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The wombat says: Pack your bags as we’re heading off to Ancient Egypt, so close down the Temple of Tut slot…. oh hang on, you’re already there! This time we’re going to unearth the hidden treasures of some other Pharaohs. Sneak past those golden scarabs and you might be in with a chance of taking home a slice of their riches too!
Wild Scarab slot from Microgaming isn’t their first foray to the Pyramids, so what’s different about this Egyptian themed game? I mean, it looks pretty traditional- along the lines of Shaolin’s Tiger and Snake Charmer, so let’s take a look shall we?…
Look and Feel
Welcome to the Pyramids at Giza wombat fans! Your backdrop to the game is modern day Cairo and the sprawling desert. The reels overlook the ancient pyramids and on said reels you’ll find the standard Egyptian themed symbols – but more on those below.
We will say that the soundtrack to this slot is actually very good. Uplifting and fitting the theme nicely you’ll feel you’ve been transported to the ancient city as you spin the reels
Wild Scarabs is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 243 ways to win like the Amazing Aztecs slot from Just for the Win and of course the über famous Thunderstruck 2. This means that there are no pay-lines here, instead you can land your wins by matching symbols on neighbouring rows going from left to right of the reels. Praise Isis!
Your symbols on the reels include; Anubis and Horus who are the big guy gods that you’ll need to pray to to get those chunky pay outs wins, plus the Ankh and the Eye of Ra as your high-value symbols. Meanwhile, the precious gemstones in orange, yellow, green, blue, dark blue and purple make up your low-paying icons.
The Golden Scarab is the Wild icon in this game and will replace all other symbols on the reels, except the Scatter, to make up bigger and better winning combos for you.
The Scatter symbol is the blue and amber amulet.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
During the base game, land a wild on the middle reel in any non-winning spin and you will trigger off this cool feature. Next, up to 4 extra wilds are added to the reels to guarantee you a winning combo! Very kind of Microgaming we think!
Land 3x or more of the Scatters and you’ll scoop 10 free spins. There aren’t any lucrative multipliers on offer here, BUT what you do get is something called the Stashed Wilds feature. Let us explain: Land a spin with wilds that doesn’t end up in a winning combo and those wilds are collected and are stored up.
Once 3x or more of the Wilds have been collected, they’re randomly added back onto the reels to ensure you hit a win.
But there’s more: You’ll keep on receiving extra free spins until all wilds that have been stored away are added to the reels. Microgaming, you really are spoiling us!
Play Wild Scarabs on Mobile
Like most newer Microgaming slots, Wild Scarabs has been optimised for game play on all devices, including Android and IOS phones and tablets as well as desktops so you can take a trip to ancient Egypt and scoop tombs full of hidden gold all from the comfort of your sofa. Cup of tea optional…
All in all Wild Scarabs is your standard Microgaming slot, what saves this games from fading into obscurity is the Stashed Wilds feature.
This game is no longer available for players from the UK, but is still available for players in Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Japan and many other countries.
It’s a cool little extra to the Free Spins round and will bump up your coffers quite nicely. This wombat is also a big fan of the music, so turn it on and turn it up!
May the luck of the Gods be with you.