Crown of Egypt is a beautifully illustrated Egyptian-themed online slot by IGT that offers players a fascinating insight into the ancient world of the great pharaohs and Egyptian gods.
The game-play is made all the more exciting by the use of IGT's Multiway Xtra Feature, which provides you with 1,024 ways to win. The glistering pyramid scatter symbol can also unlock a whole new realm of winning possibilities by awarding you up to twenty free spins and the potential to earn up to one hundred and thirty in total.
In addition, the Crown of Egypt slot includes a wild symbol that can help you to win bigger prizes more frequently. You can play the game on a mobile device as well as a laptop or desktop with bets of 80p to £80.
More about the Software Provider
IGT is one of the biggest players in the online slots market, but it's equally well-known for its physical slot games – the Wheel of Fortune progressive jackpot slot in particular. The company was created in 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada where it maintains its headquarters to this day. The brand was acquired by GTECH (an Italian gaming equipment company) in mid-2014 for $6.4b, and the two companies are now collectively known as International Game Technology PLC.
Appearance and Sound Effects
The name Crown of Egypt, of course, refers to the rulers (the pharaohs) of Ancient Egypt, and both male and female pharaohs appear in the game as paytable symbols. The game is set inside a darkened tomb, possibly one within one of the pyramids that can still be seen to this day. The glow of candlelight casts a magical glow on the hieroglyphic-covered stone walls, and piles of gold coins line the floor.
The five-by-four reel set includes images of Egyptian gods like Anubis (the jackal and the god of the afterlife), Ra (the falcon and the sun god), and Khnum (the ram and god of fertility as well as protector of the dead), plus four playing card symbols, the game logo, a pyramid, the Queen, and the Pharaoh.
A sombre soundtrack featuring Egyptian instruments gives the game a mysterious intensity.
Bonuses and Special Features
Because the paylines are not fixed, Crown of Egypt lets you choose to play with one, ten, twenty or forty paylines as standard. But, if you pick the option that says "40 lines + 1024 ways" at a cost of eighty coins per spin, you'll reap the rich rewards offered by the Multiway Xtra Feature. In standard mode, you can only create wins from left-to-right across active paylines, but with Multiway Xtra enabled, you can also win by landing matching symbols in any position on adjacent reels.
The Crown of Egypt logo is the wild symbol, and it can land on Reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 where it can substitute for all symbols except the Pyramid when it can create a winning combination.
The Pyramid scatter symbol awards a scatter win when it lands twice or more on the third reel, and it also gives you ten, fifteen or twenty free games when it appears two, three or four times on the same spin. In addition, you gain another ten, fifteen or twenty free games (up to a maximum of one hundred and thirty) when the scatter appears two, three or four times on the same spin during the bonus feature.
Crown of Egypt uses five reels, four rows of symbols, and up to 1,024 paylines, and you can create wins from left to right across the reels, plus with matching symbols in any position in adjacent columns with Multiway Xtra. The game has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 92.90% and 95.03%, and the top jackpot is worth five thousand times your bet.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.
As looks go, Crown of Egypt is one of the most visually impressive Egyptian-themed online slots currently on the market, and the use of the Multiway Xtra pay structure means that your bets should provide you with a decent return. The Free Spins Bonus can require a bit of patience to trigger, but once you've unlocked it, you can look forward to four-of-a-kind wins and other generous prizes courtesy of the enhanced reel set.