IGT produced a video slot called Treasures of the Pyramids, whose main theme is ancient Egypt. The five-reel, 40 paylines slot will bring you back to the time of ancient pyramids and set you on a task to discover treasures hidden deeply in the tombs of the pharaohs.
The Black Panther, a symbol of strength and protection of the time, will accompany you on this difficult journey. Apart from the Black Panther, you will reveal a number of golden hieroglyphics symbols and the Pyramids icon which functions as Scatter.
What We Love
Even though all of the playing card symbols could have been replaced with actual icons from ancient Egypt, IGT did a decent job regarding the graphics.
The Black Panther is your biggest friend in this game, since it covers two fields and can form a substantial number of payouts in a single spin, especially if you play with all of the forty paylines at once.
Also, the Free Spin feature seems really interesting, since it offers up to 100 free spins if you manage to land five Scatter symbols.
The option that allows retriggering free spins during the feature could bring you up to amazing 600 free spins and a significant amount of money on your balance, if luck is on your side, since all of the winnings are doubled in Free Spin feature.
What We Do Not Like
The Black Panther is a useful icon in this video slot, but, truth being told, it does not form a winning combination as often as it seems, despite the fact that Treasures of the Pyramids offer 40 paylines.
The winnings do come often, but they will rarely be bigger than the initial bet. The lack of any bonus features apart from free spins makes things pretty dull during gameplay, since it only comes down to hitting the spin button.
Waiting for the Scatter combination to appear proved to be rather frustrating, since it took us more than one hour of play to land three Pyramids and win 8 free spins. We can only imagine how often it is possible to land five of a kind, probably once every leap year, while that maximum of 600 free games per bonus is probably impossible.
IGT has done nothing regarding the soundtrack, which is rather disappointing, especially bearing in mind that this theme offers a wide range of available tunes.
Treasures of the Pyramids is a game for those players who like a standard slot, with no complicated bonus rounds. Even though you can bet up to 2000 coins per spin, those who want to strike it rich will most likely give the slot a pass, as it does not offer a substantial amount of greens as a reward.
Gameplay becomes rather monotonous after a while, since all you do is spin the reels, and the lack of a proper soundtrack makes it even more borning. Waiting for the free spins can take a lot of your time, and the feature usually proves not worth the wait.