Pharaohs Fortune Slot
Pharaohs Fortune slot game is a video slot by IGT Casinos. As the name indicates, the game has an Egyptian theme which it shares with a host of rival video slots including Book of Ra, Cleopatra and Book of Dead. Despite many slots developers eschewing normal grammatical practices, this game is not called Pharaohs Fortune. What would that even mean?
Pharoahs Fortune Slot Background
Pharaohs Fortune was launched way back in August of 2006 by IGT Casinos. As one of the biggest casino software developers in the world, IGT specialises in both online and land-based casino games. And it was as a land-based casino game that Pharaohs Fortune began life. The game became extremely popular in bricks-and-mortar casinos, particularly in the United States, where it graced the floors of hotel lobbies all over Las Vegas. So it was little wonder when IGT decided to create an online version. Unlike other video slots of a similar ilk, there’s a noticeable lack of insipid characters to get in the way of gameplay. Instead, you have a game that does away with pretence and exudes simplicity. Perhaps this is why it remains so popular.
Pharaohs Fortune Design
Pharaohs Fortune is still very pleasing on the eye, even after 12 years. Its background is a sandstone temple with columns elaborately adorned with hieroglyphics – these also incorporate the pay-line tabs. Beneath the game window are the ‘Lines’, ‘Line Bet’, ‘Total Bet’, ‘Win’, ‘Balance’ and ‘Auto-spin’ buttons, separated by a bright red spin button. The reel symbols are well-drawn and relate more closely to Egyptological imagery than rival slots such as Book of Dead.
The game developers were clearly at pains to come up with a soundtrack that vividly captures the zeitgeist of ancient Egypt and those mystical days of antiquity. Err, so they chose The Bangles’ ‘Walk like an Egyptian’. At least they got the topic right…
Pharaohs Fortune is a five reel game with 15 fixed pay-lines (upgraded from 10-pay lines in 2014). Deciding on how much to bet is a simple case of clicking the line bet button to increase or decrease your wagering.
The attractive, albeit incomprehensible hieroglyphic symbols which adorn the reels are colour-coded to indicate their worth. Paler yellow backgrounds denote a low value while imagery with darker shades indicates a higher value. It’s an effective way of making the game more accessible and works especially well in the free spins round.
The Wild symbol is represented by the Pharaohs Fortune pyramid image. This can help you to create winning pay-lines by replacing high and low value symbols. If you manage to land five wilds on just one of the 15 pay-lines, you’ll be awarded with the base game jackpot of 10,000 coins.
The Scarab Beetle symbol is the Scatter and offers a pay-out if you land a minimum of two across any of the reels. The pay-out increases incrementally according to how many you land:
- Two Scatter Symbols = 2 Coins
- Three Scatter Symbols = 5 Coins
- Four Scatter Symbols = 10 coins
- Five Scatter Symbols = 50 coins
Pharaohs Fortune Slot
- Jackpot Win 10,000x
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 94.78%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 30.00 - 75.00
- Max Bet 75.00
Special Bonus Features
The Pharaohs Fortune free spins round is triggered by the grinning death mask of King Tutankhamun. This furnishes you with three free spins to begin with as well as a singular multiplier. In addition to this, the Free Spins Bonus Stones round is activated as well.
For this particular game, you’ll be required to select from a collection of stones to reveal one of three features: more free spins, multiplier boost, begin free spins found. You’re allowed to keep clicking on the stones until the ‘begin free spins round’ feature appears. So it’s actually possible to receive as many as 25 free spins as well as a 6x multiplier.
Once the free spins round begins the pay-lines increase to 20 for the entire duration. You’ll be able to reactivate free spins for up to 999 times and you will also be guaranteed a win with every spin. Before you get too excited, it’s worth mentioning that these prizes tend to be rather small.