What’s the Deal?
Ancient Egypt beckons once more, Wombat fans, in Scarab Gold slot from Inspired Gaming. It gives you 15,625 cascading ways to win and something called a mystery boost mechanic, which I’m pretty ruddy keen to check out! I have just got off the Riche Wilde and the Amulet of Dead slot I suppose, and that only has 10 pay-lines.
Let’s walk like an Egyptian and go and take a look at what the main differences are between these sandy, pyramidy slots.
Graphics and Theme
Set in the desert, a gold topped pyramid sits behind your colourful reels that are framed by ruins engraved with hieroglyphics. Hit the bonus and the slot actions moves to the desert at night, with glowing hieroglyphics and laser beams. Looks more like a rave, but maybe Cleopatra was into that…
Pretty good graphics by all accounts, it’s right up there with the Scroll of Dead slot machine from Play ‘n Go.
Your reel icons are made up of Queen Of Egypt Cleopatra and 5 golden animals; dogs, cats, crocodiles, stalks and bulls – these could be representations of Egyptian Gods but we’re not 100% sure.
At the lower of the pay table you’ll find the A, K, Q and J from the playing card deck. The luminous Pyramid icon makes up your scatter icon here, and as you’ve probably realised there is no wild icon in this slot.
Scarab Gold slot comes with 6 reels, 5 rows and up to 15,625 ways to win. Bets start at 0.10 and go up to a maximum bet per spin of 60.00 Egyptian gold coins. Compare that to something like the 10000 Wishes slot (10 pay-lines) and you can see we are in different territory here!
The game also features cascading reels to help you net more winning combos on just the one single paid spin.
During the base game, you will see empty stone icons hit the reels. Randomly a scarab beetle can fill in these blank symbols transforming them into a mystery symbol to help you get more winning combos.
Depending on where you are playing you can even buy this feature.
Free Spins Bonus
Hit 3x or more of the Pyramid scatters and you’ll scoop 10 spins completely gratis! You’ll start with a x1 win multiplier that will increase on each winning cascade and has no upper limit. Plus, if you land the Blue Scarab all hell will break loose!
It will transform itself into a gold coin or the regular paying symbol. These cool little coins can give you extra spins or instant cash wins.
Scarab Gold slot has us a little bit confused, Wombat fans. The game play is pretty good, but the bet range and max win make this a low-variance slot. Which is at odds with what we were expecting.
Still, if you fancy a new adventure in Egypt you could do worse. Give it a go!
Wombat score: 3.9/5