Platinum Pyramid Slots

Platinum-PyramidPlatinum Pyramid is one of the more unusual Egyptian themed slot machines you will see anywhere. Though Cryptologic took the classic Egyptian theme as inspiration, and you will find many of the original symbols among the ones used here, there is also a mix of platinum with modern design in this slot. Platinum is a precious metal that can is more valuable than gold, and it’s the one that is used as plating for the pyramids and all the other symbols that appear inside. The platinum covered pyramids are visible behind the reels, while on them you get a combination of classic Egyptian icons and modern variants for some of them.

In Platinum Pyramid, Cryptologic chose to place 20 paylines on the 5 reels that are available, and a wager on them can result in a payout of $35,000. That’s a decent amount, but without features like wilds, scatters, free games and multipliers it would’ve been only average. As it stands, all these features are offered, so this is the kind of game that you can keep on playing for hours.

Features of Platinum Pyramid

Platinum Pyramid is an intriguing option, not just because you have the graphics that are different, but also because of the presence of multiple interesting features. That means having a mix of free games and multipliers, plus two of the usual symbols with special roles (wild and scatter).

The Priestess symbol acts as the wild, but what’s really interesting about her is that she looks like a modern woman, ready for a night out in the town. She doesn’t have the classic Egyptian look that Cleopatra got us used to, but then again this is not your run of the mill Egyptian slot. She is the wild, so you can expect her to substitute for all the symbols, with the usual exception of the scatter. From two to five Priestess wilds appearing on the same active bet line is going to be a trigger for a prize, with the top jackpot awarded when all five wilds contribute.

The Pyramid symbol, built out of platinum bricks and sparkling under the moon’s light, gets the second most important role in the game. It acts as a scatter, capable of both giving away free spins and cash prizes. Either way, it does this by appearing on the 5 reels in random positions, taking into account only the number of times a Pyramid appears and not the positions that are occupied. While awarding its prizes, the Pyramid takes into account the number of symbols of this type and it awards a multiplier that applies to the round’s wager. The reward varies between 1x and 150x the triggering bet, depending on the number of scatters you’ve got (2 to 5 award prizes).

Free Games Feature

3+ scattered Pyramids will get you the free spins, with the exact number depending on the number of symbols. The smallest amount is 5 free spins, which you get when you have three Pyramids. Four Pyramids will get you 10 free spins. With all five Pyramid scatters present, you win the maximum number of free spins, which is 15. Tripled prizes await you inside, with the help of a multiplier. Retriggering this feature is possible, the requirement being the same one (3+ scatters).


Betting options and jackpots

You can get away with a single coin wager if you want to just see how it works, and even that coin can be as low as $0.01 in value. However, if you’re serious about this game, I suggest you use all the available coins (20) and you get as close as you can to the maximum denomination of $5. The bets go up to $100 in Platinum Pyramid.

Your reward for playing this game and risking your cash is a prize that goes up to $35,000, which would be the most you can get out of the 7,000 coins that are offered.

Design and symbols

The game feels modern and luxurious, the platinum’s effect being visible everywhere you look. I actually thought this was a game about Las Vegas when I first looked at it, before realizing that this is more like what the pyramids of Egypt would look like if they were modernized and turned into luxury casinos. The platinum metal covers pretty much everything, but it’s more than that. Even the priestess serving in one of the symbols looks more like a girl that’s ready to go clubbing. Overall, it’s quite different from any other Egyptian themed slot you will see out there, so it’s worth a shot.

Symbols: Priestess (wild, 7,000x), Pyramid (scatter, 150x the triggering wager), Lotus Flower (3,000x), Eye of Ra (1,000x), Canopic Jar (500x), Ankh Cross (500x), Ace (250x), King (250x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), Ten (100x) and Nine (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

If you’re tired of the same old Egyptian slots that seem to be everywhere these days, Platinum Pyramid gives you a different experience graphics wise, plus it has all the major features in their more basic form and prizes that should be enough to get you a luxury trip to the real pyramids and a car on top of that.

This Platinum Pyramid slot is offered by all online casinos with Cryptologic software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.