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Explore the riches of the ancient world with Pride of Egypt, the online slots game from Konami Gaming. This five-reel, three-row game has breathtaking graphics that depict the wonder of Ancient Egypt and the pharaohs, plus magical sparkling jewels.
Pride of Egypt gives players plenty of opportunities to win, both in the regular game play and with bonus features that allow for greater winnings. Set against a backdrop of majestic pyramids, and filled with regal lions decked in gold, the game is immersive and has enough features to keep us playing for hours. How does the Pride of Egypt rate? Let’s explore the game!
Playing Pride of Egypt
Pride of Egypt is fairly intuitive as far as gameplay goes. All the controls you need are at the bottom, and you can set the number of paylines you wish for each turn and the bet per spin. There’s also an autoplay feature that can keep things rolling for you if you want to take a snack break or stretch your fingers. However, if you’re playing for real money, the autoplay feature may not be available in your location, so it’s good to check.
There’s a lot of symbols to keep up with in Pride of Egypt. The 10 through Ace are, of course, the lowest. Then there’s beautifully rendered scepters, scarab beetles, Cleopatra, and the Sphinx, plus the Pharoah and a couple of ancient Egyptian gods. The big-time winner is the prideful Lion, and wow, does he give a great payout!
Landing three, four, or five symbols in a line, from left to right in a continuous line will yield a payout. A wild symbol can help bridge the gap, so if you have two symbols, a wild, and then a third, then you’ll actually have a streak of four. Pride of Egpyt also has stackable symbols, and the game will automatically pick one symbol to be stackable with each roll. The first time this happened to me, it was pretty cool! I had 10s drop the first time, and it was a good payout. A diamond glitters over the reels and changes all the symbols to the rotating wild. However, sometimes the game seemed a little tight on the regular rounds. Luckily, there are some pretty good perks in the bonus rounds.
Bonus Features of Pride of Egypt
Like many other games from Konami, Pride of Egypt also has a scatter symbol, the pyramid. It’s the most detailed of the icons, with an all-seeing eye on top and a backdrop of the moons and stars. If the scatter wild lands on three or more places, even matter where it lands (the wild symbols don’t have to connect like regular ones), then the bonus round is activated.
The pyramids rotate and give a lot of free spins, starting at 15, and ending up with a maximum of 600. Yes, that’s right – 600 potential free spins! I didn’t win the full amount, but I’m holding out hope! These free spins are when that autoplay feature really comes in handy.
That’s not all the bonus features that Pride of Egypt has. Before the free spins launch, a set of scales appears. You can either take your free spins, or you can get an instant win payout of coins. This is called the Balance of Fortune, and the amount of coins you’ll receive goes up according to the number of free spins you receive. If you end up with 600 spins, there’s a chance for a really good payout without spinning 600 times.
One feature of the Balance of Fortune that I didn’t notice at first is that you can pause the free spins and switch to the instant coin payout halfway through. So if you have dozen of free spins and don’t have the time to play for very long, you can pause the spins and take a coin payout. The amount of coins you’ll get is related to the number of free spins that you have left.
The final aspect of the bonuses in this game is the progressive jackpot. This jackpot builds as long as you keep playing, and while you can be a little rare, the chance for a great payout is enough to keep many players, including me, going.
Where Can I Play Pride of Egypt in the US?
If you don’t want to wager real money, you can play Pride of Egypt online in every US state. However, if you wish to wager real money, there are only a few states that allow this: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan. Look for BetMGM, Golden Nugget, Tropicana Casino, and Virgin Casino, as these sites have online versions that are affiliated with brick-and-mortar casinos. For example, Bet MGM, which is available for Michigan players, is linked to the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit.
My Final Conclusion
I really enjoy the Konami slots games, as the graphics are well-done and don’t seem cheap like some other slots, and free spins and bonuses land pretty regularly. I like the Egyptian theme, and the payouts were high enough to keep me coming back for more. Plus, the game is optimized for mobile, so I can play this on my phone or tablet, which gives players a little more flexibility for when and how they play. This is one of the most fun games I’ve played in a while, and I’d definitely recommend this to any slots player, from beginner to expert.