|Game:||Heart of Egypt||Paylines:||All Pays|
|Manufacturer:||Novomatic||Bet Per Spin:||£0.25 – £45.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.10% – 95.82%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Are online slots with an Egyptian theme the most popular? Perhaps – there are certainly dozens available to play and here’s one more to add to that very long list; it’s from Novomatic, it’s called Heart of Egypt and it offers players free spins along with an optional extra bet to enhance that feature.
Heart of Egypt is a five reel slot with three rows and an ‘All Pays’ payline structure which means that wins can be formed as long as there are matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left hand side. The symbols spin wthin a shimmering, golden frame behind which is a view of pyramids and hot sand.
The higher value symbols are quite familiar and include Cleopatra, a chest full of jewels, a scarab beetle, the Eye of Ra and a golden Ankh; 9, 10, J, Q, K and A represent the lower values.
The ruby heart is wild and it will replace all standard symbols to help form winning combos; the Sphinx head is the bonus symbol.
This is triggered by landing three of the Sphinx bonus symbols anywhere in view and you’ll now be prompted to select from the following options:
An extra wild symbol of the colour shown above is added to reels two, three and four and if this helps out with a win it will multiply that prize by the stated amount; if you’d like to increase your stake by 20% by using the ‘Extra Bet’ button you’ll receive five extra spins when the round starts. More spins can be triggered by landing three more Sphinx and if you can get the bonus Ankhs on reels one and five in the same spin there’s a prize of up to 50x the total stake.
All wins can be gambled using the ‘Gamble’ button which appears after a win (unless you’re using Autoplay) and this is a 50/50, red/black choice to double (or lose) your winnings.
Heart of Egypt is a perfectly playable slot from Novomatic and even if it’s not the best Egyptian theme we’ve ever played it’s certainly not the worst; free spins, optional extra bets and a gamble feature add up to some good fun.