A While On the Nile

A While on the Nile is a humorous Egyptian-themed online slot by NextGen Gaming that invites you to take a break on the banks of the famous Nile River.

The game offers you the chance to increase your wins through the Superbet Feature, and as there are five Superbet options to choose from, there's likely to be at least one that's ideally suited to all players.

A While on the Nile is also a slot that comes with stacked wild symbols that can appear on the three middle reels to create additional winning combinations. Plus, there's a Pick-Me Bonus that allows you to collect even more cash rewards, and a Free Spins Bonus where symbols can randomly transform into wilds.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming started out in 1999 in Sydney, Australia, and has become a pioneer of world-class slots and casino games. Some of our favourite NextGen Gaming slots include Merlin's Millions, 300 Shields, Psycho, An Evening with Holly Madison, Medusa 2, and Foxin' Wins Again.

At the time of this review, NextGen are preparing to release two brand-new mobile-optimised slot games – Samurai Split and Dragon Wins – so, don't forget to keep an eye on the latest games arriving at Samba Slots if you'd like to try them out!

Appearance and Sound Effects

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the riverside view with A While on the Nile. You can almost feel the gentle breeze on your face as you soak up the sun on the terrace of an impressive Egyptian palace. The palm trees, pyramids, and small sailing boats that pass by every few minutes bring the scene to life as slow drum beats occupy your ears. And, when you press the Spin button, the party comes to life as a whirling dervish of Egyptian music starts to play.

A While on the Nile uses twelve paytable symbols, including stone tablets covered in hieroglyphs, King Tutankhamun, scarabs, emeralds, the Eye of Horus, a hook and flail, Queen Cleopatra, and five playing card symbols.

Bonuses and Special Features

The Superbet Feature in A While on the Nile gives you six different options – Off, x2, x4, x6, x8 or 10. Each option costs extra credits and allows you to increase the value of the wild multipliers that are on offer in both the base game and the free spins feature.

The wild symbol is the Pharaoh who can appear stacked on the second, third, and fourth reels, and the wild can replace all symbols except the Emerald and Scarab to help make winning combinations.

The Emerald scatter symbol is only ever seen on Reels 2, 3, and 4, and when five or more appear in view, you get five free spins. During the Free Games Feature, symbols can randomly be transformed into wild symbols.

The Scarab is the bonus symbol, and three on-screen triggers the Scarab Bonus Feature. Simply keep picking from the selection of scarabs that are laid out before you to win cash rewards. Once you reveal the "Collect" symbol, the bonus game ends.


A While on the Nile uses five reels, four rows of symbols, and fifty fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.01% to 96.60% which is influenced by the Superbet Feature. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls.

Our Verdict

If you're yearning for a relaxing break in the sun, why not spend A While on the Nile with your hosts, King Tutankhamun and Queen Cleopatra? Everyone's bound to have a fantastic time thanks to the stacked Pharaoh wild symbols, Superbet wild multipliers, free spins, and Scarab Bonus. And, if you're particularly lucky, you could be bringing home a party bag stuffed with one thousand times your bet!