Queen of the Pyramids is a 5 reel 9 payline video slot that was originally released in 2005 by Playtech. The slot incorporates an Egyptian theme which has to be one of the most frequent slot themes around. Games like Pharaoh’s Secret, Purse of the Mummy, Egyptian Wilds, Riches of Cleopatra, Treasures of Tombs and Pharaoh’s Gold have all been incorporating that theme. Some of them even carried the word “Pharaoh” in their title.
Queen of the Pyramids Slot Jackpot Info
|Min Bet||€1.35 (playing on all lines)|
|Free Spins Feature||YES|
|Scatter Symbol||Unicort and Scorpion|
|Progressive Jackpot||5 Pharaoh symbols in a payline|
But back to Queen of the Pyramids, the game has a progressive jackpot which means that it does not have a maximum payout, instead it offers the players a constantly accumulating prize, provided they can spin the necessary symbols for it. The line denomination in Queen of the Pyramids ranges between 0.15 and 0.25 credits.
The wild symbol in the game is represented by the Pharaoh. As such, this particular icon comes with the ability to substitute for any other symbol in the game with the exception of the scatters (there are more than one scatter in this game). If the player can spin multiple Pharaohs on an enabled paying line they will win a multiplied prize. The Pharaoh will not substitute for the game’s other special symbols therefore it is incapable of triggering the bonus game too. It is also important to note that the game will only pay out one winning combination for every payline. If the player manages to spin more than one of those winning combinations (on the same line), the game will only pay out the one with the highest value.
The scatters in the game are represented by the Unicorn and the Scorpion symbols and as such, those symbols can be scattered throughout the reels without having to appear in a sequence or even on an enabled paying line. Those symbols can create winning combinations for the player even when they appear on the opposite sides of the reels, not creating any specific sequences. The scatter symbols’ function is simply to trigger different bonus rounds in the game, but in order to do that, they need to appear in specific numbers. Again, it does not matter on which reel the scatter appears, all that matters is their sheer number.
Pharaoh Bonus Feature
When three or more Unicorns appearing anywhere on the five reels, the game triggers its Pharaoh Bonus Feature. The bonus takes place on a second screen where a wheel is displayed. There are no direct controls here, the player can only decide when to start the spin. During this game, the player’s particular bet for that spin will be important. The reason for that is because the number that the player spins on that bonus wheel, will be multiplied by their denominations prior to the launch of the bonus round. It is important to note that the player can trigger the free spin bonus while playing the Pharaoh Bonus feature, but not vice-versa. The Pharaoh Bonus game can only be triggered from the main game.
Free Spin Bonus Round
When three or more Scorpion symbols appear anywhere on the five reels, the game triggers its free spin bonus round. During the bonus round, the player can be awarded with as many as 100 Free Spins. During the spins, the player will have no control over what is happening. If the player hit three scorpions prior to the activation of the round, he will receive 5 free spins.
If he managed to spin four of those symbols he get 50 free spins, and if he can spin five scorpions they will get the maximum amount of free spins, which is 100. That is just the basic number however, as the bonus can be re-triggered during the round, which theoretically makes it possible for the player to earn an infinite number of additional free spins. Once the round is over, the player is returned to the regular game, where their bonus winnings will be added to their totals.
The current value of the game’s progressive (constantly accumulated) jackpot will be displayed on the screen at all times. It can only be won (the full amount) if the player meets a couple of very important criteria. One of them is making a maximum bet. Without a maximum bet, it is not possible for the player to win the full amount of Queen of the Pyramids progressive jackpot. In that case, their maximum theoretical win will be 40.000 credits. If they have played a maximum bet however, all they have to do is to spin five Pharaoh symbols in a sequence on an enabled line. If all of those criteria have been met, the player will be awarded with the full amount of the game’s progressive jackpot. When that happens, all online players will be notified about it and the game continues with a fixed top prize for a while.