Egyptian Pays Review
Egyptian Pays is a 6-reel, 243 ways to win slot developed by Inspired Gaming that sees players try their hand at working their way into the Re-Life Spins bonus feature.
This is a slot that genuinely comes into its own when the bonus feature is triggered, so don't be put off by mundane base gameplay, things really pick up later on down the line, when there's HUGE 50x multipliers and unlimited free spins to be had.
Egyptian Pays is a stereotypical Egyptian-themed slot, the reels feature gold trim and are set into the hot desert sand. Behind the reels is just an expansive desert with a solitary pyramid in the distance. We'd be lying if we said we were overly impressed with the effort that has gone into creating a world in which the reels sit.
Thankfully, the game wins back some points for making a fantastic job of the game symbols. Low paying symbols are stylised versions of card suits, clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts. High paying symbols are all iconic Egyptian Gods, iconography and scarabs. The wild symbol is a Pharoah and the scatter is a golden Pharoah.
The music is a stereotypical Egyptian tune that you'd expect to hear in any heavily themed slot of this type, it's not at all terrible, but there's no alternative soundtrack when the reels are being spun, so annoyingly you'll be hearing the same loop over and over again.
Egyptian Pays is quite a stripped-down slot that doesn't require too much from players. There's three buttons in total, a stake selection button on the left-hand side of the game screen (that sees players set a stake anywhere between 0.20 and 20) and a spin button and settings button on the far right-hand side of the game screen. Interestingly, players must hold down the spin button in order to set up to a total of 100 autospins.
This high volatility slot is a bit of a mixed bag for us, on one hand, it has as below average RTP of just 95.58%, but on the other hand, it does allow players to pick up a maximum win of 12,500x their initial stake, which is pretty nice.
As is the case with all high volatility slots, we'd only recommend playing this if you've got a decent chunk of cash set aside to play with as it can be a frustrating experience. You will pick up some decent-sized wins over time that are well worth the wait, but this slot can still be pretty unforgiving at times, so beware!
Egyptian Pays is not a bad game at all, it just takes some getting used to, one thing we'll definitely say is do not judge this slot until you've made it into the re-life bonus spins round, because that's where things start to get tasty! The maximum payout is nice at 12,500x your stake, however, the RTP does still let it down.