Ancient Egypt is one of the top three most used themes in the online slot industry, and how could it not be? That is why Bally decided to join in with their release of Power Strike Egyptian Riches, a very simple yet exciting slot game. It has 5 reels, 4 rows, and an amazing 40 ways to land a winning combination. With a great winning potential, the game should be able to keep you occupied for a while.
As already known, the Egyptian theme is very commonly used in the industry and we have pretty much stopped expecting to see something new visually. When it comes to the appearance and graphics of the game, the provider kept things very simple, but definitely had a bit of fun with the features.
The design is very basic with no background as the reels and the jackpots take up the entire screen space. The playing area is made to look like papyrus witch has a nice sand color contrasting the colorful symbols greatly. The soundtrack is quite traditional and contributes to the overall Egyptian vibe.
The symbols include the regular royals as the low paying ones. The higher-paying ones are represented by different gadgets from the culture and include engraved pots, the Ankh, an Anubis statue, and a golden bull and scarab. The game has a wild symbol in the form of a colorful bird and three different scatter symbols that appear as the game logo, a portal, and the number 5.
As you could already suspect this is a highly volatile game, which means that you are in for a very energetic playing experience. The payouts will manage to surprise you at times and go up to 1,562 times the stake in a single spin. The betting range is a bit weird with the minimum bet set at 0,16 and the maximum at 2,56 coins per spin. The game has a 96,60% RTP which above the average for most games today.
The features of the game are definitely meant to be the star of the show and they are definitely stealing the spotlight. The wild symbol of the game replaces all other symbols, except for the three scatter symbols of the game. It can also appear stacked which just raises the chances of it actually helping you form winning combinations.
Players will love the possibilities that come from having three scatter symbols in play. All the three scatter symbols that the game offers are able to award some amazing things, especially when combined. By landing 1 to 4 scatter symbols on the first 4 reels with the Power Strike scatter on the last reel, you will trigger the Power Strike Bonus. You will get the chance to win free spins, one of the three jackpots that include the Mini, Minor, and Major jackpot, and some amazing cash prizes as well.
If you land the Power Strike scatter symbol on the last reel with no others in sight, you will get to play the Pick feature. Out of 16 options, you will get to pick 3 times and win cash prizes from 50-5000 times the bet, one of the displayed jackpots, or free spins with amazing prizes. You might also pick an additional pick, but only up to 4 times.
In case you are awarded with the Major jackpot, you will not get the chance to pick out free spins which is disappointing but fair as well. If you get to the free spins, you will get moved to a different plating area, after which all the prizes form the triggering scatters are combined and locked in on reel 5 for the duration of the feature. If another scatter symbol lands on the reels during the features you are awarded 3-5 additional spins.