt Deluxe slot
It has been two years since the original slot was released and therefore the developers at Playson have decided that this is the right time to add Rise of Egypt Deluxe to their growing portfolio. With improved graphics and pay outs are you ready to travel back to the time when Egypt ruled the Ancient world. This is another slot based upon Egyptian history and the perfect choice for those looking for a visually stunning slot that is peppered with history. Without further ado it is time to take a closer look.
Theme & Design
The theme is still based and inspired by Ancient Egypt however the first thing I noticed was the improvements that have been made to the design quality and the symbols are also far more polished too. The theme ultimately is common, and the symbols are only marginally better than what the competitors are offering.
Gameplay & Statistics
Rise of Egypt Deluxe plays out over a 5x3 reel set with 20 active lines, and it is thanks to this that you can win rewards of up to 1,145x the stake, and although the return to player stands slightly lower than the original, this one stands at 95.56% compared with the original offering 95.82%. The slot offers expanding as well as regular wilds, upgraded symbols, free spins and other features to keep the slot interesting.
As well as the spin button the only other thing that you need to think about when you are ready to play are the total bet controls. By making use of the bet buttons you can switch the amount you bet. When it comes to placing your bets you can start with a minimum of 0.01 credits and a maximum of 5 credits and as the pay lines are fixed you do have to play all of them making the minimum bet $0.20 and a maximum of $100 per spin and with this bet range this slot is sure to appeal to a wide audience. For any slot with 20 active lines a minimum bet of $0.20 is usual and this is where the wagers in this slot start.
When it comes to the pay outs these have improved not dramatically however the top jackpot prize is a most acceptable 1,145x you stake and if you are playing with the maximum bet you could land a cool $114,500, which is not to be sniffed at! The volatility is high and has been raised but the return to player is reduced. In this area I did not see much of an improvement.
Winnings, Symbols & Features
To land a win you need to land three or more if the same symbols across any one of your various pay lines starting from the reel furthest left. The best pay-out comes from landing six of the artifact’s symbols, whereas the golden scarab is the most profitable of all the artifacts and will reward you with 100-400x your line bet for any single combination that you land. The other artifacts will pay from 10x your stake to 300x your bet whereas the lower symbols which are represented by the usual low playing card symbols will pay from 5x to 100x your stake regardless of which of the symbols you collect.
The pyramid scatter symbol will reward you more lucratively and as in most slots the scatter activates prizes no matter where it land and whether or not they are on a pay line, and true to form it is the scatter that also triggers the free spins bonus game. Three or more scatters appearing on a pay line and you can not only be rewarded with free spins but you can also land a prize that is equal to 40x to 1,000x your bet, and if you multiply the top pay out by the pay lines you can theoretically in a jackpot of 20,000x your stake.
Regardless of the amount of scatters you land you will always be rewarded with 12 free spins (this is a fixed amount applicable regardless,) the free spins also offers an additional bonus feature which you can unlock by landing the wild symbols.
The first feature available is the expanding wild which is represented by the Bastet statue and when it appears it covers the entire reels so long as this will mean that you get paid. This feature can help with the regular wins however it is not the way to access the slots features, although it can land during both free and paid spins.
When it comes to the free spins these are reached in the same way as in via the scatters which are represented in this slot by the Pyramids which need to land three times on the same spin, you are then rewarded with the 12 free spins. There is also the opportunity to buy your access to the free spins feature provided you do not mind paying 62.5x your regular stake. The advantage you have by paying through the free spins is that the expanding wilds can upgrade symbols. This will only apply to the high paying symbols so the low paying royal card symbols all remain the same. To upgrade the symbols, you need to land the expanding wild five times and if you are lucky and this does happen you are also awarded with an additional free spin.
Finally, there is the wild which in this slot is represented by the gold portrait of Bastet the Egyptian cat styled goddess and this symbol can help you amass some worthy wins. In the base game the wild can substitute for any symbols except for the scatter, the wild can also expand over an entire reel but only if it then contributes to a winning combination. Once you reach the free spins, any wild you collect adds a free spin to your balance as also upgrades any symbol to a higher paying one. The only downside is that you can only activate 35 free spins this way but realistically this is more than enough to land some great wins.
I really enjoyed this slot and found the slot both entertaining and lucrative. With the big bet opportunities and a top win of 1,000x the line bet there is plenty of opportunities to win big. If you are looking for a slot that offers a medium volatility with solid winnings Rise of Egypt Deluxe is well worth a spin or two.