Egyptian Fortunes Slot Machine
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Pragmatic Play's newest slot release Egyptian Fortunes will take you to the dark, mysterious Egyptian temples. You will enjoy feature-rich gameplay, and you will particularly like the new feature implemented by Pragmatic Play, which gives you additional spins without having to pay for them.
Before we go into the usual features found in slots, we would like to stop and tell you about this new feature we mentioned in the intro, the Energy Spins feature. This feature gives you Energy Spins which you get to use without paying the cost of the initial bet, provided you land certain winning combos. These spins pay normally and can be retriggered.
For instance, for 5-of-a-kind winning combos with the lowest-paying card symbols 10, J and Q, you get 5 Energy Spins. For the K and A, you get 4 Energy Spins for a 4-of-a-kind combo. For the Egyptian deities Bastet and Horus you get 3 Energy Spins for 4-of-a-kind combos, while for 3-of-a-kind combos with Hathor, Anubis, or Tutankhamun, you get 3 Energy Spins.
For landing 2 Wild symbols you get 2 Energy Spins. The Wild, by the way, substitutes for all symbols except for the Free Spins triggering symbol, the Bonus symbol. It can appear on all reels during the base game, but during the Free Spins, the Wild lands on reels 2 and 4 only.
Bonus symbols land on the first, third and fifth reel. Having a Bonus symbol present on all these three reels, you trigger 6 Free Spins and get a 1x the total bet payout. Before the Free Spins start, 3 out of all symbols are randomly selected to be present on the reels (Wilds and Bonus symbols cannot be selected). During the Free Spins, these selected symbols will be the only ones that can appear, along with the Wild on reels 2 and 4, giving you better chances for boosted payouts.
Theme & Design
Egyptian Fortunes offers the usual Ancient Egypt-themed symbols on the reels. You will see the deities Hathor, Bastet, Horus and Anubis, alongside Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Pharaoh. For the lowest-paying symbols, you get the playing card Royals.
On the background of the reels, you will see the halls of the temple, with hieroglyph carved pillars and flaming torches. You will notice that the Bonus symbol presents a pyramid with the sun behind it, while the Wild is the symbol that has two golden cobra heads. The theme, as you can see, although not unique, has been presented beautifully, with the typical Arabian tune in the back.
Wagering & Paylines
The betting range in Egyptian Fortunes starts with $0.01 per line, which for 20 lines means $0.20. The minimum bet per line is $0.50, but since you can bet up to 10 coins, the maximum total bet is $100.00. The game has a decent 96.50% RTP.
Now, payout-wise, the Wild can give you 250x the stake payout for the best winning combo. We could notice that the $25,000.00 you can win for a 5-of-a-kind combo with Wilds is the highest payout you can get per spin. While you might get lucky to win that payout more than once, still we cannot say that Egyptian Fortunes is a highly rewarding game. It is 3.5 out of 5 on the volatility scale, and the game is capped at 309x the stake maximum payout, so no points go for the payout potential in this slot.
When we started reviewing Egyptian Fortunes, we were really excited to learn about the Energy Spins feature. We loved the graphics, design and the way how the theme was implemented, but when we got to the payouts, we got really disappointed. Normally, Pragmatic Play caps the payout potential at a much higher sum, but this time, with the 309x the stake payout per spin they really ruined it for us. If you’re up for a slot that offers a significantly lower payout potential than most of the slots these days, do try Egyptian Fortunes because visually and gameplay-wise, it is a really nice game. But if you’re in for the big rewards, do not waste your time with it.