Ancient Egypt has inspired many slot games out there and the popularity of the theme does not drop. Adding to the collection, Red Tiger Gaming released Jewel Scarabs, a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 9 ways for the player to win. Players should expect a relaxing game, with some fun features and the possibility to take home a decent win.
The providers try to make a game that is going to be a bit different from the other ones on the market. The game does not carry the usual dark theme that players are used to from this type of slot. It has a mysterious vibe and some great graphics to offer.
In the background is the desert with the sun setting behind the pyramids. There are also camels walking on the sand. The reels are a contrasting dark blue with a golden frame around them. It is not the usual scary tomb players are used to, but instead the desert waiting to be raided for goods. The soundtrack consists of cheerful traditional music that contributes to the theme and makes the game more fun.
The characters are very well designed and all have golden details making the player feel like they are hunting for something very precious. They include the regular royals, Bastet, Anubis, the Eye of Ra, and a Falcon. The golden scarab acts as both the wild and the scatter symbol of the game.
The wins of this game are pretty impressive as well. The player has the possibility to win up to 5,245x the stake in a single spin. The minimum bet is 0,10 and the maximum is 10 coins per spin. The players who like to bet higher might not like this one, but for the ones who play it a bit safer, this one is to be recommended. The RTP is on the low side and is set at 95.77%, but it's not that bad.
The features of this game all revolve around the one symbol, but they do make the game more interesting to play and pay amazingly well. The main symbol is the golden scarab. It is a wild and scatter symbol, depending on the amount that appears on the reels. The symbol can act as a wild that replaces all other symbols and is there to help create winning combinations.
When 3 or more of the symbols appear on the reels, the Golden Spins feature is triggered. The player is awarded a random number of free spins. The best part is that the triggering scatter symbols get locked in and get a multiplier attached to them. The multipliers start at x1 and every time the scatter is part of a winning combo they increase by 1. When more than one multiplier is on one reel, they get multiplied instead of added, resulting in a bigger win.
When the scarab lands somewhere on the reels, it flies around when the player spins the reels and stops at a random position. Not only is this feature surprising and fun, but it can also land the player if they are lucky, some of the best winning combos.
Overall, the game has impressed. The design is great and is something that players are not used to. The characters are common but they do have their unique style. The features are what make the game fun and the player happy. They are both, interesting and pay very well. The game is a high volatility one, so anything is to be expected.