Crown of Egypt Slots

Crown-of-EgyptWhile a game that is themed around Ancient Egypt can’t typically provide you with much of a surprise, Crown of Egypt is quite different from the norm. It offers both ways to win and paylines, and it can be a very rewarding experience, provided that you invest the right amount of money in it of course. The slot’s design is also quite good, as you will find out yourself, but the chosen symbols are quite typical for an Egyptian title. The design that created this title is called IGT.

You’re getting 40 lines and 1024 ways to win in this game, so you can win in both ways. The slot has stacked symbols, wilds, scatters and free spins. As for the big prizes, they reach a top value of $25,000.

Features of Crown of Egypt

The use of both lines and ways to win is one of the things to watch out for in this case. Another one would be the presence of wilds, of scatters, free spins and symbols that come in stacked.

One of the major features in this game is called MultiWay Xtra. It’s the one that allows you to use ways to win alongside the usual paylines. There are 1024 ways to win which are offered, and in order to get them to pay you the symbols only have to be on neighboring reels, not in fixed positions.

The slot’s symbols are also both in regular and stacked variants, so they can appear multiple times on the same reel. It’s not as useful in a game with ways to win as it would be in a game with paylines, but since you have lines as well in this game, I’m glad that it is present.

Using the Crown of Egypt Logo, the wild feature is the one that is used as a substitute for regular symbols, hopefully bringing you more wins. Wilds are stacked symbols, but they only appear on the last four reels. This means that they are not capable of forming combinations directly.

Free Games Feature

Though you get the scatter symbol to trigger the free spins, just like in any other game, the way this happens is quite unusual. You only have the scatter symbol on the 3rd reel, but it can appear on all the positions there. You need at least two scattered Pyramid symbols on the 3rd reel, before you can get access to the free spins.

Two, three or four Pyramids scattered on that 3rd reel will bring you 10, 15 or 20 spins for free, respectively. Retriggering the free spins is possible, and you can do it multiple times, but there is a limit of 130 free spins beyond which you can’t go.

Betting options and jackpots

Given the MultiWay Xtra feature, you will have to spend quite a bit of money to get everything active. You normally use 40 coins to cover the 40 lines, and if you want you can also cover the 1024 ways to win with an additional 40 coins. Bets use up to 80 coins, and since they can have a maximum denomination of $5, the wagers can go up to $400.

Rewards are different, depending on the way you get the combinations. Regular paylines offer up to 5,000 coins, while through the ways to win you can get 500 coins at best. The cash value would be $25,000 in the former case, while in the latter it’s $2,500.

Design and symbols

The game’s design features some sort of Egyptian temple, with walls that are covered with hieroglyphs. The reels are tall, with four symbols on each one instead of three, and this allows them to offer a superior number of ways to win (1024, instead of the 243 available in slots with three symbols on their reels). The symbols are the better looking ones in this case, many of them being photos of real people in Egyptian clothing, while others are high quality cartoons.

Regular Payline Symbols: Crown of Egypt Logo (wild), Pyramid (scatter), Cleopatra (5,000 coins), Pharaoh (2,000 coins), Anubis (1,000 coins), Ra (500 coins), Hathor (500 coins), Ace (300 coins), King (300 coins), Queen (150 coins) and Jack (150 coins).


Ways to win payouts: Cleopatra (500 coins), Pharaoh (350 coins), Anubis (250 coins), Ra (100 coins), Hathor (100 coins), Ace (40 coins), King (40 coins), Queen (40 coins) and Jack (40 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Thanks to the mix of lines and ways to win, I believe it’s worth trying out, even though it has such a common theme. You do have to pay twice as much to be able to take advantage of both, and the ways to win pay a lot less, so don’t expect to win a lot of money easily with it.

This Crown of Egypt slot is offered by all online casinos with IGT software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.