Egyptian Heroes Slot
There are already plenty of 'Ancient Egypt' themed slots available on the net – think of IGT's immensely-popular Cleopatra for one. Now the slot designers at the gambling giant NetEnt have entered the sand-blasted fray with Egyptian Heroes. This is a 5-reel, 20 pay-line slot with plenty of stand out elements. This game has the rather unique 'Golden Pay Line' feature. At the beginning of each spin, one particular randomly-chosen pay line is blessed with a random multiplier worth 2x to 5x. If you're lucky enough to land a winning combination on this pay line, then your cash payout is subjected to the multiplier's value!
The symbols used in this game are the playing card values jack to ace, plus five mighty-looking Egyptian gods. You can select the size of your coin for each spin, from 0.01 to 0.50, and your bet level from one to ten. You can also select how many lines you want in play from one to the full quota of twenty. Your final wager is these three totals multiplied together. When you're happy with your selections, hit the spin button to send those ancient gods into a tizzy. To win one of the many potential pay outs on offer you need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence from the left-hand reel on an active pay line.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest possible pay out is for three tens, which wins you double your stake-per-line. The max jackpot is for five of a mighty-looking god who may be the 'God of the Sun' Ra, given the golden, glowing globe he is holding.
The wild symbol in this online slots game is simply the word 'wild' and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol. Whenever you land a wild symbol on any of the central three reels on a winning payline it expands to cover the entire reel. The reels are then re-evaluated and new wins can be triggered.
A golden mask acts as the scatter symbol in this game. You need to land at least three of them anywhere on the reels in order win a number of free spins. Three scatters wins you ten free spins, four wins you fifteen and five wins you twenty. During free spins, a extended 'sticky' wild symbol covers the middle reel to hopefully trigger more chances of winning. If you land wilds that complete winning lines during free spins on reels two and four they too will expand as 'sticky' wilds.
This is a game from the more simple end of NetEnt's range, but is nevertheless fun and offers a decent-enough distraction. The lack of bonus games will not please the slots gods, but at least the 'Golden Bet Line', expanding and potentially sticky wilds and the free spins awarded by the scatters gives this slot a much-needed extra dimension. Our grade for this game? 'Fair(oah)' to 'Good'.