Eye of Horus Slot Game Review
Eye of Horus is a 5-reel, 10-pay line online slot provided by Reel Time Gaming of Australia, whom are not to be confused with the bigger software company Real Time Gaming. This slot began life as a real life slot (or ‘pokie’ as our Aussie cousins call them) in Aussie casinos, but Reel Time Gaming eventually released it online, and it’s distributed in the US by IGT. Reel Time Gaming ought to be applauded by finally coming up with an original slots theme – Ancient Egypt. There have only been, say … dozens of slots throughout online casino history that has been created based on an Egyptian theme. We can think of Pharaoh’s Tomb and Cleopatra and Desert Treasure and Book of Ra … the list is actually longer than the Nile!
Anyhow, the theme here is Horus, an Egyptian god who had the body of a man but the head of a falcon. He was the son of Isis and Osiris and because of his beak he was a terrible snogger. His image is joined on the reels here by the “Eye of Horus” symbol, a jackal, a scarab beetle, two ankhs, two fans and the Ancient Egyptian playing card symbols jack to ace. There are ten possible pay lines that you can have in play, and all are selectable. You can also select how many coins you want in play, from one to ten. Your coin value can be anything from 0.01 to 2.50. When you’re ready to get worshipping, hit the spin button.
The lowest winning payout is five times your coin size for three identical playing card values on an active pay line in sequence from the left hand reel. The top prize of 500x your bet-per-line can be won one of two ways – either by landing five ‘Eye of Horus’ symbols on an active pay line, or by landing five ‘Temple’ symbols anywhere.
If you land Horus himself on any reel he becomes pretty wild – so much so in fact that he expands to cover the entire reel. He substitutes for all other symbols aside friom the Temple symbol.
The Temple symbol is a scatter symbol in this game, and landing at least three of them anywhere on the reels will win you both a cash prize and a dozen free spins. Every time Horus appears during free spins he ‘upgrades’ the non-playing card symbols, i.e. on his first appearance all the fan symbols become ankh symbols, then all the ankh symbols become scarab beetles and so on until only the jackal symbol, the playing card symbols and the feature symbols remain. He also awards a bonus free spin. Once the free spins are over all the symbols return to normal.
Ancient Egyptian-themed games – aside perhaps from ‘Cleopatra’ – all seem to be much of a muchness and Eye Of Horus really seems no different. The ‘symbol upgrade’ feature is a nice idea, but it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. We’re afraid to say that when it comes to deciding upon which slots game is a true ‘god’, the Eye of Horus won’t be among the contenders.