The Wombat says: Caravans. We’re not a big fan of them here at Wombat Towers. Me and Mrs W spent a week in one on our honeymoon and we haven’t set foot in one of the cramped blighters ever since.
Thankfully the Caravan to Cairo slot (from Eyecon – the people behind the Jurassic Juniors slot machine and the Fluffy Favourites range) is about a whole different kind of caravan, the exotic kind that you would find in the desert, not at a camping park in Skegness.
Join a whole bunch of comedy looking animals as they venture to the Great Pyramids Wombat Fans! There are more animals in this game than the Fluffy Favourites Fairground slot which is made by the same slot developers. Yes, in order to visit the city of Cairo simply hop on a camel’s back and join this slot caravan brought to us by Eyecon!
Caravan to Cairo Slot – Look and Feel
Very nice cartoon animated graphics are the name of the game here. The backdrop of Caravan to Cairo slot is the Pyramids, Sphinx and desert sand dunes while the soundtrack is simple but fits the theme nicely.
I’m not that keen on the camels, but that’s just because they always spit on me. I guess I’ve got one of those camel baiting faces.
Caravan to Cairo slot has five reels, three rows and up to 243 Ways to Win. Eyecon are more famous for their pay-line games like the Pig’s Feast slot, so this Egyptian themed game is an interesting diversion.
243 Ways means that winning combinations are made by matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the left to the right. Your bets start at 0.25 coins and go up to 50.00 coins per spin so there is something on offer here for all kinds of players.
Your symbols on these sandy reels are made up of a load of friendly-faced creatures sporting Egyptian headdresses (or Fez hats) and include: hippos, crocodiles, snakes, lions, baboons, cats, ostriches, beavers, of course, toothy camels.
The Pyramid in the golden frame icon is Wild here and replaces any other symbols, except for the Scatter, to give you extra winning combinations. FYI: It will appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4. The Elephant icon represents the Scatter in Caravan to Cairo slot and is the key to the Free Spins round, so keep your beady eyes peeled for it..
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Land three or more of the Elephant Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll have to choice between 5, 8, 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins that come with various multipliers on your win pay-outs. This is a nice touch:
20 Free Spins + 2x multiplier
15 Free Spins + 3x multiplier.
10 Free Spins + 4x multiplier
8 Free Spins + 5x multiplier
5 Free Spins + 10x multiplier
You can also re-trigger this cool bonus feature up to fifteen times when three or more of the Elephant Scatter symbols show up again on the reels during the Free Spin round.
Despite some initial reservations. we’re really starting to like this caravan business!
The Caravan to Cairo slot takes you on a fun (and rather dusty) adventure to the desert – but make no mistake, it’s a medium variance game so you’ll need a decent bankroll and some patience to really love it!
The graphics are great and as for the theme; well who doesn’t want to scoop up some of the Pharaoh’s treasure? We would have liked to see another bonus feature added into the game, but you can’t have it all. It’s one of our fave Eyecon slots in a while, so give it a go!
How do you vary the volatility of the free spins bonus?
This is the main selling point of this game. When you spin in three or more Elephant Scatter symbols anywhere, you’ll have a choice of between 5, 8, 10, 15 or 20 Free Spins that come with x10, x5, x4, x3 or x2 win multiples respectively.
What are the stand-out features on this game?
You can vary the volatility of the free spins in the bonus (choose a lower amount of free spins for a higher win multiple and more volatility). You can also re-trigger the free spins up to 15 times from within the bonus.