Pharaoh’s Tomb from digital games developer Novomatic is an online slots title available at casinos like FortuneJack and MyBet, which takes its theme from Ancient Eqypt. The background and icons are all associated with a quest for treasure in an ancient stone monument.
The game features three rows across five reels, with 10 fixed paylines, meaning the player must bet on all 10 on every spin. However, players can bet from 4 to 1,000 coins per line, so the total bet can be adjusted to suit different stakes. The game is accompanied by flamboyant Egyptian music and many icons come to life in eye-catching animations to celebrate wins.
Glowing Pharaoh’s Tomb Symbols
The air of ancient mystery is enhanced by Pharaoh’s Tomb’s deep blue background of carved stone, while the black reels set of the bright, glowing colours of the icons perfectly. Pharaoh’s Tomb uses only four Poker symbols, J to A, rendered in a simple but elegant font resembling cuneiform. All Poker symbols win the same prizes: 50, 200 or 1,000 coins for three, four or five of a kind, respectively.
The high value symbols are hieroglyphics and sacred amulets, including the symbol for water and the sun-bearing scarab beetle. These symbols also need three of a kind or better to win, and prizes start at 100 coins and rise as high as 5,000 coins for five Ankh symbols.
Expanding Wild Sarcophagus
Pharaoh’s Tomb uses a pharaoh’s sarcophagus as its wild icon, and this is an expanding wild. Every time it comes to rest on a reel, the wild expands to a full-length sarcophagus that fills the entire reel. This greatly increases the number of winning paylines possible from the spin. During the Free Games Feature, an expanded wild also turns all the other non-Poker symbols, except the scatter, into wilds, making massive wins possible.
Scatter and Bonus Free Games Feature
The Pharaoh’s Tomb game icon serves as the scatter symbol, winning 200, 2,000 or 5,000 coins for matches of three, four or five of a kind respectively. Three or more scatters in any position on the reels also trigger the bonus feature: 12 Free Games. The expanded wild and other wild symbols in this round increase the value of prizes considerably.
Pharaoh’s Tomb does not feature a progressive jackpot, but as with most Novomatic games or some Android slots, it does have a Gamble option. Players get the options to double up every win as many as five times, as long as they can guess the colour of the next card each time. If they lose, the entire win is lost too. Gamble bets can be a useful way to increase small wins; with two or three correct guesses, the win can become substantial, but if they guess wrong they don’t lose much.
Players who want to play long-term and end up winners, however, should get into the habit of banking the big wins straight away; it does not pay to gamble with these in the long run.