Queen of the Pyramids Slots

Queen-of-PyramidsQueen of Pyramids is one of the few Egyptian themed slots that have managed to get me interested in its symbols. Since there are so many slots already that are themed around Egyptians or around Cleopatra, it’s not difficult to find most of them below average graphics wise. While Queen of the Pyramids still has the same theme as all the others, it has its own set of symbols, based on the drawings that Egyptians left on the walls of their temples and on the hieroglyphs they used to write with. The result is a great looking game, different from the average Egyptian slot machine.

Queen of the Pyramids seems to be an older game, with the 9 paylines placed on 5 reels being on the low side for a modern title. It was designed by Playtech, experienced developers that used bonus games, free spins, multipliers, scatters and wilds together, for a slot machine that is both fun to play and profitable. It can get you a progressive jackpot if Lady Luck is on your side. Otherwise, you can still take home 40,000x the line bet.

Features of Queen of Pyramids

The wild symbol is an important part of the game, especially since it gives away a progressive jackpot, but you’re also going to get scatter symbols and free spins as you play, plus access to a bonus game.

The Queen symbol, which sort of looks like a Pharaoh because it’s not feminine enough, is the game’s wild feature. Whenever a wild is on the same line as a few other matching symbols of a different type, the wild will take the same role as them, substituting for the symbol they’re missing to form their own combo. It also creates combos of its own, the biggest ones of the slot actually, so in whatever configuration it appears, it’s going to help you make more money. In order to win the progressive jackpot, which the wild awards, I recommend you use the maximum bet at all times, as that’s the only way to get it. The alternative, for smaller bets, is a prize worth 40,000x, still a pretty decent payout.

The Scorpion symbol is red and it’s marked Scatter underneath. What this means is that whenever you have a few of these symbols in random positions, you’re going to get paid, even though they don’t form a traditional combination. The prizes are multiples of the total bet, and they go from 5x to 100x, depending on how many symbols were on the reels.

Free Games Feature

The scatter symbol is great because of the free spins it offers as well, especially since they vary between 10 and 100, depending once again on the number of triggering Scorpions. All payouts get x5 multipliers if won during these rounds, the exception being the progressive jackpot. That’s a huge number of free spins that you can trigger, and a great reason to play this slot.

Bonus Game

A Unicorn symbol seems to be used as the bonus game trigger. This is a regular symbol when it comes to giving away its prize, so it has to form a combination of 3+ icons on the same active line. If that happens, you get a bonus wheel, which spins and awards the prize that is displayed on it at the end.


Betting options and jackpots

The game is very cheap to play, requiring $2.25 per spin if you select all the paylines. The reason for it is the use of coins of $0.15 to $0.25 in value, with only one coin for each line. Since there are 9 lines total, you get bets of $2.25 at the maximum value.

The progressive jackpot is the real target here, as it can get you hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it has gone as high as $321,000 in the past. Otherwise, if you haven’t used the maximum bet, you can get up to 40,000 coins instead ($6,000 to $10,000).

Design and symbols

As I’ve mentioned before, I find the design of this game to be very interesting and much better than most of its competitors. The hieroglyph style symbols, with images that appear to be taken directly from the walls of the pyramids, represent various objects and creatures, without a single playing card in sight. These are all themed images, something I also enjoyed seeing.

Symbols: Queen (wild, progressive jackpot), Unicorn (bonus), Scorpion (scatter, 100x triggering bet), Pyramid (500 coins), Eye of Ra (300 coins), Boat (300 coins), Lotus Flower (200 coins), Fish (200 coins), Pendant (150 coins), Servant (150 coins), Sphinx (100 coins) and Bird (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

There are a few things that recommend this slot, despite its choice of theme. It’s different from most of its competitors, design wise, plus it has that big progressive jackpot and the very low betting requirements. Add the features to this mix, and you get a game that you should definitely try to play.

The Queen of Pyramids slot machine is offered through the Playtech platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.