Valley of the Scarab Slots

Valley-of-the-ScarabEgyptian themed slot machines are way too common these days, but Valley of the Scarab does have one advantage over the others, and that would be the high number of paylines which are offered inside. The design is adequate for an Ancient Egypt inspired game, with the usual mix of playing cards, scarabs, priests and gods being part of its symbols. This particular Egyptian slot comes from Cryptologic.

Designed by Cryptologic, Valley of the Scarab is a game with a lot of paylines, 100 being placed on just 5 reels. You also get free games from it, plus scatter symbols, 8x multipliers and wilds. The prizes will normally go up to $7,500.

Features of Valley of the Scarab

It’s a decent game feature wise, giving the player free spins with up to 8x multipliers, scatter symbols and wilds.

We have the Scarab first, an image which you should want to get on the reels as often as possible. Besides being the symbol which pays the best amount (though it’s only 750x in this case), it can appear often enough to cover all the positions on the reels, which would mean 20 such symbols at the same time. This would bring you 100 winning combinations, which instead of 750x would pay 3,750x. This only happens when all 20 wilds are present at the same time. The rest of the time, simply expect this symbol to act as a substitute, nothing else.

Free Games Feature

Anubis was one of the major gods of Ancient Egypt, and he is present in this game as well, though he’s not the only one. He is the only god to have special powers though, being a scatter icon which triggers free spins by being present during the same round on the reels 1, 3 and 5.

You get 2x the bet immediately, as a prize, plus 7 free spins. With each free spin, you will get a random multiplier, chosen from the range of 2x to 8x.

You may retrigger the feature with another three Anubis scatters, and this can keep happening a total of thirteen times. You can’t have more than 98 free spins. You don’t get that initial prize of 2x the bet again though, even if you retrigger.

Betting options and jackpots

Given the number of lines, the fact that the slot needs big wagers shouldn’t come as a surprise. You have 100 bet lines to cover, with 100 coins and denominations which range from $0.01 to $10. That means a top wager of $1,000 per spin, which you can use if you can afford it.

The rewards of the game will give up to 750 coins, with the chance to get $7,500 this way in the base game. The free spins can apply multipliers of up to 8x, so you can expect the jackpot to be worth up to $60,000 there.

Design and symbols

The design is adequate for the theme that is covered, but there is nothing to impress the player here. Dozens of Ancient Egypt themed titles are on the market, quite a few doing much better design wise. You have an image of the valley where the action takes place, with pyramids a bit farther away, while closer to the player there is the Nile, the great river that is so important to Egypt. The reels have walls from the pyramids behind them, with hieroglyphs inscribed. Symbols are of two types, themed or playing cards.


Symbols: Scarab (750 coins, wild), Anubis (scatter), Pharaoh (500 coins), Priestess (500 coins), Horus (250 coins), Bast (250 coins), Book of Dead (200 coins), Sarcophagus (200 coins), Ace (125 coins), King (125 coins), Queen (100 coins), Jack (100 coins) and 10 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Though it does offer 100 lines and the free spins multiply prizes by up to 8x, the game feels dated and the topic for it is way too common. There are better games out there, even some with better features.

This Valley of the Scarab slot is offered by all online casinos with Cryptologic software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.