The wombat says: Ancient Egypt is as been as fertile as the Nile when it comes to being a theme for slot developers to base their games on. Take the Ramesses Riches slot for a start, and it doesn’t end there- we’ve played more Cleopatra-themed slots than Tutankhamun had hot dinners.
But this release from Microgaming has a novel twist; it’s ruddy bingo. Yes that’s right bingo. You know, what your nan plays down the local Gala hall. The only difference being that here you can win a potential of 10,000 coins, which is a tidy sum you definitely won’t find down the social club. Well OK, you can also play Super Bonus Bingo here. But if you want an Egyptian flavour, it’s Pharaoh Bingo you’ll want to head to.
Let’s grab our pencils and get ready to shout “HOUSE”.
Pharaoh Bingo is a luck-of-the-draw game and if the right numbers come out, you could end up almost as rich as the Pharoah King!
This game is as easy to play as the Cash Splash 5 Reel slot– the play starts after you choose your wager and click the ‘play’ button. A gong rings and 30 golden balls fall down either side of Tutankhamen’s ornate burial mask. The balls line up along the bottom and stack up around the mask n the screen. These are the chosen balls for the game – and they come all at once, so you don’t have to wait for each one which is good news for this impatient wombat.
So with 60-balls in play you have up to four bingo cards to fill up and you can choose to bet as little as 0.10 credits per card, or for the high rollers amongst you, you can go up to 10 credits! Oh, and a nice a extra touch is that you can win multiple times on a single card during the same round. As long the patterns are different from each other, you will get a win twice! Those good old Egyptians!
Each card only has 15 numbers on it, and they are arranged in a grid of 3 vertical numbers to 5 horizontal. The lowest value is a single horizontal line, and comes with at a 3x multiplier. The next highest pays at an 8x multiple and it keeps getting better as the other score patterns pay out in multiples of 100x, 200x, 300x, 500x, 750x, 1,500x and 10,000x!
As you play, your winning numbers are marked off on the cards and your bingo is revealed, tallied and added to your credit balance (which lives at the top of the screen). However, the game may not yet be at an end, as there is also a bonus option…
While this game may look like an ordinary bingo game, there’s a nice little extra on offer that can really boost your chances of a sizeable win!
If you are only one number away from a bingo, you can buy another ball. And another. And another. In fact you can continue buying up to a maximum of ten extra balls which can allow you to increase your overall payouts.
OK wombat fans, so the RTP of this game is 81%. And yes, this is low in comparison to most slot games. BUT if you get lucky on the cards the wealth of ancient Egypt really could be yours, especially with those lucrative multipliers!